A Travel Price Comparison for Colorado Colorado Springs vs. Pueblo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Colorado Springs or Pueblo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Colorado Springs and Pueblo can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Colorado Springs or Pueblo?

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state of Colorado. It is located in the northeastern tip of the south central region of the state and is in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and alpine trees. It is also referred to as "America's Olympic City" because it is the location of the United States Olympic Training Center.


Pueblo is a surprisingly large community in the state of Colorado that has a population of more than 100,000. Many travelers pass through this area if they're heading into the mountain area from the southeast. It's sits along Interstate Highway 25 and is only forty five miles from Colorado Springs. There's a regional airport in the area as well. In town there is a bus service run by the City Of Pueblo Transit. Rides cost $1.00, but it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle when visiting town.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in United States of America, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in United States of America, The Best 2-Week Tours in United States of America, and The Best 3-Week Tours in United States of America.

Which place is cheaper, Pueblo or Colorado Springs?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Colorado Springs is $155, while the average daily cost in Pueblo is $284. 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 Colorado Springs and Pueblo in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Colorado Springs $81
    Pueblo $276
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Colorado Springs $162
    Pueblo $552
Compare Hotels in Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Looking for a hotel in Colorado Springs or Pueblo? 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 Colorado Springs

Hotels in Pueblo

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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: Colorado Springs Hotel Prices and Pueblo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Colorado Springs $38
    Pueblo -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Colorado Springs

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Colorado Springs:

  • Snowmass/Aspen to Eagle County Reg. Airport - Departure Transfer: $131
  • Winter Park to Denver Airport (DEN) - Departure Private Transfer: $131
  • Keystone resort to Denver Airport (DEN) - Departure Private Transfer: $174
  • Denver Airport BJC to Winter Park Ski Resort Round Trip Transfer: $185
  • Private Transfer from Beaver Creek Ski Resort to Denver Airport: $218
  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC) to Steamboat-Arrival Transfer: $229
  • Denver Centennial Airport to Snowmass/Aspen - Arrival Transfer: $294
  • Snowmass Ski Resort to BJC Airport - Departure Transfer: $294
  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to Snowmass -Arrival Transfer: $294
  • Snowmass/Aspen to Denver Centennial Airport - Departure Transfer: $294
  • Snowmass/Aspen to Denver Airport DEN - Departure Private Transfer: $294

Is it cheaper to fly into Colorado Springs or Pueblo?

Prices for flights to both Pueblo and Colorado Springs 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
    Colorado Springs $45
    Pueblo $7.64
Typical Food Prices in Colorado Springs

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Colorado Springs:

  • Cold Stone Ice Cream (family of 4)
  • Snacks at the Zoo (family of 4)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs

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

  • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - Colorado Springs, CO: $86
  • Classic 3-Hour Food Tour in Colorado Springs: $88

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Colorado Springs $34
    Pueblo -

Tours and Activities in Colorado Springs

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

  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Colorado Springs by 3Quest Challenge: $10
  • Garden of the Gods: Self-Guided Driving & Walking Audio Tour: $15
  • Mesa Verde National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $15
  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience Loveland, CO: $15
  • Self Guided Driving and Walking Tour in Garden of the Gods : $20
  • Colorado: A Scenic Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour Bundle: $24
  • Colorado Springs - Guided Walking Ghost / History Tour: $28
  • Colorado Springs - Guided Walking Ghost / History Tour: $28
  • Puzzling Adventures Loveland: $35
  • Fort Collins Military Years Tour: $40
  • Fort Collins Early Settlement/Town Beginnings Tour: $40
  • EBIKE Winery Tour in Penrose, Colorado: Penrose Uncorked: $49

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Colorado Springs $24
    Pueblo -

Sample the Local Flavors in Colorado Springs

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Colorado Springs:

  • 2.5-Hour Brewery & Bites Walking Tour: $93
  • Downtown Colorado Springs 2.5-Hour Brewery Tour: $94

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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Colorado Springs Expensive? and Is Pueblo Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Colorado Springs or Pueblo?

Colorado Springs has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Pueblo. When comparing the sizes of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, 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.