A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Corfu vs. Sorrento for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Corfu or Sorrento?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Sorrento, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Corfu or Sorrento?

Corfu

Also known in modern Greek as Kerkira or Kerkyra, Corfu is the northernmost of Greece's Ionian islands, located off the nation's northwest coast in the Adriatic Sea. It has historically seen control of Venetians, French, and British powers, and today draws tourists mainly as a resort destination.

Like many beach destinations in Europe, Corfu can be expensive due to higher tourist demand and limited space on the island. But Greece is still a fairly affordable country compared to other places in Europe, so deals can be found.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a popular travel destination in Campania, Italy. The city has nice architecture and many shops and outdoor cafes you can enjoy. Its access via the Circumvesuviana rail system make it a great base for visiting Pompeii and Ercolano.

The city has a Mediterranean climate that has mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The pleasant climate make it a popular destination year around, although you can expect crowds during the peak summer months.

You'll find no shortage of hotels and hostels in town as the city's economy is very much dependent on tourism. Hostels are generally clean and comfortable, but they may be more expensive than you expect. If you travel during the low season you're likely to save some money even if the weather isn't as nice. Mid range hotel rooms are usually smaller than their American counterparts, but they are clean and nice and often come with a complimentary breakfast. The same can generally be said for more expensive hotels.

Which city is cheaper, Sorrento or Corfu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Corfu is €90, while the average daily cost in Sorrento is €112. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Corfu and Sorrento in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Corfu 39
    Sorrento 72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Corfu 78
    Sorrento 144
Compare Hotels in Corfu and Sorrento

Looking for a hotel in Corfu or Sorrento? 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 Corfu


Hotels in Sorrento


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Corfu 44
    Sorrento 6.05

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu

Also for Corfu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Acharavi Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Agios Stefanos Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Barbati Private Transfer: $86
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Kassiopi Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Kavos Private Transfer: $134
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Nisaki Private Transfer: $98
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Paleokastritsa Private Transfer: $93
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Roda Private Transfer: $111
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Sidari Private Transfer: $111
  • Corfu Airport Private 1-Way Transfer: $91
  • Corfu Airport to Hotel Shared Arrival Transfer: $31
  • Corfu International Airport (CFU): One-way Hotel Transfer: $125

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    4.20
  • Ferry to Capri (Round Trip)
    35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sorrento

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sorrento:

  • Private Transfer: Sorrento or Amalfi Coast to Naples by Speedboat: $1,266
  • Transfer from Bari to Sorrento or Amalfi Coast or Viceversa: $1,120
  • Private Transfer From Sorrento or Amalfi Coast To Matera: $1,120
  • Capri boat transfer from Sorrento: $1,014
  • Direct Transfer from Hotel in SORRENTO to Hotel ROME: $902
  • 2-Night Sorrento and Capri Tour Including Private Round-Trip Transfer from Sorrento: $846
  • Transfer Service from Sorrento to Puglia Borgo Egnazia: $842
  • Private transfer from Rome to Sorrento: $746
  • Private transfer door to door from ROME to POSITANO or reverse: $746
  • Private transfer from Sorrento to Matera: $741
  • Rome Private Transfer from Sorrento with 2 sightseeing stops: $717
  • Private transfer from Rome to Sorrento or reverse with stop in Pompeii: $684

Is it cheaper to fly into Corfu or Sorrento?

Prices for flights to both Sorrento and Corfu 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
    Corfu 25
    Sorrento 30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Corfu

For Corfu, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home: $80

Typical Food prices in Sorrento

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


  • Pizza
    6.00
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    43
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sorrento

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

  • Italian Gelato Cooking Class in Sorrento: $26
  • Private Virtual Cooking Class from Sorrento: $37
  • Pizza Show: $40
  • Handmade Neapolitan Pizza | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $44
  • VIRTUAL LESSONS...maked Pizza, bread and fried Calzones in live!: $47
  • Pizza Show: $47
  • Small-Group Original Neapolitan Pizza Class in Sorrento: $56
  • Pizza Making Class: $57
  • Sorrento Handmade Pizza school: $62
  • Sorrento Pizza Making: $62
  • Live Streaming Italian Cooking Class: $65
  • Pizza School Experience from Sorrento: $68

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Corfu 12
    Sorrento 26

Tours and Activities in Corfu

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Corfu.

  • Winery tour with Wine and Olive tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $12
  • Royalty Winery tour with tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $16
  • Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour: $22
  • Ghost Stories and Legends Tour: $31
  • Sunset at the Shipwreck Beach | Beach Discovery Tour: $32
  • Corfu Ghost Stories and Legends Night Tour: $34
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $37
  • Paxos and Antipaxos Full-Day Island Hopping Tour: $40
  • From Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves: $40
  • Historic Buildings and Great Personalities Tour: $42
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $42
  • 3 Hours Corfu Old Town Walking Tour: History and Architecture: $54

Typical Entertainment prices in Sorrento

Here are a few typical costs in Sorrento for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Beach
    10
  • Bike Rental (24 Hours)
    20
  • Scuba Diving (Single Dive)
    45
  • Blue Mini Cruise
    22

Tours and Activities in Sorrento

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

  • 2-Night Amalfi Coast Experience from Sorrento: $703
  • 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Sightseeing Cruise, Mornington Peninsula: $53
  • 90minute Wildlife Adventure Cruise from Sorrento: $49
  • A taste of Naples -Small group tour from Sorrento: $93
  • Amalfi & Positano private tour: $1,617
  • Amalfi Boat Tour: $148
  • Amalfi Boat Tour Private: $1,244
  • Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento: $132
  • Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Sorrento: $473
  • Amalfi Coast Boat Tour: $173
  • Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento: $199
  • Amalfi Coast Experience - Positano, Amalfi & Ravello: $95

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Corfu 6.85
    Sorrento 6.97

Sample the Local Flavors in Corfu

Also in Corfu, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Corfu-Private Winery tour with Wine tasting at Theotoky Estate: $15
  • Wine Tasting and optional Olive Tasting at Theotoky Estate: $16
  • Private tour to Paleokastritsa & Wine tasting from Corfu: $266
  • Private Corfu Full-Day Wine Tasting Shore Excursion: $468
  • Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour: $549

Typical Alcohol prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    11

Sample the Local Flavors in Sorrento

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello, Wine tasting: $84
  • Wine Tasting on the Slopes of Vesuvius Including Lunch: $109
  • Sorrento Food & Wine Tour - 'Taste of Sorrento': $116
  • Full Day Small Group Pompeii Tour from Sorrento with Local Wine Tasting: $127
  • Sorrento in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • Vesuvius Wine Tasting Experience Tour: $139
  • Sorrento Food and Wine Tour-Small Group: $149
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Sorrento Coast: $210
  • Private Trasportation To Pompeii + Lunch And Wine Tasting 6 Hours Total: $236
  • Half Day Wine Tour: $249
  • Private Positano, Pompeii and Wine Tour: $260
  • Amalfi Coast Wine Tasting tour plus Lunch.: $270


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


When is the best time to visit Corfu or Sorrento?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Corfu or Sorrento in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Corfu as well as Sorrento.

In July, Corfu is generally around the same temperature as Sorrento. Temperatures in Corfu average around 25°C (76°F), and Sorrento stays around 23°C (74°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Sorrento. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Corfu this time of the year. In the summer, Corfu often gets more sunshine than Sorrento. Corfu gets 358 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sorrento receives 313 hours of full sun.

Corfu usually gets less rain in July than Sorrento. Corfu gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Corfu 25°C (76°F) 
    Sorrento 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Sorrento in the Autumn?

Both Sorrento and Corfu are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

Corfu is around the same temperature as Sorrento in the autumn. The temperature in Corfu is usually 18°C (65°F) in October, and Sorrento stays around 17°C (63°F).

Corfu usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sorrento during autumn. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Sorrento receives 189 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sorrento. It's quite rainy in Corfu. In October, Corfu usually receives more rain than Sorrento. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Corfu 18°C (65°F) 
    Sorrento 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Sorrento in the Winter?

Both Sorrento and Corfu during the winter are popular places to visit.

In the winter, Corfu is a little warmer than Sorrento. Typically, the winter temperatures in Corfu in January are around 10°C (49°F), and Sorrento is about 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Corfu often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Sorrento. Corfu gets 112 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sorrento receives 115 hours of full sun.

Sorrento gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Corfu. Corfu usually gets more rain in January than Sorrento. Corfu gets 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Corfu 10°C (49°F) 
    Sorrento 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Sorrento in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Corfu and Sorrento.

In April, Corfu is generally around the same temperature as Sorrento. Temperatures in Corfu average around 14°C (58°F), and Sorrento stays around 13°C (55°F).

Corfu usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sorrento during spring. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 195 hours of sunny skies, while Sorrento receives 189 hours of full sun.

In April, Corfu usually receives less rain than Sorrento. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Corfu 14°C (58°F) 
    Sorrento 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Sorrento and Corfu

Corfu Sorrento
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 132 mm (5.2 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 136 mm (5.4 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 25°C (76°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 75 mm (3 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 148 mm (5.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 181 mm (7.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 180 mm (7.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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