A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Salzburg vs. Split for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Salzburg or Split?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Salzburg or Split, 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: Salzburg or Split?

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.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which city is cheaper, Split 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 Split is €86. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Salzburg and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Salzburg 74
    Split 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Salzburg 148
    Split 116
Compare Hotels in Salzburg and Split

Looking for a hotel in Salzburg or Split? 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 Salzburg


Hotels in Split


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Salzburg 16
    Split 11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Salzburg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Salzburg:

  • Transfer from Salzburg to Vienna: Private sightseeing daytrip with 2 stops: $252
  • Transfer from Salzburg to Prague: Private sightseeing daytrip with 2 stops: $216
  • Transfer from Salzburg to Budapest: Private sightseeing daytrip with 2 stops: $282
  • Scenic transfer from Salzburg to Prague with 4 hours stop in Hallstatt: $863
  • Sightseeing Transfer to Prague via Cesky Krumlov: $1,117
  • Salzburg → Vienna - 2h of Sightseeing - Comfortable Premium Car Private Transfer: $337
  • Salzburg → Budapest - 2h of Sightseeing Comfortable Premium Car Private Transfer: $351
  • Salzburg to Venice Private Transfer and Sightseeing: $814
  • Salzburg Train Station Departure Transfer: $87
  • Salzburg Train Station Arrival Transfer: $87
  • Salzburg Private Transfer from Salzburg Airport to City centre: $63
  • Salzburg Airport transfer from W.A. Mozart airport to hotels or apartments: $25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

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

  • Shuttle Transfer between Airport and City Center: $9.07
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska,Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split to Split Airport (SPU): $26
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split Airport (SPU) to Split: $26
  • Private Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska, Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $31
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park Shared Transfer from Split: $34
  • Luxury private transfer: Split airport to Split: $39
  • Luxury private transfer: Split to Split airport: $39
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $46
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $47
  • Split Airport - Split Transfer: $47
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Salzburg or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Salzburg 32
    Split 18
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.

  • Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Class Including Lunch: $52
  • Austrian Apple Strudel Cooking Class including Lunch: $57
  • Salzburg Christmas Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Lesson: $60
  • Salzach Cruise & Dinner at Hohesalzburg Fortress: $68
  • Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner: $79
  • 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 Concert with Dinner: $84
  • 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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink: $62
  • Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills: $102
  • Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split: $116
  • The Real Split Food Tour: $118
  • Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner: $174
  • Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner: $255

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Salzburg 24
    Split 2.93

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 Split

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

  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $2.35
  • City Museum Entrance Ticket: $3.13
  • Split Sightseeing: Explore the city's glorious Roman ruins on this audio tour: $5.99
  • Museum of Illusions Split Admission Ticket: $10
  • Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Virtual Reality Movie Experience in Split: $12
  • Best of Split Walking Tour: $12
  • 360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Split: $14
  • Semisubmarine tour: $16
  • Walking Tour Split: $17
  • Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace: $17
  • Split guided city tour for small groups: $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Salzburg 21
    Split 6.28
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

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

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

  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split: $49
  • Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split: $53
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $87
  • Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $101
  • Hvar 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour: $113
  • Zinfandel Wine Tour: $124
  • Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac: $133
  • Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery: $137
  • Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour: $147
  • Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch: $152


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Salzburg and Split, we can see that Salzburg is more expensive. And not only is Split much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Split would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Split 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 Split.


When is the best time to visit Salzburg or Split?

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 Salzburg or Split in the Summer?

Both Split and Salzburg during the summer are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Salzburg for the music scene and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Salzburg is generally cooler than Split. Temperatures in Salzburg average around 20°C (68°F), and Split stays around 26°C (80°F).

In Split, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Salzburg. In the summer, Salzburg often gets less sunshine than Split. Salzburg gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Salzburg usually gets more rain in July than Split. Salzburg gets 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Salzburg 20°C (68°F) 
    Split 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Salzburg or Split in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Salzburg and Split. Many visitors come to Salzburg in the autumn for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Salzburg is much colder than Split in the autumn. The temperature in Salzburg is usually 11°C (52°F) in October, and Split stays around 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. Salzburg usually receives less sunshine than Split during autumn. Salzburg gets 108 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Salzburg usually receives less rain than Split. Salzburg gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Salzburg 11°C (52°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Salzburg or Split in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Salzburg as well as Split. Most visitors come to Salzburg for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Salzburg can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Salzburg is much colder than Split. Typically, the winter temperatures in Salzburg in January are around -0°C (31°F), and Split is about 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Salzburg often gets less sunshine than Split. Salzburg gets 44 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Salzburg usually gets less rain in January than Split. Salzburg gets 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Salzburg -0°C (31°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Salzburg or Split in the Spring?

Both Split and Salzburg are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The spring months attract visitors to Salzburg because of the natural beauty.

In April, Salzburg is generally cooler than Split. Temperatures in Salzburg average around 11°C (51°F), and Split stays around 15°C (59°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. Salzburg usually receives less sunshine than Split during spring. Salzburg gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Salzburg usually receives less rain than Split. Salzburg gets 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Salzburg 11°C (51°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Salzburg

Salzburg Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 11°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 93 mm (3.6 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)


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