A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Cinque Terre vs. Bari for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cinque Terre or Bari?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cinque Terre or Bari, 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: Cinque Terre or Bari?

Cinque Terre

Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Cinque Terre?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cinque Terre is €110, while the average daily cost in Bari is €90. 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 Cinque Terre and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cinque Terre 56
    Bari 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cinque Terre 112
    Bari 118
Compare Hotels in Cinque Terre and Bari

Looking for a hotel in Cinque Terre or Bari? 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 Cinque Terre


Hotels in Bari


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cinque Terre 12
    Bari 9.18
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cinque Terre

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:


  • Ferry Day Pass
    15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cinque Terre

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

  • From Florence: Round Trip Transfer to Cinque Terre: $64

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:


  • Train to Lecce
    44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

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

  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Matera & Alberobello - 1 day: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Castel del Monte: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Alberobello: $185
  • Tour with transfer From Bari to Matera: $185
  • TOUR - Matera (complimentary transfer service from/to Bari and surroundings): $306
  • TOUR - Bari, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello (complimentary transfer service): $398
  • Private transfer: Bari to Bari Airport (BRI): $622
  • Private transfer from Bari to Polignano or vice versa: $76
  • Private transfer from Bari to Matera or vice versa: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Martina Franca or vice versa: $103
  • Private transfer from Bari to Lecce or vice versa: $161
  • Private transfer from Bari to Alberobello or vice versa: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Cinque Terre or Bari?

Prices for flights to both Bari and Cinque Terre 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
    Cinque Terre 33
    Bari 26
Typical Food prices in Cinque Terre

For Cinque Terre, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Whole Pizza
    9.50
  • Panini
    3.75
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    52
  • Fresh Focaccia
    2.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cinque Terre

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

  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour: $93
  • Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, Dinner: $214

Typical Food prices in Bari

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


  • Dinner
    44
  • Coffee
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

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

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cinque Terre 10
    Bari 6.89
Typical Entertainment prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
    10
  • Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
    16
  • Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
    5.00
  • Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)
    12

Tours and Activities in Cinque Terre

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

  • Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook: $158
  • Small Group Guided Tour from Florence: $146
  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour with Lunch: $271
  • From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour: $624
  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour: $169
  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour with Limoncino Tasting: $56
  • From Pisa: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour: $169
  • Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre: $278

Tours and Activities in Bari

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

  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • 2 days mini tour from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $574
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Bitonto: a jewel you cannot miss: $220
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Bari with a local guide: $336
  • 3 Days Private Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera: $1,058
  • 5 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS OF PUGLIA & MATERA Small group tour: $1,555
  • 5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides): $1,085
  • 6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday: $1,914
  • 7 Days Private Tour Puglia & Matera: $2,488
  • ALBEROBELLO shore excursion from BARI or BRINDISI cruise ports: $112
  • Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation: $759
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cinque Terre 5.37
    Bari 10
Typical Alcohol prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:


  • Glass of Local Wine
    2.90

Sample the Local Flavors in Cinque Terre

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

  • Guided Tour with Wine Tasting from Florence: $681

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

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

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


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


When is the best time to visit Cinque Terre or Bari?

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 Cinque Terre or Bari in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cinque Terre and Bari.

Cinque Terre is around the same temperature as Bari in the summer. The temperature in Cinque Terre is usually 24°C (75°F) in July, and Bari stays around 25°C (76°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bari this time of the year. In Cinque Terre, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cinque Terre usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bari during summer. At this time of the year, Cinque Terre gets 316 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 336 hours of full sun.

In July, Cinque Terre usually receives more rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Cinque Terre gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Bari receives 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cinque Terre 24°C (75°F) 
    Bari 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Cinque Terre or Bari in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cinque Terre as well as Bari.

In the autumn, Cinque Terre is around the same temperature as Bari. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cinque Terre in October are around 17°C (63°F), and Bari is about 18°C (65°F).

In the autumn, Cinque Terre often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Bari. Cinque Terre gets 177 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 178 hours of full sun.

Cinque Terre receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Cinque Terre usually gets more rain in October than Bari. Cinque Terre gets 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Bari receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cinque Terre 17°C (63°F) 
    Bari 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Cinque Terre or Bari in the Winter?

Both Bari and Cinque Terre are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

In January, Cinque Terre is generally cooler than Bari. Temperatures in Cinque Terre average around 8°C (46°F), and Bari stays around 10°C (49°F).

Cinque Terre usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bari during winter. At this time of the year, Cinque Terre gets 105 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 110 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Cinque Terre. In January, Cinque Terre usually receives more rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Cinque Terre gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Bari receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cinque Terre 8°C (46°F) 
    Bari 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Cinque Terre or Bari in the Spring?

Both Bari and Cinque Terre during the spring are popular places to visit.

Cinque Terre is around the same temperature as Bari in the spring. The temperature in Cinque Terre is usually 14°C (57°F) in April, and Bari stays around 14°C (58°F).

In Bari, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the spring, Cinque Terre often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Bari. Cinque Terre gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 203 hours of full sun.

Cinque Terre usually gets more rain in April than Bari. Cinque Terre gets 85 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Bari receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cinque Terre 14°C (57°F) 
    Bari 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Bari and Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre Bari
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 95 mm (3.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Dec 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)


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