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

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Varna?

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 Varna 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 Varna?

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.

Varna

Varna is a coastal city on the Black Sea. It's the third largest city in Bulgaria and many people consider it the summer capital of the country. It's a major tourist destination and it can make for a relaxing escape at the beach if you're in Bulgaria during the summer. It is the only city in Bulgaria that cruises visit, and as such, it's tourist infrastructure has grown. In addition to being a tourist destination, Varna is also a business and university center, seaport, and the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Romania, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Romania, The Best 10-Day Tours in Bulgaria, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Bulgaria.


Which place is cheaper, Varna 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 Varna is $66. 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 Varna in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
    Varna $36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
    Varna $72
Compare Hotels in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Varna

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


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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 Varna Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14
    Varna $9.50

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 Varna

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Varna:

  • Bucharest to Varna - Private Transfer: $456
  • Private One-way Transfer Varna Airport to Hotel or vice versa: $54
  • Private Transfer Bourgas Airport, Sunny beach, Nessebar & St.Vlas: $77
  • Private Transfer from Albena to Burgas (BOJ) Airport: $155
  • Private Transfer from Albena to Varna (VAR) Airport : $66
  • Private Transfer from Balchik to Varna (VAR) Airport: $59
  • Private Transfer from Golden Sands to Burgas (BOJ) Airport: $131
  • Private Transfer from Golden Sands to Varna (VAR) Airport: $35
  • Private Transfer from Kavarna to Varna (VAR) Airport: $83
  • Private Transfer from Sunny Beach to Burgas (BOJ) Airport: $73
  • Private Transfer from Sunny Beach to Varna (VAR) Airport: $227
  • Private Transfer from Varna (VAR) Airport to Albena: $66

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

Prices for flights to both Varna 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 $26
    Varna $24

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $8.02
    Varna $8.70

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: $4.83
  • Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $35
  • Cluj - walking city tour: $42
  • Private city tour in Cluj-Napoca: $48
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $50
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $58
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $79
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Varna

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

  • Self-guided tour in Varna Archaeological Museum + ticket: $11
  • Sea Garden Sightseeing Bike Tour: $12
  • Archaeological Museum Ticket & E-Guide: $13
  • Audio Guide for All Sunny Beach Sights, Attractions or Experiences: $15
  • Audio Guide for All Varna Sights, Attractions or Experiences: $15
  • Pokémon GO Varna Private Tour: $19
  • Audio Guide for All Dobrich & Kavarna Sights, Attractions or Experiences: $21
  • Action Aqua Park Entrance Ticket: $25
  • Sea Garden Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour: $26
  • Experience Varna Gold Treasure Hunt - 2 or 4 Hour Options: $28
  • Half Day Private Bicycle Tour in Varna: $30
  • Nessebar: Guided City Tour: $49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.85
    Varna $8.66

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 Varna

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

  • Private Exploration: French Influence in Varna + Walking + Wine tasting tour: $54
  • Bulgarian Wine Tasting & Art Gallery Experience in Varna: $54
  • Varna Exquisite Wine Tasting: $65
  • Private Varna Gourmet Tour with Superb Wine Tasting: $65
  • The Ultimate Private Varna Walking, Culture & Wine Tasting Tour: $76
  • Varna Gourmet Tour including Wine Tasting: $129


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

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 Varna Expensive?.


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

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 1% larger than the population of Varna. When comparing the sizes of Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Varna, 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.