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

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Cesky Krumlov?

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 Cesky Krumlov 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 Cesky Krumlov?

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.

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.

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


Which place is cheaper, Cesky Krumlov 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 $85, while the average daily cost in Cesky Krumlov is $63. 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 Cesky Krumlov in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Cesky Krumlov $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Cesky Krumlov $74
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Cesky Krumlov

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


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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 Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Cesky Krumlov $2.97

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 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: $121
  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $156

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

Prices for flights to both Cesky Krumlov 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $25
    Cesky Krumlov $22

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $8.00
    Cesky Krumlov $6.63

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 ADVENTURE TOUR ! ZIP LINE and HIKE: $98
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $33
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $57
  • Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :): $87
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $49
  • Night Tour in Hoia Baciu Forest: $92
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $78
  • Private Full Day Green Tour: $119
  • Private city tour in Cluj-Napoca: $38
  • Snowshoeing Fun Tour from Cluj Napoca: $98
  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour: $134

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Cesky Krumlov Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.51
  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $60
  • 2h Chateau Collections and Tower Tour with Coffee & Dessert: $72
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $85
  • Český Krumlov 20th century tour: $85
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $86
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $92
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $96
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $168
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $168
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $174

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.83
    Cesky Krumlov $3.41

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


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Cesky Krumlov, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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 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 Cesky Krumlov.

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 Cesky Krumlov Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Cesky Krumlov?

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Cesky Krumlov. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Cesky Krumlov, 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.