A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belgrade vs. Hamburg for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belgrade or Hamburg?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Belgrade and Hamburg can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Belgrade or Hamburg?

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Hamburg

Hamburg is most noted for its port, which is the largest in Germany and the second busiest in Europe. Despite it's size, it is actually located about 100 kilometers from the North Sea on the River Elbe. The popularity of this port has given Hamburg the nickname as Germany's Gateway to the World. The city itself is the second largest in Germany and the metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million people.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best 10-Day Tours from Berlin, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Berlin.


Which place is cheaper, Hamburg or Belgrade?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $45, while the average daily cost in Hamburg is $125. 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 Belgrade and Hamburg in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Hamburg $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Hamburg $116
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Hamburg

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Hamburg? 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 Belgrade


Hotels in Hamburg


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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: Belgrade Hotel Prices and Hamburg Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.58
    Hamburg $31

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $39
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $130
  • Belgrade Airport Taxi Transfer: $38
  • Belgrade Airport to City Center Transfers: $38
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $214
  • Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) to Belgrade - Round-Trip Transfer: $70
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $145
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $239
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $46
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $88
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35
  • Bus Transfer Between Airport and Slavija Square: $3.65

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Hamburg

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Hamburg:


  • Short Distance Ubahn Ticket
    $1.83

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hamburg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hamburg:

  • Private Transfer from Hamburg Cruise Port to Hamburg Airport(HAM): $38
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg Airport(HAM) to Hamburg Cruise Port: $38
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport HAM Departure : $42
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg Cruise Port to Hamburg City Hotels: $51
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg City Hotels to Hamburg Cruise Port: $51
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Bremerhaven Port: $66
  • Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Hamburg - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $68
  • Arrival Transfer: Airport HAM to Hamburg by Business Car: $82
  • Departure Transfer: Hamburg to Airport HAM by Business Car: $82
  • Hamburg Airport Transfers : Hamburg to Hamburg Airport XFW in Luxury Van: $92
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Hamburg Airport XFW to Hamburg City: $92
  • Private Transfer from Hamburg City to Ostseekai Kiel Cruise Port: $95

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Hamburg?

Prices for flights to both Hamburg and Belgrade 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
    Belgrade $9.26
    Hamburg $37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $65
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $135

Typical Food Prices in Hamburg

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Hamburg:


  • Pink Thai Soup Dinner and Spring Rolls
    $16
  • Currywurst and Pommes Frites
    $5.38
  • Donner Kebab and Coke
    $6.45
  • Traditional Hamburg Dinner w/ Beer
    $16
  • Donner Kebab Lunch
    $4.30
  • Sandwich and Coffee Break
    $6.45
  • Fish Sandwich from Fish Market
    $3.76
  • Coffee and Donut
    $4.30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hamburg

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

  • St George's Culinary Food Tour: $48
  • St. Pauli kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • Elphi Plaza und HafenCity kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $59
  • Original Musical Dinner Cruise 2024: $117
  • Hamburg Private Food Tours with a Local: 100% Personalized : $189
  • St. Pauli: Guided Food Tour with 5 Tastings: $482
  • Elbphilharmonie Plaza and HafenCity Food Tour: $589
  • Elbphilharmonie Plaza and HafenCity Food Tour: $589

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.50
    Hamburg $42

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Skip the Line: Family Centar Sremska Mitrovica -Playroom for kids: $1.09
  • Capture Belgrade:Audio Walking Tour in the Heart of the City: $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.27
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.42
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Belgrade's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16

Typical Entertainment Prices in Hamburg

Here are a few typical costs in Hamburg for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Tower at St. Michael's Church
    $3.76

Tours and Activities in Hamburg

Here are a few actual costs in Hamburg for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Freetour, you decide the price at the end: $1.71
  • Self-Guided photo Safari with Photobook! City Tour: $2.67
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Old Town and City Center": $3.20
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Speicherstadt and HafenCity": $3.20
  • Deutsche Hafen & St.Pauli Bezahl-Was-ihr-wollt Tour zu Fuß: $3.21
  • English Harbor&St.Pauli Pay-What-You-Want Walking Tour: $3.21
  • German Hamburg Historic City Center Pay-What-You-Want Tour: $3.21
  • The Historic Treasure: 'Speicherstadt' "FREE TOURS'" Hamburg: $3.21
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $3.21
  • English Hamburg City Center Pay-What-You-Want Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Harbor&St. Pauli Pay-What-You-Want 2-Hour Walking Tour: $3.21

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Hamburg $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $43
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $53
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl Bingo: $53
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Private Wine Tasting by Party in Belgrade: $71
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $75
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $93
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $93

Sample the Local Flavors in Hamburg

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Hamburg:

  • The Original Night Pub Crawl through The Repperbahn: $21
  • Weekend Night Pub Crawl through the Reeperbahn: $34
  • Bachelor(ette) Premium Party with Pub Crawl: $401
  • Private Pub Crawl Tour: $401
  • Private Premium Pub Crawl: $514


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Belgrade Expensive? and Is Hamburg Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Hamburg?

Hamburg has a larger population, and is about 37% larger than the population of Belgrade. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Hamburg, 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 Belgrade or Hamburg?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Belgrade or Hamburg in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Hamburg. Also, most visitors come to Hamburg for the music scene and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Belgrade is a little warmer than Hamburg in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Hamburg fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Hamburg this time of the year. In Belgrade, it's very sunny this time of the year. Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Hamburg during summer. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies, while Hamburg receives 207 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Hamburg receives 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Hamburg 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Hamburg in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Hamburg. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Hamburg because of the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Belgrade is a little warmer than Hamburg. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Hamburg averages at about 10°C (50°F).

In the autumn, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Hamburg receives 101 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in October than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Hamburg receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Hamburg 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Hamburg in the Winter?

Both Hamburg and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Hamburg this time of year.

It's quite cold in Hamburg in the winter. The weather in Belgrade can be very cold. In January, Belgrade is generally much warmer than Hamburg. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Hamburg fluctuates around 0°C (33°F).

Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Hamburg during winter. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Hamburg receives 42 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Hamburg receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Hamburg 0°C (33°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Hamburg in the Spring?

Both Hamburg and Belgrade during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many travelers come to Hamburg for the natural beauty.

Belgrade is much warmer than Hamburg in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Hamburg fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

In the spring, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Hamburg receives 161 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets more rain in April than Hamburg. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Hamburg receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Hamburg 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Hamburg and Belgrade

Belgrade Hamburg
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 0°C (33°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 1°C (34°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 4°C (39°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 57 mm (2.3 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 15°C (60°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 17°C (62°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 10°C (50°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 5°C (41°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 2°C (35°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)