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

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Plzen?

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 Plzen 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 Plzen?

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.

Plzen

Renowned as the home of the pilsner beer, Plzen is a city located in the West Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. Beyond beer, it also features a number of impressive landmarks some of which include St. Bartholomew's Cathedral and the Great Synagogue.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Romania, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Romania, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Czech Republic, and The Best Cultural Tours in Czech Republic.


Which place is cheaper, Plzen 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 Plzen is $103. 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 Plzen in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Plzen $62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Plzen $124
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Plzen

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


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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 Plzen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Plzen $8.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

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

  • Private Transfer Cluj Napoca Airport: $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Plzen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Plzen:

  • Private Transfer from Pilsen to Prague: $88
  • Private Transfer from Pilsen to Prague with 2 hours for sightseeing: $117
  • Private Transfer from Pilsen(Plzen) to Prague: $274

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

Prices for flights to both Plzen 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
    Plzen $31

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $8.00
    Plzen $22

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: $27
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $34
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $39
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $50
  • Cluj - private walking city tour: $66
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $77
  • Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :): $88
  • Night Tour in Hoia Baciu Forest: $94
  • CLUJ ADVENTURE TOUR ! ZIP LINE and HIKE: $99
  • Snowshoeing Fun Tour from Cluj Napoca: $99
  • Private Full Day Green Tour: $121
  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour: $137

Tours and Activities in Plzen

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

  • Pilsen: Historic Underground Tour with a Glass of Beer: $8.67
  • Pilsen Historic Underground Tour with a Glass of Beer: $8.84
  • Pilsen: Old Town Gastronomy Tour: $33
  • Pilsen Private Walking Tour: $203
  • Experience Best Prague Tandem Skydiving : $253
  • Private Tour to Pilsner Urquell from Prague: $274

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.83
    Plzen $24

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: $23

Sample the Local Flavors in Plzen

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Plzen:

  • Brewery Museum Entrance including a Glass of Beer: $6.63
  • Pilsen: Brewery Museum Entrance with a Glass of Beer: $7.04
  • Pilsen: Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting: $17
  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting: $18
  • Pilsen Highlights Small-Group Tour and Pilsner Brewery Tour including Lunch and Beer Tasting: $109
  • Pilsner brewery tour incl beer tasting & Czech town Pilsen: $141


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Plzen, we can see that Plzen 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 Plzen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Plzen 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 Plzen Expensive?.


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

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 93% larger than the population of Plzen. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Plzen, 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.