A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Funchal vs. Seville for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Funchal or Seville?

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

Should I visit Funchal or Seville? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Funchal or Seville?

Funchal

Funchal is the capital city of the autonomous region of Madeira on the island of Madeira. The city is located to the south between the cities of Santa Cruz and Camara de Lobos. It is actually named for the fennel plant which grows liberally on the island. The city was most significant as a shipping center between the 15th and 17th centuries. Today it has a population of over 100,000 people and is, arguably, one of the most picturesque cities in Portugal. It's appeal as a tourist destination has made it the leading Portuguese port for cruise line dockings.

Seville

The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.

Which city is cheaper, Seville or Funchal?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Funchal is €75, while the average daily cost in Seville is €99. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Funchal and Seville in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Funchal 41
    Seville 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Funchal 82
    Seville 90
Compare Hotels in Funchal and Seville

Looking for a hotel in Funchal or Seville? 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 Funchal


Hotels in Seville


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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: Funchal Hotel Prices and Seville Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Funchal 7.95
    Seville 14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Funchal

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

  • Madeira Airport (FNC) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Funchal Hotels or Address): $41
  • Madeira Airport (FNC) Departure Transfer (Funchal Hotels to Madeira Airport): $41
  • Madeira Funchal Airport FNC Arrival Private Transfer by Business Car: $34
  • Madeira Airport Round Trip Private Transfers Services: $34
  • Madeira Private Arrival Transfer: $32
  • Private Service Airport Transfer: $25
  • Funchal Private Transfers Service to Madeira Airport: $22
  • Madeira Airport Private Transfers Service To Funchal: $21
  • Madeira Airport Round Trip Shuttle Transfers Service: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Funchal to Madeira Airport (FNC): $19
  • Funchal Shared Arrival Transfer: $18
  • Madeira Private Transfer: To/From Funchal Airport: $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville

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

  • The Best of Andalusia from Seville in 5 days with Private Tours and Transfers: $1,695
  • Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Madrid with private pick up & drop off: $1,182
  • Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 7 People: $1,163
  • Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 3 People: $995
  • Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Lisbon with private pick up & drop off: $908
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (5 to 8 passengers): $871
  • Costa del Sol: Seville & Alcázar Private Tour with Transfers: $748
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers): $746
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Malaga Airport AGP by Luxury Van: $705
  • Private Transfer Seville SVQ to Marbella, Malaga, Gibraltar or Tarifa by Minivan: $664
  • Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Lisbon: $637
  • DUCA - Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Vicentine Coast: $637

Is it cheaper to fly into Funchal or Seville?

Prices for flights to both Seville and Funchal 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
    Funchal 25
    Seville 30
Typical Food prices in Funchal

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Funchal:


  • Coffee
    1.40

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Funchal

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

  • Madeira Evening Tour with Dinner and Performance: $44
  • Madeira Nights Tour - Dinner and Show: $45
  • “Petiscos” cooking experience & Market Tour: $70
  • Madeira Sunset by 4x4 with Dinner from Funchal: $70

Typical Food prices in Seville

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:


  • Lunch
    9.50
  • Ice Cream
    2.30
  • Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville

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

  • Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop: $46
  • Paella Cooking Experience on a Rooftop Terrace: $48
  • Flamenco Show at El Palacio Andaluz with Optional Dinner: $50
  • 3.5-Hour Spanish Cooking Class & Triana Market Tour: $68
  • Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio: $77
  • Tastes, Tapas, and Traditions Food Tour: $90
  • OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory: $111
  • Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht: $149
  • Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House: $169
  • Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home: $183

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Funchal 12
    Seville 23

Tours and Activities in Funchal

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Funchal.

  • 3-Hour Madeira Scenic Island Tour (Price per Sidecar - 1 or 2 passengers): $143
  • 3d Fun Art Museum Ticket: $11
  • 4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors: $51
  • Amazing Skywalk and more... Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $40
  • Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching: $81
  • Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $40
  • Ariero Peak, Santana "Biosphere Reserve" & more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $49
  • Best of Funchal Private Tour: $243
  • Best of Funchal private walking tour with local specialities tasting: $467
  • Best of Madeira Private Tour Half Day: $54
  • Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour: $1,595
  • Botanic Garden Tour: $50

Typical Entertainment prices in Seville

For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance to Cathedral
    8.00

Tours and Activities in Seville

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Seville.

  • 11-Day Guided Bike Tour from Seville to Santiago de Compostela: $3,236
  • 2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths: $298
  • 2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show: $336
  • 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour Seville & 1-Hour River Cruise: $115
  • 3-day Andalucia Highlights Tour: Granada & Cordoba from Seville: $635
  • 5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville (3h city tour plus 2h tapas tour): $422
  • AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket: $118
  • Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket: $33
  • Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville: $110
  • Alhambra Private Tour from Sevilla: with transport and skip-the-line-tickets: $386
  • Alhambra Private Tour from Seville: $536
  • Beer Bike Tour in Seville: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Funchal 13
    Seville 8.04

Sample the Local Flavors in Funchal

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

  • Funchal City Tour with Madeira Wine Tasting: $15
  • Half Day Traditions and Enchanting Valleys - Eira do Serrado, Curral das Freiras, Monte, Madeira Wine Tasting: $49
  • Skywalk & Professional Wine Tasting and Vineyards Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $60
  • Shore Excursion: Private Madeira Tour & Wine Tasting: $94
  • Cabo Girão Skywalk+Vineyards+Wine Tasting Tour in Open Roof 4x4+Dolphin Watching: $98
  • Full-Day Madeira Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $166
  • Madeira wine tasting and sightseeing private tour from Funchal: $534

Sample the Local Flavors in Seville

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

  • From Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting: $96
  • Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages: $98
  • Half-Day Wine Tour in Andalusia: $102
  • Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour: $114
  • Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding: $275
  • Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera: $306


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


When is the best time to visit Funchal or Seville?

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 Funchal or Seville in the Summer?

Both Seville and Funchal are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Funchal is cooler than Seville in the summer. The temperature in Funchal is usually 22°C (72°F) in July, and Seville stays around 27°C (81°F).

It's quite sunny in Seville. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Funchal. Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Seville during summer. Funchal gets 227 hours of sunny skies, while Seville receives 360 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Funchal usually receives more rain than Seville. Funchal gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Seville receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Funchal 22°C (72°F) 
    Seville 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Seville in the Autumn?

Both Seville and Funchal during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Funchal is around the same temperature as Seville. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Funchal in October are around 21°C (70°F), and Seville is about 20°C (67°F).

In Seville, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Seville. Funchal gets 183 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Seville receives 208 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Funchal. Funchal usually gets more rain in October than Seville. Funchal gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Seville receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Funchal 21°C (70°F) 
    Seville 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Seville in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Funchal and Seville.

In January, Funchal is generally a little warmer than Seville. Temperatures in Funchal average around 16°C (61°F), and Seville stays around 11°C (51°F).

Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Seville during winter. Funchal gets 141 hours of sunny skies, while Seville receives 173 hours of full sun in the winter.

Funchal gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Funchal usually receives more rain than Seville. Funchal gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Seville receives 89 mm (3.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Funchal 16°C (61°F) 
    Seville 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Seville in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Funchal as well as Seville.

Funchal is around the same temperature as Seville in the spring. The temperature in Funchal is usually 17°C (63°F) in April, and Seville stays around 16°C (61°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Seville. In the spring, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Seville. Funchal gets 182 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Seville receives 221 hours of full sun.

Funchal usually gets more rain in April than Seville. Funchal gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Seville receives 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Funchal 17°C (63°F) 
    Seville 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Seville and Funchal

Funchal Seville
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 16°C (61°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 20°C (67°F) 32 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (74°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 15°C (58°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)


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