A Travel Price Comparison for Romania Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar vs. Brasov for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Brasov?

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 Brasov 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 Brasov?

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.


Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Romania, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Romania, The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, and The Best Budget Tours to Romania.

Which place is cheaper, Brasov 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 Brasov is $60. 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 Brasov in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Brasov $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Brasov $46
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Brasov

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

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Brasov $18

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 Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Airport Transfer Bucharest: $77
  • Airport transfer, Bucharest tour, Prahova Valley tour: $21
  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $321
  • Bucharest Private Transfer to/from Brasov: $139
  • Bucharest to Brasov - Private Transfer: $321
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $146
  • Premium Private Transfer : Bucharest Airport to/from Brasov: $248
  • Private Airport Transfers from Bucharest: $77
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $250
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, 2h of Sightseeing, Local Driver: $123
  • Private transfer from OTP Airport to Brasov or Return: $139
  • Transfer Bucuresti - Brasov: $364

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

Prices for flights to both Brasov 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
    Brasov $26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

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

  • Small-Group organic home-made dinner in a Brasov village: $92
  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $94

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.87
    Brasov $9.63

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-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $33
  • Private city tour in Cluj-Napoca: $48
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $49
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $58
  • Cluj - private walking city tour: $65
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $78
  • Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :): $87
  • Night Tour in Hoia Baciu Forest: $92
  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour: $97
  • Snowshoeing Fun Tour from Cluj Napoca: $98

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • 1 day cycling tour in Brasov: $3.25
  • E-BIKE mtb renting (self guided tours): $16
  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $27
  • Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture: $29
  • BraČ™ov Old German Town: Private WalkingTour & PDF guide: $33
  • Outdoors experience - Paintball in Transylvania : $36
  • Small Group Walking Tour Of Brasov Old Town: $38
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $42
  • Mountain Bike Day Tour around Brasov: $46
  • City Tour Brasov in english: $48
  • City Tour in Brasov in English: $49

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.73
    Brasov $7.83

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 Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov: $98
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $133

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Brasov, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Brasov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Brasov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Brasov 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 Brasov.

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 Brasov Expensive?.

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

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 15% larger than the population of Brasov. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Brasov, 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.