A Travel Price Comparison for Spain San Sebastian vs. Gijon for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit San Sebastian or Gijon?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between San Sebastian or Gijon, 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.

San Sebastian

San SebastiŠn is a city in northern Spain very well known for its summertime fun in the sun. While the streets are cool and happening at night, they take on a different charm by day. Beautiful beaches line the city's edge, right next to elegant historic architecture and churches, topping charts as some of the best city beaches in Europe. The food, too, is said to be some of the best with traditional Basque cuisine as well as the popular pintxo (tapas) bites. San SebastiŠn is a place of lively culture, teeming with beauty, flavors, and colors.

Gijon

Gijon is a coastal city of the Asturias Principality of Spain. Known for its Roman past, museums, sculptures, and architecture, visitors have many opportunities to learn about Gijon's cultural and historic past. Given its location by the sea, the city is also skirted by a few nice beaches for a more leisurely getaway.

Which city is cheaper, Gijon or San Sebastian?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in San Sebastian is €72, while the average daily cost in Gijon is €95. 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 San Sebastian and Gijon in more detail.



Accommodation

A hotel room in San Sebastian is about €64 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

A hotel room in Gijon is about €128 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    San Sebastian 32
    Gijon 64
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    San Sebastian 64
    Gijon 128

Food

While meal prices in San Sebastian can vary, the average travelers spends about €25 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in San Sebastian should cost around €10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in San Sebastian is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The price of a meal in Gijon can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €25 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €10 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    San Sebastian 25
    Gijon 25
Typical Food prices in San Sebastian

Some typical examples of dining costs in San Sebastian are as follows:


  • Dinner for 2
    55
  • Lunch for 2
    10
  • Lunch for 2
    31

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in San Sebastian

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

  • Accessible Cooking Class: $308

Typical Food prices in Gijon

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


  • Lunch for 2
    22

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around San Sebastian is €11 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €7.75 per day to get around in Gijon.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    San Sebastian 11
    Gijon 7.75

Is it cheaper to fly into San Sebastian or Gijon?

Prices for flights to both Gijon and San Sebastian 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

San Sebastian's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €27 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €9.97 per person, per day in Gijon. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    San Sebastian 27
    Gijon 9.97
Typical Entertainment prices in San Sebastian

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


  • Valle de los Caídos Monument
    6.00

Tours and Activities in San Sebastian

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

  • San Sebastian Walking Tour with Pintxo and a Drink: $44
  • Mysterious Urgull Hill: San Sebastian Walking and History Tour: $45
  • Private San Sebastian City Walking Tour: $62
  • San Sebastian Vegetarian Pintxos Tasting Tour: $81
  • Pintxos Tasting Paired with Spanish Wines Experience: $81
  • Daily Pintxos Tour for Gourmets: $118
  • Game of Thrones Dragonstone Experience: $448
  • Game of Thrones Dragonstone Experience - PREMIUM: $746

Tours and Activities in Gijon

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

  • Gijon City Tour Hop on - Hop Off: $20
  • Full-Day Cudillero and Luarca Private Tour from Gijon: $286
  • Private Tour of Gijon City and Villaviciosa: $286
  • Private Cultural Tour of Oviedo with Pickup: $297
  • The Best of Gijon Walking Tour: $496
  • Guided tour ‚ÄúLove stories of Gijon": $496

Alcohol

The average person spends about €16 on alcoholic beverages in San Sebastian per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €11 on alcoholic beverages in Gijon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    San Sebastian 16
    Gijon 11

Sample the Local Flavors in San Sebastian

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

  • Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Evening): $136


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

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