A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Cagliari vs. Bari for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cagliari or Bari?

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 Cagliari and Bari can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cagliari or Bari?

Cagliari

Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Cagliari?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cagliari is €96, while the average daily cost in Bari is €91. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cagliari and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Bari 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Bari 118
Compare Hotels in Cagliari and Bari

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Hotels in Cagliari


Hotels in Bari


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cagliari 24
    Bari 9.18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

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

  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622
  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private Transfer to/from Cagliari Airport (CAG): $48
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:


  • Train to Lecce
    44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

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

  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Matera & Alberobello - 1 day: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Castel del Monte: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Alberobello: $185
  • Tour with transfer From Bari to Matera: $185
  • TOUR - Matera (complimentary transfer service from/to Bari and surroundings): $306
  • TOUR - Bari, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello (complimentary transfer service): $398
  • Private transfer: Bari to Bari Airport (BRI): $622
  • Private transfer from Bari to Polignano or vice versa: $76
  • Private transfer from Bari to Matera or vice versa: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Martina Franca or vice versa: $103
  • Private transfer from Bari to Lecce or vice versa: $161
  • Private transfer from Bari to Alberobello or vice versa: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Cagliari or Bari?

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Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cagliari 28
    Bari 26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cagliari

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

  • Culurgiones Cooking Class Cagliari: $71
  • Homemade fresh pasta cooking: $90
  • Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class: $102
  • Cooking class & Lunch in Cagliari: $102
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Cagliari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cagliari: $111
  • Cooking and eating with a Sardinian family: $133
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cagliari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sardinian Traditional Cooking Class with Lunch: $185
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cagliari: $267

Typical Food prices in Bari

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


  • Dinner
    44
  • Coffee
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

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

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cagliari 13
    Bari 6.89

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 8 days Escorted Tour Sardinia Amore Mio: $2,488
  • Archaeological tour of Nora: $97
  • Archaeological tour of the Nuraghe Arrubiu in Orroli: $112
  • Barumini Unesco Site and Giara of Gesturi Tour from Cagliari: $112
  • Cagliari City Tour - Minivan Sightseeing and Walking: $124
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Cagliari Private Walking Tour: $230
  • Cagliari Segway Tour: $73
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $160
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $911
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing West Sulcis Boat Tour: $328

Tours and Activities in Bari

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

  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • 2 days mini tour from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $574
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Bitonto: a jewel you cannot miss: $220
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Bari with a local guide: $336
  • 3 Days Private Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera: $1,058
  • 5 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS OF PUGLIA & MATERA Small group tour: $1,555
  • 5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides): $1,085
  • 6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday: $1,914
  • 7 Days Private Tour Puglia & Matera: $2,488
  • ALBEROBELLO shore excursion from BARI or BRINDISI cruise ports: $112
  • Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation: $759
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Bari 10

Sample the Local Flavors in Cagliari

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

  • Guided Wine tasting with a Sommelier: $62
  • WINE TOUR in a winery among the vineyards: $80
  • cultural walking tour, food and wine tasting experience: $83
  • Wine tour aroud vineyards of Cagliari: $85
  • Wine tasting: $96
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour from Cagliari: $106
  • Wine Tasting & Winery Tour: $273

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


When comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Bari, we can see that Cagliari is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Cagliari or Bari?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cagliari or Bari in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cagliari and Bari.

In the summer, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Bari. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cagliari in July are around 24°C (75°F), and Bari is about 25°C (76°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bari this time of the year. In Cagliari, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cagliari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bari during summer. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 337 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 336 hours of full sun.

In July, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Bari receives 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cagliari 24°C (75°F) 
    Bari 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Bari in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cagliari as well as Bari.

In October, Cagliari is generally around the same temperature as Bari. Temperatures in Cagliari average around 18°C (65°F), and Bari stays around 18°C (65°F).

In the autumn, Cagliari often gets more sunshine than Bari. Cagliari gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 178 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets less rain in October than Bari. Cagliari gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Bari receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cagliari 18°C (65°F) 
    Bari 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Bari in the Winter?

Both Bari and Cagliari are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Cagliari is around the same temperature as Bari in the winter. The temperature in Cagliari is usually 10°C (50°F) in January, and Bari stays around 10°C (49°F).

Cagliari usually receives more sunshine than Bari during winter. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 131 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 110 hours of full sun.

In January, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Bari receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cagliari 10°C (50°F) 
    Bari 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Bari in the Spring?

Both Bari and Cagliari during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Bari. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cagliari in April are around 14°C (57°F), and Bari is about 14°C (58°F).

In Bari, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cagliari. In the spring, Cagliari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Bari. Cagliari gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 203 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets more rain in April than Bari. Cagliari gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Bari receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cagliari 14°C (57°F) 
    Bari 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Bari and Cagliari

Cagliari Bari
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 10°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Aug 24°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 26 mm (1 in) 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 50 mm (2 in) 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)


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