A Travel Price Comparison for Brazil Fortaleza vs. Brasilia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Fortaleza or Brasilia?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Fortaleza and Brasilia can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Fortaleza or Brasilia?


A major city on Brazil's northeastern coast and the capital city of Ceara state, Fortaleza is best characterized by its city landscape lined with beaches and palm trees. It also features some great seafood as well as long-standing folk traditions in culture and dance.


The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.

Which place is cheaper, Brasilia or Fortaleza?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fortaleza is $71, while the average daily cost in Brasilia is $85. 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 Fortaleza and Brasilia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fortaleza $31
    Brasilia $36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fortaleza $62
    Brasilia $72
Compare Hotels in Fortaleza and Brasilia

Looking for a hotel in Fortaleza or Brasilia? 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 Fortaleza

Hotels in Brasilia

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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: Fortaleza Hotel Prices and Brasilia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fortaleza $22
    Brasilia $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fortaleza

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

  • 4x4 Private Transfer Service : $185
  • 4x4 Transfer Private Service Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $268
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Fortaleza Airport FOR to Fortaleza by Minivan: $117
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Fortaleza Airport FOR to Fortaleza by Sedan Car: $88
  • Beach Park Transfer from Fortaleza: $16
  • Cumbuco Private Transfer From Fortaleza: $58
  • Cumbuco Shared Transfer From Fortaleza: $51
  • Departure Private Transfer: Fortaleza City to Fortaleza Airport FOR by Minivan: $117
  • Departure Private Transfer: Fortaleza City to Fortaleza Airport FOR by Sedan Car: $88
  • Departure Private Transfer: Jericoacoara to Fortaleza Airport FOR by Sedan Car: $253
  • Fortaleza Airport (FOR) to Fortaleza - Arrival Private Transfer: $17
  • Fortaleza Airport (FOR) to Fortaleza Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33

Is it cheaper to fly into Fortaleza or Brasilia?

Prices for flights to both Brasilia and Fortaleza 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 Meals for one day
    Fortaleza $24
    Brasilia $33

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fortaleza

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

  • Thematic Show with Rotation of Pizzas in Aquiraz: $29

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fortaleza $16
    Brasilia $20

Tours and Activities in Fortaleza

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

  • Full Day Tour to Cumbuco From Fortaleza: $11
  • Cumbuco Beach Tour: $12
  • One Day Bus Tour of Fortaleza and Cumbuco Beach: $12
  • 3 Beaches in 1 Day Tour Leaving Fortaleza: $13
  • Tour 3 beaches in 1 day: $14
  • Lagoinha Beach Tour: $15
  • Águas Belas Tour: $15
  • Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza: $16
  • Lagoinha Beach Tour: $18
  • Canoe Quebrada Full Day Tour - Departure from Fortaleza by Vitorino Turismo: $20
  • Canoa Quebrada Beach Tour with Nettour: $21
  • The colorful sands of Morro Branco beach - Full Day Tour: $22

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia In-App Walking Audio Tour (ENG): $10
  • Brasilia Tour: $31

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fortaleza $10
    Brasilia $15

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

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

Which is Bigger, Fortaleza or Brasilia?

Fortaleza has a larger population, and is about 9% larger than the population of Brasilia. When comparing the sizes of Fortaleza and Brasilia, 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.