A Travel Price Comparison for Romania Sibiu vs. Mamaia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sibiu or Mamaia?

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 Mamaia can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Sibiu or Mamaia?


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.


The most popular beach resort in Romania, Mamaia sits on an 8-kilometer wisp of land between Lake Siutghiol and the Black Sea. With plenty of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and an aqua park, the resort area is a party-goer's destination with endless opportunities for fun in the sun and nighttime merriment.

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, Mamaia or Sibiu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sibiu is $71, while the average daily cost in Mamaia 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 Mamaia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $33
    Mamaia $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $66
    Mamaia $50
Compare Hotels in Sibiu and Mamaia

Looking for a hotel in Sibiu or Mamaia? 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 Mamaia

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sibiu $27
    Mamaia $27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:

  • Sibiu to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $471
  • Sibiu to Balea: Bus Transfer: $69
  • Bucharest to Sibiu - Private Transfer: $471

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mamaia

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

  • Private Transfer from Constanta to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $174
  • Cernavoda to Bucharest - Private Guided Transfer - Car and Driver: $217
  • Constanta to Bucharest Otopeni airport - private transfers: $250
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu Constanta to Bucharest Driver - Private Guided Transfer : $272

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Mamaia?

Prices for flights to both Mamaia 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
    Mamaia $22

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sibiu $6.27
    Mamaia $13

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: $9.78
  • Day Tour to Biertan, Sighișoara and Mediaș: $130
  • Day Tour to Bran Castle(Dracula's Castle) and Râșnov Fortress: $157
  • Day Tour to Brasov and Bran: $92
  • Day Tour to Corvin Castle, Deva Fortress and Alba Iulia: $155
  • Day Tour to Transfăgărășan and Vidraru Dam: $196
  • E-Bike Tour in the Surroundings of Sibiu: $119
  • Exclusive Tour: Bran Castle, Brasov and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu: $79
  • Exclusive Tour: Corvin Castle, Alba Iulia and traditional villages from Sibiu: $81
  • Exclusive tour: Sighisoara, Medias and Biertan tour from Sibiu: $81

Tours and Activities in Mamaia

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

  • Self-Guided Labyrinth in the Rocks Tour near Silistra: $21
  • Day Tour: Visit Histria Winery and Ancient Citadel: $86
  • One Day Tour to Constanta (The Ancient City of Tomis): $175

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sibiu $7.80
    Mamaia $12

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Mamaia

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

  • Unveilling the Essence: Gabai Winery's Captivating Wine Tours: $43

When comparing the travel costs between Sibiu and Mamaia, 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 Mamaia Expensive?.