Should you visit Strasbourg or Beaune?
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 Beaune can help you decide which place is right for you.
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.
The walled-town of Beaune is located at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Once the capital of the region and still surrounded by the Cote d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is just a starting point for food and wine connoisseurs looking to taste their way through the greater countryside of Burgundy.
Which city is cheaper, Beaune 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 Beaune is €133. 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 Beaune in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €106 in Strasbourg For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €132 for a double occupancy room in Beaune.
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.
The average price of local transportation around Beaune is €33 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Strasbourg
Also for Strasbourg, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Departure Private Transfer Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport SXB by Luxury Van:
First class transfer Strasbourg - Boofzheim:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Karlsruhe Baden Airport to Strasbourg City - One Way:
Private Airport Transfer: from Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport (SXB):
Private Transfer: Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport (SXB):
Private transfer from Strasbourg airport to Strasbourg Center:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Brussels or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Düsseldorf or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Eguisheim or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Haguenau or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Haut Koenigsbourg or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Strasbourg to Kalsruhe Baden-Baden airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Strasbourg or Beaune?
Prices for flights to both Beaune 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.
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.
Food in Beaune costs travelers about €43 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Beaune
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Beaune:
Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
In Strasbourg, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €19 per person, per day.
Beaune's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €26 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Strasbourg
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Strasbourg.
Strasbourg Like a Local Customized Private Guided Walking Tour:
Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local:
Strasbourg by Night Sightseeing Bicycle Guided Tour:
Strasbourg The Green City Like a Local Bike Guided Tour:
Christmas Bike Tour of Strasbourg:
Strasbourg Hidden Gems & Local Spots Small Group Guided Tour with a Local:
1.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour:
Strasbourg Sightseeing Kehl Bike Guided Tour:
2-Hour Gourmet Walking Tour:
Strasbourg Architectural Small Group Walking Guided Tour with a Local:
Alsace Local Villages Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg:
2-Hour Strasbourg Euro Tour by Segway:
Typical Entertainment prices in Beaune
Here are a few typical costs in Beaune for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:
Tours and Activities in Beaune
Here are a few actual costs in Beaune for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
4-Night Burgundy Bike Tour from Beaune:
Burgundy Cote de Beaune Private Day Tour:
Burgundy Grand Crus Route Day Tour with 10 Wines Tastings in Family Domains:
Full Day Private Tour with Tasting of 10 Grands Crus - The Best of Burgundy:
Full-day Private Burgundy Wine Route Tour from Beaune:
Half-Day Private Tour in Côte de Beaune:
Multi Day Private Tour of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune:
One day tour of Beaune & the road of the Grands Crus.Organic & biodynamic wines:
Private Full Day Tour - Côte de Nuits : Pinot Noir Paradise:
Private Full Day Tour Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune:
Private Full Day Tour to the Heart of Burgundy:
Private Tour Full Day Côte de Beaune:
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.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Beaune may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €38 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Strasbourg
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Strasbourg:
Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg:
Alsace Villages & Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Strasbourg:
Alsace Become a Local Private Tour with Wine Tasting, Villages & Castle Visits:
Sample the Local Flavors in Beaune
Also in Beaune, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard:
Beaune Small-Group Half Day Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings at Family Domain:
Burgundy Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Beaune:
Beaune Small-Group Day Tour including Wine Tastings and Lunch:
Côte de Nuits Wine Tour:
Wine Tasting Tour Côte D'Or - Private Full Day:
Full-Day Private Tour: Wine Tasting, with 6 Grands Crus The Best of Burgundy:
Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cote de Beaune:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Strasbourg and Beaune, we can see that Beaune is more expensive. And not only is Strasbourg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Strasbourg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Strasbourg 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 Beaune would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Beaune than you might in Strasbourg.
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