A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Faro vs. Aveiro for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Faro or Aveiro?

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

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

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.

Aveiro

Aveiro has great canals that are lined by houses. Because of this ambiance, the town has earned its nickname the "Portuguese Venice." While it's similar, don't put too much into the name. The town is also known for it's colorful boats, referred to as moliceiros, that ride along the canals and under the bridges.

While the canals are lovely, most visitors actually come for the beaches. Aveiro's beaches are known for their clean and pristine sand. The shore is referred to as the Silver Coast, and has comfortably warm water, which is another major draw to the area.

Aveiro is comfortable year around because it's winters are mild and warm and its summer is somewhat cool. The winter months get the most rain and the summer is usually the driest. If you're there during the fall and winter, the winds will be strong making it the best time for surfing, sailing, and other water sports.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours in Portugal, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Portugal, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Portugal, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Portugal.


Which place is cheaper, Aveiro or Faro?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Faro is €133, while the average daily cost in Aveiro is €80. 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 Faro and Aveiro in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Faro 75
    Aveiro 46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Faro 150
    Aveiro 92
Compare Hotels in Faro and Aveiro

Looking for a hotel in Faro or Aveiro? 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 Aveiro


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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: Faro Hotel Prices and Aveiro Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Faro 9.52
    Aveiro 8.57

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Faro

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

  • Private Lisbon airport transfers (up to 8pax): $480
  • Private Seville airport transfers (up to 8pax): $479
  • Faro Airport: Private Transfer to Lisboa: $464
  • From Faro Airport: Private 1-Way Transfer to Lisbon: $384
  • Faro Airport: Private Transfer to Sevilha: $378
  • Private Lisbon airport transfers (up to 4pax cars): $373
  • Private Airport Transfer - Faro Airport to Lisbon Airport: $259
  • Private Transfer From Faro To Lisbon With a 2 Hour Stop: $256
  • Transfer From Tavira Algarve To Lisbon: $255
  • Transfer Faro airport - Zambujeira do Mar: $228
  • From Faro Airport: Private 1-Way Transfer to Sagres: $192
  • Airport Transfer from Faro to Sagres: $175

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aveiro

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

  • Aveiro Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $128

Is it cheaper to fly into Faro or Aveiro?

Prices for flights to both Aveiro 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 36
    Aveiro 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Faro

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

  • The Most Delicious Private Food Tour of 6 or 10 Tastings: $83
  • 3 Hours Classic Food Tour in Faro: $97
  • Authentic Portuguese Cooking Experience in Algarve: $162

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Faro 9.41
    Aveiro 8.57

Tours and Activities in Faro

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

  • Faro to Benagil Hiking Tour and Marinha beach: $60
  • 1 Hour Private Speed Boat Tour: $49
  • 1 or 2 Hour Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa: $26
  • 2 Hours Boat Tour in Ria Formosa: $27
  • 2:30 Hours Tour: $272
  • 3 Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa: $33
  • 3-Hour Boat Tour in Ria Formosa on Olhão Algarve: $33
  • 30-minute Jet Ski experience through Punta del Moral: $108
  • 4 hour Kayak & Snorkeling Tour in Ria Formosa Natural park : $81
  • 5-hour island hopping tour: $60
  • 6 hour boat tour navegating through the Islands of Ria Formosa National Park : $65
  • Algarve Buggy Tours: $201

Tours and Activities in Aveiro

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

  • Aveiro Privat City Tour w/ Local Boat 1 H Cruise & Egg Sweet: $96
  • Aveiro Private Tour, Bairrada Wine Cellars & Roasted Piglet: $116
  • Aveiro Tour: $139
  • Half Day Tour with Boat Ride: $107
  • Coimbra & Aveiro Amazing Cultural Full Day Tour from Porto: $101
  • From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour: $139
  • From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova: $272
  • From Porto: e-Bike Tour in Aveiro, Boat Trip and Costa Nova!: $84
  • Porto to Lisbon private Tour, choose 2 or 3 stops on the way: $311
  • Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses: $116

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Faro 3.13
    Aveiro 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Faro

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Faro:

  • Wine tastings, with Tour option - Authentic Algarve Flavours by Quinta da Tôr: $18
  • Visit to a Family Brewery in Loulé with Tasting: $27
  • Algarve Traditional Food and Wine Tasting: $48


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

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


Which is Bigger, Faro or Aveiro?

Aveiro has a larger population, and is about 31% larger than the population of Faro. When comparing the sizes of Faro and Aveiro, 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 Faro or Aveiro?

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 Faro or Aveiro in the Summer?

Both Aveiro and Faro are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Faro for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences.

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

It's quite sunny in Aveiro. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Faro. Faro usually receives more sunshine than Aveiro during summer. Faro gets 374 hours of sunny skies, while Aveiro receives 308 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Faro usually receives less rain than Aveiro. Faro gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Faro 25°C (78°F) 
    Aveiro 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Faro or Aveiro in the Autumn?

Both Aveiro and Faro during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Faro in the autumn for the shopping scene.

Faro is a little warmer than Aveiro in the autumn. The daily temperature in Faro averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Aveiro fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Faro. In the autumn, Faro often gets more sunshine than Aveiro. Faro gets 222 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Aveiro receives 184 hours of full sun.

Aveiro gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Faro usually gets less rain in October than Aveiro. Faro gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Faro 20°C (68°F) 
    Aveiro 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Faro or Aveiro in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Faro and Aveiro. Most visitors come to Faro for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Faro is a little warmer than Aveiro. Typically, the winter temperatures in Faro in January average around 12°C (54°F), and Aveiro averages at about 10°C (50°F).

Faro usually receives more sunshine than Aveiro during winter. Faro gets 161 hours of sunny skies, while Aveiro receives 124 hours of full sun in the winter.

Aveiro receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Faro usually receives less rain than Aveiro. Faro gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Faro 12°C (54°F) 
    Aveiro 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Faro or Aveiro in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Faro as well as Aveiro. The spring months attract visitors to Faro because of the beaches.

In April, Faro is generally a little warmer than Aveiro. Daily temperatures in Faro average around 17°C (62°F), and Aveiro fluctuates around 14°C (56°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Aveiro. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Faro this time of the year. In the spring, Faro often gets more sunshine than Aveiro. Faro gets 248 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Aveiro receives 217 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Aveiro. Faro usually gets less rain in April than Aveiro. Faro gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Faro 17°C (62°F) 
    Aveiro 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Aveiro and Faro

Faro Aveiro
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 15°C (58°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 16°C (60°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)