A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Seville vs. Porto for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Seville or Porto?

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 Seville and Porto. 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: Seville or Porto?

Seville

The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.

Porto

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is also the capital of the Northern Region and a hub for commercial and industrial activity. The city is not as large as you might expect, with a population of only about 300,000 residents, but the metropolitan area has a population of about 2.5 million. This includes nearby cities such as Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia and Gondomar.

Which city is cheaper, Porto or Seville?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Seville is €99, while the average daily cost in Porto is €100. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Seville and Porto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Seville 45
    Porto 52
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Seville 90
    Porto 104
Compare Hotels in Seville and Porto

Looking for a hotel in Seville or Porto? 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 Seville


Hotels in Porto


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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: Seville Hotel Prices and Porto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Seville 14
    Porto 16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville

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

  • The Best of Andalusia from Seville in 5 days with Private Tours and Transfers: $1,695
  • Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Madrid with private pick up & drop off: $1,182
  • Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 7 People: $1,163
  • Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 3 People: $995
  • Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Lisbon with private pick up & drop off: $908
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (5 to 8 passengers): $871
  • Costa del Sol: Seville & Alcázar Private Tour with Transfers: $748
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers): $746
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Malaga Airport AGP by Luxury Van: $705
  • Private Transfer Seville SVQ to Marbella, Malaga, Gibraltar or Tarifa by Minivan: $664
  • Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Lisbon: $637
  • DUCA - Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Vicentine Coast: $637

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Porto

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

  • Private and exclusive transfer Porto to Faro (vice versa): $1,148
  • Minivan transfer Lisbon to Porto: $914
  • Transfer Porto - Up to 7 People: $871
  • Lisbon to Porto Private Transfer: $846
  • Transfer Porto - Up to 3 People: $746
  • Transfer Tour Between Lisbon and Porto: $743
  • Porto to/from Lisbon Private Transfer With Stops Aveiro, Coimbra, Fátima, Óbidos: $709
  • Private and exclusive transfer Porto to Lisboa (vice versa): $641
  • Transfer Porto / Lisboa or Lisboa / Porto with Tour: $608
  • Transfer Porto | Lisbon or Lisbon | Porto: $597
  • Private and exclusive transfer Porto to Compostela (vice versa): $574
  • Hassle-Free transfer from Porto to Lisbon: $504

Is it cheaper to fly into Seville or Porto?

Prices for flights to both Porto and Seville 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Seville 30
    Porto 29
Typical Food prices in Seville

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


  • Lunch
    9.50
  • Ice Cream
    2.30
  • Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville

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

  • Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop: $46
  • Paella Cooking Experience on a Rooftop Terrace: $48
  • Flamenco Show at El Palacio Andaluz with Optional Dinner: $50
  • 3.5-Hour Spanish Cooking Class & Triana Market Tour: $68
  • Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio: $77
  • Tastes, Tapas, and Traditions Food Tour: $90
  • OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory: $111
  • Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht: $149
  • Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House: $169
  • Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home: $183

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Porto

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

  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Grandma's Recipe: $23
  • Traditional Portuguese sweets cooking class: $30
  • Pastel de Nata cooking class in Porto: $30
  • Authentic Porto Food Tour & Market Experience for private groups: $61
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $65
  • Half-Day Brunch Food Tour in Porto: $66
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $68
  • Craft Beer & Food Tour: $73
  • Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Porto Private Food Tour: $73
  • 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner: $74
  • Half-Day Porto Walking Food Tour and Tasting for Small-Group: $75
  • Withlocals Your Way: Porto 100% Personalised Private Food Tour: $77

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Seville 23
    Porto 20
Typical Entertainment prices in Seville

For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance to Cathedral
    8.00

Tours and Activities in Seville

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

  • 11-Day Guided Bike Tour from Seville to Santiago de Compostela: $3,236
  • 2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths: $298
  • 2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show: $336
  • 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour Seville & 1-Hour River Cruise: $115
  • 3-day Andalucia Highlights Tour: Granada & Cordoba from Seville: $635
  • 5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville (3h city tour plus 2h tapas tour): $422
  • AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket: $118
  • Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket: $33
  • Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville: $110
  • Alhambra Private Tour from Sevilla: with transport and skip-the-line-tickets: $386
  • Alhambra Private Tour from Seville: $536
  • Beer Bike Tour in Seville: $25

Tours and Activities in Porto

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

  • 2-Hours of Porto Sunset Segway Tour - Guided Experience: $58
  • 3-Hour Best of Porto Segway Tour - Guided Experience: $61
  • 3-Hour Electric Porto Bike Tour: $51
  • 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Porto: $31
  • 3-Hour Porto Bike Tour: $44
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour: Tiles of Porto: $34
  • 3-Hour of Porto Highlights on a Electric Bike - Guided Tour: $45
  • 4 hour Cultural Walking Tour and Fado Show: $51
  • 5 Food & Wine Houses Walking Tour: $80
  • 6-Day North Portugal Tour: Porto, Braga, Fátima, Coimbra, Guimaraes, Aveiro and Batalha, from Lisbon: $1,157
  • 7-Day The Way of St James Bike Tour- The Coast Path - Camino to Santiago: $2,011
  • Admission Ticket to Casa São Roque Art Center: $9.95

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Seville 8.04
    Porto 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Seville

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

  • From Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting: $96
  • Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages: $98
  • Half-Day Wine Tour in Andalusia: $102
  • Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour: $114
  • Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding: $275
  • Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera: $306

Sample the Local Flavors in Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $14
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Interactive Museum & Wine Tasting: $16
  • Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Porto Pub Crawl with Unlimited beer: $19
  • Graham's Port Lodge Guided Tour and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour With free Port Wine Tasting: $21
  • 4-hour Guided Porto Pub Crawl including drinks: $22
  • Fun Discovery Walk in Porto's Centre: the most mysterious pub crawl: $23
  • Pub Crawl Porto: $24
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting: $26
  • Authentic Oporto Walking Tour with Wine Tasting: $30
  • Graham's Port Lodge Tour with Wine Tasting & Pairings: $34


When comparing the travel costs between Seville and Porto, we can see that Porto 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.


When is the best time to visit Seville or Porto?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Seville or Porto in the Summer?

Both Porto and Seville are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Porto in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Seville is generally a little warmer than Porto. Temperatures in Seville average around 27°C (81°F), and Porto stays around 21°C (69°F).

It's quite sunny in Porto. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Seville. Seville usually receives more sunshine than Porto during summer. Seville gets 360 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 308 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Seville usually receives less rain than Porto. Seville gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Porto receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Seville 27°C (81°F) 
    Porto 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Seville or Porto in the Autumn?

Both Porto and Seville during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, most visitors come to Porto for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Seville is a little warmer than Porto in the autumn. The temperature in Seville is usually 20°C (67°F) in October, and Porto stays around 17°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Seville. In the autumn, Seville often gets more sunshine than Porto. Seville gets 208 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 184 hours of full sun.

Porto gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Seville usually gets less rain in October than Porto. Seville gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Porto receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Seville 20°C (67°F) 
    Porto 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Seville or Porto in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Seville and Porto. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Porto because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Seville is around the same temperature as Porto. Typically, the winter temperatures in Seville in January are around 11°C (51°F), and Porto is about 10°C (50°F).

Seville usually receives more sunshine than Porto during winter. Seville gets 173 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 124 hours of full sun in the winter.

Porto receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Seville usually receives less rain than Porto. Seville gets 89 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Porto receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Seville 11°C (51°F) 
    Porto 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Seville or Porto in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Seville as well as Porto. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Porto this time of year.

In April, Seville is generally a little warmer than Porto. Temperatures in Seville average around 16°C (61°F), and Porto stays around 14°C (56°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Porto. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Seville this time of the year. In the spring, Seville often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Porto. Seville gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 217 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Porto. Seville usually gets less rain in April than Porto. Seville gets 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Porto receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Seville 16°C (61°F) 
    Porto 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Porto and Seville

Seville Porto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 20°C (67°F) 32 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 24°C (74°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 96 mm (3.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)


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