A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Catalonia vs. Galicia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Catalonia or Galicia?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Catalonia and Galicia. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Catalonia or Galicia?


Catalonia is a famous autonomous community in Spain. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and consists of four provinces. The provinces consist of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. Barcelona is not only the capital of Catalonia, but is also the biggest city in the region. Because Barcelona is such a large city and Catalonia’s long history of international trade, the area is a very popular tourist destination. Another reason for Catalonia’s success is its temperate climate. Two other reasons that make Catalonia different from other areas in Spain are, people speak Catalan, Spanish and Aranese, and its climate has both beaches and mountain ranges.


Located in the lush green corner of northwestern Spain, the region of Galicia is best known for its seafood and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela located in the capital city. With an extensive Atlantic coastline, the climate of Galicia is often damp, though there are a number of rugged beaches that are frequented during the summer season. Other highlights include a culture that traces back to Celtic tribes and unique architecture from ancient standing stones to elaborate cathedrals.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Spain, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Spain, The Best 2-Week Tours in Spain, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Spain.

Which place is cheaper, Galicia or Catalonia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Catalonia is €0.00, while the average daily cost in Galicia is €95. 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 Catalonia and Galicia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Catalonia -
    Galicia 43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Catalonia 0.00
    Galicia 86
Compare Hotels in Catalonia and Galicia

Looking for a hotel in Catalonia or Galicia? 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 Catalonia

Hotels in Galicia

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Catalonia -
    Galicia 24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Catalonia

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

  • Barcelona City to Sant Train Station Barcelona private transfer: $31
  • Transfer From Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Cruise Port: $40
  • Airport Transfer: $120
  • Airport Transfers Barcelona Minivan : $75
  • Arrival Barcelona Airport Private Transfer: $31
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Barcelona Airport BCN to Barcelona: $33
  • Arrival Transfer El Prat Airport BCN to Barcelona by Luxury Car: $129
  • Arrival Transfer El Prat Airport BCN to Barcelona by Luxury Van: $91
  • Arrival Transfer by Luxury Van from Barcelona Port to Barcelona: $75
  • Arrival Transfer from Barcelona Airport BCN to Barcelona in Private Car/Van: $80
  • Arrival Transfer: Airport BCN to Barcelona by Business Car: $86
  • Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Barcelona by Business Car: $86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Galicia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Galicia:

  • Transfer from Coruna Airport to Ferrol: $130
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer to SCQ Airport by Van: $89
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from the city centre to SCQ Airport: $51
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from the city centre to SCQ Airport: $51
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from SCQ Airport to City centre: $51
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Airport (OPO): $42
  • Private Transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Oporto: $189
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Airport (SCQ) to La Coruna Port: $72
  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago city hotels: $72
  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago Airport (SCQ): $72
  • One-Way Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $54
  • Departure Private Transfer Santiago de Compostela to SCQ Airport by Business Car: $38

Is it cheaper to fly into Catalonia or Galicia?

Prices for flights to both Galicia and Catalonia 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
    Catalonia -
    Galicia 30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Catalonia

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

  • Barcelona Street Food Tour with Local Market & City Center Visit: $21
  • Barcelona Guided Street Food Tour and Gothic Quarter Visit: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit : $32
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $42
  • Paella Cooking Experience and Wine in Barcelona: $60
  • Barcelona street food tour La Boqueria Market: $63
  • Barcelona Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $68
  • Tablao de Carmen Flamenco Show with Tasting Menu or Dinner: $74
  • Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $75
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $75
  • Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour: $75

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Galicia

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

  • The Great Dinner in A Coruña - Escape urban room: $64
  • Food Market visit and Cooking Workshop in A Coruña: $103
  • 3 Hour Tapas Tasting and Cooking Class in A Coruna: $103
  • Gourmet Hands on Cooking Class in Galicia with the Chef: $162

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Catalonia -
    Galicia 16

Tours and Activities in Catalonia

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

  • Self-Guided Tours Barcelona: 150+ Captivating Audio Stories: $3.25
  • Sagrada Familia Comedy Tour: $3.25
  • Barcelona Gothic Quarter: History&Legends Comedy Tour: $3.25
  • Gaudí & Sagrada Familia Free Tour in English : $3.26
  • Barcelona Gaudi and Sagrada Familia Tour: $3.26
  • Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia Exterior Self-Guided Audio Tour : $5.00
  • Gothic Quarter & Old Town Barcelona Walking Tour : $5.43
  • Tarragona Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self Guided Tour: $5.43
  • Walking Tour in Barcelona with Arabic Guide: $5.43
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona: $5.43
  • Walking Tour to Parc de la Sèquia from Manresa: $5.99
  • Entrance ticket to the Girona Art Museum: $6.52

Tours and Activities in Galicia

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

  • 2 Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour in La Coruña: $151
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Lugo: $81
  • A Coruña Private Walking Tour : $81
  • A Coruña Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.98
  • A Coruña boat tour from the sea: $38
  • Afternoon Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $18
  • Albarino : Sensorial experience and Heritage: $128
  • E-bike Tour La Coruña: $64
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Coruña: $32
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Vigo: $32
  • Excursion to Finisterre, Muxia and Cabo Vilan With Boat Cruise : $59
  • Exploring Santiago de Compostela Walking Tour for Couples : $179

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Catalonia -
    Galicia 16

Sample the Local Flavors in Catalonia

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

  • Visit winery and wine tasting: $13
  • Barcelona: Original Pub Crawl: $13
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Free shot and VIP Entry: $16
  • Night Pub Crawl Tour in Barcelona: $16
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Barcelona Guided Tour with Beer Tasting: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $23
  • Barcelona Bar Crawl: $26
  • Barcelona Halloween Bar Crawl: $27
  • Barcelona Art & Wine Tour: $30
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Barcelona: $33
  • Small-Group Natural and Organic Wine Tasting near Sitges: $33
  • Bar Crawl at Gaixample: $43

Sample the Local Flavors in Galicia

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

  • Santiago de Compostela: Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience: $32
  • Albariño Wine Tasting with Winery Tour: $33

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

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