A Travel Price Comparison for Czech Republic Prague vs. Brno for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Prague or Brno?

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 Prague and Brno. 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: Prague or Brno?

Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Brno

Brno is a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist and baroque buildings, gardens, museums, and churches. There are many monuments and cultural features especially related to the city's Moravian history, like the Moravian Museum and Moravian Gallery. It is also uniquely located between a landscape of South Moravian Vineyards and northern Moravian Karst topography.

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


Which place is cheaper, Brno or Prague?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Prague is $109, while the average daily cost in Brno is $131. 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 Prague and Brno in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Prague $67
    Brno $72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Prague $134
    Brno $144
Compare Hotels in Prague and Brno

Looking for a hotel in Prague or Brno? 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 Prague


Hotels in Brno


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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: Prague Hotel Prices and Brno Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Prague $8.08
    Brno $2.63

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Luxury Private Prague Airport Transfer: $43
  • Prague to Berlin Private Transfer with Optional Sightseeing: $233
  • Private Prague Airport Departure Transfer: $52
  • VIP Private Transfer from Prague Airport to Hotel in Prague: $66
  • Airport Prague Private Transfer for up to 4 people: $87
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Business Car: $49
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Car: $67
  • Airport Transfer: Prague to Prague Airport PRG by Business Car: $49
  • Airport Transfer: Prague to Prague Airport PRG by Luxury Car: $67
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Prague Airport PRG to Prague City in Car/Van: $56
  • Arrival Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Van: $56
  • Best Shooting Range Prague Old Town with Private Transfers: $237

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brno

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brno:

  • Private Transfer From Vsetín to Jablůnka: $3.25
  • Private Transfer from Brno to Prague with 2 hours for sightseeing: $140

Is it cheaper to fly into Prague or Brno?

Prices for flights to both Brno and Prague 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
    Prague $26
    Brno $57
Typical Food Prices in Prague

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


  • Fruit
    $4.20
  • Lunch for One
    $13
  • Bananas
    $0.59
  • Cookies
    $0.33

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Prague with Set Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $46
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $52
  • Vltava River Evening Dinner Cruise: $53
  • Folkloric Dinner Show with Unlimited Drinks: $56
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise with Transfers: $57
  • River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music: $57
  • Folklore dinner: $58
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks: $59
  • Vltava Dinner Cruise with Music in Prague: $59

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Prague $16
    Brno -
Typical Entertainment Prices in Prague

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


  • Opera Tickets
    $4.20
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    $5.88
  • Image Theatre for Two
    $40

Tours and Activities in Prague

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

  • Bachelorette / Bachelor Party - City sightseeing Trike Tour: $2.73
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Electric Trike Tour: $2.94
  • Prague Historical & Viewpoints Retro E-Bike Group Tour: $2.98
  • Sunset View & Adventurous Retro E-Bike Tour: $2.98
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party - City sightseeing E-Bike Tour: $3.03
  • Adventurous Sightseeing & Historical Live Guided Trike Tour: $3.03
  • Prague City sightseeing in Night Trike Tour: $3.07
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Retro E-Bike Live Guided Tour: $3.07
  • Gorgeous Prague Night Retro E-Bike Tour ( Live Guided ): $3.11
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.19
  • Prague Essential Tour Old Town and Jewish Quarter: $3.27
  • New Town: 20th Century with WWII and Communism (Tip based tour): $3.27

Tours and Activities in Brno

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

  • The Painted Ladies of Telč: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Skip the Line: 10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno : $7.81
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tour: $32
  • Brno Historical Walking Tour: $33
  • 3-Hour Brno Themed Walking Tours: $37
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Brno : $38
  • Ride in a BMP tank and military garage tour Prague: $51
  • Brno daily tours: $70
  • Brno’s Historic Gems: A Walking Tour: $78
  • Get to know South Moravia with us. 6 hour tour.: $92
  • Quad ride adventure Prague: $120
  • Quad ride adventure for families with kids Prague: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Prague $11
    Brno $2.31
Typical Alcohol Prices in Prague

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


  • A Bottle of Wine
    $6.68

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

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

  • Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting: $13
  • 1 Hour Exclusive Moravian Wine Tasting in an Art Gallery : $23
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl with Drinks and Shots: $23
  • Pub Crawl in Prague: $32
  • Pub Crawl and International Party: $34
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Entry: $34
  • Pub Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar at Drunken Monkey: $35
  • Golden Burlesque Show & Live Music w/ Lady & The Devil: $36
  • Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl: $36
  • Golden BURLESQUE: $41
  • Prague beer tour with brewery visit and tasting: $46
  • 2.5-Hour Prague Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $46

Sample the Local Flavors in Brno

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

  • Fullday Private Tour in Lednice & Valtice with Wine Tasting: $195


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

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


Which is Bigger, Prague or Brno?

Prague has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Brno. When comparing the sizes of Prague and Brno, 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 Prague or Brno?

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 Prague or Brno in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Prague and Brno. Most visitors come to Prague for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Prague is cooler than Brno in the summer. The daily temperature in Prague averages around 19°C (66°F) in July, and Brno fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Brno this time of the year. In Prague, it's very sunny this time of the year. Prague usually receives less sunshine than Brno during summer. Prague gets 216 hours of sunny skies, while Brno receives 236 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Prague usually receives around the same amount of rain as Brno. Prague gets 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Brno receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Prague 19°C (66°F) 
    Brno 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Prague or Brno in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Prague as well as Brno. The autumn months attract visitors to Prague because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Prague is cooler than Brno. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Prague in October average around 11°C (52°F), and Brno averages at about 12°C (54°F).

In the autumn, Prague often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Brno. Prague gets 124 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brno receives 129 hours of full sun.

Prague usually gets more rain in October than Brno. Prague gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Brno receives 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Prague 11°C (52°F) 
    Brno 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Prague or Brno in the Winter?

Both Brno and Prague are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Prague this time of year.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Brno. It's quite cold in Prague in the winter. In January, Prague is generally much colder than Brno. Daily temperatures in Prague average around 1°C (33°F), and Brno fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

Prague usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Brno during winter. Prague gets 49 hours of sunny skies, while Brno receives 49 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Prague usually receives more rain than Brno. Prague gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Brno receives 25 mm (1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Prague 1°C (33°F) 
    Brno 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Prague or Brno in the Spring?

Both Brno and Prague during the spring are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Prague for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Prague is cooler than Brno in the spring. The daily temperature in Prague averages around 10°C (49°F) in April, and Brno fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

In the spring, Prague often gets less sunshine than Brno. Prague gets 145 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brno receives 167 hours of full sun.

Prague usually gets more rain in April than Brno. Prague gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Brno receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Prague 10°C (49°F) 
    Brno 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Brno and Prague

Prague Brno
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 2°C (36°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Feb 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 4°C (38°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 8°C (46°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Apr 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 20°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in) 23°C (73°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Sep 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Dec 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 3°C (37°F) 25 mm (1 in)