A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Freeport vs. San Fernando

Should you visit Freeport or San Fernando?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Freeport and San Fernando can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Freeport

When you picture the Bahamas you likely picture the beaches, resorts and playgrounds of Nassau. Just to the northwest of this tourist paradise is a tropical city founded on industry. Freeport began as mostly swampland and is now the second most populous city in the Bahamas.

This city is less of a tourist attraction - a place where you'll find the true Bahaman culture mixed in with some relaxing spots to help you unwind and get into your island vacation.

San Fernando

As the industrial capital of Trinidad & Tobago, San Fernando is an oil city which attracts more business visitors than tourists. While it is primarily focused on industry, the city has a certain charm with its old buildings and sloping streets that frame pretty views of the sea. It is the big city of Trinidad's southern half with plenty to offer in nightlife, especially during Carnival.

Which city is cheaper, San Fernando or Freeport?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Freeport is $205, while the average daily cost in San Fernando is $123. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Freeport and San Fernando in more detail.




Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $244 for a double occupancy room in Freeport If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

The prices for places to stay in San Fernando can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $59, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $118.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Freeport $122
    San Fernando $59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Freeport $244
    San Fernando $118


Food

In Freeport travelers spend around $49 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

The average traveler spends about $38 per day in San Fernando for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Freeport $49
    San Fernando $38

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Freeport

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

  • Bahamian Culture and Cooking Lesson Tour: $71
  • A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour: $79
  • Around Town/Bahamian Cooking Experience: $120


Local Transportation

Freeport's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $52 per person, per day on transportation in Freeport.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in San Fernando than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $40 on transportation in San Fernando on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Freeport $52
    San Fernando $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Freeport

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

  • Private Round-Trip Luxury Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 10): $589
  • Private Departure Luxury Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 10): $294
  • Private Arrival Luxury Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 10): $294
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer: Freeport International Airport (5 - 8): $283
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer: Freeport International Airport (3 - 4): $189
  • Shared Round-Trip Limousine Transfer to the Port Lucaya Market: $160
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Freeport International Airport (5 - 8): $141
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Freeport International Airport to Hotels (5 - 8): $141
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 2): $94
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Freeport International Airport (3 - 4): $94
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Freeport International Airport to Hotels (3 - 4): $94
  • Private Airport Transfer: Freeport to Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO): $50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in San Fernando

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer San Fernando Airport FDO to Buenos Aires City by Sedan: $83


Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Freeport can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $29 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Sightseeing expenses in San Fernando, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $23 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Freeport $29
    San Fernando $23
Typical Entertainment prices in Freeport

For Freeport, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • 10 Dive Package
    $299
  • 4 Hr. Kayak Tour
    $70
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    $75

Tours and Activities in Freeport

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

  • Best of the Grand Bahamas Tour: $50
  • Cave Tour and Gold Rock Beach: $75
  • CocoNutz Cruisers Electric Bicycle Tour: $123
  • Cycle City and Beach Tour: $128
  • East End Island Sightseeing Tour from Freeport: $160
  • Freeport 3-Hour City Tour: $30
  • Freeport 4-Hour Garden of the Groves Tour: $55
  • Freeport Reef Snorkeling Adventure with Beach Break and Shopping: $70
  • Freeport Shore Excursion: Garden of the Groves and City Tour: $76
  • Freeport Snorkeling Adventure: $55
  • Half-Day Motorized Bicycle Tour: $100
  • From 5-Hour Eco Tour to the Cay's: $120

Tours and Activities in San Fernando

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

  • Amazing Air Tour Sightseeing Flight through Buenos Aires to Martin Garcia Island: $298


Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Freeport, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $23.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In San Fernando, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $17.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Freeport $23
    San Fernando $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Freeport

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Freeport:

  • Sands Brewery 1.5-Hour Tour - All You Can Drink: $26
  • Freeport Shore Excursion: Bahamian Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting: $31
  • Freeport Bazaar and Brewery Tour: $44
  • Brewery Tour at Bahamian Brewery: $65



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

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