A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Diyarbakir vs. Antalya for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Diyarbakir or Antalya?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Diyarbakir and Antalya. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Diyarbakir or Antalya?


Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.


Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours in Turkey, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, The Best Coach Bus Tours in Turkey, and The Best Adventure Tours to Turkey.

Which place is cheaper, Antalya or Diyarbakir?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Diyarbakir is $117, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $147. 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 Diyarbakir and Antalya in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Diyarbakir $76
    Antalya $55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Diyarbakir $152
    Antalya $110
Compare Hotels in Diyarbakir and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Diyarbakir or Antalya? 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 Diyarbakir

Hotels in Antalya

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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: Diyarbakir Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Diyarbakir $30
    Antalya $110

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • olympos cable car with transfer from antalya: $87
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Antalya: $249
  • Turkey Antalya Airport Transfer Service VIP Transfer AYT: $46
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to city of Side: $74
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $84
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $80
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $74
  • The Land of Legends at Night w/Boat Parade Inl. Transfer f/Side: $35
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Side: $140
  • Tazi Canyon & Rafting tour with BBQ Lunch & Transfer from Antalya: $57
  • Suluada Boat Trip With Lunch & Transfer (Belek,Antalya,Kemer): $10
  • Side Land of Legend Night Show Transfer (Turkish Disneyland): $24

Is it cheaper to fly into Diyarbakir or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Diyarbakir 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
    Diyarbakir $20
    Antalya $25
Typical Food Prices in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dessert
  • Lunch for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $72
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $103
  • Pamukkale tour w. Entrance, Lunch, Dinner & Transfer from Antalya: $118

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Diyarbakir $21
    Antalya $46

Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Diyarbakir City: $200

Tours and Activities in Antalya

For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $60
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $52
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $71
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $68
  • 6-Hour Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with Open-Buffet Lunch from Antalya: $25
  • 7 Hour Adventure on The Land of Legends Theme Park (Antalya): $120
  • 9 hours Antalya Canyoning and Rafting Tours: $43
  • A Walking Adventure in Antalya: $174

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Diyarbakir $18
    Antalya $20

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

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

Which is Bigger, Diyarbakir or Antalya?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 18% larger than the population of Diyarbakir. When comparing the sizes of Diyarbakir and Antalya, 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.