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

Should you visit Hamburg 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 Hamburg and Bremen can help you decide which place is right for you.

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.

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 Hamburg?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hamburg is €68, 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 Hamburg and Bremen in more detail.




Accommodation

Hamburg's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €62. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €31.

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
    Hamburg 31
    Bremen 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hamburg 62
    Bremen 122


Food

The price of a meal in Hamburg can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €22 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €8.80 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

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
    Hamburg 22
    Bremen 29
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
    15
  • Currywurst and Pommes Frites
    5.00
  • Donner Kebab and Coke
    6.00
  • Traditional Hamburg Dinner w/ Beer
    15
  • Donner Kebab Lunch
    4.00
  • Sandwich and Coffee Break
    6.00
  • Fish Sandwich from Fish Market
    3.50
  • Coffee and Donut
    4.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hamburg

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

  • Historic Reeperbahn Tour with Optional Dinner in Hamburg: $38
  • St. Georg Hamburg - Food Tour: $45
  • HafenCity & Elbphilharmonie - Food Tour: $50
  • Sternschanze Hamburg - Food Tour: $53
  • St. Pauli - Food Tour: $53
  • Eat Like A Local : Hamburg Private Food Tour With Tastings: $146

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

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €10 per day to get around in Hamburg.

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.
    Hamburg 10
    Bremen 36
Typical Local Transportation prices in Hamburg

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


  • Short Distance Ubahn Ticket
    1.70

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hamburg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hamburg:

  • Private Airport Transfer: from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport (HAM): $38
  • Private Airport Transfer: Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Hamburg: $38
  • Private Transfer: HAM Hamburg Airport to Hamburg City Center: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer from Hamburg City to Hamburg Airport: $42
  • Hamburg Airport Transfers : Hamburg Airport HAM to Hamburg in Business Car: $58
  • Hamburg Airport Transfers : Hamburg to Hamburg Airport HAM in Business Car: $58
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Hamburg Airport HAM to Hamburg City: $59
  • Departure Private Transfers from Hamburg City to Hamburg Airport HAM: $62
  • Private Transfer: Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Hamburg: $65
  • Private Transfer: Hamburg to Hamburg Airport (HAM): $65
  • Hamburg Airport Transfers : Hamburg Airport HAM to Hamburg in Luxury Van: $73
  • Hamburg Airport Transfers : Hamburg to Hamburg Airport HAM in Luxury Van: $77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bremen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bremen:

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


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €29 per person, per day in Hamburg. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

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.
    Hamburg 29
    Bremen 27
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
    3.50

Tours and Activities in Hamburg

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

  • Panoptikum Hamburg Ticket: $8.58
  • Hamburg Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • City Cruise on Alster Lake: $18
  • Express outer Elbphilharmonietour: $19
  • GROUP TICKETS HOP-ON HOP-OFF City Tour by Bus: $20
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Yellow Double Decker - GROUP TICKETS: $20
  • City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: $22
  • Line A Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour: $22
  • Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line: $22
  • City Walking Tour JEWISH HAMBURG: $22
  • City Walking Tour DEADLY KIEZ: $22
  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour by Bus: $23

Tours and Activities in Bremen

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

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


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Hamburg may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €13 per day on alcoholic beverages.

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
    Hamburg 13
    Bremen 27

Sample the Local Flavors in Hamburg

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

  • Hamburg Pub Crawl: 4 Bars, 1 Shot per Bar: $14
  • Corona Pub Crawl with special drinks: $62
  • Private guided Club & Pub tour - Pub Crawl: $358



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hamburg and Bremen, we can see that Bremen is more expensive. And not only is Hamburg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Hamburg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Hamburg 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 Hamburg.

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Hamburg vs. Bremen Travel Comparison

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