A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Cappadocia vs. Antalya for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cappadocia or Antalya?

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

Should I visit Cappadocia or Antalya? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Cappadocia or Antalya?

Cappadocia

Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Which place is cheaper, Antalya or Cappadocia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cappadocia is $160, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $155. 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 Cappadocia and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cappadocia $56
    Antalya $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cappadocia $112
    Antalya $116
Compare Hotels in Cappadocia and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Cappadocia or Antalya? 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 Cappadocia


Hotels in Antalya


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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: Cappadocia Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cappadocia $54
    Antalya $116

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

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

  • Whirling Dervishes Show in Cappadocia w/ Free Hotel Transfer: $20
  • VIPPrivate Airport Transfer From or To Kayseri & Nevsehir Airport: $44
  • Transfer from Kayseri and Nevsehir Airport Cappadocia mercedes for 16 people: $164
  • Transfer from Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia Hotels (Small Group): $13
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (shuttle): $25
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (private): $149
  • Transfer between Nevşehir/Kayseri Airport and Cappadocia hotels: $12
  • Shuttle Transfer from Cappadocia hotels to "Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport": $20
  • Shuttle Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to "Kayseri Erkilet Airport": $22
  • Shared Shuttle Airport or Hotel Transfer in Cappadocia: $16
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Cappadocia to Nevsehir Airport (NAV): $11
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Cappadocia to Kayseri Airport (ASR): $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - SUV: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Lara Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Belek Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Beldibi Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Akdeniz Port Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295

Is it cheaper to fly into Cappadocia or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Cappadocia 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
    Cappadocia $52
    Antalya $27
Typical Food Prices in Cappadocia

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


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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Turkish Night With Unlimited Drinks And Dinner: $30
  • Turkish night show with dinner and unlimited free alcohol: $48
  • Turkish Night Show With Dinner in a Cave Restaurant: $55
  • Cappadocia Night: Turkish Dance & Dinner : $60
  • Cappadocia Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner (in Authentic Cave Restaurant): $60
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $60
  • Turkish Night with Dinner and Unlimited Drinks İn the Rock Cave: $60
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Entertainments: $63
  • Cappadocian cooking - hands-on class with pickup: $65
  • Romantic Cappadocia Sunset Dinner and Wine : $65
  • Turkish Night at Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Drinks: $66
  • Dinner with traditional dance shows in cave restaurants: $71

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cappadocia $101
    Antalya $49
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cappadocia

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


  • Underground City Entrance for Two
    $0.98
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    $19
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    $3.74
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    $3.99
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    $0.49
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    $3.26
  • Turkish Bath
    $2.28
  • Hot air ballooning
    $13
  • Goreme open air museum
    $0.65
  • Bellydancing Show
    $4.24

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • 2 Days Cappadocia Red & Erciyes Ski Tour: $220
  • 2 days Cappadocia Full Turkish night Show, Atv & Red Tour: $175
  • 2 days Private Tour with Car and Guide: $242
  • ATV (Quad) Tour in Cappadocia-2 Hours: $40
  • Cappadocia ATV Tour: $36
  • Cappadocia ATV safari & adventures : $70
  • Cappadocia Red Tour Small Group: $88
  • Cappadocia Sunset Horseback Riding Tour 2 Hours: $71
  • Cappadocia relax tour car and driver: $132
  • Full day private cappadocia tour With professional guide: $220
  • Highlights of Cappadocia All in One Tour: $165
  • Private Day Tour Natural Beauties of Cappadocia and Underground Caves: $286

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour: $77
  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • !!!All inclusive Antalya city tour: $66
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Antalya: $50
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cappadocia $19
    Antalya $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Wine Tasting in Cappadocia Turkey: $23
  • Cappadocia Nightlife Experience: Bar and Pub Crawl Tour: $32
  • Cappadocia Wine Cellar and Wine Yard with Wine Tasting: $55
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $65
  • Private Sunset and Wine Tasting Experience in Cappadocia: $88
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $90
  • 3-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cappadocia: $176
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $176
  • Ancient Cappadocia's Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $275
  • Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting: $286


When comparing the travel costs between Cappadocia and Antalya, we can see that Cappadocia 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.

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


Which is Bigger, Cappadocia or Antalya?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 120 times larger than the population of Cappadocia. When comparing the sizes of Cappadocia and Antalya, 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.