A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Segovia vs. Barcelona for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Segovia or Barcelona?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Segovia and Barcelona. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Segovia or Barcelona?


Segovia is a historic town of Spain, predating the Roman Empire to a time of Celtic possession. The town is also capital of a province of the same name, and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 for its multitude of historic structures, including a Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, and royal palace.


Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Madrid, The Best 10-Day Tours from Barcelona, The Best 2-Week Tours from Madrid, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Barcelona.

Which place is cheaper, Barcelona or Segovia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Segovia is €145, while the average daily cost in Barcelona is €156. 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 Segovia and Barcelona in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Segovia 75
    Barcelona 96
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Segovia 150
    Barcelona 192
Compare Hotels in Segovia and Barcelona

Looking for a hotel in Segovia or Barcelona? 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 Segovia

Hotels in Barcelona

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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: Segovia Hotel Prices and Barcelona Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Segovia 24
    Barcelona 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Segovia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Segovia:

  • Private One Way Transfer from Avila to Madrid City Airport: $92
  • Private transfer from Segovia to Madrid city/airport: $155
  • Private Transfer from Toledo or Avila to Madrid MAD by Minibus: $212
  • Hot Air Balloon over Segovia with Optional Transfers from Madrid: $226

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:

  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
  • Airport Bus
  • Metro

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Private Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Center Port : $18
  • Transfer arrival Shuttle Barcelona Airport to Pineda de Mar: $23
  • Barcelona Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Private Transfer: $25
  • Barcelona Airport Departure Transfers: $29
  • Private Transfer: Barcelona City Center to El-Prat Airport (BCN): $31
  • Barcelona City to Cruise Port Private Transfer: $31
  • BOOK Departure private Transfer from Barcelona city to Airport: $31
  • Arrival Barcelona Airport Private Transfer: $31
  • Departure Private Transfer from Barcelona City Hotels to Airport: $31
  • Barcelona Airport Departure Transfers: $31
  • Barcelona Airport Private Arrival Transfers: $31
  • Transfers From Barcelona Sants Train Station to Hotel bcn: $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Segovia or Barcelona?

Prices for flights to both Barcelona and Segovia 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
    Segovia 48
    Barcelona 33

Typical Food Prices in Barcelona

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

  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
  • Sandwich
  • Baguette & Horchata
  • Tapas on the beach
  • Gelatto

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

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

  • Barcelona Guided Street Food Tour and Gothic Quarter Visit: $39
  • Flamenco Casa Sors & Guitar Museum with Dinner or Drink: $41
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit : $42
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $43
  • Wine Tasting & 5 Course Tapas Pairing Dinner: $61
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $76
  • Delicious Catalan Paella Cooking Class Small Group: $77
  • Tastes and Traditions: Barcelona Food Tour with Market Visit: $79
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $87
  • Pizza Boat Trip by Night in Barcelona: $87
  • Taste Barcelona Like a Local: Food Tour of Gracia Neighborhood: $88
  • Authentic Hands-On Paella Cooking Class with Chef in Barcelona: $91

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Segovia 34
    Barcelona 33

Tours and Activities in Segovia

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

  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket to Cathedral of Segovia: $4.71
  • Segovia from the Aqueduct to the Alcazar: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Guided Tour to Tower / Guided Tour of the Tower: $8.59
  • Segovia Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.13
  • Guided Tuktuk Tour with Stops and Drop-off in Ávila: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Segovia: $17
  • City Sightseeing Segovia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $19
  • Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Avila with official tour guide: $142
  • Segovia Walking Private Tour 3 hours with tickets included: $155
  • Segovia Walking Tour: $166
  • Ávila Walking Tour: $166
  • Touristic highlights of Avila on a Private half day tour with a local: $179

Typical Entertainment Prices in Barcelona

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

  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
  • Admission to Museo Picasso

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

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

  • Premium El Born: History & Legends Comedy Tour: $3.30
  • Self-Guided Private City Tour in Barcelona's Best Kept Secrets: $3.30
  • Gaudí & Sagrada Familia Free Tour in English : $3.31
  • Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia Exterior Self-Guided Audio Tour : $5.00
  • Walking Tour in Barcelona with Arabic Guide: $5.52
  • Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Montjuic Park: $5.52
  • Self Audio Guided Tour in Gothic Quarter of Barcelona: $5.52
  • Gothic Quarter & Old Town Barcelona Walking Tour : $5.52
  • Walking Tour to Parc de la Sèquia from Manresa: $6.07
  • Historical Bars and Restaurants Quest Experience in Barcelona: $7.17
  • Barcelona Gothic Quarter: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.36
  • Barcelona El Born: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.36

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Segovia 24
    Barcelona 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING -The Best Party tour & VIP Club Entry: $17
  • Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $17
  • Original Pub Crawl: $17
  • Pub Crawl Barcelona by EVOLVE The BEST night experience: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $23
  • Bar Crawl at Gaixample: $28
  • Go out like a local, pub Crawl / Tour in Raval - Barcelona: $30
  • Explore Montserrat with Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch: $35
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $47
  • Barcelona Craft Beer Tour with a Brewery Tour and 3 Local Bars: $54
  • Wine Tasting in Barcelona (Catalan Varieties) Small Groups: $55
  • Tipsy Tour Bar Crawl in Barcelona with Local Guide: $65

When comparing the travel costs between Segovia and Barcelona, we can see that Barcelona 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.

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

Which is Bigger, Segovia or Barcelona?

Barcelona has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Segovia. When comparing the sizes of Segovia and Barcelona, 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.