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

Should you visit Budapest or Olomouc?

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 Olomouc can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Budapest or Olomouc?


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.


Olomouc is a city in the eastern province of Moravia in the Czech Republic, best known for its UNESCO town square with landmarks which include its six baroque fountains and the 18th-century Holy Trinity Column.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Budapest, The Best 10-Day Tours from Budapest, The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Prague.

Which place is cheaper, Olomouc or Budapest?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Budapest is $93, while the average daily cost in Olomouc is $109. 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 Olomouc in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Budapest $51
    Olomouc $69
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Budapest $102
    Olomouc $138
Compare Hotels in Budapest and Olomouc

Looking for a hotel in Budapest or Olomouc? 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 Olomouc

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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 Olomouc Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Budapest $11
    Olomouc $8.38
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: $1,558
  • Budapest - Hungary to Bucharest - Romania /Private Transfer: $1,288
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Prague: $1,060
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Zagreb: $931
  • Transfer from Vienna to Budapest: $707
  • Budapest-Vienna Private Transfer by Luxury Vehicle: $642
  • Private transfer from Budapest to Vienna: $589
  • Balaton Sound Transfer: $564
  • Private transfer between Budapest and Vienna: $471
  • Budapest-Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $297
  • Private Budapest - Vienna transfer with an optional 2 hours stop in Bratislava: $275
  • Private Scenic Transfer from Budapest to Vienna with 4h of Sightseeing: $270

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olomouc

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

  • Prague: Train Transfer to/from Olomouc: $4.82

Is it cheaper to fly into Budapest or Olomouc?

Prices for flights to both Olomouc 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
    Olomouc $31
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:

  • Guided Tipsy Food Tour with Drinks Included in Budapest: $31
  • Budapest Tipsy Food Tour with Drinks and Food Included: $31
  • Guided Food Tour with Drinks Included in Budapest: $31
  • Budapest Tipsy Food Tour with Drinks: $31
  • Tipsy Guided Food Tour with Drinks Included in Budapest: $31
  • Downtown Budapest Cruise with Pizza and Beer: $45
  • Pizza & Beer Downtown Budapest Cruise: $46
  • Vegan Hungarian Food Tour (full meals): $51
  • Medieval Dinner Show with Drinks: $52
  • Vegan Hungarian Food Tour / Local delights: $57
  • Private Street Food Tour: $59
  • Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music: $74

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Budapest $23
    Olomouc $22
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
  • Interactive Magic and Witchcraft Discovery Tour in Budapest: $22
  • Private Budapest city tour with a daytime Danube river cruise: $242
  • 1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise in Budapest: $11
  • 10PM Budapest Danube Cruise with Live Music & Food or Drinks : $16
  • 2 Hour Budapest Market and Tasting Tour: $57
  • 2 Hours Buda Castle Walking Tour - Walk with a Historian: $38
  • 2 Hours Private Scenic Photo Tour Around Budapest: $220
  • 2-Hour Private Market Tour in Budapest With Free Tastings: $57
  • 22 Dog-statues in Budapest - an unusual tour: $28
  • 22 Dog-statues in Budapest - an unusual tour: $25
  • 3 Hours Private Guided Tour In Budapest: $162

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Budapest $19
    Olomouc $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Budapest

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

  • 5-Hour Pub Crawl through Ruin Bars: $21
  • Budapest Pub Crawl +6 free Shots +VIP Access +Drinking Games : $25
  • Bingo Bar Crawl: $25
  • Bingo Bar Crawl: $25
  • Private, Personalized Pub Crawl, 5 drinks included: $27
  • Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with Entry Tickets: $29
  • Guided Bar Crawl with 1 Hour Open Bar and Shots: $34
  • Detective Pub Crawl Game by App: $37
  • Pub Crawl - Bar Pass: $37
  • Budapest Pub Pass: The Bar Crawl Tour: $39
  • Budapest - Opera Gin Distillery Tour: $40
  • 8-Tier Hungarian Wine Tasting in a Cozy Downtown Wine Bar: $41

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Budapest and Olomouc, we can see that Olomouc is more expensive. And not only is Budapest much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Budapest would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Budapest 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 Olomouc would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Olomouc than you might in Budapest.

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

Which is Bigger, Budapest or Olomouc?

Budapest has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Olomouc. When comparing the sizes of Budapest and Olomouc, 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.