A Travel Price Comparison for Czech Republic Olomouc vs. Cesky Krumlov for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Olomouc or Cesky Krumlov?

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 Olomouc and Cesky Krumlov. 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: Olomouc or Cesky Krumlov?


Olomouc is a city in the eastern province of Moravia in the Czech Republic, best known for its UNESCO town square with landmarks which include its six baroque fountains and the 18th-century Holy Trinity Column.

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Prague, The Best 2-Week Tours from Prague, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Czech Republic.

Which place is cheaper, Cesky Krumlov or Olomouc?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Olomouc is $107, while the average daily cost in Cesky Krumlov is $63. 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 Olomouc and Cesky Krumlov in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Olomouc $67
    Cesky Krumlov $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Olomouc $134
    Cesky Krumlov $76
Compare Hotels in Olomouc and Cesky Krumlov

Looking for a hotel in Olomouc or Cesky Krumlov? 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 Olomouc

Hotels in Cesky Krumlov

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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: Olomouc Hotel Prices and Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Olomouc $8.18
    Cesky Krumlov $2.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olomouc

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

  • Prague: Train Transfer to/from Olomouc: $7.59

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $159
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $150
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $124

Is it cheaper to fly into Olomouc or Cesky Krumlov?

Prices for flights to both Cesky Krumlov and Olomouc 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
    Olomouc $30
    Cesky Krumlov $22

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Olomouc $21
    Cesky Krumlov $6.68

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • 2,5h Chateau Collections and Tower Tour with Coffee & Dessert: $72
  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $198
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $94
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $212
  • Cesky Krumlov Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.63
  • Cesky Krumlov Tour 4 hours : $282
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $96
  • First white water experience with Tomáš Kobes: $221
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $86
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $61
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $170
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $210

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Olomouc $12
    Cesky Krumlov $3.44

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

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

Which is Bigger, Olomouc or Cesky Krumlov?

Olomouc has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Cesky Krumlov. When comparing the sizes of Olomouc and Cesky Krumlov, 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.