A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Cantabria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Vitoria-Gasteiz or Cantabria?

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

Vitoria-Gasteiz

In the midst of a vast, starry night, medieval cathedrals and ancient buildings are scattered with light across the humming city. This is none other than Vitoria-Gasteiz, a town located in the province of Araba/Alava in northern Spain. Within its border, this city contains Basque Country's House of Parliament, the headquarters of the Government, and the Lehendakari's (Prime Minister's) official residence. In 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz was awarded the title of European Green Capital and now is one of the top five places to live in Spain. This multicultural city is chock full of amazing national history as well as unique cultural traditions. Vitoria-Gasteiz is also well known for its festivals, including Azkena rock festival, FesTVal, Vitoria-Gasteiz jazz festival, and the Virgen Blanca Festivities. Whether you seek to explore its world-renowned wineries or dine in a chic restaurant, Vitoria-Gasteiz holds an endless amount of possibilities.

Cantabria

Occupying Spain's northern coast, the region of Cantabria is known for its mountains, cave paintings, and the capital city of Santander. Its diverse landscape allows for locals and visitors alike to hit the beach in the summer and go on mountain adventures in the winter. While these natural features alone are breathtaking, there is also much to say for Cantabria's quaint seaside towns, fresh cuisine, and rich history.

Which city is cheaper, Cantabria or Vitoria-Gasteiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Vitoria-Gasteiz is €117, while the average daily cost in Cantabria is €85. 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz and Cantabria in more detail.



Accommodation

The prices for places to stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €55, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €110.

Cantabria's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €86. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €43.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 55
    Cantabria 43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 110
    Cantabria 86

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Vitoria-Gasteiz cost around €41 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 €16.

The price of a meal in Cantabria can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €30 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 41
    Cantabria 30

Local Transportation

To get around in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the average visitor spends €27 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 Cantabria is €17 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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 27
    Cantabria 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Also for Vitoria-Gasteiz, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Biarritz city: $267
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Bilbao city: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Elciego town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Laguardia town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Logroño city: $192
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Madrid city: $616
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Pamplona city: $205
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to San Sebastian city: $239
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Santander city: $267
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Biarritz Airport: $267
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Bilbao Airport: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Logroño Airport: $192

Is it cheaper to fly into Vitoria-Gasteiz or Cantabria?

Prices for flights to both Cantabria and Vitoria-Gasteiz 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.





Entertainment

In Vitoria-Gasteiz, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €29 per person, per day.

Cantabria's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €16 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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 29
    Cantabria 16

Tours and Activities in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Vitoria-Gasteiz.

  • Bilbao and Guggenheim museum small group tour: $168
  • Three temple tour, the path of St. Ignatius, small group tour lunch included: $233
  • La Rioja winery visit with tasting and traditional lunch in small group tour: $252
  • San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa coast tour in small group tour with lunch: $261
  • Bilbao, Guggenheim and Gaztelugatxe small group tour, lunch included: $277
  • Biarritz and French Basque coast small group tour lunch included: $296

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 Vitoria-Gasteiz, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €18.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cantabria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €9.42 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 18
    Cantabria 9.42

Sample the Local Flavors in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Vitoria-Gasteiz:

  • La Rioja two wineries visit with wine tasting and pintxos in small group tour: $214


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

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