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

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Kotor?

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 Kotor 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 Kotor?

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.


A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.

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

Which place is cheaper, Kotor 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 Kotor is $108. 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 Kotor in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Kotor $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Kotor $106
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Kotor

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

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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 Kotor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Kotor $10

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 Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $47
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Budva /Sveti Stefan: $217
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Lustica Bay: $152
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Podgorica City: $272
  • Airport Transfer Tivat/Porto Montenegro to Portonovi /Herceg Novi: $141
  • Enjoy Private Transfers by Car or Van from Tivat Airport to Kotor or Budva: $43
  • Herceg Novi to Budva one way transfer: $103
  • Herceg Novi to Kotor one way transfer: $144
  • Herceg Novi to Kotor one way transfer: $78
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica Airport (TGD) - Departure Private Transfer: $47
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $93
  • Kotor Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Podgorica hotels: $296

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

Prices for flights to both Kotor 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
    Kotor $46

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

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

  • Kotor private cooking class with lunch and Old town guided tour: $225
  • Kotor and Perast Private Tour with Cooking Class and Boat Ride: $261
  • Cooking class in a local home & old town walking tour: $304

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.87
    Kotor $9.01

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 Kotor

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

  • Kotor Sunset Group Tour: Lady of the Rocks and Perast(1.5hr): $22
  • Private Walking Tour in Kotor : $22
  • Kotor Old Town - City Walking Tour: $23
  • Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $24
  • Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience: $24
  • Boat Tour to Perast Old Town & Our Lady of the Rocks: $27
  • Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours: $29
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $33
  • Whole Boka Bay Cruise with Ship Knez Lipovac: $33
  • Blue Cave and Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour: $33
  • Shore Excursion - Handwoven Carpet Workshop, Local wine and Kotor Old Town tour : $33
  • Blue Cave Speedboat Tour from Kotor: $35

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.73
    Kotor $9.22

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 Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Private tour: Homemade food and wine tasting at my family home: $125
  • Private National Park Lovcen with food and wine tasting: $136
  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $250
  • National Parks Skadar Lake and Lovcen+Wine tasting (Private tour): $259
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $426

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

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 Kotor Expensive?.

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

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Kotor. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Kotor, 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.