A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Eilat vs. Antalya for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Eilat or Antalya?

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

Should I visit Eilat or Antalya? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Eilat or Antalya?

Eilat

Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Antalya

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.

Which place is cheaper, Antalya or Eilat?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $143, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $155. 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 Eilat and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Eilat $95
    Antalya $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Eilat $190
    Antalya $116
Compare Hotels in Eilat and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Eilat 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 Eilat


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: Eilat Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Eilat $14
    Antalya $116
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Eilat

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Eilat:


  • Local Bus
    $3.81

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Private Transfer From Ramon airport Eilat to Eilat Hotels or Arava Border : $70
  • Private Eilat ETM Airport - Eilat City Round-Trip Transfer: $152
  • Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport: $76
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Eilat ETM Airport to Eilat City: $76
  • From Jerusalem: One-Way Shuttle Transfer to Eilat: $90

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: $88
  • fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer: $77
  • Yacht Tour to Suluada Island from Antalya with transfer and lunch: $28
  • Turkey Antalya Airport Transfer Service VIP Transfer AYT: $46
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya HTL-APT (AYT): $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya APT-HTL (AYT): $19
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $86
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Side: $75
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $81
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $74
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Side: $142
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $92

Is it cheaper to fly into Eilat or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Eilat 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
    Eilat $36
    Antalya $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Eilat $16
    Antalya $49

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • 1 Day Tour to Petra From Eilat: $217
  • 2 day tour to Petra from Eilat: $299
  • Day Tour to Petra from Eilat: $219
  • Red Canyon Small-Group Photography Tour: $101
  • From Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour: $66
  • Full Day Petra Tour from Eilat: $289
  • Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat: $199
  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise in Eilat: $30
  • Jeep tour adventure Eilat mountains: $55
  • One Day Cairo tour from Eilat -: $291
  • Park Timna: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Petra 1-Day Tour from Eilat + FREE Traditional Lunch: $199

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour: $77
  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • !!!All inclusive Antalya city tour: $66
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Antalya: $50
  • 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 : $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Eilat $27
    Antalya $22


When comparing the travel costs between Eilat and Antalya, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Eilat is in Middle East and Antalya is in Europe, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

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


Which is Bigger, Eilat or Antalya?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Eilat. When comparing the sizes of Eilat 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.


When is the best time to visit Eilat or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Eilat experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Eilat or Antalya in the Summer?

Both Antalya and Eilat are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Eilat throughout the year. Also, the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Antalya this time of year.

It's very hot in Eilat this time of the year. Eilat is a little warmer than Antalya in the summer. The daily temperature in Eilat averages around 33°C (91°F) in July, and Antalya fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).

It's quite sunny in Antalya. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Eilat. Eilat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Antalya during summer. Eilat gets 384 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 376 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Eilat usually receives less rain than Antalya. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Eilat 33°C (91°F) 
    Antalya 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Antalya in the Autumn?

Both Antalya and Eilat during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Eilat because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Antalya for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Eilat is a little warmer than Antalya. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Eilat in October average around 26°C (79°F), and Antalya averages at about 21°C (69°F).

In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Eilat. In the autumn, Eilat often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Eilat gets 295 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 251 hours of full sun.

Eilat usually gets less rain in October than Antalya. Eilat gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Eilat 26°C (79°F) 
    Antalya 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Antalya in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Eilat and Antalya. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Eilat year-round. Furthermore, many visitors come to Antalya in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In January, Eilat is generally a little warmer than Antalya. Daily temperatures in Eilat average around 14°C (57°F), and Antalya fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

In Eilat, it's very sunny this time of the year. Eilat usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during winter. Eilat gets 234 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 161 hours of full sun in the winter.

Antalya receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Eilat usually receives less rain than Antalya. Eilat gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Eilat 14°C (57°F) 
    Antalya 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Antalya in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Eilat as well as Antalya. Eilat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, most visitors come to Antalya for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months.

Eilat is a little warmer than Antalya in the spring. The daily temperature in Eilat averages around 24°C (75°F) in April, and Antalya fluctuates around 16°C (62°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Eilat this time of the year. In the spring, Eilat often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Eilat gets 282 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 243 hours of full sun.

Eilat usually gets less rain in April than Antalya. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Eilat 24°C (75°F) 
    Antalya 16°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Antalya and Eilat

Eilat Antalya
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 1 mm (0 in) 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in) 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in) 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in)