A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Sighisoara vs. Zagreb for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sighisoara or Zagreb?

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

Where Should I go: Sighisoara or Zagreb?


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.


Zagreb, in central Croatia, is the country's capital. It has a wonderful old town that has cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a great atmosphere. Many people travel to Croatia specifically for its beaches and coastal towns, but if you overlook this lovely capital city, you'll miss a large part of the culture and personality that is Croatia.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best 2-Week Tours from Dubrovnik, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Split.

Which place is cheaper, Zagreb or Sighisoara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sighisoara is $60, while the average daily cost in Zagreb is $82. 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 Zagreb in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sighisoara $28
    Zagreb $51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sighisoara $56
    Zagreb $102
Compare Hotels in Sighisoara and Zagreb

Looking for a hotel in Sighisoara or Zagreb? 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 Zagreb

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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 Zagreb Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sighisoara $18
    Zagreb $9.69

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sighisoara

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

  • Bucharest to Sighisoara - Private Transfer: $428
  • Sighisoara to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $471

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zagreb

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zagreb:

  • private transfer from Trogir/Split to Zagreb via Plitvice: $1,747
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Vienna: $927
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Budapest: $927
  • Private Transfer Zagreb-Split: $738
  • Private Transfer from Split to Zagreb via Plitvice & Rastoke: $639
  • Private Transfer Tour from Zagreb - Split via Plitvice Lakes: $601
  • Private transfer from/to Zagreb to/from Split: $565
  • Private Transfer from Split to Zagreb with stop at Plitvice: $554
  • Zagreb to Budapest Private Transfer by Minivan: $532
  • Private Transfer Zagreb-Zadar: $526
  • From Sarajevo: One-Way Transfer to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes: $426
  • Sarajevo: 1-Way Private Transfer to Zagreb or opposite: $373

Is it cheaper to fly into Sighisoara or Zagreb?

Prices for flights to both Zagreb 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
    Zagreb $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zagreb

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

  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $74
  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $75
  • Croatian cuisine cooking class with Dolac market tour: $136
  • Private Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class in the Heart of Zagreb: $144
  • Private Food Tour with Tastings: $173
  • Wine & Food tour of Plešivica near Zagreb: $948

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sighisoara $7.87
    Zagreb $13

Tours and Activities in Sighisoara

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

  • Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town: $30
  • 2-Hour City Tour: $42
  • City Tour Sighisoara in English: $42
  • City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit: $55
  • Sighisoara private tour, citadel visit, museum entrance free: $64
  • From Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan: $84
  • Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan from Sighisoara: $86
  • Sighisoara Citadel super - private walking tour: $97
  • 3 Days Private Guided Tour in Romania: $857
  • Transylvania Castles & Fortified Churches 4-Day Private Tour: $926
  • From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania: $1,392

Tours and Activities in Zagreb

Here are a few actual costs in Zagreb for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private eclectic experience of Rastoke and Plitvice Lakes National Park: $163
  • Zagreb History Walking Tour: $31
  • (180min) Zagreb Leisure Tour-more ride up to the Mirogoj cemetery: $106
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Zagreb City with Guide (up to 10): $152
  • 2-Hour Unveiling A Captivating History Tour: $107
  • 4 Day Touristic Adventure from Zagreb: $2,441
  • 4-hour Private Zagreb & the Mountain Tour in a Yugo car: $114
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour Zagreb-Rastoke-Plitvice Lakes-Split: $1,064
  • Back to Yugoslavia Private City Tour in Old-Timer Yugo Car: $92
  • Baroque Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Private Tour: $190
  • Beautiful Christmas in Zagreb - Walking Tour: $198
  • Beautiful Christmas in Zagreb - Walking Tour: $430

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sighisoara $6.42
    Zagreb $9.49

Sample the Local Flavors in Zagreb

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

  • Zagreb Pub Crawl: $16
  • Zagreb:Private Bar Crawling and Alcohol Testing with a Guide: $32
  • Zagreb Wine Tasting & Jarun Lake Tour: $75
  • Plesivica countryside Wine Tasting: $197
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour from Zagreb: $206
  • Plesivica Region Wine Tasting Half-day Tour : $271

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

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

Which is Bigger, Sighisoara or Zagreb?

Zagreb has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Sighisoara. When comparing the sizes of Sighisoara and Zagreb, 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.