A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Vigo vs. Oviedo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Vigo or Oviedo?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Vigo and Oviedo. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Vigo or Oviedo?

Vigo

Originally a small fishing town, Vigo has grown to become the most populated municipality in the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Remnants of the old world still exist in its historic center architecture and plazas, while the commodities of a modern city have blended into its boundaries. The old center remains the hub of activity with plenty to see and do, shopping and dining included.

Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of the Asturias Principality in Northern Spain. It is a city of churches and cathedrals with many of its buildings designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its old town, or Casco Antiguo, is the most historic part of Oviedo, where many of the UNESCO sites are situated.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Madrid, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Barcelona.


Which place is cheaper, Oviedo or Vigo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Vigo is €99, while the average daily cost in Oviedo is €106. 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 Vigo and Oviedo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vigo 43
    Oviedo 53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vigo 86
    Oviedo 106
Compare Hotels in Vigo and Oviedo

Looking for a hotel in Vigo or Oviedo? 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 Vigo


Hotels in Oviedo


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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: Vigo Hotel Prices and Oviedo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vigo 37
    Oviedo 20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vigo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vigo:

  • One-Way Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $54
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Airport (OPO): $43
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Hotels: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Oviedo

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

  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport (OVD) to Gijon Cruise Port: $39
  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport to Oviedo and Gijón: $71

Is it cheaper to fly into Vigo or Oviedo?

Prices for flights to both Oviedo and Vigo 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
    Vigo 35
    Oviedo 38

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vigo

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

  • Gourmet Hands on Cooking Class in Galicia with the Chef: $163

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Vigo 10
    Oviedo 19

Tours and Activities in Vigo

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

  • Afternoon Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $18
  • Exclusive Vigo experience: $155
  • Full Day Santiago de Compostela Private Tour from Vigo, Shore Excursion: $169
  • Full-Day Excursion to Santiago from Vigo for Cruisers Only: $75
  • GROUP walking tour in Vigo: $1.09
  • Guided Walking Tour of the Historic District of Tui: $11
  • Monumental Morning Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $17
  • New 2-hour Electric Bike Tour and Photography Contest: $34
  • Night Walking Tour of Pontevedra: $21
  • Oceanographic Adventure in the Cíes Islands: $139
  • Private Tour in Ourense: $82
  • Private Walking Tour around Vigo with Beer or Wine: $60

Tours and Activities in Oviedo

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

  • Uncover Oviedo's Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.47
  • Uncover Oviedo's Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.60
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.99
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self Guided Private Tour: $9.18
  • Civil War Tour of Oviedo: $11
  • 1934 Revolution Tour: $11
  • Tour of the mysteries and legends of Oviedo: $11
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Guided tour of Oviedo: $11
  • Guided tour to the Cathedral with tickets: $12
  • Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Oviedo: $12
  • Oviedo : Archaeological and fine arts museum tour: $16

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vigo 5.71
    Oviedo 16


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


Which is Bigger, Vigo or Oviedo?

Vigo has a larger population, and is about 38% larger than the population of Oviedo. When comparing the sizes of Vigo and Oviedo, 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.


When is the best time to visit Vigo or Oviedo?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Vigo or Oviedo in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Vigo as well as Oviedo.

In July, Vigo is generally a little warmer than Oviedo. Daily temperatures in Vigo average around 21°C (70°F), and Oviedo fluctuates around 19°C (65°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Oviedo. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Vigo this time of the year. In the summer, Vigo often gets more sunshine than Oviedo. Vigo gets 299 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Oviedo receives 203 hours of full sun.

Vigo usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Oviedo. Vigo gets 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Vigo 21°C (70°F) 
    Oviedo 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Oviedo in the Autumn?

Both Oviedo and Vigo are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

Vigo is around the same temperature as Oviedo in the autumn. The daily temperature in Vigo averages around 17°C (62°F) in October, and Oviedo fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

Vigo usually receives more sunshine than Oviedo during autumn. Vigo gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Oviedo receives 138 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It's quite rainy in Vigo. In October, Vigo usually receives more rain than Oviedo. Vigo gets 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Vigo 17°C (62°F) 
    Oviedo 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Oviedo in the Winter?

Both Oviedo and Vigo during the winter are popular places to visit.

In the winter, Vigo is around the same temperature as Oviedo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Vigo in January average around 10°C (50°F), and Oviedo averages at about 10°C (49°F).

In the winter, Vigo often gets more sunshine than Oviedo. Vigo gets 110 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Oviedo receives 95 hours of full sun.

Oviedo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Vigo. Vigo usually gets more rain in January than Oviedo. Vigo gets 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Vigo 10°C (50°F) 
    Oviedo 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Oviedo in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Vigo and Oviedo.

In April, Vigo is generally a little warmer than Oviedo. Daily temperatures in Vigo average around 13°C (56°F), and Oviedo fluctuates around 11°C (53°F).

Vigo usually receives more sunshine than Oviedo during spring. Vigo gets 198 hours of sunny skies, while Oviedo receives 143 hours of full sun in the spring.

Vigo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Vigo usually receives more rain than Oviedo. Vigo gets 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Vigo 13°C (56°F) 
    Oviedo 11°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Oviedo and Vigo

Vigo Oviedo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 11°C (53°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)
May 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 14°C (56°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 16°C (61°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Jul 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (65°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dec 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in) 10°C (51°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)