A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Frankfurt vs. Bremen

Should you visit Frankfurt or Bremen?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Frankfurt and Bremen can help you decide which place is right for you.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial and business hub of Germany. It houses the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange, and often plays host to trade shows and business fairs. It has the country's most modern skyline and the largest airport. It is also a transportation hub for Germany with many important train lines passing through. The city itself is situated on the River Main. Some of the most important sights are along the river near Romer Square and include museums and monuments. This area pulls in millions of tourists every year. Although many sights are clustered in this area, it's important to head into more off the beaten path areas that can be enjoyable to explore. These areas offer glimpses into daily life in Frankfurt.

Bremen

Located in northern Germany, Bremen stretches along the River Weser. It has a population of over half a million and was once a member of the medieval Hanseatic League. It is a long and narrow city that runs along both sides of the river. It's about ten kilometers long, but is rarely more than two kilometers wide. With sites such as the Cathedral of St. Peter and Rathaus (the town hall), Bremen has a very historical atmosphere. The city itself dates back 1200 years. The sights are concentrated around the city's old town, Altmarkt and the main square is home to the Roland statue among other old and famous architectural gems. While visiting Bremen, try some of the city's famous candy, Kluten, and wash it down with some Beck's beer, which is also local to Bremen.

Which city is cheaper, Bremen or Frankfurt?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Frankfurt is €87, while the average daily cost in Bremen is €117. 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 Frankfurt and Bremen in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €72 in Frankfurt For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Bremen's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €122. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €61.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Frankfurt 36
    Bremen 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Frankfurt 72
    Bremen 122

Food

In Frankfurt travelers spend around €32 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

On average, meal and food prices in Bremen cost around €29 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 €12.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Frankfurt 32
    Bremen 29
Typical Food prices in Frankfurt

For Frankfurt, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Soda
    2.00
  • Bagel Sandwich and Latte
    7.00
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich and Coffee
    6.00
  • Sandwich and Cola
    7.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Frankfurt

For Frankfurt, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Private Cooking Class in Eschborn, Frankfurt with a Local Christina: $62
  • Vietnamese Cooking Lesson with a Private Chef at Your Home in Frankfurt: $88

Typical Food prices in Bremen

Some typical examples of dining costs in Bremen are as follows:


  • Croissant & Cappacino
    3.90
  • Fish and Chips
    3.20
  • Pizza and Cola
    7.00
  • Chinese Food Lunch
    8.00
  • Vietnamese Soup
    5.00
  • Sandwich and Coffee
    8.00
  • Pastry and Coffee
    4.00

Local Transportation

Frankfurt's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €20 per person, per day on transportation in Frankfurt.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €36 per day to get around in Bremen.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Frankfurt 20
    Bremen 36
Typical Local Transportation prices in Frankfurt

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


  • Car Rental
    50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Frankfurt

Also for Frankfurt, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Ultra - Frankfurt Private Airport Transfer from City Centre to Frankfurt Airport: $9.41
  • Ultra - Frankfurt Private Airport Transfer from Frankfurt Airport to City Centre: $9.41
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt - Arrival Private Van Transfer: $29
  • Frankfurt to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)- Departure Private Van Transfer: $29
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Frankfurt to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA): $29
  • Private Airport Transfer: Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt: $35
  • Private Transfer from Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt City Center: $39
  • Private Transfer from Frankfurt City Center to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA): $39
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt - Arrival Private Car Transfer: $45
  • Frankfurt to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)- Departure Private Car Transfer: $45
  • Arrival Private Transfer in Business Car from Frankfurt International Airport: $46
  • Departure Private Transfer to Frankfurt International Airport by Business Car: $49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bremen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bremen:

  • Private Transfer from Bremen to Hamburg: $391
  • Private Transfer from Bremen City Hotels to Bremen Airport: $153
  • Private Transfer from Bremen Airport to Bremen City Hotels: $153
  • Private Arrival Transfer Bremen: $75
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Bremen to Bremen Airport (BRE): $32
  • Private Airport Transfer: Bremen Airport (BRE) to Bremen: $40
  • Premium Private Transfer From Bremen City to Hanover City: $142
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Bremen Airport to Bremen City - One Way: $42

Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Frankfurt can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €29 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €27 per person, per day in Bremen. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Frankfurt 29
    Bremen 27

Tours and Activities in Frankfurt

For Frankfurt, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Frankfurt Private Tour: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game: $5.59
  • 1 Day Frankfurt Card Group Ticket 2020/2021: $29
  • 2 Day Frankfurt Card Group Ticket 2020/2021: $41
  • Frankfurt Sightseeing Tour "Frankfurt's Highlights": $45
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour in Frankfurt: $165
  • Frankfurt Private Walking Tour: $185
  • Frankfurt walking tour with a Professional Guide: $245
  • Private tour of the best of Frankfurt - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $249
  • Layover in Frankfurt a Private Tour with a local: Best Highlights of Frankfurt: $249
  • Costume tour at the Goethe House: $310
  • Rüdesheim and Monestry Eberbach Tour: $319
  • Frankfurt Private Shopping tour: $336

Tours and Activities in Bremen

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

  • Bottcherstrasse Tour: $27
  • Bremen - Guided walking tour of city center: $304
  • Bremen - walking tour with Nightwatchman: $304
  • Bremen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Bremen Private Walking Tour: $179
  • Bremen Schnoor Area Tour: $27
  • Marketplace and Dom Tour: $25
  • Tour of Bremen’s Underworld: $18

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Frankfurt spend on average €24 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about €27 on alcoholic beverages in Bremen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Frankfurt 24
    Bremen 27
Typical Alcohol prices in Frankfurt

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Frankfurt:


  • Becks Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Frankfurt

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

  • 8-Day Bavarian Beer Culture and Brewery Tour in Franconia from Frankfurt: $2,359


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

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