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

Should you visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb, 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 Zagreb?

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.

Zagreb

Zagreb, in central Croatia, is the country's capital. It has a wonderful old town that has cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a great atmosphere. Many people travel to Croatia specifically for its beaches and coastal towns, but if you overlook this lovely capital city, you'll miss a large part of the culture and personality that is Croatia.

Which city is cheaper, Zagreb or Cesky Krumlov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesky Krumlov is $54, while the average daily cost in Zagreb is $66. 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 Cesky Krumlov and Zagreb in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesky Krumlov $32
    Zagreb $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesky Krumlov $64
    Zagreb $82
Compare Hotels in Cesky Krumlov and Zagreb

Looking for a hotel in Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb? 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 Zagreb


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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 Zagreb Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $2.54
    Zagreb $7.80

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Cesky Krumlov to Prague - Private Transfer with 2 hours of Sightseeing: $178
  • Direct Door-to-Door Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna: $56
  • Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Bad Ischl: $348
  • Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Bratislava: $510
  • Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Prague: $362
  • Private Minivan Transfer from Prague to Hallstatt with stop in Cesky Krumlov: $657
  • Private Scenic Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague with 4h of Sightseeing: $194
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $168
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: $232
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $139
  • Private one way Sightseeing transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: $386
  • Private one way transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt: $302

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zagreb

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zagreb:

  • Shuttle Transfer from City Center to Airport: $9.07
  • Zagreb to any place in Istra - Private One-Way Transfer: $361
  • Zagreb to Zadar - Private Transfer: $597
  • Zagreb to Venice Transfer with Postojna Cave Tour: $373
  • Zagreb to Split private transfer with National park Plitvice lakes guided tour: $823
  • Zagreb to Split or Trogir via Plitvice Lakes private transfer: $385
  • Zagreb to Split Small Group transfer with stop at Plitvice with entrance ticket: $160
  • Zagreb to Split Small Group Transfer with entrance to Plitvice Lakes: $160
  • Zagreb to Split Private Transfer with Stop at Plitvice Lakes: $472
  • Zagreb to Split Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes stop: $468
  • Zagreb to Split Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes: $351
  • Zagreb to Split Group Transfer with Plitvice Lakes Tour Entrance ticket included: $160

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb?

Prices for flights to both Zagreb 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $19
    Zagreb $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zagreb

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

  • Zagreb Culture & Food Tour: $52
  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $56
  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $61
  • Strukli cooking class with Dolac Market Tour: $68
  • Zagreb Food Tour - Yummy in Your Tummy (Small Group): $87
  • Private Authentic Croatian Cooking Class in Central Zagreb: $108
  • Croatian cuisine cooking class with Dolac market tour: $123
  • Zagreb Walking Food Tour - Sightseeing - Dolac market visit: $123
  • Private Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class in the Heart of Zagreb: $135
  • The Dionysus Tour Lunch or dinner and Wine Tasting at Plesivica: $147
  • Be Local for a day Market visit Cooking lesson Wine tasting: $264

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $5.68
    Zagreb $10

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Wiseman Free Tour: $18
  • Český Krumlov 20th century tour: $25
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $47
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $51
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $53
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $61
  • Private walking tour to the Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle Grounds 4 hours: $100
  • Full day tour from Prague and back.: $108
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $127
  • Day Tour from Prague to Cesky Krumlov with English Guide: $133
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $168
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $187

Tours and Activities in Zagreb

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

  • 10 days tour from Zagreb, Beograd, Budapest, Krakow to Warszaw: $5,972
  • 12 day Private Tour Croatia and Slovenia: $6,622
  • 120-min All Around Tour in Zagreb: $75
  • 14-Day Classic Croatia Tour: $4,257
  • 2-Hour Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour: $57
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Zagreb: $51
  • 2-hour Private Zagreb city tour in old-timer YUGO car: $61
  • 3 days in Plitvice lakes, Slovenia and Zagreb BIG tour: $429
  • 3-Hour Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour: $68
  • 3-Hour Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour: $75
  • 3-Hour Private Zagreb Biking Tour with Local Artisan Shopping: $104
  • 7 or 9 Night Best of Croatia Tour: Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik: $1,629

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $2.92
    Zagreb $7.73

Sample the Local Flavors in Zagreb

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

  • Private Zagreb Walking Tour and Wine Tasting From Zagreb: $103
  • Nature park Lonjsko polje e-bike tour with wine tasting: $144
  • Plesivica Region Wine Tasting Half-day Private Tour: $171
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour from Zagreb: $194
  • Zagreb Region Wine Tour: $200
  • E-Bike Tour & Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Zagreb: $228
  • Slavonija - Gastro & Wine Tour - private full day: $230
  • Private Samobor Full-Day Tour and Wine Tasting from Zagreb: $456
  • 11-Day Croatian Gastronomy and Wine Tour from Zagreb with End in Dubrovnik: $4,907


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cesky Krumlov and Zagreb, we can see that Zagreb 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 Zagreb would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Zagreb than you might in Cesky Krumlov.


When is the best time to visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb in the Summer?

Both Zagreb and Cesky Krumlov during the summer are popular places to visit.

In the summer, Cesky Krumlov is cooler than Zagreb. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cesky Krumlov in July are around 20°C (68°F), and Zagreb is about 22°C (72°F).

In Zagreb, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cesky Krumlov. In the summer, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Zagreb receives 266 hours of full sun.

Cesky Krumlov usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Zagreb receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cesky Krumlov 20°C (68°F) 
    Zagreb 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cesky Krumlov and Zagreb.

In October, Cesky Krumlov is generally cooler than Zagreb. Temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around 11°C (52°F), and Zagreb stays around 13°C (55°F).

Cesky Krumlov usually receives less sunshine than Zagreb during autumn. Cesky Krumlov gets 108 hours of sunny skies, while Zagreb receives 133 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Zagreb receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (52°F) 
    Zagreb 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cesky Krumlov as well as Zagreb.

The weather in Zagreb can be very cold. Cesky Krumlov can be very cold during winter. Cesky Krumlov is much colder than Zagreb in the winter. The temperature in Cesky Krumlov is usually -0°C (31°F) in January, and Zagreb stays around 1°C (35°F).

In the winter, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 44 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Zagreb receives 54 hours of full sun.

Cesky Krumlov usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Zagreb receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cesky Krumlov -0°C (31°F) 
    Zagreb 1°C (35°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Zagreb in the Spring?

Both Zagreb and Cesky Krumlov are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In the spring, Cesky Krumlov is cooler than Zagreb. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cesky Krumlov in April are around 11°C (51°F), and Zagreb is about 13°C (55°F).

Cesky Krumlov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Zagreb during spring. Cesky Krumlov gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Zagreb receives 163 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Zagreb. Cesky Krumlov gets 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Zagreb receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (51°F) 
    Zagreb 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Zagreb and Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Zagreb
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 1°C (35°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 4°C (39°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 11°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 17°C (63°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 20°C (69°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 93 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (71°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)


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