A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Evora vs. Albufeira for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Evora or Albufeira?

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 Evora and Albufeira. 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: Evora or Albufeira?

Evora

A medieval time capsule, this city is a collection of ancient relics that leaves a lasting air of enchantment upon you. Evora, Portugal is the seat of the Evora District as well as the capital of the Alentejo region. With a population of no more than 60,000, Evora is a small municipality that holds a treasure trove of culture, art, and history. Evora is known internationally for its preservation of medieval architecture, such as parts of medieval walls that still partially surround the city. Moreover, Evora is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network and because of its multitude of historic sites, the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of said historic sites include Se Cathedral, Evora Museum, Roman Temple, Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval, the Church of St. John the Evangelist, and the Church of Saint Francis. Besides of its historic beauty, Evora also lives up to the demands of the modern world. According to Expreso, the city was named one of the second most livable cities in Portugal. Evora is also an ambitious and even competitive city, ranked number-one in competitiveness out of the 18 Portuguese capital cities. Whether you look to explore Roman ruins or simply enjoy the current amenities, you will fall under the enchantment that is Evora, Portugal.

Albufeira

Located in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Albufeira was once a small fishing village which has since evolved into a popular destination for tourists attracted by the area's beaches, pleasant climate, and fresh seafood.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Coach Bus Tours in Portugal, The Best Adventure Tours to Portugal, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Portugal, and The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Portugal.


Which place is cheaper, Albufeira or Evora?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Evora is €109, while the average daily cost in Albufeira is €148. 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 Evora and Albufeira in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Evora 45
    Albufeira 74
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Evora 90
    Albufeira 148
Compare Hotels in Evora and Albufeira

Looking for a hotel in Evora or Albufeira? 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 Evora


Hotels in Albufeira


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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: Evora Hotel Prices and Albufeira Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Evora 30
    Albufeira 34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Evora

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Evora:

  • Private Faro Airport Transfers to Albufeira (car up to 4pax): $53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Albufeira

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Albufeira:

  • Albufeira - Faro Airport Transfers 4pax: $49
  • Car or Van Transfer from Vilamoura Area to Faro Airport FAO: $29
  • Faro Airport (Algarve) Departure Transfer (Vilamoura Hotels to Faro Airport): $88
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer - Albufeira (Departure): $27
  • From Slide & Splash Waterpark One-Way Transfer: $59
  • Private Airport Transfer To Albufeira Area: $109
  • Private Airport Transfer To Albufeira Area: $98
  • Private Faro Airport Transfer from Albufeira (up to 8 passangers): $76
  • Private Transfer From Albufeira To Faro Airport By Minibus: $75
  • Private Transfer From Algarve to Sevilha By 8 Seats Minibus: $511
  • Private Transfer from Alte to Faro (FAO) Airport: $81
  • Private Transfer from Apartamentos Pescadores (Albufeira) to Faro (FAO) Airport: $47

Is it cheaper to fly into Evora or Albufeira?

Prices for flights to both Albufeira and Evora 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
    Evora 44
    Albufeira 48

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Evora

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

  • A Taste of the Alentejo: Wonderful 3-Course Dinner: $81

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Albufeira

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

  • A Portuguese Dinner and Cocktail Experience with pick up: $49
  • Portuguese Dinner and Cocktail Experience with Pick up: $52
  • Dinner at the Vineyards in Lagoa: $60
  • Algarve Bike and Food Tour with Sea Food and Wine Tasting: $61
  • Sunset Safari with Traditional Dinner : $65
  • 6-Hour Sunset Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Albufeira: $74
  • Sunset Tour - Champagne and Traditional Dinner: $75
  • Half-Day-Orange Picking &Jam Cooking/Lunch with the Orange Farmer: $109

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Evora 20
    Albufeira 39

Tours and Activities in Evora

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

  • Évora Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.68
  • Museu Nacional Frei Manuel E-Ticket & Audio Tour: $17
  • Walking Tour in Vila Viçosa: $22
  • 2 Hour Redondo Walking Tour: $22
  • Marble Tour: $24
  • Walking Tour in Estremoz: $24
  • Évora: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Alentejo Food Walking Tour: $38
  • Évora: Private tour with entrance tickets to main monuments: $52
  • Évora With Love Walking Tour: $53
  • Évora: Tales and Legends Guided Walking Tour: $53
  • Évora Private Walking Tour: $62

Tours and Activities in Albufeira

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

  • From Portugal eSIM Tourist Data Plan: $4.79
  • Castro Verde Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.87
  • Old Town History Walking Tour: $20
  • Quarteira Town & Gypsy Market Tour with Beach Bliss: $21
  • Authentic Algarve: Loulé Town Tour and Markets: $21
  • Albufeira Old Town: In-App Adventure Hunt: $21
  • Albufeira The Strip: In-App Adventure Hunt: $21
  • Private Tuk-Tuk Tour of Albufeira: $22
  • Benagil Coastline Tour - Allboat: $30
  • Benagil Caves Boat Cruise: $32
  • Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira: $32
  • From Algarve Coastline Sunset Cruise: $32

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Evora 22
    Albufeira 26

Sample the Local Flavors in Evora

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

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Évora Wine Tour: $89
  • From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $103
  • Lisbon: Private Full Day Evora & Alentejo Wine Tour: $276

Sample the Local Flavors in Albufeira

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

  • 3 Hours Pub Crawl in Albufeira with Professional Party Makers: $32
  • Sunset Wine Tasting With BBQ in Porches: $49
  • Exclusive Wine Tasting Experience in Porches (Algarve): $49
  • Porches Algarve Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Experience: $53
  • Half Day Safari Tour with Wine Tasting: $58
  • Winery Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas: $63
  • Small-Group Wine Tour & Silves Exploration (from Albufeira): $67
  • Wine Tour and Tasting - Semi-Private from Albufeira: $71
  • Albufeira Coast Tour w/ Wine tasting & Chicken lunch: $74
  • Albufeira Coast Tour with Wine Tasting and Chicken PiriPiri Lunch: $75
  • From Private Lagos Tour Whith Wine Tasting: $92
  • Lagos and Ponta Da Piedade Private Tour & Algarvian Wine Tasting: $106


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

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


Which is Bigger, Evora or Albufeira?

Evora has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Albufeira. When comparing the sizes of Evora and Albufeira, 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 Evora or Albufeira?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Evora or Albufeira in the Summer?

Both Albufeira and Evora are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Albufeira for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

Evora is around the same temperature as Albufeira in the summer. The daily temperature in Evora averages around 25°C (78°F) in July, and Albufeira fluctuates around 25°C (78°F).

In July, Evora usually receives more rain than Albufeira. Evora gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Albufeira receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Evora 25°C (78°F) 
    Albufeira 25°C (78°F)

Should I visit Evora or Albufeira in the Autumn?

Both Albufeira and Evora during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Albufeira in the autumn for the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Evora is around the same temperature as Albufeira. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Evora in October average around 19°C (67°F), and Albufeira averages at about 19°C (67°F).

Evora usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Albufeira. Evora gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Albufeira receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Evora 19°C (67°F) 
    Albufeira 19°C (67°F)

Should I visit Evora or Albufeira in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Evora and Albufeira. Also, most visitors come to Albufeira for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Evora is generally around the same temperature as Albufeira. Daily temperatures in Evora average around 11°C (52°F), and Albufeira fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In January, Evora usually receives around the same amount of rain as Albufeira. Evora gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Albufeira receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Evora 11°C (52°F) 
    Albufeira 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Evora or Albufeira in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Evora as well as Albufeira. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Albufeira because of the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

Evora is around the same temperature as Albufeira in the spring. The daily temperature in Evora averages around 15°C (60°F) in April, and Albufeira fluctuates around 15°C (60°F).

Evora usually gets more rain in April than Albufeira. Evora gets 60 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Albufeira receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Evora 15°C (60°F) 
    Albufeira 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Albufeira and Evora

Evora Albufeira
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (52°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 14°C (56°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 14°C (56°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 60 mm (2.3 in) 15°C (60°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
May 19°C (65°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 19°C (65°F) 21 mm (0.8 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.1 in) 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 19°C (67°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 76 mm (3 in) 15°C (58°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)