A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Oviedo vs. Lugo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Oviedo or Lugo?

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 Oviedo and Lugo. 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: Oviedo or Lugo?

Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of the Asturias Principality in Northern Spain. It is a city of churches and cathedrals with many of its buildings designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its old town, or Casco Antiguo, is the most historic part of Oviedo, where many of the UNESCO sites are situated.

Lugo

Located in northwestern Spain, Lugo is a city of the Galicia region best known for its old city, completely surrounded by Roman walls. Within these walls are some of Lugo's most impressive sights including a striking city hall, elaborate cathedral, and many beautiful city squares and plazas. The city is also known for its festivals and is the capital of a province of the same name.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Madrid.


Which place is cheaper, Lugo or Oviedo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Oviedo is €106, while the average daily cost in Lugo is €98. 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 Oviedo and Lugo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Oviedo 53
    Lugo 50
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Oviedo 106
    Lugo 100
Compare Hotels in Oviedo and Lugo

Looking for a hotel in Oviedo or Lugo? 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 Oviedo


Hotels in Lugo


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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: Oviedo Hotel Prices and Lugo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Oviedo 20
    Lugo 20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Oviedo

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

  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport (OVD) to Gijon Cruise Port: $39
  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport to Oviedo and Gijón: $71

Is it cheaper to fly into Oviedo or Lugo?

Prices for flights to both Lugo and Oviedo 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
    Oviedo 38
    Lugo 34

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Oviedo 19
    Lugo 13

Tours and Activities in Oviedo

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

  • Uncover Oviedo's Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.47
  • Uncover Oviedo's Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.60
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.99
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self Guided Private Tour: $9.18
  • Civil War Tour of Oviedo: $11
  • 1934 Revolution Tour: $11
  • Tour of the mysteries and legends of Oviedo: $11
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Guided tour of Oviedo: $11
  • Guided tour to the Cathedral with tickets: $12
  • Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Oviedo: $12
  • Oviedo : Archaeological and fine arts museum tour: $16

Tours and Activities in Lugo

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

  • Private Guided Walking Tour: $80
  • ¡¡NEW!! Private Walking Tour with Local Guide: $80
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Entry Ticket and Audio Guide: $8.56

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Oviedo 16
    Lugo 16


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


Which is Bigger, Oviedo or Lugo?

Oviedo has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Lugo. When comparing the sizes of Oviedo and Lugo, 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 Oviedo or Lugo?

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 Oviedo or Lugo in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Oviedo as well as Lugo.

In the summer, Oviedo is around the same temperature as Lugo. Typically, the summer temperatures in Oviedo in July average around 19°C (65°F), and Lugo averages at about 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lugo. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Oviedo this time of the year. In the summer, Oviedo often gets less sunshine than Lugo. Oviedo gets 203 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lugo receives 248 hours of full sun.

Oviedo usually gets more rain in July than Lugo. Oviedo gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Lugo receives 25 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Oviedo 19°C (65°F) 
    Lugo 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Oviedo or Lugo in the Autumn?

Both Lugo and Oviedo are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

In October, Oviedo is generally around the same temperature as Lugo. Daily temperatures in Oviedo average around 16°C (60°F), and Lugo fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

Oviedo usually receives less sunshine than Lugo during autumn. Oviedo gets 138 hours of sunny skies, while Lugo receives 155 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Lugo. In October, Oviedo usually receives less rain than Lugo. Oviedo gets 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Lugo receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Oviedo 16°C (60°F) 
    Lugo 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Oviedo or Lugo in the Winter?

Both Lugo and Oviedo during the winter are popular places to visit.

Oviedo is around the same temperature as Lugo in the winter. The daily temperature in Oviedo averages around 10°C (49°F) in January, and Lugo fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

In the winter, Oviedo often gets less sunshine than Lugo. Oviedo gets 95 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lugo receives 103 hours of full sun.

Lugo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Oviedo. Oviedo usually gets less rain in January than Lugo. Oviedo gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Lugo receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Oviedo 10°C (49°F) 
    Lugo 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Oviedo or Lugo in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Oviedo and Lugo.

In the spring, Oviedo is around the same temperature as Lugo. Typically, the spring temperatures in Oviedo in April average around 11°C (53°F), and Lugo averages at about 13°C (55°F).

Oviedo usually receives less sunshine than Lugo during spring. Oviedo gets 143 hours of sunny skies, while Lugo receives 167 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Oviedo usually receives more rain than Lugo. Oviedo gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Lugo receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Oviedo 11°C (53°F) 
    Lugo 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Lugo and Oviedo

Oviedo Lugo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Mar 11°C (51°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 12°C (53°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Apr 11°C (53°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
May 14°C (56°F) 77 mm (3 in) 15°C (58°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 16°C (61°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 17°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 19°C (65°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Aug 19°C (66°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 19°C (67°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (65°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 16°C (60°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 16°C (61°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 10°C (51°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 128 mm (5 in)