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

Should you visit Evora or Porto?

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 Porto. 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 Porto?

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.

Porto

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is also the capital of the Northern Region and a hub for commercial and industrial activity. The city is not as large as you might expect, with a population of only about 300,000 residents, but the metropolitan area has a population of about 2.5 million. This includes nearby cities such as Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia and Gondomar.

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Which place is cheaper, Porto 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 Porto is €126. 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 Porto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Evora 45
    Porto 65
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Evora 90
    Porto 130
Compare Hotels in Evora and Porto

Looking for a hotel in Evora or Porto? 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 Porto


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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 Porto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Evora 30
    Porto 21

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 Porto

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

  • Airport Transfer: Porto Airport OPO to Porto in Luxury Van : $93
  • Airport Transfers: $27
  • Airport transfer with vintage Vw Kombi van: $107
  • Arrival Transfer from Porto Airport OPO to Porto in Private Car/Van: $97
  • Arrival Transfer: Porto Airport OPO to Porto in Business Car: $75
  • Aveiro Private Transfer to Porto: $79
  • Departure Transfer from Porto to Porto Airport OPO in Private Car/Van: $97
  • Departure Transfer: Porto to Porto Airport OPO in Business Car: $75
  • Departure Transfer: Porto to Porto Airport OPO in Luxury Car: $129
  • Departure Transfer: Porto to Porto Airport OPO in Luxury Van: $92
  • Douro Valley Private One-Way Transfer (Régua, Pinhão, Lamego): $174
  • Effortless Wheels Seamless Transfer Experience Porto-Lisbon: $362

Is it cheaper to fly into Evora or Porto?

Prices for flights to both Porto 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
    Porto 36

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 Porto

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

  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class in Downtown Porto: $37
  • Tastiest Calories Food Tour: $48
  • Bolhão Market and Codfish Tasting Guided Food Tour: $52
  • Bolhão Market & Codfish Tasting Food Tour: $53
  • Christmas All Inclusive Dinner River Cruise with DJ on Board : $54
  • Porto Food Tour: Full Meal & Drinks: $56
  • Porto Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $57
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $68
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $68
  • Portuguese Craft Beer and Food Tour: $74
  • Semi - Private Oporto Food Tour: $74
  • Craft Beer & Food Tour in Porto: $75

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Evora 20
    Porto 25

Tours and Activities in Evora

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

  • ÉVORA AND MONSARAZ FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR BY CAR: $256
  • Évora Full Day Tour: $219
  • Évora Private Walking Tour: $62
  • Évora Private Walking Tour: $253
  • Évora Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.68
  • Évora With Love Walking Tour: $53
  • Évora: Christian Heritage Private Walking Tour: $62
  • Évora: City Highlights Private Walking Tour: $224
  • Évora: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • Évora: Private tour with entrance tickets to main monuments: $52
  • Évora: Tales and Legends Guided Walking Tour: $53
  • 2 Hour Redondo Walking Tour: $22

Tours and Activities in Porto

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

  • City Highlights Guided Walking Tour: $1.07
  • Porto Walking Tour - The Perfect Introduction to the City: $1.08
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • The Unvanquished Tour in Porto City Center: $3.25
  • From Portugal eSIM Tourist Data Plan: $4.79
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour: $5.33
  • Porto Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $5.44
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.38
  • Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour: $7.68
  • Porto Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.83
  • Porto (Gaia) Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.85
  • Casa São Roque Direct Entry Ticket: $8.52

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Evora 22
    Porto 19

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 Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket and Wine Tasting: $8.52
  • Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket with Wine Tasting: $8.71
  • Tickets for Port Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting at Fonseca: $11
  • Guided City Pub Crawl with Club Entry: $13
  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $15
  • Rooftop Fado concert, Port wine tasting, Portuguese tart: $16
  • Mysterious Pub Crawl Interactive City Discovery Game: $19
  • Pub Crawl with 5 Drinks: $19
  • Douro and Port Wine Tasting: $20
  • Porto Pub Crawl With Unlimited Beer: $20
  • Pub Crawl Porto Live night: $21
  • Pub Crawl with Shots and Drinking Games: $21


When comparing the travel costs between Evora and Porto, we can see that Porto 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. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Evora or Porto?

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

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 Evora or Porto in the Summer?

Both Porto and Evora during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Porto in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Evora is generally a little warmer than Porto. Daily temperatures in Evora average around 25°C (78°F), and Porto fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

In Porto, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Evora. In the summer, Evora often gets more sunshine than Porto. Evora gets 352 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 308 hours of full sun.

Evora usually gets less rain in July than Porto. Evora gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Porto receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Evora 25°C (78°F) 
    Porto 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Evora or Porto in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Evora and Porto. Also, most visitors come to Porto for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Evora is a little warmer than Porto in the autumn. The daily temperature in Evora averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Porto fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

In Evora, it's very sunny this time of the year. Evora usually receives more sunshine than Porto during autumn. Evora gets 213 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 184 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Porto receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Evora usually receives less rain than Porto. Evora gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Porto receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Evora 19°C (67°F) 
    Porto 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Evora or Porto in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Evora as well as Porto. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Porto because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Evora is a little warmer than Porto. Typically, the winter temperatures in Evora in January average around 11°C (52°F), and Porto averages at about 10°C (50°F).

In the winter, Evora often gets more sunshine than Porto. Evora gets 144 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 124 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Porto. Evora usually gets less rain in January than Porto. Evora gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Porto receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Evora 11°C (52°F) 
    Porto 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Evora or Porto in the Spring?

Both Porto and Evora are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Porto this time of year.

In April, Evora is generally a little warmer than Porto. Daily temperatures in Evora average around 15°C (60°F), and Porto fluctuates around 14°C (56°F).

It's quite sunny in Porto. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Evora. Evora usually receives more sunshine than Porto during spring. Evora gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 217 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Porto. In April, Evora usually receives less rain than Porto. Evora gets 60 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Porto receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Evora 15°C (60°F) 
    Porto 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Porto and Evora

Evora Porto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (52°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 14°C (56°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 60 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 19°C (65°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 76 mm (3 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)