A Travel Price Comparison for Austria Salzburg vs. Bregenz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Salzburg or Bregenz?

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

Salzburg

Most people know of Salzburg from its roll in the infamous movie "The Sound of Music." Every child who fell in love with this movie knows the gazebo scene in the rain, or could sing "My Favorite Things" as they skip down the Salzach River, but once you get past the obvious cliches, you can see that Salzburg is a city with a lot of depth and culture aside from the movie.

Bregenz

Bregenz is the capital city of Vorarlberg and has almost 30,000 residents. It sits on the northern edge of the Alps on the edge of Lake Constance, which is one of the largest lakes in Europe. The city is popular as a travel destination during the summer months when it hosts several festivals. The most famous and popular one is the summer music festival, Bregenzer Festspiele.

Which city is cheaper, Bregenz or Salzburg?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Salzburg is €123, while the average daily cost in Bregenz is €97. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Salzburg and Bregenz in more detail.



Accommodation

A hotel room in Salzburg is about €148 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €106 in Bregenz For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Salzburg 74
    Bregenz 53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Salzburg 148
    Bregenz 106

Food

Food in Salzburg costs travelers about €32 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

Food in Bregenz costs travelers about €33 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Salzburg 32
    Bregenz 33
Typical Food prices in Salzburg

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


  • Lunch Salad
    9.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Salzburg

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

  • Austrian Apple Strudel Cooking Class including Lunch: $57
  • Salzburg Christmas Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Lesson: $60
  • Mozart and Advent/Christmas Concert with Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg: $82
  • Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg: $82
  • Mozart Dinner Concert at the Baroque Hall of St Peter`s Abbey in Salzburg: $86
  • Fortress HohenObservationtower Admission, Dinner and Mozart Concert: $92
  • Dinner Cooking Class & Concert - Prezels, Dumplings, Apple Strudel & Mozart: $93
  • The Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg With Lunch or Dinner: $102
  • Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Salzburg with River Cruise: $105
  • Best of Mozart Concert and GOLDEN VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg: $135
  • 2-Night Salzburg Mozart Tour and Dinner Show: $287
  • Riding Dinner SBG - horse-carriage ride incl. Austrian delicacies (SparkSight.): $440

Typical Food prices in Bregenz

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Bregenz:


  • Lunch from Market (for 2)
    6.62
  • Kebabs for Dinner (for 2)
    8.00
  • Chocolate
    1.70

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Salzburg.

Bregenz's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €14 per person, per day on transportation in Bregenz.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Salzburg 16
    Bregenz 14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Salzburg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Salzburg:

  • Private transfer from Salzburg to Prague with Stopover in Cesky Krumlov: $917
  • Scenic transfer from Salzburg to Prague with 4 hours stop in Hallstatt: $863
  • Salzburg to Venice Private Transfer and Sightseeing: $814
  • One way transfer from Salzburg to Vienna with optional stop at the Melk abbey: $766
  • Private transfer from Salzburg to Prague: $761
  • Private transfer from Salzburg to Vienna: $725
  • Private Transfer from Salzburg to Prague with a Stopover in Cesky Krumlov: $708
  • Private one way transfer from Salzburg to Prague: $606
  • Private transfer: Salzburg to Vienna: $589
  • One-way Transfer from Salzburg City Centre to Prague City Centre: $547
  • Private Transfer from Salzburg to Split with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $505
  • Private transfer: Salzburg to Nuernberg, Germany: $504

Is it cheaper to fly into Salzburg or Bregenz?

Prices for flights to both Bregenz and Salzburg 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.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €24 per person, per day in Salzburg. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Bregenz can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €11 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Salzburg 24
    Bregenz 11

Tours and Activities in Salzburg

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

  • 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron: $428
  • 2 pm Sound of Music Tour by minivan: $72
  • 2- or 3-Night Schloss Leopoldskron Stay in Salzburg Including 'The Sound of Music' Tour: $391
  • 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour: $274
  • 3-Night Salzburg Winter Package with City Highlights Tour: $158
  • 4-day Salzburg Package including Oktoberfest in Munich and Sound of Music Tour: $512
  • 9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan: $72
  • A day in the life of Salzburg - Private tour with a local: $249
  • A taste of An audio tour through the birthplace of Mozart: $6.99
  • Adventure in Eagle's Nest - Hike Tour: $86
  • Amphibious Splash Tour on the Water and on the Land in Salzburg: $42
  • Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg: $66

Tours and Activities in Bregenz

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

  • Bregenz Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide: $271

Alcohol

The average person spends about €21 on alcoholic beverages in Salzburg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Bregenz, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €15.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Salzburg 21
    Bregenz 15
Typical Alcohol prices in Salzburg

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Salzburg:


  • Beer
    3.70

Sample the Local Flavors in Salzburg

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Salzburg:

  • Private Austrian Food and Wine Tasting with a Sommelière & Chef: $101
  • Private Half Day Salzburg City Tour including Visit to the Stiegl Brewery: $523


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

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