A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Vienna vs. Split for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Vienna or Split?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Vienna or Split, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Vienna or Split?

Vienna

Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria. It has a population of over 1.7 million and is a cultural, political and economic center for the country. The historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some complain that it feels more like a museum than a real city. Outside of the historical center though, is a young and vibrant city with a huge music scene, many street performers, and eclectic and fun restaurants and nightclubs.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which city is cheaper, Split or Vienna?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Vienna is €113, while the average daily cost in Split is €86. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Vienna and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vienna 68
    Split 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vienna 136
    Split 116
Compare Hotels in Vienna and Split

Looking for a hotel in Vienna or Split? 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 Vienna


Hotels in Split


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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: Vienna Hotel Prices and Split Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vienna 15
    Split 11
Typical Local Transportation prices in Vienna

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Vienna:


  • Bus to Airport
    30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vienna

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

  • Winter in European Alps: Private Scenic Transfers Vienna ↔ Ski Resort: $315
  • Zoo Visit with Private Transfers & Tickets: $92
  • Vienna International (VIE) Airport Private Transfer: $57
  • Sightseeing Transfer to Prague via Cesky Krumlov: $967
  • Private Transfer to/from Vienna Airport (VIE): $54
  • Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer: $606
  • Vienna → Salzburg - 2h of Sightseeing - Comfortable Premium Car Private Transfer: $337
  • Vienna → Munich - 2h of Sightseeing - Comfortable Premium Car Private Transfer: $366
  • Vienna → Budapest - 2h of Sightseeing - Comfortable Premium Car Private Transfer: $263
  • Vienna to Prague - Private Transfer with 2 hours of Sightseeing: $249
  • Vienna to Budapest: Private Wine and Sightseeing Tour (One-Way Transfer): $425
  • Vienna to Budapest - Private Transfer with 2 hours of Sightseeing: $237

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

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

  • Zagreb to Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes: $845
  • Zadar Day Trip from Split with transfer to Plitvice Lakes: $288
  • Transfers and excursions: $92
  • Transfer from Split to airport (and vice versa): $101
  • Transfer from Split to Zadar: $239
  • Transfer from Split to Sibenik: $133
  • Transfer from Split to Dubrovnik: $373
  • Transfer Split-Zagreb: $535
  • Transfer Split airport to Split: $53
  • Transfer Split airport to Makarska: $100
  • Transfer Split - Novalja (economy or VIP): $415
  • Transfer Novalja - Split (economy or VIP): $415

Is it cheaper to fly into Vienna or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split and Vienna 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Vienna 27
    Split 18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vienna

For Vienna, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Lipizzaner Special Admission Ticket: $27
  • Vienna Small-Group Food Tour of Naschmarkt: $46
  • Naschmarkt Food Tour: $50
  • Naschmarkt Guided Food Tour: $61
  • 3-Course Evening Dinner Cruise: $67
  • Skip the Line: Austrian Dinner Show Ticket in Vienna: $85
  • Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and Orangery Concert: $244

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink: $62
  • Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills: $102
  • Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split: $116
  • The Real Split Food Tour: $118
  • Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner: $174
  • Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner: $255

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Vienna 31
    Split 2.93

Tours and Activities in Vienna

For Vienna, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • "The Third Man" Film Location Tour: $25
  • ( Night Tour ) With Private Guide + wine or prosecco: $162
  • 13 hours Private Full-Day Prague Tour from Vienna: $1,058
  • 2day private tour of wine region in Czech Republic from Vienna: $1,260
  • 6-Day Private Tour of Slovakia's Top National Parks from Vienna: $1,115
  • 7 Day Rail Tour - Austria: $793
  • 7-Day Highlights of Slovakia Tour from Vienna: $1,274
  • Alpine Panoramic Private Tour to Salzburg and Hallstatt incl. Admont from Vienna: $1,605
  • Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Full Day Private Tour from Vienna: $457
  • Authentic Experience: When in Vienna, do as the Viennese do!: $625
  • Backstage Classical Music Tour: $670
  • Best of Vienna City Tour: $454

Tours and Activities in Split

For Split, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • "Blue Lagoon" Half day Chill out tour from Split: $68
  • 1 Day Pass HOP ON-HOP OFF Bus tour from Split: $25
  • 1.5-Hour Split Evening Walking Tour: $22
  • 10-Day Adriatic Island Hopping Active Tour from Split: $1,821
  • 2 Hours Private Guided Walking Tour in Split Old Town: $187
  • 2 Hours Split Walking tour with free food tasting: $37
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Split in a Classic Ford T: $51
  • 3-Day Croatia Hiking and Biking Small-Group Tour: $775
  • 3-Day Private Sailing Tour from Split: $4,168
  • 3-Hour Lavender Tour from Hvar: $102
  • 3-Hour Split Deep Water Soloing and Cliff Jumping Adventure: $54
  • 3-Island Split Boat Tour (Šolta Drvenik Mali, Drvenik Veli): $83

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vienna 14
    Split 6.28

Sample the Local Flavors in Vienna

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

  • CLASSICAL TOUR Individual cellar tour with audio guide and 1 free wine tasting: $17
  • City Center Pub Crawl: $22
  • Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar: $31
  • From Half-day Countryside Wine Tour with Meal: $136
  • Winery and Wine Tasting Tour with a Wine Expert: $178
  • Romantic Old Vienna City Walk and Wine Tasting: $363
  • Private tour to Lednice castle and chateau Valtice with wine tasting from Vienna: $498
  • Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna: $560

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

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

  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split: $49
  • Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split: $53
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $87
  • Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $101
  • Hvar 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour: $113
  • Zinfandel Wine Tour: $124
  • Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac: $133
  • Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery: $137
  • Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour: $147
  • Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch: $152


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


When is the best time to visit Vienna or Split?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Vienna or Split in the Summer?

Both Split and Vienna are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Vienna for the music scene and the family-friendly experiences.

Vienna is cooler than Split in the summer. The temperature in Vienna is usually 23°C (73°F) in July, and Split stays around 26°C (80°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Vienna. Vienna usually receives less sunshine than Split during summer. Vienna gets 255 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Vienna usually receives more rain than Split. Vienna gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Vienna 23°C (73°F) 
    Split 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Vienna or Split in the Autumn?

Both Split and Vienna during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Vienna in the autumn for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Vienna is cooler than Split. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Vienna in October are around 12°C (54°F), and Split is about 18°C (64°F).

In Split, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Vienna often gets less sunshine than Split. Vienna gets 140 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun.

Vienna usually gets less rain in October than Split. Vienna gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Vienna 12°C (54°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Vienna or Split in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Vienna and Split. Most visitors come to Vienna for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Vienna can be very cold during winter. In January, Vienna is generally much colder than Split. Temperatures in Vienna average around 2°C (36°F), and Split stays around 8°C (47°F).

Vienna usually receives less sunshine than Split during winter. Vienna gets 65 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Vienna usually receives less rain than Split. Vienna gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Vienna 2°C (36°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Vienna or Split in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Vienna as well as Split. The spring months attract visitors to Vienna because of the natural beauty.

Vienna is cooler than Split in the spring. The temperature in Vienna is usually 13°C (55°F) in April, and Split stays around 15°C (59°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Split. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Vienna this time of the year. In the spring, Vienna often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Split. Vienna gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun.

Vienna usually gets less rain in April than Split. Vienna gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Vienna 13°C (55°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Vienna

Vienna Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)


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