A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Minsk vs. Brasov for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Minsk or Brasov?

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

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

Where Should I go: Minsk or Brasov?

Minsk

Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislac and Niamiha rivers, it is also capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and was the capital of the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919-1991. It is a modern city dominated by monumental Stalinist architecture with many of its museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions.

Brasov

Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, and The Best Budget Tours to Romania.


Which place is cheaper, Brasov or Minsk?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Minsk is $64, while the average daily cost in Brasov is $60. 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 Minsk and Brasov in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $32
    Brasov $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $64
    Brasov $46
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Brasov

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Brasov? 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 Minsk


Hotels in Brasov


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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: Brasov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Brasov $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $67
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $149
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $255
  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $328

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Brasov?

Prices for flights to both Brasov and Minsk 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
    Minsk $21
    Brasov $26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

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

  • Small-Group organic home-made dinner in a Brasov village: $94

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $20
    Brasov $9.74

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • E-BIKE mtb renting (self guided tours): $17
  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $28
  • Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture: $29
  • BraČ™ov Old German Town: Private WalkingTour & PDF guide: $33
  • Mountain Bike Day Tour around Brasov: $35
  • Small Group Walking Tour Of Brasov Old Town: $39
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Ski-touring at night in Poiana Brasov: $44
  • City Tour Brasov in english: $49
  • Walking Tour of the Old Town & Photo Hotspots: $49
  • SnowShoe Walking Tour in Poiana Brasov: $50

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Brasov $7.91

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Palinca Distillery: $105
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $135


When comparing the travel costs between Minsk and Brasov, we can see that Minsk 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 Minsk Expensive? and Is Brasov Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Minsk or Brasov?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Brasov. When comparing the sizes of Minsk and Brasov, 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.


When is the best time to visit Minsk or Brasov?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Minsk or Brasov in the Summer?

Both Brasov and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Minsk is generally cooler than Brasov. Daily temperatures in Minsk average around 19°C (66°F), and Brasov fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

It's quite sunny in Brasov. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Minsk. Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Brasov during summer. Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies, while Brasov receives 288 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Minsk usually receives more rain than Brasov. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Brasov receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Brasov 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Brasov in the Autumn?

Both Brasov and Minsk during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Minsk is much colder than Brasov in the autumn. The daily temperature in Minsk averages around 8°C (47°F) in October, and Brasov fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

In the autumn, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Brasov. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brasov receives 187 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets more rain in October than Brasov. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Brasov receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Brasov 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Brasov in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Brasov.

Brasov can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Minsk. In the winter, Minsk is much colder than Brasov. Typically, the winter temperatures in Minsk in January average around -5°C (22°F), and Brasov averages at about -1°C (30°F).

Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Brasov during winter. Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies, while Brasov receives 85 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Minsk usually receives more rain than Brasov. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Brasov receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Brasov -1°C (30°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Brasov in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Brasov.

In April, Minsk is generally much colder than Brasov. Daily temperatures in Minsk average around 8°C (46°F), and Brasov fluctuates around 12°C (54°F).

In the spring, Minsk often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Brasov. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brasov receives 188 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Brasov. Minsk gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Brasov receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Brasov 12°C (54°F)

Typical Weather for Brasov and Minsk

Minsk Brasov
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)