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Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar, Judetul Cluj, Romania

How much does it cost to travel to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

You should plan to spend around $85 (lei391) per day on your vacation in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (lei117) on meals
  • $14 (lei66) on local transportation
  • $101 (lei463) on hotels

A one week trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for two people costs, on average, $1,189 (lei5,468). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar cost?

A one week trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar usually costs around $594 (lei2,734) for one person and $1,189 (lei5,468) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar on average costs around $1,189 (lei5,468) for one person and $2,377 (lei10,936) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar on average costs around $2,547 (lei11,717) for one person and $5,094 (lei23,434) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar expensive to visit?

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Romania, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

The average Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) lei463 ($101)
Local Transportation 1 lei66 ($14)
Food 2 lei117 ($25)
Entertainment 1 lei37 ($8)
Alcohol 2 lei16 - 47 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $50 (lei231). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $101 (lei463). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (lei66) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
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Food Budget in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar can vary, the average cost of food in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $25 (lei117) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar should cost around $10 (lei47) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar typically cost an average of $8.00 (lei37) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $6.83 (lei31) on alcoholic beverages in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar On a Budget
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.
Most of the city's historic landmarks can be found centrally in Union Square. Saint Michael's Church is one such masterpiece, built at the end of the 14th century in the Gothic style with a Neo-Gothic tower, the tallest in Romania, which was added later during the 19th century. In front of the church is another landmark - the equestrian statue of Matthias Corvinus, erected in honor of the locally born King of Hungary. There is also an impressive Romanian Orthodox Cathedral located in Avram Iancu Square, built in a style which combines Renaissance and Byzantine architecture. Other structures in this square include the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, The Palace of Justice, and the Avram Iancu Statue.

On the outskirts of the old town, another popular attraction is the Cetatuia hill (or Fortress Hill), which holds the ruins of a former stronghold. At the top of the hill there is now a restaurant and hotel with spectacular views of the city below.

As an important cultural center, Cluj-Napoca also has many and museums, some of which include the National Museum of Transylvanian History, the Ethnographic Museum, the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, and the Water Museum. Babes-Bolyai University additionally has a number of exhibition spaces like the University Museum, the Museum of Mineralogy, the Museum of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, the Museum of Speleology, the Botanical Museum, and the Zoological Museum.
Union Square, known as Piata Unirii in Romanian, is Cluj's largest and most important square, serving as a great example of the wide range of architectural styles in the town. Buildings in this vicinity are a unique mix of the Gothic, Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Baroque styles. The square also contains sites which include Banffy Palace, St. Michael's Church, the Pharmacy Museum, National Art Museum, and Hotel Continental. Smaller streets around the main square can take visitors into beautiful inner courts, old houses, and isolated Churches. There is also a local market located behind the Complex Commercial Mihai Viteazul shopping center, offering a wide variety of foods and fresh produce. Being a university town, Cluj-Napoca also has a lot of affordable restaurants and a very happening nightlife.

The best way to experience Cluj-Napoca is to explore the city center on foot, admiring each historic landmark and taking in the intricate details of another time and place. Each structure serves as a glimpse into the past with its architecture, while the culture of the city offers much to encounter with sounds, sights, and flavors.

If you're looking for something fun to do, make sure you visit the amazing Salina Turda theme park. This underground amusement park was created from an underground salt mine. Inside you will find a Ferris wheel, boats in an underground lake, putt-putt, bowling, and a variety of other activities that are all situated in a bizarre but interesting environment.

For those who want a break from the bustle, the city also has a Central Park which has a casino and lake where visitors can rent rowboats and hydrobicycles to use on the water. The Botanical garden is another nice escape, complete with a small Japanese garden, greenhouses for tropical plants, a small water course through its middle, and a tower with views of the gardens below.

If you want to get out of the town and explore the countryside, plenty of great options await. Don't miss the beautiful Apuseni Mountains where you'll find plenty to do, including hiking, exploring waterfalls, visiting caves, and learning about the region's culture at various museums. Plenty of other small towns can be found in this part of Romania where you can taste the local cuisine and meet friendly people, too.
Food and Dining
Cluj has some of the best dining in Romania as far as variety and quality goes. Restaurants will serve anything from traditional Romanian and Hungarian cuisine to Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, American, and other international flavors. There is something for all tastes and budgets. As far as Romanian food goes, it takes its influence from a number of the surrounding cultures. Some of these include meatballs from the Turks (used in a soup called perisoare), musaca or moussaka from the Greeks (an eggplant or potato-based dish usually with ground meat), and snitel or wiener schnitzel from the Austrians (a thin veal cutlet that has been breaded and fried). One of the most common meals is a kind of polenta called mamaliga eaten on its own or as a side, while pork serves as the main meat in Romanian cuisine. Other specialties include gulas (goulash), fish or lamb dishes, cheese made from cow's or sheep's milk, and pastries like clatite (crêpes), papanasi (Romanian doughnuts), and cozonac (a kind of sweet bread).

By plane, fly into the International Airport of Cluj-Napoca. Airlines operate to and from destinations including Bucharest, Munich, London, Vienna, Milano, Bologna, Bari, Rome, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Bratislava, Eindhoven, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Zaragoza, Geneva, Basel, Malmo, Stockholm, Billund, Nuremberg, Cologne, Dortmund, and Tel Aviv. The airport has connections to downtown Cluj-Napoca via car rentals, taxi, limo service, and public transportation.

There are also train connections to most Romanian cities, including fast InterCity routes to Oradea, Arad, Timisoara, Brasov, Sighisoara, Ploiesti, and Bucharest.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.