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

Should you visit Sibiu or Tihany?

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

Where Should I go: Sibiu or Tihany?


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.


Located on the northern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary, Tihany is a historic village with quaint streets and bustling squares - all centered on the twin-towered Tihany Benedictine Abbey which dates back to the 11th century.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best Tours for Seniors to Romania, The Best Bicycle Tours in Hungary, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Hungary.

Which place is cheaper, Tihany 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 Tihany is $43. 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 Tihany in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $33
    Tihany $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $66
    Tihany $38
Compare Hotels in Sibiu and Tihany

Looking for a hotel in Sibiu or Tihany? 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 Tihany

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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 Tihany Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sibiu $27
    Tihany $11

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Tihany?

Prices for flights to both Tihany 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
    Tihany $18

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sibiu $6.29
    Tihany $4.78

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 Tihany

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

  • Erotic Renaissance Wax Museum Entrance Ticket: $5.46
  • Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park: $43
  • Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany: $43
  • The best of Keszthely walking tour: $98
  • Romantic tour around Keszthely for couples: $98
  • Special Magical Christmas Walking Tour in Keszthely: $218

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sibiu $7.83
    Tihany $6.53

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 Tihany

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

  • From Budapest: Wine Tasting At Balaton Full Day Private Tour: $1,201

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sibiu and Tihany, we can see that Sibiu is more expensive. And not only is Tihany much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tihany would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tihany 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 Tihany.

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

Which is Bigger, Sibiu or Tihany?

Sibiu has a larger population, and is about 110 times larger than the population of Tihany. When comparing the sizes of Sibiu and Tihany, 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.