A Travel Price Comparison for United States of America San Francisco vs. Pueblo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit San Francisco or Pueblo?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between San Francisco or Pueblo, 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: San Francisco or Pueblo?

San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city that is famous for it's picturesque neighborhoods, liberal character, and stunning location on the bay. Some people describe San Francisco as the United State's most "European City." This title most likely comes from its compact development and its easy walkability. It also has no shortage of parks and public spaces where you can pass some time. The city sits on the end of a peninsula and offers stunning views of the blue bay, rolling green hills, and the striking Golden Gate Bridge.


Pueblo is a surprisingly large community in the state of Colorado that has a population of more than 100,000. Many travelers pass through this area if they're heading into the mountain area from the southeast. It's sits along Interstate Highway 25 and is only forty five miles from Colorado Springs. There's a regional airport in the area as well. In town there is a bus service run by the City Of Pueblo Transit. Rides cost $1.00, but it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle when visiting town.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to United States of America, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in United States of America, The Best Historical Tours in United States of America, and The Best 10-Day Tours in United States of America.

Which place is cheaper, Pueblo or San Francisco?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in San Francisco is $222, while the average daily cost in Pueblo is $284. 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 San Francisco and Pueblo in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    San Francisco $130
    Pueblo $276
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    San Francisco $260
    Pueblo $552
Compare Hotels in San Francisco and Pueblo

Looking for a hotel in San Francisco or Pueblo? 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 San Francisco

Hotels in Pueblo

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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: San Francisco Hotel Prices and Pueblo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    San Francisco $16
    Pueblo -
Typical Local Transportation Prices in San Francisco

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in San Francisco:

  • Taxi to SFO
  • Golden Gate Bridge Toll
  • Alcatraz Tour

Hired Cars and Shuttles in San Francisco

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

  • Transfer in private vehicle from San Francisco Airport to City: $35
  • San Francisco to Oakland Airport (OAK) Private Departure Transfer: $64
  • Private One-way Transfer San Francisco Airport To San Francisco: $75
  • Round trip transfer in private vehicle from-to Airport in San Francisco: $80
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO) Private Round trip Transfer: $85
  • Airport Transfer: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to San Francisco: $109
  • Private Airport Transfer: San Francisco to SF International Airport (SFO): $109
  • Departure Private Transfer: San Francisco to Airport SFO in Business Car: $110
  • Private Airport Transfer from SFO to San Francisco (One-way): $110
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Francisco - Arrival Private Transfer: $112
  • Departure Private Transfer: San Francisco to Airport SFO in Luxury Van: $126
  • Private Luxury Transfer in San Francisco: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into San Francisco or Pueblo?

Prices for flights to both Pueblo and San Francisco 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
    San Francisco $46
    Pueblo $7.64

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in San Francisco

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

  • San Francisco North Beach and Chinatown - Secret Food Tours: $89
  • San Francisco Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $89
  • San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: $90
  • Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour in San Francisco: $99
  • Mission District Food Tour: Appetizers, Entrée and Dessert: $115
  • San Francisco Premier Dinner Dance Cruise: $132
  • San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz: $174
  • Paella and Tapas Cooking Class in San Francisco: $193
  • San Francisco Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner Cruise: $207
  • San Francisco Christmas Day Buffet Dinner Cruise: $207
  • Private Food Tour of the Mission District - San Francisco: $240

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    San Francisco $46
    Pueblo -

Tours and Activities in San Francisco

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

  • Historical San Anselmo: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.24
  • San Francisco's Barbary Past: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • The Ghosts of San Francisco Haunted Audio App Walking Tour: $6.99
  • The Flyer San Francisco Admission Ticket: $14
  • Wonders of San Francisco City Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $17
  • SkyStar Wheel Ticket in San Francisco: $18
  • de Young Museum General Admission Ticket: $20
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in San Francisco by Zombie Scavengers: $20
  • Guided Tour of Historic Gold Rush Synagogue: $20
  • San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Scavenger Hunt Adventure: $21
  • San Francisco Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game: $25
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum Admission Ticket in San Francisco: $25

For more ideas for your next trip, check out The Best Museums in San Francisco, The Best Outdoor Activities in San Francisco, and Things to Do In San Francisco on a Rainy Day.

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    San Francisco $22
    Pueblo -

Sample the Local Flavors in San Francisco

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

  • San Francisco Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl : $30
  • 2 to 3 Hour Bar Crawl in Castro San Francisco: $49
  • Private Wine Tour Napa or Sonoma from $99 per person up to 7 & Concierge Service: $99
  • Small Group: Ultimate Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco: $109
  • Big Bus Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour: $125
  • Alcatraz and Sausalito California Wine Tasting Experience: $150
  • Shore Excursion: Napa and Sonoma Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience: $165
  • Napa Valley Wine Tour and Muir Woods Guided Tour: $189
  • Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour: $189
  • Full-Day Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco: $222
  • Full-Day Private Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco: $224
  • Sustainable Wine and Distillery Tour with Lunch: $250

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

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

Which is Bigger, San Francisco or Pueblo?

San Francisco has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Pueblo. When comparing the sizes of San Francisco and Pueblo, 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.