A Travel Price Comparison for Romania Sibiu vs. Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?


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.

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best Tours for Seniors to Romania, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bucharest, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Romania.

Which place is cheaper, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $85. 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $33
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $50
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $66
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $100
Compare Hotels in Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Looking for a hotel in Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar? 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

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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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sibiu $28
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:

  • Sibiu to Balea: Bus Transfer: $71
  • Sibiu to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $481

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar:

  • Private Transfer Cluj Napoca Airport: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

Prices for flights to both Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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 $24
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $25

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sibiu $6.34
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.96

Tours and Activities in Sibiu

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

  • Luggage storage & Tourist centre in Sibiu: $3.31
  • Medieval Quest Experience: $4.77
  • Sibiu Old Town: The 7 Towers Quest Experience: $6.08
  • Daily Sightseeing Guided Tour: $9.83
  • Daily Sightseeing Tour Sibiu: $9.97
  • Private Walking Tour of Sibiu: $22
  • City Sightseeing Tour: $27
  • City Tour Sibiu in English: $28
  • Alba Iulia candlelight tour - Outdoor experience: $41
  • Sibiu Walking Tour: $44
  • Half Day Tour In the Surroundings of Sibiu: $72
  • Exclusive tour: Sighisoara, Medias and Biertan tour from Sibiu: $83

Tours and Activities in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Here are a few actual costs in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Cluj Secret Treasure of King Matia Quest Experience: $6.08
  • Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $27
  • Cluj : Private Walking Tour with Guide ( Private Tour ): $35
  • Private city tour in Cluj-Napoca: $49
  • Local Tour of Cluj by Electric Bike: $50
  • Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour: $59
  • Cluj - private walking city tour: $66
  • Private Climbing OR Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii: $80
  • Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :): $89
  • Night Tour in Hoia Baciu Forest: $94
  • Snowshoeing Fun Tour from Cluj Napoca: $100

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sibiu $7.88
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.80

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: $50

Sample the Local Flavors in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar:

  • Pub Crawl in Cluj: $23

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Sibiu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sibiu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sibiu and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar than you might in Sibiu.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Sibiu Expensive? and Is Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Sibiu. When comparing the sizes of Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar, 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.