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

Should you visit Budapest or Telc?

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

Where Should I go: Budapest or Telc?


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.


Telc is a small city located in the southern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its historical center, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, which consists of a unique cobbled square lined with colorful Renaissance architecture and surrounded by moats.

Which place is cheaper, Telc 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 Telc is $65. 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 Telc in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Budapest $50
    Telc $29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Budapest $100
    Telc $58
Compare Hotels in Budapest and Telc

Looking for a hotel in Budapest or Telc? 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 Telc

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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 Telc Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Budapest $11
    Telc $14
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:

  • Shared Airport Shuttle Bus Transfer: $13
  • Budapest One Way Private Transfer to or from Airport: $14
  • Budapest Airport Private Departure Transfer : City to Airport: $16
  • Budapest Private Arrival Transfer: Railway station to hotels: $16
  • Premier Outlet Shopping Transfer from City Center: $16
  • Private One-Way Budapest Int Airport Transfer To/From Budapest: $24
  • Private Transfer from Budapest city to Budapest Airport - departure: $25
  • Budapest to Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport-Departure Private Transfer : $25
  • Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport to Budapest - Arrival Private Transfer : $25
  • Budapest Airport Transfers: $25
  • Private Transfer from Budapest Airport to the city - arrival: $25
  • Budapest Private transfer Airport or Hotel to or from Cruise Port: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Budapest or Telc?

Prices for flights to both Telc 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
    Telc $28
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
    Telc $5.62
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.

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Free Tour Budapest Essential in Spanish: $3.30
  • Free walking tour in the Buda Castle incl. Fisherman's Bastion: $3.31
  • Welcome to Budapest Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Original Budapest Alternative Street Art Tour: $3.31
  • Guided Tour in Budapest Castle District: $3.31
  • Free Walking Tour Budapest incl. the Shoes on the Danube Bank: $3.31
  • Budapest Historical Sightseeing - Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Budapest Castle District Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Original Budapest Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Communist History Evening Walking Tour of Budapest: $3.31
  • Past and Present of Budapest Jewish District Tour: $3.31

Tours and Activities in Telc

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Telc are as follows:

  • Telč: Painted Ladies Historic Center Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • The Painted Ladies of Telč: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Budapest $18
    Telc $5.13

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: $22
  • The Original Budapest Pub Crawl - One Hour Open Bar + Free Shots: $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 Telc, we can see that Budapest is more expensive. And not only is Telc much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Telc would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Telc 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 Telc.

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

Which is Bigger, Budapest or Telc?

Budapest has a larger population, and is about 290 times larger than the population of Telc. When comparing the sizes of Budapest and Telc, 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.