A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Faro vs. Amalfi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Faro or Amalfi?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Faro or Amalfi, 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: Faro or Amalfi?

Faro

Faro (or sometimes Faros) is the capital city of the scenic Algarve Region of Portugal, located at the edge of the Ria Formosa National Park. This is a fantastic place to experience the beauty, culture, and traditions of Portugal in laid back atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. Faro offers everything from ancient architecture to beautiful beaches all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Algarve Region.

Amalfi

The town of Amalfi is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a region of Italy known for dramatic coastline, ritzy hotels, delicious food, and warm weather. Amalfi was the capital of a small republic in the middle ages known as the Duchy of Amalfi, when it dominated the seas by trade and power. Later, in the early 20th century, the town and the region became known as a place where wealthy travelers would spend their vacations.

Which city is cheaper, Amalfi or Faro?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Faro is €107, while the average daily cost in Amalfi is €161. 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 Faro and Amalfi in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Faro 60
    Amalfi 79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Faro 120
    Amalfi 158
Compare Hotels in Faro and Amalfi

Looking for a hotel in Faro or Amalfi? 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 Faro


Hotels in Amalfi


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Faro 7.62
    Amalfi 53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Faro

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

  • Algarve private transfer to Seville: $307
  • Algarve to/from Seville Transfer: $325
  • Arrival Transfer Faro Airport - Carvoeiro: $58
  • Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Albufeira or Açoteias by Private Vehicle: $38
  • Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Meia Praia or Lagos by Private Vehicle: $78
  • Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Vilamoura or Qta do Lago by Private Vehicle: $32
  • Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers): $398
  • Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 8 passengers): $498
  • Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to SEVILLE (1 to 4 passengers): $435
  • Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to SEVILLE (5 to 8 passengers): $498
  • Faro Airport (Algarve) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Vilamoura Hotels or Address): $45
  • Faro Airport FAO Transfer to Alvor, Carvoeiro or Portimão by Private Vehicle: $64

Typical Local Transportation prices in Amalfi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amalfi:


  • Bus
    4.00
  • Train to Naples
    14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amalfi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amalfi:

  • Transfer From Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples to Ladispoli or Viceversa.: $1,369
  • From Rome: Transfer to Amalfi Coastline via Pompeii: $864
  • From Rome: Transfer to Amalfi Coastline via Herculaneum: $780
  • Private Transfer from Naples or any place on the Amalfi coast to Matera: $746
  • Private transfer from Amalfi coast to Matera: $712
  • Private Transfer in Minivan from Amalfi Coast to Rome: $622
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Amalfi or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610

Is it cheaper to fly into Faro or Amalfi?

Prices for flights to both Amalfi and Faro 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
    Faro 29
    Amalfi 50

Typical Food prices in Amalfi

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


  • Dinner
    35
  • Snacks
    4.00
  • Bread
    1.00
  • Dinner
    41

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amalfi

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

  • Lunch or dinner with an Italian family with cooking demo and wines - Amalfi: $106
  • Amalfi Coast and Food Tour: from Farm to Table: $167
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Amalfi: $180
  • Amalfi Coast Cooking Class in Organic Farm: $193
  • Market visit and cooking class with lunch or dinner at a local's home in Amalfi: $235
  • Cooking Class Plus Wine Tasting Experience: $597

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Faro 7.53
    Amalfi 21

Tours and Activities in Faro

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

  • Horse Experience For Children: Lead Rein Riding: $3.72
  • Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train: $6.84
  • Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket: $11
  • Birds and Nature Catamaran Tour from Faro: $19
  • Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa: $32
  • Ria Formosa National Park Boat Tour: $34
  • From 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour: $34
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro: $37
  • Birdwatching Boat Tour in Ria Formosa: $38
  • Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands: $40
  • From 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour: $40
  • Private Speed Boat Tour: $45

Tours and Activities in Amalfi

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

  • Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Amalfi: $496
  • Amalfi Coast Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group | Half-day: $98
  • Amalfi Coast Day Tour from Naples: $290
  • Amalfi Coast Kayak Tour along Arches, Beaches and Sea Caves: $73
  • Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise - Available Autumn to Spring!: $1,253
  • Amalfi Coast Private Tour: $193
  • Amalfi Coast tour: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello from Naples: $622
  • Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat: $178
  • Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento: $141
  • Amalfi Drive cycling tour: $105
  • Amalfi Lemon Tour Experience: $59
  • Amalfi Sunset Cruise: $746

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Faro 2.50
    Amalfi 16

Sample the Local Flavors in Faro

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Faro:

  • Traditional Portuguese Guitar performance with Exhibition Museum & Wine Tasting: $21

Typical Alcohol prices in Amalfi

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Amalfi from other travelers:


  • Wine
    6.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Amalfi

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

  • Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Naples & Amalfi Coast: $256
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour: $287
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour from Amalfi Coast: $287
  • Pompei Archeological site and Wine tasting Experience: $303
  • Wine Tour Experience for Family or friend's group: $311


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


When is the best time to visit Faro or Amalfi?

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 Faro or Amalfi in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Faro as well as Amalfi. The beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Faro this time of year.

In the summer, Faro is around the same temperature as Amalfi. Typically, the summer temperatures in Faro in July are around 25°C (78°F), and Amalfi is about 23°C (74°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amalfi. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Faro this time of the year. In the summer, Faro often gets more sunshine than Amalfi. Faro gets 374 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amalfi receives 313 hours of full sun.

Faro usually gets less rain in July than Amalfi. Faro gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Faro 25°C (78°F) 
    Amalfi 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Faro or Amalfi in the Autumn?

Both Amalfi and Faro are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Faro for the shopping scene.

In October, Faro is generally a little warmer than Amalfi. Temperatures in Faro average around 20°C (68°F), and Amalfi stays around 17°C (63°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Faro. Faro usually receives more sunshine than Amalfi during autumn. At this time of the year, Faro gets 222 hours of sunny skies, while Amalfi receives 189 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Amalfi. In October, Faro usually receives less rain than Amalfi. At this time of the year, Faro gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Faro 20°C (68°F) 
    Amalfi 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Faro or Amalfi in the Winter?

Both Amalfi and Faro during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Faro in the winter for the shopping scene and the cuisine.

Faro is much warmer than Amalfi in the winter. The temperature in Faro is usually 12°C (54°F) in January, and Amalfi stays around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Faro often gets more sunshine than Amalfi. Faro gets 161 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amalfi receives 115 hours of full sun.

Amalfi gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Faro usually gets less rain in January than Amalfi. Faro gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Faro 12°C (54°F) 
    Amalfi 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Faro or Amalfi in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Faro and Amalfi. Most visitors come to Faro for the beaches during these months.

In the spring, Faro is a little warmer than Amalfi. Typically, the spring temperatures in Faro in April are around 17°C (62°F), and Amalfi is about 13°C (55°F).

In Faro, it's very sunny this time of the year. Faro usually receives more sunshine than Amalfi during spring. At this time of the year, Faro gets 248 hours of sunny skies, while Amalfi receives 189 hours of full sun.

In April, Faro usually receives less rain than Amalfi. At this time of the year, Faro gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Faro 17°C (62°F) 
    Amalfi 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Amalfi and Faro

Faro Amalfi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 15°C (58°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 16°C (60°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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