A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Helsinki vs. Innsbruck for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Helsinki or Innsbruck?

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

Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and dates back to 1550. Helsinki is an international metropolis with a diverse population, but also a small town vibe. The city itself has a population of just over 600,000 but the metropolitan area, including Espoo and Vantaa, has a population of more than 1.3 million. There are many outdoor bars and cafes that take advantage of the warmer summer months. During this time there are long days, and the population floods into the street after a long and cold winter, so visiting during the summer is a fun and lively experience.

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 Helsinki?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Helsinki is €112, while the average daily cost in Innsbruck is €103. 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 Helsinki and Innsbruck in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €118 for a double occupancy room in Helsinki If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

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
    Helsinki 59
    Innsbruck 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Helsinki 118
    Innsbruck 122

Food

The average traveler spends about €27 per day in Helsinki 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.

While meal prices in Innsbruck can vary, the average travelers spends about €32 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Innsbruck should cost around €13 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
    Helsinki 27
    Innsbruck 32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Helsinki

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

  • Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings: $137

Typical Food prices in Innsbruck

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


  • Soup for Lunch
    3.75
  • Pasta Lunch
    8.20

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

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Helsinki than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €18 on transportation in Helsinki on average per day.

The average price of local transportation around Innsbruck is €12 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.
    Helsinki 18
    Innsbruck 12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Helsinki

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

  • Ultra - Helsinki Private Transfer from City Centre to Helsinki Cruise Port: $8.71
  • Ultra - Helsinki Private Transfer from Helsinki Cruise Port to City Centre: $8.71
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Helsinki to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL): $33
  • Private Departure Transfer from Helsinki City Center to Helsinki Airport (HEL): $34
  • Private Departure Transfer from Helsinki City to Helsinki Vantaa Airport: $40
  • Airport transfer in Helsinki: $50
  • Best Transfer Helsinki: $50
  • VIP Transfer Helsinki Airport: $53
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer Helsinki: $56
  • VIP car Airport Transfer Helsinki: $56
  • Departure Private Transfer Luxury Van Helsinki City to Helsinki Port: $62
  • Arrival Private Transfer Business Car Helsinki Port to Helsinki City: $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Innsbruck

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Innsbruck:

  • Private Transfer: Innsbruck to Munich Airport (MUC): $531
  • Private Transfer: Innsbruck to Innsbruck International Airport (INN): $52
  • Private Transfer: Innsbruck International Airport (INN) to Innsbruck: $52
  • Private Departure Transfer from Innsbruck City Center to Innsbruck Airport: $45
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport (INN): $24
  • Private Airport Transfer: Innsbruck Airport (INN) to Innsbruck: $24
  • One-way Transfer from Innsbruck City Centre to Prague City Centre: $695
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck City - One Way: $50
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Innsbruck Airport to Gerlos City - One Way: $162
  • Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck city centre to Innsbruck Airport: $68
  • Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck Airport to City centre: $68
  • Deluxe Private Transfer From Innsbruck City to Zell am see City: $190

Is it cheaper to fly into Helsinki or Innsbruck?

Prices for flights to both Innsbruck and Helsinki 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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Helsinki, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €22 per day, per person.

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.
    Helsinki 22
    Innsbruck 15

Tours and Activities in Helsinki

For Helsinki, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Skip the Line: Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki Experience, single ticket: $15
  • Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Helsinki Entrance Ticket: $19
  • Helsinki Self-Guided Audio Tour: $20
  • Sightseeing Boat Tour in Archipelago of Helsinki: $27
  • Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour (ticket for 24 hours): $37
  • City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $37
  • City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour: $37
  • Artificial Intelligence City Tour of Helsinki: $37
  • Helsinki Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Private Helsinki Budha Tour Half Day: $40
  • Helsinki Music Walking Tour: $50
  • Helsinki Shared group tour: $51

Typical Entertainment prices in Innsbruck

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


  • Schloss Ambras Entrance
    8.00
  • Botanical Garden Entrance Fee
    2.00

Tours and Activities in Innsbruck

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

  • Bergisel Ski-Jump Area, private Tour + Tickets: $74
  • Best Intro Tour of Innsbruck with a Local: $61
  • GAILY TOUR in INNSBRUCK - Gay & Lesbian Tour: $143
  • Innsbruck Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Innsbruck Old Town Private Tour: $336
  • Innsbruck Old town walking tour: $271
  • Innsbruck Private Walking Tour: $199
  • Innsbruck Private Walking Tour: $199
  • Innsbruck Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide: $271
  • Innsbruck Walking Tour with a licensed guide: $271
  • Innsbruck Walking tour with private guide: $271
  • Innsbruck eBike Tours: $124

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Helsinki spend on average €13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

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
    Helsinki 13
    Innsbruck 16


When comparing the travel costs between Helsinki and Innsbruck, we can see that Helsinki is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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