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

Should you visit Segovia or Madrid?

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 Madrid. 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 Madrid?


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.


Madrid, the capital of Spain, overs visitors countless opportunities to experience Spain's culture, art, cuisine, and nightlife. It is the largest city in Spain, and as such has much to explore. The city is situated on the Iberian Peninsula on the Spanish central Castillian plateau. If you're flying into Spain, you'll likely fly into the Madrid airport as it's one of the largest airports in Europe. Madrid is well connected to the rest of Spain with planes, trains and buses, making it a popular place to visit for many travelers doing a European tour.

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, Madrid 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 Madrid is €136. 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 Madrid in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Segovia 75
    Madrid 77
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Segovia 150
    Madrid 154
Compare Hotels in Segovia and Madrid

Looking for a hotel in Segovia or Madrid? 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 Madrid

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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 Madrid Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Segovia 24
    Madrid 18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Segovia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Segovia:

  • Hot Air Balloon over Segovia with Optional Transfers from Madrid: $228
  • Private Transfer from Toledo or Avila to Madrid MAD by Minibus: $213
  • Private transfer from Segovia to Madrid city/airport: $155
  • Private One Way Transfer from Avila to Madrid City Airport: $92

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Madrid

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Madrid

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

  • Alcobendas Private Transfer To Madrid Barajas Airport: $27
  • Private Transfer: Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) to Madrid: $42
  • Private Transfer From Madrid Barajas Airport to Madrid: $44
  • Madrid Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $45
  • Pozuelo de Alarcón Private Transfer to Madrid Barajas Airport: $49
  • Private Transfer from Airport to the City of Madrid Round Trip: $61
  • Madrid Airport (MAD) to Madrid - Arrival Private Transfer: $61
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Madrid APT-HTL (MAD): $61
  • Private Transfer from Novelda to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $63
  • Private Transfer from San Vicente del Raspeig to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $63
  • Private Transfer from Madrid Airport to Madrid Hotels: $74
  • Transfer in private minivan from Madrid City - Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD): $75

Is it cheaper to fly into Segovia or Madrid?

Prices for flights to both Madrid 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
    Madrid 34

Typical Food Prices in Madrid

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Madrid:

  • Coffee
  • Ice Cream
  • Kebabs (for 2)
  • Croissant
  • Lunch at Airport (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Madrid

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

  • Madrid Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show and Dinner: $27
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show, Dinner and Workshop Madrid Ticket: $53
  • Corral de la Moreria Madrid Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner: $55
  • Madrid San Miguel Market and City Center Street Food Tour: $64
  • Madrid Old Town Tour & Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner: $65
  • Paella and Tapas Cooking Workshop in Madrid: $66
  • Murder Mystery Dinner in Madrid Experience: $71
  • Traditional Cooking Class of Sardines with Dish Auction in Madrid: $76
  • Madrid Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $76
  • Madrid Tapas and History Food Tour : $83
  • Spanish Cooking Class: Paella, Tapas & Sangria in Madrid: $88
  • Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Market Visit: $94

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

Tours and Activities in Segovia

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

  • Ávila Walking Tour: $167
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Segovia: $17
  • City Sightseeing Segovia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $19
  • Guided Tour to Tower / Guided Tour of the Tower: $8.64
  • Guided Tuktuk Tour with Stops and Drop-off in Ávila: $17
  • Kid Friendly Segovia Highlights Private Guided Tour for Families: $246
  • Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Avila with official tour guide: $143
  • Private Tour in Ávila, Walls and Historic Center: $200
  • Segovia City Highlights Private Guided 3-Hour Tour: $246
  • Segovia City Highlights Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families: $246
  • Segovia City Wonders Walking Tour for Kids and Families: $197
  • Segovia Hot Air Balloon Tour Ride with option pickup frm Madrid: $260

Tours and Activities in Madrid

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

  • Self Guided Tours Madrid With 100 Captivating Audio Stories: $3.30
  • Madrid Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $4.42
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Madrid: $5.51
  • 2 Hour Madrid Walking Tour : $5.52
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Cervantes Literary Experience in Madrid: $6.99
  • La Latina Quarter in Quest Experience: $7.17
  • Wild West Quest Experience in Madrid: $7.17
  • Self Guided Bike Tour at The Retiro Park at Your Own Pace: $7.73
  • Madrid Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Ghosts of Quest Experience: $9.93
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Ghosts of History and terror: $10
  • Private Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid: $13

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Segovia 24
    Madrid 19

Typical Alcohol Prices in Madrid

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Madrid are as follows:

  • Beer
  • Drinks and Tapas (for 2)

Sample the Local Flavors in Madrid

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Madrid:

  • Madrid Pub Crawl with VIP Club Entrance: $11
  • Visit to the Winery with Wine Tasting and Appetizers in Navarra: $12
  • Pub Crawl Madrid & Party: $17
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $19
  • Wine Tour with tasting in the Natural Park of La Mata: $38
  • Toledo Full Day with Winery Visit, Tapas & Wine Tasting : $72
  • Experience Private Tapas and Wine Tour in Madrid: $76
  • Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour: $88
  • Madrid Local Tapas & Wine tour with Drinks & Views from a Rooftop: $92
  • Madrid Tapas & Wine Tour: $109
  • Toledo City Tour, Winery Experience & Wine Tasting from Madrid: $110
  • Spanish Wine Tasting in Madrid : $110

When comparing the travel costs between Segovia and Madrid, we can see that Segovia 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 Madrid Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Segovia or Madrid?

Madrid has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Segovia. When comparing the sizes of Segovia and Madrid, 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.