A Travel Price Comparison for Poland Warsaw vs. Poznan for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Warsaw or Poznan?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Warsaw and Poznan 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: Warsaw or Poznan?

Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has a population of 1.7 million, making it the country's largest city. Located on the Vistula River, it is a popular tourist destination for its interesting architecture and culture. The right bank of the river was the first area to become populated in the 9th or 10 century. Today, however, the city's central district is on the left bank of the river. The Old Town, where you will find many sights and attractions, is fully contained within the city center.

Poznan

Poznan is a city on the Warta River in western Poland. It's known for universities as well as its old town, with Renaissance-style buildings in Old Market Square. Poznan Town Hall houses the Historical Museum of Poznan, with exhibits on the city. The town hall's clock features mechanical goats that butt heads at noon. The Gothic and baroque Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is built on an island named Ostrow Tumski. The city's Old Town district is buzzing at any time of the day, and positively jumping by night, full of people heading to its many restaurants, pubs, and clubs. The combination of international business travelers attending its numerous trade fairs and the city's huge student population has created a distinctive vibe quite independent of tourism. Poznan is the capital of the Wielkopolska region of Poland, and has always played an important role in Poland's history and today remains one of the oldest, yet most vibrant and beautiful Polish cities.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in Poland, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Krakow, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Warsaw, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Poland.


Which place is cheaper, Poznan or Warsaw?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Warsaw is $93, while the average daily cost in Poznan is $35. 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 Warsaw and Poznan in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Warsaw $51
    Poznan $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Warsaw $102
    Poznan $34
Compare Hotels in Warsaw and Poznan

Looking for a hotel in Warsaw or Poznan? 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 Warsaw


Hotels in Poznan


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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: Warsaw Hotel Prices and Poznan Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Warsaw $4.67
    Poznan $4.25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Warsaw

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

  • from Warsaw to Krakow private transfer: $496
  • Private Transfer to/from Krakow: $447
  • Private Full-Day Tour of Warsaw with Tickets and Transfers: $293
  • Private Transfer from Warsaw to Vienna, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $288
  • Krakow: Private Transfer to/from Warsaw Chopin Airport: $285
  • Private Transfer from Warsaw to Wroclaw with 2h of Sightseeing: $261
  • Private Transfer from Warsaw to Krakow, Private driver service: $250
  • Chopin Airport One–Way Limousine Transfer: $248
  • Warsaw City/Airport Okecie: Private Transfer from/to Krakow: $248
  • Wilanow Palace and Gardens with Guide, Tickets and Transfers: $212
  • Private Transfer from Warsaw to Gdansk with 2h of Sightseeing: $192
  • Warsaw to Krakow or Krakow Airport Transfer Best Value: $190

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Poznan

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

  • Private Transfer from Poznan city to Wroclaw (WRO) Airport: $238
  • Private Airport Transfer Poznań MINIVAN Vito or Similar: $108
  • Private Transfer from Poznan to Termy Maltanskie: $69
  • Private Airport Transfer Poznan E-Class or Similar: $65
  • Poznan airport - Poznan City Private transfer: $58
  • Private Airport Transfer to/from the City: $57
  • Poznan Private Transfer from Poznan city centre to Poznan Airport: $39
  • Poznan Private Transfer from Poznan Airport to City centre: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Warsaw or Poznan?

Prices for flights to both Poznan and Warsaw 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
    Warsaw $27
    Poznan $11
Typical Food Prices in Warsaw

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


  • Dinner for Two
    $13
  • Lunch for Two
    $10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Warsaw

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

  • Lunch or Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe with Skip-the-Line: $17
  • Warsaw's No 1 cooking class-Polish dumplings with liqueur tasting: $60
  • Polish Dumplings Cooking Class: $62
  • Traditional Polish Cooking Class in Warsaw: $79
  • Polish Food Tour: $92
  • Taste of Poland - Old Town food tour and guided walk in one: $94
  • 4-Hour Polish Food Tour: $109
  • The 10 Tastings of Warsaw With Locals: Private Food Tour : $116
  • Private Food Tour with 10 Tasting Experiences: $119
  • EVERYDAY Warsaw Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing: $155
  • Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing: $156

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Poznan

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

  • Taste of Poland - dinner in Polish Home + tasting vodka: $54
  • Poznan Private Traditional Polish Food Tour: $178
  • Private Traditional Polish Food Tour: $179

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Warsaw $7.00
    Poznan $4.79

Tours and Activities in Warsaw

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

  • 1-day tour from Warsaw to Kazimierz Dolny : $229
  • 2 Hour Super Segway City Tour of Warsaw: $67
  • 3 Hour VIP Warsaw Guided City Tour: $207
  • 3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw: $37
  • 6 Hour Private Car Tour to Treblinka With Hotel Pickup: $303
  • BIKE TOUR PACKAGE: The Royal Way, Old Town Square, Vistula River, Praga district: $138
  • Best of Warsaw Full-Day Private Tour with Private Transport: $153
  • Best of Warsaw Full-Day Private Tour with Private Transport: $154
  • Chopin’s Warsaw - City tour in the footsteps of Frédéric Chopin: $69
  • Communist private tour by retro minibus with hotel pickup: $131
  • EVERYDAY Warsaw Vodka Tasting Tour: $152
  • Electric Scooter Tour: Full Tour - 3-Hours of Magic!: $87

Tours and Activities in Poznan

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

  • 2 Hour Private Roots of Poznan Tour: $36
  • Captivating Corners of Poznan - Walking Tour: $79
  • From Torun Sightseeing Day Tour: $297
  • Magic Christmas tour in Poznan: $133
  • Palace, Castle and Ancient Oaks - Rogalin and Kórnik guided tour from Poznan : $282
  • Poznan Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour: $114
  • Poznan Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour: $113
  • Poznan Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour: $139
  • Poznan Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour: $140
  • Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island: $83
  • Poznan Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour: $159
  • Poznan Private Vodka Tasting Tour: $160

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Warsaw $10
    Poznan $3.19

Sample the Local Flavors in Warsaw

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Warsaw:

  • The Original Pub Crawl: $16
  • #1 Pub Crawl Warsaw with Premium Open Bar: $20
  • Pub Crawl with 1-Hour Open Bar: $20
  • Warsaw Wine Tasting Private Tour with Wine Expert: $176

Sample the Local Flavors in Poznan

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

  • Poznan Pub Crawl : $22
  • Poznan Pub Crawl: $25
  • City and Brewery Private Walking Tour with Beer: $156


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

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


Which is Bigger, Warsaw or Poznan?

Warsaw has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Poznan. When comparing the sizes of Warsaw and Poznan, 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 Warsaw or Poznan?

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 Warsaw or Poznan in the Summer?

Both Poznan and Warsaw are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Warsaw this time of year.

In the summer, Warsaw is around the same temperature as Poznan. Typically, the summer temperatures in Warsaw in July average around 19°C (65°F), and Poznan averages at about 19°C (65°F).

It's quite sunny in Poznan. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Warsaw. Warsaw usually receives more sunshine than Poznan during summer. Warsaw gets 353 hours of sunny skies, while Poznan receives 216 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Warsaw usually receives around the same amount of rain as Poznan. Warsaw gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Poznan receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Warsaw 19°C (65°F) 
    Poznan 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Warsaw or Poznan in the Autumn?

Both Poznan and Warsaw during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Warsaw for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Warsaw is generally around the same temperature as Poznan. Daily temperatures in Warsaw average around 9°C (49°F), and Poznan fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

In the autumn, Warsaw often gets more sunshine than Poznan. Warsaw gets 135 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Poznan receives 102 hours of full sun.

Warsaw usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Poznan. Warsaw gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Poznan receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Warsaw 9°C (49°F) 
    Poznan 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Warsaw or Poznan in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Warsaw and Poznan. Many visitors come to Warsaw in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Poznan can be very cold during winter. Warsaw can get quite cold in the winter. Warsaw is much colder than Poznan in the winter. The daily temperature in Warsaw averages around -3°C (27°F) in January, and Poznan fluctuates around -2°C (29°F).

Warsaw usually receives less sunshine than Poznan during winter. Warsaw gets 35 hours of sunny skies, while Poznan receives 40 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Warsaw usually receives less rain than Poznan. Warsaw gets 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Poznan receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Warsaw -3°C (27°F) 
    Poznan -2°C (29°F)

Should I visit Warsaw or Poznan in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Warsaw as well as Poznan. Most visitors come to Warsaw for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Warsaw is around the same temperature as Poznan. Typically, the spring temperatures in Warsaw in April average around 9°C (47°F), and Poznan averages at about 9°C (47°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Warsaw this time of the year. In the spring, Warsaw often gets more sunshine than Poznan. Warsaw gets 247 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Poznan receives 155 hours of full sun.

Warsaw usually gets less rain in April than Poznan. Warsaw gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Poznan receives 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Warsaw 9°C (47°F) 
    Poznan 9°C (47°F)

Typical Weather for Poznan and Warsaw

Warsaw Poznan
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -3°C (27°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) -2°C (29°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb -1°C (30°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) -0°C (32°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Mar 3°C (37°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 4°C (38°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 9°C (47°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 9°C (47°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 19°C (65°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 19°C (65°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 18°C (65°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 14°C (58°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 14°C (58°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Oct 9°C (49°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 10°C (50°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 4°C (40°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Dec -0°C (31°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 0°C (33°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)