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

Should you visit Vitoria-Gasteiz or Vigo?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Vitoria-Gasteiz or Vigo, 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.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Vigo 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 Vigo is €80. 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 Vigo 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.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Vigo.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 55
    Vigo 35
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 110
    Vigo 70

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.

On average, meal and food prices in Vigo cost around €28 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
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 41
    Vigo 28

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 Vigo is €30 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
    Vigo 30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vitoria-Gasteiz

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

  • Private Transfer from the Airport to Vitoria city: $68
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Vitoria Airport: $68
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria to Bilbao Cruise Port: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria to Bilbao: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Bilbao city: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Bilbao Airport: $137
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria to Elciego town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria to Laguardia town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Laguardia town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria Airport to Elciego town: $164
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria city to Logroño Airport: $192
  • Private Transfer from Vitoria to Logroño: $192

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vigo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vigo:

  • Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $45

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

Prices for flights to both Vigo 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.

Vigo's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €8.00 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
    Vigo 8.00

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

Tours and Activities in Vigo

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

  • Full Day Santiago de Compostela Private Tour from Vigo: $405
  • Private walking tour in Vigo: $57
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Tour from Vigo with Hotel or Port Pick-up: $586
  • Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña Private Tour: $416
  • Tuy and Baiona Private Day Tour from Vigo Port: $345
  • Vigo Private City Tour with Hotel or Port Pick-up: $491
  • Vigo Secrets Walking Tour: $86
  • Vigo Shore Excursion: Small Group Santiago De Compostela Full Day Tour: $159
  • Vigo and Bayona Tour: $80

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.

The average person spends about €4.57 on alcoholic beverages in Vigo per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vitoria-Gasteiz 18
    Vigo 4.57

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Vigo

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

  • Albariño trails Private Wine Tour/Shore excursion from Vigo: $266


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Vigo, we can see that Vitoria-Gasteiz is more expensive. And not only is Vigo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Vigo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Vigo 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 Vigo.

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