A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cannes vs. Sorrento for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cannes or Sorrento?

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 Cannes and Sorrento can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cannes or Sorrento?

Cannes

While Cannes was once little more than a small fishing village, today it is a popular, glamorous seaside town frequented by celebrities. It's the place to see and be seen, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May. During this time the city comes alive with celebrities from all over the world. While Cannes has its share of exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants, there are alternatives for budget travelers, so don't shy away. There's a beautiful area, Le Suquet, which is nice to visit with its cobblestone streets and stunning views. It's also fun to pass some time people watching by the marina. You never know who you'll spot. At night, the city comes to life with casinos and luxurious restaurants and clubs that give the area a vibe of exclusivity.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a popular travel destination in Campania, Italy. The city has nice architecture and many shops and outdoor cafes you can enjoy. Its access via the Circumvesuviana rail system make it a great base for visiting Pompeii and Ercolano.

The city has a Mediterranean climate that has mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The pleasant climate make it a popular destination year around, although you can expect crowds during the peak summer months.

You'll find no shortage of hotels and hostels in town as the city's economy is very much dependent on tourism. Hostels are generally clean and comfortable, but they may be more expensive than you expect. If you travel during the low season you're likely to save some money even if the weather isn't as nice. Mid range hotel rooms are usually smaller than their American counterparts, but they are clean and nice and often come with a complimentary breakfast. The same can generally be said for more expensive hotels.

Which city is cheaper, Sorrento or Cannes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €110, while the average daily cost in Sorrento is €112. 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 Cannes and Sorrento in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cannes 60
    Sorrento 72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cannes 120
    Sorrento 144
Compare Hotels in Cannes and Sorrento

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Hotels in Cannes


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cannes 13
    Sorrento 6.05

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Cannes Private Transfer from Cannes city centre to Nice Airport: $146
  • Departure Private Transfers from Cannes to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108
  • French Riviera: Half-Day Private Tour and Transfer: $397
  • Nice Airport Private Departure Transfer from Cannes, Monaco or Eze: $55
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Car: $157
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van: $124
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Business Car: $98
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Car: $140
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Van: $114
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cannes to Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): $59
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $55

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    4.20
  • Ferry to Capri (Round Trip)
    35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sorrento

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento – Positano / Private Van Transfer: $29
  • Private Transfer: From Sorrento to Positano with hotel pick-up and drop-off: $42
  • Sorrento – Positano / Private Car Transfer: $44
  • Private Transfer to and from Sorrento - Amalfi Coast: $44
  • Sorrento - Napoli Airport (NAP) / Private Departure Van Transfer: $50
  • Private Transfer to Positano, Amalfi, or Naples: $50
  • Private Transfer from Sorrento to Positano or Vice Versa: $52
  • Private Transfer: From Sorrento to Amalfi with hotel pick-up and drop-off: $57
  • Private transfer from Sorrento to Napoli Airport with minicab: $61
  • Naples: Private Transfer to Sorrento: $61
  • Private Transfer From Amalfi to Sorrento With Hotel Pick-Up: $62
  • Private Transfer: From Sorrento (hotel) to Naples (hotel-airport-train station): $63

Is it cheaper to fly into Cannes or Sorrento?

Prices for flights to both Sorrento and Cannes 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cannes 36
    Sorrento 30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cannes.

  • Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes: $135
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Typical Food prices in Sorrento

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Sorrento:


  • Pizza
    6.00
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    43
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sorrento

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Sorrento.

  • Italian Gelato Cooking Class in Sorrento: $26
  • Private Virtual Cooking Class from Sorrento: $37
  • Pizza Show: $40
  • Handmade Neapolitan Pizza | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $44
  • VIRTUAL LESSONS...maked Pizza, bread and fried Calzones in live!: $47
  • Pizza Show: $47
  • Small-Group Original Neapolitan Pizza Class in Sorrento: $56
  • Pizza Making Class: $57
  • Sorrento Handmade Pizza school: $62
  • Sorrento Pizza Making: $62
  • Live Streaming Italian Cooking Class: $65
  • Pizza School Experience from Sorrento: $68

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cannes 24
    Sorrento 26

Tours and Activities in Cannes

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

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island: $19
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Cruise to Corniche d'Or: $44
  • 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour: $44
  • Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local: $46
  • French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence: $51
  • Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour: $53
  • Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise from Cannes: $54
  • Sunset cruise / Cannes Lerins Islands: $55
  • Guided Tour in History, Glamour & Cinema: $62
  • Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch: $62
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $67

Typical Entertainment prices in Sorrento

Here are a few typical costs in Sorrento for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Beach
    10
  • Bike Rental (24 Hours)
    20
  • Scuba Diving (Single Dive)
    45
  • Blue Mini Cruise
    22

Tours and Activities in Sorrento

Here are a few actual costs in Sorrento for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Guided Walking Tour of Sorrento: $19
  • Cocktails & Appetizer | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $35
  • MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento: $41
  • Sorrento Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • POSITANO EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING HD TOUR - from Sorrento: $44
  • Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train from Sorrento: $46
  • Discover Sorrento Tour With Tasting: $47
  • Pompeii Half-day Coach Tour from Sorrento: $47
  • Half-Day Herculaneum Coach Tour: $47
  • Half Day Morning Tour of Pompeii from Sorrento: $47
  • Half Day Morning Tour of Herculaneum from Sorrento: $47
  • Handmade Pasta | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $47

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cannes 14
    Sorrento 6.97

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

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

  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $132
  • Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes: $342
  • Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes: $559
  • 5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting: $658

Typical Alcohol prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    11

Sample the Local Flavors in Sorrento

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello, Wine tasting: $84
  • Wine Tasting on the Slopes of Vesuvius Including Lunch: $109
  • Sorrento Food & Wine Tour - 'Taste of Sorrento': $116
  • Full Day Small Group Pompeii Tour from Sorrento with Local Wine Tasting: $127
  • Sorrento in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • Vesuvius Wine Tasting Experience Tour: $139
  • Sorrento Food and Wine Tour-Small Group: $149
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Sorrento Coast: $210
  • Private Trasportation To Pompeii + Lunch And Wine Tasting 6 Hours Total: $236
  • Half Day Wine Tour: $249
  • Private Positano, Pompeii and Wine Tour: $260
  • Amalfi Coast Wine Tasting tour plus Lunch.: $270


When comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Sorrento, we can see that Sorrento 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 Cannes or Sorrento?

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 Cannes or Sorrento in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cannes and Sorrento. Many travelers come to Cannes for the beaches, snorkeling, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cannes is around the same temperature as Sorrento. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cannes in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Sorrento is about 23°C (74°F).

In July, Cannes usually receives less rain than Sorrento. At this time of the year, Cannes gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cannes 23°C (73°F) 
    Sorrento 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Sorrento in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cannes as well as Sorrento. Many visitors come to Cannes in the autumn for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cannes is generally around the same temperature as Sorrento. Temperatures in Cannes average around 17°C (63°F), and Sorrento stays around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite rainy in Sorrento. Cannes receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Cannes usually gets less rain in October than Sorrento. Cannes gets 108 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cannes 17°C (63°F) 
    Sorrento 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Sorrento in the Winter?

Both Sorrento and Cannes are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Cannes for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

Cannes is around the same temperature as Sorrento in the winter. The temperature in Cannes is usually 9°C (48°F) in January, and Sorrento stays around 8°C (47°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sorrento. In January, Cannes usually receives less rain than Sorrento. At this time of the year, Cannes gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cannes 9°C (48°F) 
    Sorrento 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Sorrento in the Spring?

Both Sorrento and Cannes during the spring are popular places to visit. The spring months attract visitors to Cannes because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cannes is around the same temperature as Sorrento. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cannes in April are around 13°C (56°F), and Sorrento is about 13°C (55°F).

Cannes usually gets less rain in April than Sorrento. Cannes gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cannes 13°C (56°F) 
    Sorrento 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Sorrento and Cannes

Cannes Sorrento
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 9°C (49°F) 76 mm (3 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 16°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 21°C (69°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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