A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Geneva vs. Innsbruck

Should you visit Geneva or Innsbruck?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Geneva and Innsbruck. 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. So, let's dig into it.

Geneva

Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland and was previously the home for the United Nations Headquarters. The UN is now housed in New York City, but there is still a very strong presence in Geneva. Geneva is not known to be as energetic as some other European cities, but if you search it out, then you're sure to find some interesting places and lively nightlife. It's a very international city, in part because of the heavy UN presence, giving it an interesting feel. It is a French speaking city, and advertisements, signs, and television are all done in French.

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is conveniently located near Munich, Germany and northern Italy, making it a centrally located base for seeing the Alps. Innsbruck is also a haven for winter sports and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. The scenery is stunning and the skiing is world class. It is known as the largest ski resort in the Alps. Innsbruck was also a big contributor to the rise in snowboarding popularity during the 1990's. Snowboarding is still a huge past time in the area, and there is a very vibrant subculture of snowboarders that remains in the area. During the winter months, there are a stream of almost constant events that cater to skiers and winter sports fans, as well as adrenaline junkies. Innsbruck is also home to two different universities and a few smaller colleges, giving the city a youthful vibe with a very vibrant and enthusiastic nightlife.

Which city is cheaper, Innsbruck or Geneva?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Geneva is $170, while the average daily cost in Innsbruck is $106. 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 Geneva and Innsbruck in more detail.




Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $236 for a double occupancy room in Geneva.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Innsbruck is $122. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Geneva $118
    Innsbruck $61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Geneva $236
    Innsbruck $122


Food

In Geneva travelers spend around $43 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.

While meal prices in Innsbruck can vary, the average travelers spends about $34 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Innsbruck should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Innsbruck is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Geneva $43
    Innsbruck $34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Geneva

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

  • Taste My Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour: $77
  • Old Geneva food tour: $268

Typical Food prices in Innsbruck

Some typical examples of dining costs in Innsbruck are as follows:


  • Soup for Lunch
    $4.57
  • Pasta Lunch
    $10.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Innsbruck

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

  • Half-Day Food Tour of Tyrolean Cuisine: $137


Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Geneva is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.62 per person, per day, on local transportation in Geneva.

The average price of local transportation around Innsbruck is $13 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Geneva $7.62
    Innsbruck $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Geneva

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Geneva:

  • Private Departure Transfer: Geneva Hotel to Geneva Airport: $37
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Geneva to Geneva International Airport (GVA): $39
  • Geneva to Geneva Airport (GVA) - Departure Private Van Transfer: $41
  • Superior Private Transfer from Geneva Hotels to Geneva Airport: $47
  • Geneva Airport (GVA) to Geneva - Arrival Private Car Transfer: $68
  • Geneva to Geneva Airport (GVA)- Departure Private Car Transfer: $68
  • Geneva to Geneva Airport (GVA) - Departure Private Car Transfer: $68
  • VIP Transfer: $74
  • Departure Private Transfer Business Car Geneva City to Geneva airport GVA: $93
  • Geneva Departure Private Transfers from Geneva City to Geneva Airport GVA: $95
  • Geneva Airport Transfers : Geneva City to Geneva Airport GVA in Business Car: $100
  • Private Transfer from Geneva City to Geneva Airport: $100

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Innsbruck

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Innsbruck:

  • A private one way transfer from Innsbruck to Prague: $1,045
  • Deluxe Private Transfer From Innsbruck City to Zell am see City: $190
  • Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck Airport to City centre: $68
  • Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck city centre to Innsbruck Airport: $68
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Innsbruck Airport to Gerlos City - One Way: $162
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck City - One Way: $50
  • One-way Transfer from Innsbruck City Centre to Prague City Centre: $695
  • Private Airport Transfer: Innsbruck Airport (INN) to Innsbruck: $24
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport (INN): $24
  • Private Departure Transfer from Innsbruck City Center to Innsbruck Airport: $45
  • Private Transfer: Innsbruck International Airport (INN) to Innsbruck: $52
  • Private Transfer: Innsbruck to Innsbruck International Airport (INN): $52


Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Geneva typically cost an average of $24 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Innsbruck's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $15 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Geneva $24
    Innsbruck $15

Tours and Activities in Geneva

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

  • 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise: $20
  • International District and Lake Geneva Shore Tour: $27
  • Geneva City Tour: $64
  • Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva: $80
  • Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva: $90
  • Geneva E-Bike Tour Lake Leman and Old Town: $93
  • From Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise: $98
  • Chamonix, Mont-Blanc Day Tour from Geneva: $107
  • Annecy Half-Day Trip + Geneva City Tour: $128
  • Europa-Park Theme Park Ticket with Transport from Geneva: $172
  • Chamonix Day Trip and Geneva city tour: $178
  • Full Bahir Dar Tour, Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Fall: $204

Typical Entertainment prices in Innsbruck

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Innsbruck are as follows:


  • Schloss Ambras Entrance
    $9.75
  • Botanical Garden Entrance Fee
    $2.44

Tours and Activities in Innsbruck

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Innsbruck are as follows:

  • Skip the Line: Ambras Castle in Innsbruck Entrance Ticket: $9.95
  • Skip the Line: AUDIOVERSUM ScienceCenter - Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Skip the Line: Cable Car Round-Trip from Innsbruck to Hungerburg Ticket: $13
  • Innsbruck Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Tyrolean Folk Show Ticket in Innsbruck: $41
  • Skip the Line: Cable Car Round-Trip to the Top of Innsbruck Ticket: $50
  • Best Intro Tour of Innsbruck with a Local: $61
  • Tyrolean Sweets & Coffee Tour: $72
  • Bergisel Ski-Jump Area, private Tour + Tickets: $74
  • private Innsbruck City Tour - 90 minutes, local Guide: $96
  • Private Half-Day Tour in Austrian Cheese Factory with Tasting: $100
  • Innsbruck eBike Tours: $124


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Geneva may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $18 per day on alcoholic beverages.

The average person spends about $16 on alcoholic beverages in Innsbruck per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Geneva $18
    Innsbruck $16

Sample the Local Flavors in Geneva

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Geneva:

  • Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour: $167
  • Farms, Flights: Finger Lakes Brewery Tour: $180
  • Lavaux Panoramic Wine Tour from Geneva: $289
  • Winter ski tour: Wine tasting tour in Rhine region: $746
  • Swiss Wine Tasting at Lavaux Vineyards: Private Trip From Geneva: $1,097



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

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