A Travel Price Comparison for Spain La Laguna vs. Madrid for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit La Laguna or Madrid?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for La Laguna and Madrid. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: La Laguna or Madrid?

La Laguna

Much of the area in Tenerife has expanded and grown to cater to the tourist crowd of Europe and the world. However, there is one gem tucked away that has maintained the charm and beauty of the old world. The historic city of La Laguna is the home of mansions, bars, eccentric small shops, and serves as a model for many of the colonial towns in North America. In 1999 the town was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.


Madrid, the capital of Spain, overs visitors countless opportunities to experience Spain's culture, art, cuisine, and nightlife. It is the largest city in Spain, and as such has much to explore. The city is situated on the Iberian Peninsula on the Spanish central Castillian plateau. If you're flying into Spain, you'll likely fly into the Madrid airport as it's one of the largest airports in Europe. Madrid is well connected to the rest of Spain with planes, trains and buses, making it a popular place to visit for many travelers doing a European tour.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Spain, The Best Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, and The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid.

Which place is cheaper, Madrid or La Laguna?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in La Laguna is €120, while the average daily cost in Madrid is €136. 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 La Laguna and Madrid in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    La Laguna 53
    Madrid 77
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    La Laguna 106
    Madrid 154
Compare Hotels in La Laguna and Madrid

Looking for a hotel in La Laguna or Madrid? 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 La Laguna

Hotels in Madrid

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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: La Laguna Hotel Prices and Madrid Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    La Laguna 41
    Madrid 19

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Madrid

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Madrid

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

  • Vehicle transfer with driver included in Madrid: $144
  • Transfer to Madrid, travel calmly and comfortably: $145
  • Transfer in private minivan from Madrid City - Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD): $75
  • Transfer in private minivan from Madrid Airport (MAD) - Madrid City: $75
  • Transfer from the Airport to Madrid: $111
  • Transfer from Barajas Airport to Madrid: $97
  • Segovia: Full-Day Tour with Transfer to and from Madrid: $452
  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Vehicle Madrid Airport (MAD) - Madrid city: $121
  • Round Trip Transfer from Madrid Airport MAD to Madrid by Sedan: $79
  • Private transfer: Barajas Airport (MAD) to Madrid City Center: $29
  • Private transfer from Madrid city/airport to Segovia: $92
  • Private transfer from Atocha Station to Madrid city center: $22

Is it cheaper to fly into La Laguna or Madrid?

Prices for flights to both Madrid and La Laguna 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
    La Laguna 40
    Madrid 34

Typical Food Prices in Madrid

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Madrid:

  • Coffee
  • Ice Cream
  • Kebabs (for 2)
  • Croissant
  • Lunch at Airport (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Madrid

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

  • Madrid Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show and Dinner: $27
  • Paella and Sangria Workshop with Dinner and Drinks: $43
  • Madrid Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $48
  • Tapas Crawl Food Tour with 6 Tapas and 4 Drinks: $48
  • Tapas Dinner Party Food Tour with Guide: $48
  • Drunken Tapas Food Tour with Dinner in Madrid: $48
  • Tipsy Tapas Food Tour with Drinks and Food: $50
  • Madrid Tapas Dinner Party with Guide: $54
  • The Authentic Morning Madrid's Food Tour: $59
  • Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid: $61
  • Opera and Zarzuela Show and Dinner: $61
  • Tapas Crawl in Madrid Historical Quarter for Lunch or Dinner: $64

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    La Laguna 28
    Madrid 34

Tours and Activities in Madrid

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

  • Madrid Photo Tour with Pro Photographer Lifestyle and Portrait: $94
  • Madrid Tour and Guided Visit Royal Palace: $78
  • Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace Morning Guided Tour: $72
  • Private Combo Tour Prado Museum and Reina Sofia: $225
  • Ávila & Segovia Day Tour from Madrid: $165
  • 1-Hour Private Flamenco Class in Madrid Experience: $45
  • 2-Hour Patisserie Experience for Dessert Lovers: $61
  • 2-Hour Tour of the Madrid of Mysteries: $14
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour on the History of Islamic Medieval the origins: $39
  • 2.5-Hour Evening Tapas Tour through Madrid: $38
  • 3 Hours Walking Tour in Madrid: $269
  • 3-Hour Tapas Walking Tour of Madrid Food and Drink Included: $94

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    La Laguna 6.07
    Madrid 20

Typical Alcohol Prices in Madrid

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

  • Beer
  • Drinks and Tapas (for 2)

Sample the Local Flavors in Madrid

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Madrid:

  • Pub Crawl with Tapas and VIP Club Entry: $9.70
  • Madrid Pub Crawl with VIP Club Entrance: $11
  • Visit to the Winery with Wine Tasting and Appetizers in Navarra: $12
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Drinks and Nightclub Entry: $14
  • Pub Crawl Madrid Running since 2005 Bar Exploration: $16
  • Guided Pub Crawl Madrid Experience and Club Entry: $16
  • Pub Crawl Madrid & Party: $17
  • Pub Crawl Madrid-The Original since 2005-Shots-Fun-Clubs-Dance: $17
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $19
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $22
  • Wine Tasting Experience with 4 Spanish Wines: $26
  • Wine Tour with tasting in the Natural Park of La Mata: $38

When comparing the travel costs between La Laguna and Madrid, we can see that Madrid 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.

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

Which is Bigger, La Laguna or Madrid?

Madrid has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of La Laguna. When comparing the sizes of La Laguna and Madrid, 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.