A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Sibiu vs. Cesky Krumlov for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sibiu or Cesky Krumlov?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Sibiu and Cesky Krumlov can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Sibiu or Cesky Krumlov?


Located in the Transylvania region of Romania, Sibiu is a historic city with Germanic origins which are evident in its architecture at its old town center. There are many charming squares which showcase landmarks like Gothic churches, a Baroque palace, medieval watchtowers, and more.

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best Tours for Seniors to Romania, The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic, and The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague.

Which place is cheaper, Cesky Krumlov or Sibiu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sibiu is $72, while the average daily cost in Cesky Krumlov is $64. 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 Sibiu and Cesky Krumlov in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $33
    Cesky Krumlov $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $66
    Cesky Krumlov $76
Compare Hotels in Sibiu and Cesky Krumlov

Looking for a hotel in Sibiu or Cesky Krumlov? 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 Sibiu

Hotels in Cesky Krumlov

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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: Sibiu Hotel Prices and Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sibiu $27
    Cesky Krumlov $3.01

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:

  • Sibiu to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $473
  • Sibiu to Balea: Bus Transfer: $70
  • Bucharest to Sibiu - Private Transfer: $473

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $122
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $148
  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $156

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Cesky Krumlov?

Prices for flights to both Cesky Krumlov and Sibiu 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
    Sibiu $23
    Cesky Krumlov $22

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sibiu $6.29
    Cesky Krumlov $6.73

Tours and Activities in Sibiu

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

  • Alba Iulia candlelight tour - Outdoor experience: $40
  • City Tour Sibiu in English: $27
  • Daily Sightseeing Tour Sibiu: $9.82
  • Day Tour to Biertan, Sighișoara and Mediaș: $131
  • Day Tour to Bran Castle(Dracula's Castle) and Râșnov Fortress: $158
  • Day Tour to Brasov and Bran: $93
  • Day Tour to Corvin Castle, Deva Fortress and Alba Iulia: $156
  • Day Tour to Transfăgărășan and Vidraru Dam: $196
  • E-Bike Tour in the Surroundings of Sibiu: $120
  • Exclusive Tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea and Capra Waterfalls : $131
  • Exclusive Tour: Bran Castle, Brasov and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu: $147
  • Exclusive Tour: Corvin Castle, Alba Iulia and traditional villages from Sibiu: $131

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

For Cesky Krumlov, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $60
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $85
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $85
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $93
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $95
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $168
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $168
  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $196
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $207
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $209
  • First white water experience with Tomáš Kobes: $218

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sibiu $7.83
    Cesky Krumlov $3.46

Sample the Local Flavors in Sibiu

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Sibiu:

  • Private Walking Tour of Alba Iulia Citadel with Wine Tasting: $49

When comparing the travel costs between Sibiu and Cesky Krumlov, we can see that Sibiu 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 Sibiu Expensive? and Is Cesky Krumlov Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Sibiu or Cesky Krumlov?

Sibiu has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Cesky Krumlov. When comparing the sizes of Sibiu and Cesky Krumlov, 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.