A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Mamaia vs. Siofok for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Mamaia or Siofok?

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

Should I visit Mamaia or Siofok? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Mamaia or Siofok?

Mamaia

The most popular beach resort in Romania, Mamaia sits on an 8-kilometer wisp of land between Lake Siutghiol and the Black Sea. With plenty of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and an aqua park, the resort area is a party-goer's destination with endless opportunities for fun in the sun and nighttime merriment.

Siofok

Siofok is a charming lakefront town located on the southern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the nation, drawing at least two hundred thousand visitors each summer for its peaceful beaches and thriving nightlife. While lakefront beaches and the accompanying resorts are the main attractions, Siofok also has a host of other opportunities for sight-seeing, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Romania, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bucharest, The Best 10-Day Tours in Hungary, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Hungary.


Which place is cheaper, Siofok or Mamaia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Mamaia is $65, while the average daily cost in Siofok is $44. 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 Mamaia and Siofok in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mamaia $25
    Siofok $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mamaia $50
    Siofok $40
Compare Hotels in Mamaia and Siofok

Looking for a hotel in Mamaia or Siofok? 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 Mamaia


Hotels in Siofok


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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: Siofok Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mamaia $27
    Siofok $9.67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mamaia

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

  • Private Transfer from Constanta to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $177
  • Cernavoda to Bucharest - Private Guided Transfer - Car and Driver: $221
  • Constanta to Bucharest Otopeni airport - private transfers: $254
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu Constanta to Bucharest Driver - Private Guided Transfer : $276

Is it cheaper to fly into Mamaia or Siofok?

Prices for flights to both Siofok and Mamaia 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Mamaia $23
    Siofok $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mamaia $13
    Siofok $7.82

Tours and Activities in Mamaia

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

  • Self-Guided Labyrinth in the Rocks Tour near Silistra: $21
  • Day Tour: Visit Histria Winery and Ancient Citadel: $88
  • One Day Tour to Constanta (The Ancient City of Tomis): $178

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mamaia $12
    Siofok $4.27

Sample the Local Flavors in Mamaia

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

  • Unveilling the Essence: Gabai Winery's Captivating Wine Tours: $44


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

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



When is the best time to visit Mamaia or Siofok?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Mamaia or Siofok in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Mamaia as well as Siofok.

In the summer, Mamaia is around the same temperature as Siofok. Typically, the summer temperatures in Mamaia in July average around 22°C (72°F), and Siofok averages at about 21°C (70°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Siofok. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Mamaia this time of the year. In the summer, Mamaia often gets more sunshine than Siofok. Mamaia gets 320 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Siofok receives 278 hours of full sun.

Mamaia usually gets less rain in July than Siofok. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Siofok receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Mamaia 22°C (72°F) 
    Siofok 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Siofok in the Autumn?

Both Siofok and Mamaia are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

In October, Mamaia is generally a little warmer than Siofok. Daily temperatures in Mamaia average around 14°C (56°F), and Siofok fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

Mamaia usually receives more sunshine than Siofok during autumn. Mamaia gets 182 hours of sunny skies, while Siofok receives 152 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Mamaia usually receives less rain than Siofok. Mamaia gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Siofok receives 34 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Mamaia 14°C (56°F) 
    Siofok 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Siofok in the Winter?

Both Siofok and Mamaia during the winter are popular places to visit.

Siofok can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Mamaia. Mamaia is much warmer than Siofok in the winter. The daily temperature in Mamaia averages around 1°C (33°F) in January, and Siofok fluctuates around -1°C (31°F).

In the winter, Mamaia often gets more sunshine than Siofok. Mamaia gets 83 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Siofok receives 61 hours of full sun.

Mamaia usually gets less rain in January than Siofok. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Siofok receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Mamaia 1°C (33°F) 
    Siofok -1°C (31°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Siofok in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Mamaia and Siofok.

In the spring, Mamaia is cooler than Siofok. Typically, the spring temperatures in Mamaia in April average around 10°C (51°F), and Siofok averages at about 12°C (53°F).

Mamaia usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Siofok during spring. Mamaia gets 180 hours of sunny skies, while Siofok receives 178 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Mamaia usually receives less rain than Siofok. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Siofok receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Mamaia 10°C (51°F) 
    Siofok 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Siofok and Mamaia

Mamaia Siofok
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (33°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) -1°C (31°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 2°C (35°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Mar 5°C (41°F) 26 mm (1 in) 7°C (44°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Apr 10°C (51°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 12°C (53°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 16°C (60°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (62°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 21°C (70°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 19°C (65°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Oct 14°C (56°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 12°C (53°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 6°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 4°C (38°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 1°C (34°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)