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

Should you visit San Sebastian or Lugo?

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

Lugo

Located in northwestern Spain, Lugo is a city of the Galicia region best known for its old city, completely surrounded by Roman walls. Within these walls are some of Lugo's most impressive sights including a striking city hall, elaborate cathedral, and many beautiful city squares and plazas. The city is also known for its festivals and is the capital of a province of the same name.

Which city is cheaper, Lugo 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 Lugo is €78. 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 Lugo in more detail.



Accommodation

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

A hotel room in Lugo is about €80 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    San Sebastian 32
    Lugo 40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    San Sebastian 64
    Lugo 80

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.

While meal prices in Lugo can vary, the average travelers spends about €28 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lugo should cost around €11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lugo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    San Sebastian 25
    Lugo 28
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

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.

The average price of local transportation around Lugo is €16 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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    San Sebastian 11
    Lugo 16

Is it cheaper to fly into San Sebastian or Lugo?

Prices for flights to both Lugo 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.

Lugo's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €11 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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    San Sebastian 27
    Lugo 11
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

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.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lugo may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €13 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    San Sebastian 16
    Lugo 13

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 comparing the travel costs between San Sebastian and Lugo, we can see that Lugo is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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