A Travel Price Comparison for Romania Sighisoara vs. Brasov for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sighisoara or Brasov?

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 Sighisoara and Brasov can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Sighisoara or Brasov?


Located in the historic region of Transylvania in Romania, Sighisoara takes its roots from German craftsmen and merchants, called the Transylvanian Saxons, who were invited by the King of Hungary during the 12th century to settle and defend the area. Today it is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stands as a preserved example of a small fortified city from the medieval era.


Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

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

Which place is cheaper, Brasov or Sighisoara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sighisoara is $61, while the average daily cost in Brasov is $60. 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 Sighisoara and Brasov in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sighisoara $28
    Brasov $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sighisoara $56
    Brasov $46
Compare Hotels in Sighisoara and Brasov

Looking for a hotel in Sighisoara or Brasov? 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 Sighisoara

Hotels in Brasov

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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: Sighisoara Hotel Prices and Brasov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sighisoara $18
    Brasov $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sighisoara

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

  • Sighisoara to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $481

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $328
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $255
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $149
  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $67

Is it cheaper to fly into Sighisoara or Brasov?

Prices for flights to both Brasov and Sighisoara 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
    Sighisoara $22
    Brasov $26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Brasov.

  • Small-Group organic home-made dinner in a Brasov village: $94

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sighisoara $7.96
    Brasov $9.74

Tours and Activities in Sighisoara

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

  • Defend the Fortress Quest Experience: $7.05
  • Sighisoara Defend the Fortress Quest Experience: $7.19
  • Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town: $30
  • 2-Hour City Tour: $42
  • City Tour Sighisoara in English: $43
  • City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit: $57
  • Sighisoara private tour, citadel visit, museum entrance free: $65
  • From Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan: $86
  • Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan from Sighisoara: $88
  • Sighisoara Citadel super - private walking tour: $99

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • 3 Castles : Peles ,Bran ,Cantacuzino Wednesday filming site-Tour from Brasov : $100
  • 4 Hours Guided Bear Watching Tour in Carpathian Mountains: $153
  • Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress - tour from Brasov: $66
  • Best day adventure: Transfagarasan private tour from Brasov: $153
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit: $90
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit: $51
  • Bran Castle, Bear Sanctuary and Palinca from Brasov with Tickets: $210
  • Bran and Rasnov Castles Tour from Brasov: $55
  • Brasov City Tour - Visit the CROWN City included Black Church entrance: $86

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sighisoara $6.49
    Brasov $7.91

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Palinca Distillery: $105
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $135

When comparing the travel costs between Sighisoara and Brasov, we can see that Sighisoara 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 Sighisoara Expensive? and Is Brasov Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Sighisoara or Brasov?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Sighisoara. When comparing the sizes of Sighisoara and Brasov, 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.