A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Budapest vs. Kutna Hora for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Budapest or Kutna Hora?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Budapest and Kutna Hora can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Budapest or Kutna Hora?


Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. It has been called the "Paris of the East" because of its impressive architecture and general beauty. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 because of its cultural importance, its location on the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue. In addition to its rich history, Budapest still has a young vibe with a lot of energy. There's an active night life, an impressive music scene, and a good reputation with European youth.

Kutna Hora

Located to the east of Prague in the Central Bohemia Region, Kutna Hora is a city in the Czech Republic that dates back as a silver mining town in the medieval era. Today it is characterized by sights like the Gothic St. Barbara's Church, Sedlec Ossuary, and Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Which place is cheaper, Kutna Hora or Budapest?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Budapest is $92, while the average daily cost in Kutna Hora is $64. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Budapest and Kutna Hora in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Budapest $50
    Kutna Hora $30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Budapest $100
    Kutna Hora $60
Compare Hotels in Budapest and Kutna Hora

Looking for a hotel in Budapest or Kutna Hora? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Budapest

Hotels in Kutna Hora

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Budapest Hotel Prices and Kutna Hora Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Budapest $11
    Kutna Hora $8.42
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Budapest

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Budapest:

  • Short Taxi Ride
  • Metro Pass

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budapest

Also for Budapest, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • T72 Tank Driving with Hummer Transfer: $1,613
  • From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Budapest: $1,305
  • From One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest: $1,305
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Prague: $1,071
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Zagreb: $942
  • Transfer from Vienna to Budapest: $714
  • Budapest-Vienna Private Transfer by Luxury Vehicle: $649
  • From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Budapest: $649
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Vienna: $595
  • Private transfer between Budapest and Vienna: $476
  • Budapest-Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $298
  • Budapest-Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $298

Is it cheaper to fly into Budapest or Kutna Hora?

Prices for flights to both Kutna Hora and Budapest change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Budapest $24
    Kutna Hora $26
Typical Food Prices in Budapest

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Budapest:

  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Budapest

For Budapest, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Downtown Budapest Cruise with Pizza and Beer: $35
  • Pizza & Beer Downtown Budapest Cruise: $35
  • Traveling Spoon Hungarian Goulash Private Online Cooking Class: $40
  • Vegan Hungarian Food Tour (full meals): $52
  • Vegan Hungarian Food Tour / Local delights: $57
  • Evening Cruise and Dinner with Champagne: $74
  • Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music: $75
  • Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music: $76
  • Hungarian dinner + Wine tasting in a beatiful Garden: $77
  • 3-Course Dinner Cruise and Piano Show: $86
  • Dinner Cruise with Operetta and Folk Show: $86
  • 3 course Dinner Cruise with Piano Battle Show: $87

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Budapest $22
    Kutna Hora $18
Typical Entertainment Prices in Budapest

For Budapest, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Entrance to the Baths for Two

Tours and Activities in Budapest

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Budapest.

  • Budapest Downtown 90-Minute River Segway Tour : $50
  • Danube Bend Private All Day Tour with Lunch, with entrance fees and cruise: $132
  • E-ticket to Vajdahunyad Castle with Audio Tour on Your Phone : $19
  • Interactive Magic and Witchcraft Discovery Tour in Budapest: $22
  • Private Budapest city tour with a daytime Danube river cruise: $243
  • 1 Hour Budapest Segway Tour - Parliament Hightails: $39
  • 1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise in Budapest: $7.72
  • 1.5 Hour Budapest Segway Tour - To The Castle Area : $50
  • 101 things you have to see in Budapest - Full Day Tour with Lunch & Dessert: $187
  • 10PM Budapest Danube Cruise with Live Music & Food or Drinks : $20
  • 2 Hour Budapest Market and Tasting Tour: $57
  • 2 Hours Buda Castle Walking Tour - Walk with a Historian: $39

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Budapest $18
    Kutna Hora $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Budapest

Also in Budapest, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • The Original Budapest Pub Crawl - One Hour Open Bar + Free Shots: $18
  • 5-Hour Pub Crawl through Ruin Bars: $22
  • Ultimate Budapest Pub Crawl: $23
  • Ultimate Budapest Pub Crawl: $23
  • Bingo Bar Crawl: $25
  • Bingo Bar Crawl: $25
  • Budapest Original Ruin Pub Crawl Including 5 Shots: $28
  • Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with Entry Tickets: $29
  • Hungarian pálinka distillery visit and tasting: $33
  • Drunken History Bar Crawl Tour with Local Drinks: $42
  • Tipsy Tour Fun Bar Crawl with a Local Guide: $42
  • Drunken History Ruin Pub Walking Tour: $43

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Budapest and Kutna Hora, we can see that Budapest is more expensive. And not only is Kutna Hora much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kutna Hora would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kutna Hora and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Budapest would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Budapest than you might in Kutna Hora.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Budapest Expensive? and Is Kutna Hora Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Budapest or Kutna Hora?

Budapest has a larger population, and is about 80 times larger than the population of Kutna Hora. When comparing the sizes of Budapest and Kutna Hora, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.