A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Kos vs. Sorrento for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kos or Sorrento?

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

Kos

Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a popular travel destination in Campania, Italy. The city has nice architecture and many shops and outdoor cafes you can enjoy. Its access via the Circumvesuviana rail system make it a great base for visiting Pompeii and Ercolano.

The city has a Mediterranean climate that has mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The pleasant climate make it a popular destination year around, although you can expect crowds during the peak summer months.

You'll find no shortage of hotels and hostels in town as the city's economy is very much dependent on tourism. Hostels are generally clean and comfortable, but they may be more expensive than you expect. If you travel during the low season you're likely to save some money even if the weather isn't as nice. Mid range hotel rooms are usually smaller than their American counterparts, but they are clean and nice and often come with a complimentary breakfast. The same can generally be said for more expensive hotels.

Which city is cheaper, Sorrento or Kos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €107, while the average daily cost in Sorrento is €112. 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 Kos and Sorrento in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €98 for a double occupancy room in Kos 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 Sorrento is €144. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kos 49
    Sorrento 72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kos 98
    Sorrento 144

Food

While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average travelers spends about €35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Kos 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 Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The price of a meal in Sorrento can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €30 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Kos 35
    Sorrento 30

Typical Food prices in Sorrento

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Sorrento:


  • Pizza
    6.00
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    43
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sorrento

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

  • Gelato Cooking Class in Sorrento: $26
  • Italian Gelato Cooking Class in Sorrento: $26
  • Private Virtual Cooking Class from Sorrento: $37
  • Pizza Show: $39
  • Handmade Neapolitan Pizza | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $44
  • VIRTUAL LESSONS...maked Pizza, bread and fried Calzones in live!: $47
  • Pizza Show: $47
  • Small-Group Original Neapolitan Pizza Class in Sorrento: $56
  • Pizza Making Course: $62
  • Sorrento Handmade Pizza school: $62
  • Sorrento Pizza Making: $62
  • Live Streaming Italian Cooking Class: $65

Local Transportation

To get around in Kos, the average visitor spends €29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The cost of a taxi ride in Sorrento is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €6.05 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sorrento.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kos 29
    Sorrento 6.05

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos

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

  • Kos - Airport Private Transfer: $62
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS): $41
  • Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport: $96

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    4.20
  • Ferry to Capri (Round Trip)
    35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sorrento

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sorrento:

  • private transfer from Sorrento to Matera: $373
  • private transfer from Naples to sorrento or Sorrento to Naples: $149
  • WINE & FOOD E-BIKE TOUR - transfer Included from Sorrento: $147
  • Transfer to the Path of Gods from Sorrento: $218
  • Transfer from Sorrento to Rome with 2 hours stop in Pompeii ( not sharing ): $379
  • Transfer from Sorrento to Naples: $81
  • Transfer from Sorrento area to Naples from 1 to 3 passengers: $162
  • Transfer from Sorrento To Naples: $274
  • Transfer from Sorrento Coast to Rome (or reverse): $376
  • Transfer from Naples to Sorrento: $75
  • Transfer from Bari to Sorrento or Amalfi Coast or Viceversa: $1,120
  • Transfer Sorrento to/from Rome optional Pompeii Stop: $610

Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Sorrento?

Prices for flights to both Sorrento and Kos 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

In Kos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €26 per person, per day.

Entertainment and activities in Sorrento typically cost an average of €26 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kos 26
    Sorrento 26

Tours and Activities in Kos

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

  • Kalymnos and Pserimos Day Cruise: $55
  • Photo tour island of Kos: $684

Typical Entertainment prices in Sorrento

Here are a few typical costs in Sorrento for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Beach
    10
  • Bike Rental (24 Hours)
    20
  • Scuba Diving (Single Dive)
    45
  • Blue Mini Cruise
    22

Tours and Activities in Sorrento

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

  • 2-Hour Sorrento Walking Tour: $10
  • 2-Night Amalfi Coast Experience from Sorrento: $703
  • 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Sightseeing Cruise, Mornington Peninsula: $53
  • 90minute Wildlife Adventure Cruise from Sorrento: $49
  • A taste of Naples -Small group tour from Sorrento: $93
  • Amalfi & Positano private tour: $1,617
  • Amalfi Boat Tour: $148
  • Amalfi Boat Tour Private: $1,244
  • Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento: $132
  • Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Sorrento: $473
  • Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise from Sorrento: $73
  • Amalfi Coast Boat Tour: $173

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Kos spend on average €16 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Sorrento may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.97 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kos 16
    Sorrento 6.97

Typical Alcohol prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    11

Sample the Local Flavors in Sorrento

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello, Wine tasting: $84
  • Wine Tasting on the Slopes of Vesuvius Including Lunch: $109
  • Sorrento Food & Wine Tour - 'Taste of Sorrento': $116
  • Full Day Small Group Pompeii Tour from Sorrento with Local Wine Tasting: $127
  • From Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour: $127
  • Pompeii and Wine Tasting Tour from Sorrento: $134
  • Sorrento in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • Vesuvius Wine Tasting Experience Tour: $139
  • Sorrento Food and Wine Tour-Small Group: $149
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Sorrento Coast: $210
  • Private Trasportation To Pompeii + Lunch And Wine Tasting 6 Hours Total: $236
  • Half Day Wine Tour: $249


When comparing the travel costs between Kos and Sorrento, we can see that Sorrento 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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