A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar vs. Belgrade for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Belgrade?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Belgrade can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Belgrade?

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.


Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Romania, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade.

Which place is cheaper, Belgrade or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $84, while the average daily cost in Belgrade is $45. 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Belgrade in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Belgrade $30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Belgrade $60
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Belgrade

Looking for a hotel in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Belgrade? 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Hotels in Belgrade

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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: Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Hotel Prices and Belgrade Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Belgrade $5.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar:

  • Private Transfer Cluj Napoca Airport: $27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $39
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $130
  • Belgrade Airport Taxi Transfer: $38
  • Belgrade Airport to City Center Transfers: $38
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $214
  • Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) to Belgrade - Round-Trip Transfer: $70
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $145
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $239
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $46
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $88
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35
  • Bus Transfer Between Airport and Slavija Square: $3.65

Is it cheaper to fly into Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Belgrade?

Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $25
    Belgrade $9.26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $65
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $135

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.91
    Belgrade $4.50

Tours and Activities in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Here are a few actual costs in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Cluj Secret Treasure of King Matia Quest Experience: $4.79
  • Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $35
  • Cluj - walking city tour: $41
  • Private city tour in Cluj-Napoca: $48
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $49
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $58
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $67
  • Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :): $87
  • Night Tour in Hoia Baciu Forest: $93
  • Snowshoeing Fun Tour from Cluj Napoca: $98

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Belgrade are as follows:

  • Skip the Line: Family Centar Sremska Mitrovica -Playroom for kids: $1.09
  • Capture Belgrade:Audio Walking Tour in the Heart of the City: $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.27
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.42
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Belgrade's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.75
    Belgrade $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar:

  • Pub Crawl in Cluj: $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $43
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $53
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl Bingo: $53
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Private Wine Tasting by Party in Belgrade: $71
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $75
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $93
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $93

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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Expensive? and Is Belgrade Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Belgrade?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Belgrade, 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.