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

Should you visit Sibiu or Siofok?

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

Where Should I go: Sibiu or Siofok?


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.


Siofok is a charming lakefront town located on the southern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the nation, drawing at least two hundred thousand visitors each summer for its peaceful beaches and thriving nightlife. While lakefront beaches and the accompanying resorts are the main attractions, Siofok also has a host of other opportunities for sight-seeing, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

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 Hungary, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Budapest.

Which place is cheaper, Siofok or Sibiu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sibiu is $73, while the average daily cost in Siofok is $45. 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 Siofok in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $33
    Siofok $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $66
    Siofok $42
Compare Hotels in Sibiu and Siofok

Looking for a hotel in Sibiu or Siofok? 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 Siofok

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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 Siofok Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sibiu $28
    Siofok $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:

  • Sibiu to Balea: Bus Transfer: $70
  • Sibiu to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $478
  • Bucharest to Sibiu - Private Transfer: $478

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Siofok?

Prices for flights to both Siofok 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
    Siofok $17

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sibiu $6.39
    Siofok $8.13

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: $3.29
  • Sibiu Old Town: The 7 Towers Quest Experience: $4.83
  • Medieval Quest Experience: $5.39
  • Daily Sightseeing Guided Tour: $9.78
  • Daily Sightseeing Tour Sibiu: $9.91
  • 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

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sibiu $7.94
    Siofok $4.44

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

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sibiu and Siofok, we can see that Sibiu is more expensive. And not only is Siofok much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Siofok would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Siofok 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 Sibiu would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sibiu than you might in Siofok.

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

Which is Bigger, Sibiu or Siofok?

Sibiu has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Siofok. When comparing the sizes of Sibiu and Siofok, 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.