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Sighisoara, Romania

How much does it cost to travel to Sighisoara?

You should plan to spend around $61 (lei282) per day on your vacation in Sighisoara. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (lei101) on meals
  • $18 (lei83) on local transportation
  • $57 (lei261) on hotels

A one week trip to Sighisoara for two people costs, on average, $856 (lei3,949). 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.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sighisoara cost?

A one week trip to Sighisoara usually costs around $428 (lei1,974) for one person and $856 (lei3,949) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sighisoara on average costs around $856 (lei3,949) for one person and $1,711 (lei7,898) 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 Sighisoara will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sighisoara on average costs around $1,833 (lei8,462) for one person and $3,666 (lei16,924) 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 Sighisoara 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 Sighisoara expensive to visit?

Sighisoara 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 is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. 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, Sighisoara 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 Sighisoara Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sighisoara?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) lei261 ($57)
Local Transportation 1 lei83 ($18)
Food 2 lei101 ($22)
Entertainment 1 lei37 ($8)
Alcohol 2 lei15 - 45 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Sighisoara
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sighisoara is $28 (lei131). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sighisoara is $57 (lei261). 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 Sighisoara

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sighisoara based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $45. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sighisoara
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sighisoara is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (lei83) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sighisoara.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Sighisoara
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sighisoara can vary, the average cost of food in Sighisoara is $22 (lei101) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sighisoara should cost around $8.73 (lei40) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sighisoara is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Sighisoara
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sighisoara typically cost an average of $7.97 (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 Sighisoara
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  • The average person spends about $6.50 (lei30) on alcoholic beverages in Sighisoara per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Sighisoara On a Budget
Sighisoara Sighisoara, Romania
Located in the historic region of Transylvania in Romania, Sighisoara takes its roots from German craftsmen and merchants, called the Transylvanian Saxons, who were invited by the King of Hungary during the 12th century to settle and defend the area. Today it is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stands as a preserved example of a small fortified city from the medieval era.
The Sighisoara Citadel, a historic fortress from the 12th century, marks the historic center of the city. Still inhabited today, this area also stands as the center of interest for those who are visiting. Within the walls of this old town are remnants of a medieval past, like the Clock Tower, built in 1360, which looms over the city from the top of the hill. Inside the tower there is a history museum, as well as a balcony and spectacular views from the top. Next to the Clock Tower there is the Monastery Church, a Lutheran built in the late Gothic style. The Church on the Hill is another important landmark and beautiful architectural example of the Romanian Gothic. It can be reached via an old covered staircase, made from stone with a wooden roof.

The town is also thought to be the birthplace of Vlad Tepes "The Impaler" (or Dracula), whose father had lived here in exile. The Vlad Dracul House (or "Casa Vlad Dracul") is allegedly the house in which he spent his childhood. It consists of two rooms located on top of a restaurant serving traditional Romanian fare. Right around the corner from his birthplace, there is also a bust of Vlad Tepes to the left of the entrance of the Monastery Church.

Outside of the citadel, there is also an Orthodox Cathedral located across the Tarnava River, as well as Cornesti Church which is the oldest Orthodox church in town, built in 1797.
Sighisoara is considered to be one of the more beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadels in Europe, renowned for its authentic medieval architecture. In Eastern Europe, this place is one of the few fortified towns that are still inhabited today. The town is made up of two parts-the medieval stronghold which was built on top of a hill and is known as the "citadel" (or cetate), and the lower town which lies in the valley of the Tarnava Mare River. Due to the community of German artisans and craftsmen who dominated the urban economy and built the fortress during its earliest years, the town center today still features traditional buildings and remnants of the place as a center for craft.

Since the town itself is fairly small, most of the main sights can be toured within a day. There is, however, plenty to see and do in the surrounding area as well. Visitors can bike or bike up to the great Oak forest on the Breite plateau, or pack a picnic to enjoy at Vila Franka on the hill just south of the city directly opposite the clock tower. Other nearby attractions include the fortified churches of Biertan or Apold, as well as Saschiz which also has a fortified church and fortress.

As far as events go, the annual Sighisoara Medieval Festival is the most popular, featuring three days of theater, indoor and outdoor music concerts, handicraft demonstrations and exhibitions, painting, sculpture, seminars, film projections, and more. Other festivals include Pro Etnica which showcases interethnic music and art, and the Sighisoara Blues Festival.
Food and Dining
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).

The best way to reach Sighisoara is by train. The station provides connections to and from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Arad, Brasov, and Sibiu. There are also direct international links via rail with Vienna and Budapest daily.

Sighisoara is connected to major towns by bus as well. The bus station is adjacent to the railway station, along Strada Libertatii. From here, the city center is within walking distance, just across the river towards the Orthodox cathedral. Once in town, Sighisoara and its sights can be easily navigated on foot.

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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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