A Travel Price Comparison for France Strasbourg vs. Auxerre for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Strasbourg or Auxerre?

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 Strasbourg and Auxerre can help you decide which place is right for you.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace, Strasbourg is the perfect introduction to all that is unique about Alsace - walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future. Strasbourg has a range of attractions from a fascinating Gothic Cathedral to the old town's twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses and cozy winstubs (Alsatian taverns) by the canals. Strasbourg is famous for its Christmas market and gingerbread and is also home to the glittering EU Quarter and hosts France's second-largest student population. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries. The city center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the first entire city to earn such an honor.

Auxerre

Auxerre is a town in France on the Yonne River and in the Yonne department of the Burgundy region. Historically, the town owes its importance to its important position on the river, and also to the once important trade route between the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Auxerre has received the classification of a protected Historic Town in France as well as being one of the French towns of art and history. Auxerre is an interesting place to visit, with the town center towered over by the cathedral and by several churches. The part of the town of most interest to visitors occupies the hill that runs up from the west bank of the river, and includes the major churches and the historical old town.

Which city is cheaper, Auxerre or Strasbourg?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Strasbourg is €111, while the average daily cost in Auxerre is €90. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Strasbourg and Auxerre in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €106 in Strasbourg For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €82 in Auxerre For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Strasbourg 53
    Auxerre 41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Strasbourg 106
    Auxerre 82

Local Transportation

To get around in Strasbourg, the average visitor spends €36 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

Auxerre's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €37 per person, per day on transportation in Auxerre.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Strasbourg 36
    Auxerre 37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Strasbourg

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

  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Paris or the opposite way: $1,356
  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Brussels or the opposite way: $1,232
  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Düsseldorf or the opposite way: $958
  • transfer from Strasbourg to Zurich or the opposite way: $659
  • Private transfert to Strasbourg from Bern (Switzerland) or the opposite way: $647
  • Private Transfer: Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport (SXB): $622
  • Private transfert to Strasbourg from Lucerne (Switzerland) or the opposite way: $610
  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Metz or the opposite way: $442
  • Private transfert to Heidelberg from Strasbourg or the opposite way: $379
  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Nancy or the opposite way: $361
  • Private transfer from Strasbourg to Triberg Im Schwarzwald or the opposite way: $274
  • Private transfert from Strasbourg to Freiburg im Breisgau or the opposite way: $236

Is it cheaper to fly into Strasbourg or Auxerre?

Prices for flights to both Auxerre and Strasbourg 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

The average traveler spends about €35 per day in Strasbourg for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

On average, meal and food prices in Auxerre cost around €27 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €11.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Strasbourg 35
    Auxerre 27

Entertainment

In Strasbourg, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €19 per person, per day.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Auxerre can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Strasbourg 19
    Auxerre 14

Tours and Activities in Strasbourg

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

  • "Le petit Alsacien" Tour with Local private friendly driver and a Tesla: $248
  • 2-Hour Strasbourg Euro Tour by Segway: $68
  • Alsace Christmas Markets & Fairy Tale Villages Private Tour from Strasbourg: $734
  • Alsace Christmas Markets Private Day Tour with Colmar from Strasbourg: $560
  • Alsace Local Villages Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg: $68
  • Alsace Private Tailored Tour in a Tesla with a Local: $498
  • Alsace Region Wine Route Day Tour from Strasbourg: $653
  • Alsace Vineyards Guided Day Tour with Lunch from Strasbourg: $199
  • Alsace Wine Discovery in One Day Private Guided Tour from Strasbourg: $317
  • Alsace Wine Route & Local Villages Discovery Day Tour from Strasbourg: $651
  • Alsace Wine Route & Local Villages Guided Tour with Colmar from Strasbourg: $651
  • Alsace Wine Route Small Group Half-Day Tour with Tasting from Strasbourg: $106

Tours and Activities in Auxerre

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

  • Private Half-Day Cruise Tour on the Canal-du-Nivernais: $1,555
  • Touristic highlights of Auxerre a Private half day tour (4 Hours) with a local: $124

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Strasbourg, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €15.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Auxerre, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €4.91.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Strasbourg 15
    Auxerre 4.91

Sample the Local Flavors in Strasbourg

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Strasbourg:

  • Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg: $96
  • Alsace Villages & Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Strasbourg: $280
  • Alsace Become a Local Private Tour with Wine Tasting, Villages & Castle Visits: $753

Sample the Local Flavors in Auxerre

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Auxerre:

  • Organic, biodynamic and natural wine tours in Burgundy (Chablis & Beaune): $199
  • Chablis & Northern Burgundy Wine Tour: $205


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

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