A Travel Price Comparison for France Lyon vs. Beaune for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lyon or Beaune?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lyon or Beaune, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Lyon

Lyon, located within the region of Southeastern France, is France's third largest city in terms of population, with just over 500,000 inhabitants. This makes the city large, yet still small and personable enough to be explored properly in a short visit. Known as the gastronomic capital of Europe, your culinary needs are exceptionally well catered to here, and for those with historical and cultural interests, you will never be at a loss for new things to do and see.

Beaune

The walled-town of Beaune is located at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Once the capital of the region and still surrounded by the Cote d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is just a starting point for food and wine connoisseurs looking to taste their way through the greater countryside of Burgundy.

Which city is cheaper, Beaune or Lyon?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lyon is €100, while the average daily cost in Beaune is €133. 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 Lyon and Beaune in more detail.



Accommodation

A hotel room in Lyon is about €84 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €132 for a double occupancy room in Beaune.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lyon 42
    Beaune 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lyon 84
    Beaune 132

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Lyon cost around €33 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €13.

Food in Beaune costs travelers about €43 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Lyon 33
    Beaune 43
Typical Food prices in Lyon

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


  • Pastry
    1.70

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lyon

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

  • Lyon 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise: $67
  • Presqu'île Food Tour with a Local Guide: $68
  • Lyon Old Town Walking Guided Food Tour: $68
  • Half-Day Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings: $78
  • Lyon Old Town Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties Tasting & Lunch: $93
  • Old Town Food Tour: $102
  • Secret Food Tour: $107
  • Lyon Old Town Five Tasting Stops Walking Food Tour with Lunch: $108
  • Lyon Quais Saint Antoine Private Gastronomic Food Tour: $111
  • Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Lyon: $137
  • Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse Food Tour: $217
  • Food tour in Lyon: $258

Typical Food prices in Beaune

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


  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
    9.00
  • Cookie
    1.00
  • Coffee
    2.80

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Lyon is €14 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.

The average price of local transportation around Beaune is €33 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.
    Lyon 14
    Beaune 33
Typical Local Transportation prices in Lyon

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Lyon:


  • Funiculaire
    5.20
  • Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Bus
    19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lyon

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lyon:

  • Airport Lyon - private VIP transfer to Megève on Mercedes V-class: $649
  • Airport Lyon - private VIP transfer to Morzine on Mercedes V-class: $683
  • Airport Lyon - private VIP transfer to Tignes on Mercedes V-class: $683
  • Airport Lyon - private VIP transfer to Val-d Isere on Mercedes V-class: $702
  • Departure Private Transfer Lyon City to Lyon Airport LYS by Business Car: $66
  • Departure Private Transfer Lyon City to Lyon Airport LYS by Luxury Van: $87
  • Departure Private Transfers from Lyon City to Lyon Airport LYS in Business Car: $95
  • Departure Private Transfers from Lyon City to Lyon Airport LYS in Luxury Van: $103
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Grenoble-Isère Airport to Lyon City - One Way: $284
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport to Lyon City - One Way: $124
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Lyon-Bron Airport to Lyon City - One Way: $65
  • Lyon Airport Transfers : Lyon City to Lyon Airport LYS in Business Car: $98

Is it cheaper to fly into Lyon or Beaune?

Prices for flights to both Beaune and Lyon 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

Lyon's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €16 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.

Beaune's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €26 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.
    Lyon 16
    Beaune 26
Typical Entertainment prices in Lyon

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


  • Lunch for 2
    45

Tours and Activities in Lyon

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

  • Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English): $3.82
  • Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English): $3.82
  • Private Lyon Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game: $8.70
  • 1-Hour City Tram Audio-Guided Tour: $9.22
  • Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide: $11
  • Haunted Lyon City Exploration Game & Tour: $11
  • Lyon Museum of Cinema Miniature Admission Ticket: $12
  • Storytelling Tour of Croix-Rousse: $15
  • Guided Sightseeing Cruise: $15
  • 1-Hour Discovery Tour by Boat: $17
  • Ticket to Mini World Lyon Museum: $17
  • Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour: $22

Typical Entertainment prices in Beaune

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


  • Winery Tour (for 2)
    20

Tours and Activities in Beaune

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

  • Touristic highlights of Beaune on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour with a local: $124
  • Burgundy Grand Crus Route Day Tour with 10 Wines Tastings in Family Domains: $209
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Côte de Beaune: $218
  • One day tour of Beaune & the road of the Grands Crus.Organic & biodynamic wines: $243
  • Private Tour Full Day Côte de Beaune: $367
  • Private Tour: Wines of Burgundy Day Tour from Beaune: $379
  • Private Full Day Tour Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune: $397
  • Private Full Day Tour - Côte de Nuits : Pinot Noir Paradise: $397
  • Private Full Day Tour to the Heart of Burgundy: $454
  • Burgundy Cote de Beaune Private Day Tour: $516
  • Full Day Private Tour with Tasting of 10 Grands Crus - The Best of Burgundy: $733
  • Multi Day Private Tour of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune: $734

Alcohol

The average person spends about €19 on alcoholic beverages in Lyon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Beaune may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €38 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lyon 19
    Beaune 38
Typical Alcohol prices in Lyon

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Lyon from other travelers:


  • Drinks for 2
    6.80
  • Bottle of Wine
    15

Sample the Local Flavors in Lyon

Also in Lyon, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Beaujolais Segway Tour With Wine Tasting: $52
  • Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon: $101
  • Half-Day Vienne & Côte-Rotie Wine Tasting Tour: $101
  • Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon: $101
  • Northern Rhône Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Half Day Tour from Lyon: $111
  • Lyon Old Town Food & Wine Tasting Tour including a Bouchon Lyonnais: $112
  • The Original Syrah Wine Tour - Afternoon - Small Group Tour from Lyon: $114
  • The Original Syrah Wine Tour - Morning - Small Group Tours from Lyon: $114
  • Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon: $123
  • Macon & Beaujolais Wine Tour - Full Day - Small Group Tour from Lyon: $147
  • Cotes du Rhone Wine Tour - Full Day - Small Group Tour from Lyon: $153
  • Beaujolais Region Vineyard Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lyon: $160

Sample the Local Flavors in Beaune

Also in Beaune, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Beaune Small-Group Half Day Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings at Family Domain: $128
  • Burgundy Full-Day Tour and Wine Tastings from Beaune: $174
  • Burgundy Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Beaune: $219
  • Beaune Small-Group Day Tour including Wine Tastings and Lunch: $229
  • Côte de Nuits Wine Tour: $311
  • Wine Tasting Tour Côte D'Or - Private Full Day: $367
  • Full-Day Private Tour: Wine Tasting, with 6 Grands Crus The Best of Burgundy: $599
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cote de Beaune: $874


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

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