A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cesky Krumlov vs. Budva for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cesky Krumlov or Budva?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cesky Krumlov or Budva, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cesky Krumlov or Budva?

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.


A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic, The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Montenegro, and The Best Adventure Tours to Montenegro.

Which place is cheaper, Budva or Cesky Krumlov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesky Krumlov is $65, while the average daily cost in Budva is $97. 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 Cesky Krumlov and Budva in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesky Krumlov $39
    Budva $39
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesky Krumlov $78
    Budva $78
Compare Hotels in Cesky Krumlov and Budva

Looking for a hotel in Cesky Krumlov or Budva? 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 Cesky Krumlov

Hotels in Budva

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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: Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices and Budva Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $3.06
    Budva $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $149
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $123
  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $158

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Budva

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

  • Daily Car Rental

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budva

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Budva:

  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Kotor: $140
  • Tivat to Budva one way transfer: $103
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Durres: $291
  • Private Transfer from Sveti Stefan to Dubrovnik airport: $219
  • Private Transfer from Petrovac to Dubrovnik airport: $241
  • Private Transfer from Budva to Podgorica Airport and city: $41
  • Private Transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik: $274
  • Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Tivat airport: $60
  • Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Dubrovnik airport: $241
  • Private One Way Transfer from Dubrovnik to Budva: $319
  • Montenegro Airport Transfer: $66
  • Kotor to Budva one way transfer: $103

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesky Krumlov or Budva?

Prices for flights to both Budva and Cesky Krumlov 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
    Cesky Krumlov $23
    Budva $33

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $6.85
    Budva $24

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $61
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $86
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $86
  • Český Krumlov 20th century tour: $86
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $94
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $96
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $169
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $169
  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $198
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $209
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $211

Tours and Activities in Budva

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

  • 1-Hour Guided Lipa Cave Adventure in Montenegro: $16
  • Blue Cave Tour on Kayaks in Montenegro: $82
  • Budva 1 hour Private walking tour: $67
  • Budva Bay Boat Tour - Sightseeing & Snorkeling: $70
  • Budva Bay SUP & Kayaking Tours to Coastal Caves: $44
  • Budva City Tour: $109
  • Budva old town private tour: $173
  • Budva private day tour from Kotor: $313
  • 3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves: $43
  • City Private Tour: $127
  • Exploring Caves & Private Boat Tour: $70
  • Hidden paradise tour with snorkeling and lunch: $216

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $3.52
    Budva $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Budva

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Budva:

  • Full Day Private Skadar Lake Wine Tour Experience from Budva: $179

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

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

Which is Bigger, Cesky Krumlov or Budva?

Cesky Krumlov has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Budva. When comparing the sizes of Cesky Krumlov and Budva, 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.