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Venice, Regione del Veneto, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Venice?

You should plan to spend around $249 (€229) per day on your vacation in Venice. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $70 (€65) on meals
  • $30 (€27) on local transportation
  • $260 (€239) on hotels

A one week trip to Venice for two people costs, on average, $3,490 (€3,208). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $249
    229
  • One Week Per person
    $1,745
    1,604
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $3,490
    3,208
  • One Month Per person
    $7,479
    6,875
  • One Week For a couple
    $3,490
    3,208
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $6,980
    6,417
  • One Month For a couple
    $14,957
    13,750
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Venice cost?

A one week trip to Venice usually costs around $1,745 (€1,604) for one person and $3,490 (€3,208) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Venice on average costs around $3,490 (€3,208) for one person and $6,980 (€6,417) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Venice will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Venice on average costs around $7,479 (€6,875) for one person and $14,957 (€13,750) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Venice has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Venice expensive to visit?

Prices in Venice are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Venice is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Grindelwald or Paris.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Venice Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Venice?

The average Venice trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Venice travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 239 ($260)
Local Transportation 1 27 ($30)
Food 2 65 ($70)
Entertainment 1 101 ($109)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 6 ($2 - 6)
Alcohol 2 12 - 37 ($13 - 40)
Accommodation Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Venice is $130 (€120). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Venice is $260 (€239). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $130
    120
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $260
    239

Hotel Prices in Venice

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Venice based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $135. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Venice is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $30 (€27) per person, per day, on local transportation in Venice.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $30
    27

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Venice?

Typical prices for Transportation in Venice are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Venice, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Venice 12 Hour Transport Pass
    16
  • Vaporetto Ride
    6.50
  • 1 Day Travel Card
    18
  • 7 Day Transport Card (for Two)
    101


Food Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Venice can vary, the average cost of food in Venice is $70 (€65) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Venice should cost around $28 (€26) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Venice is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $70
    65

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What did other people spend on Food in Venice?

Typical prices for Food in Venice are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Venice, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Panini Sandwich
    4.00
  • Gelato
    6.00
  • Artichoke & Mushroom Pizza
    7.90
  • Expresso
    1.95
  • Slice of Pizza
    2.23
  • Three Course Dinner (for Two)
    79


Entertainment Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Venice typically cost an average of $109 (€101) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $109
    101

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Venice?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Venice are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Venice, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Venice Boat Ride
    15
  • Bell tower of St. Mark Entrance Fee
    8.00
  • Gondola Ride (for Group)
    80
  • Secret Itinerary Tour- Doge's Palace
    16
  • The Jewish Museum Admission
    3.00
  • The Glass Museum in Murano
    8.00


Tips and Handouts Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Venice is $4.24 (€3.90) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Venice is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $4.24
    3.90


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Venice is $2.50 (€2.30), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $2.50
    2.30


Alcohol Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $26 (€24) on alcoholic beverages in Venice per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $26
    24

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Venice?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Venice are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Venice, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • 1/2 Liter Wine
    5.20
  • Beer
    4.90


Water Budget in Venice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.33 (€3.98) on bottled water in Venice per day. The public water in Venice is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $4.33
    3.98


Last Updated: Oct 30, 2023
Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Venice.

Why would you recommend Venice to budget travelers? Or, why not?

Venice is gorgeous but we spent a lot of money here. Everything from our hotel to restaurants to the public boats were expensive. But it's something you have to see at least once, because it's so beautiful. So either bite the bullet and pay the price or book ahead to get the best price possible.

Claire
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Apr 4 2024

What makes Venice a budget-friendly destination? Or not?

We always end up spending more money in Venice than we plan to. Both hotels and restaurants can be expensive, so if you want to save money, consider staying off the island and visiting as a day trip.

maya
-
Oct 1 2023

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Venice on a Budget
Venice Venice
The canals of Venice are one of the most popular and emulated destinations in the world. In it's hay day, Venice was at the center of politics, exploration, arts and architecture. Today that history is still very much alive and well. The city is unlike any other in the world. The best way to immerse yourself in Venice is to get yourself lost in the alleyways. It's actually quite easy to do and you'll find yourself stumbling into the most interesting places, hidden away from the crowds of Piazzo San Marco.

Venice is really a city about atmosphere. While there is no shortage of sights, do not lose what you came here for, which is the unique environment and beautiful setting. While Venice can be crowded as a tourist destination, you can avoid much of these crowds if you get up early. Wake up for sunrise and you'll see the city when it is its most beautiful. The dramatic lighting of the sun coming above the horizon creates an absolutely surreal setting, and it is an experience you will share with very few other tourists. It is possible to see a side of Venice that many tourists miss, you just have to think creatively and plan ahead.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Venice. The weather isn't too bad and the tourist crowds are not at a peak. During the winter months, between November and January, you could see a much quieter and peaceful side of Venice, but the weather is usually cold, windy and damp. It can also be very foggy. Summer is the most crowded time, but it is still worth visiting Venice, pretty much any time of the year.

Several times a year the water levels in Venice rise and flood the city. This is most common in the colder months and it usually only lasts a few hours during high tide. Sirens sound during the flooding periods to alert residents and businesses to the hazard.
Sights
Venice is a city for wandering, but while you're wandering, be sure and stop off at some of the must see spots along the way. Of course you can't leave Venice without seeing Saint Mark's Basilica, which is centrally located in Piazza San Marco. Get up early when the light is low and the crowds are thin for the best views and photographic opportunities. Head to Doge's Palace, and also go to the top of the Bell Tower of St. Mark. If you want to do some great day trips, hop on a boat and go to Murano to see its famous glass blowing. Also, the colored town of Burano is absolutely beautiful and a great place to grab a good pastry. Either of these towns can be reached with a short ferry trip. They can also be combined into one days trip together.
Neighborhoods
The historical center of Venice is divided into six districts. These are referred to as "sestieri" and include Cannaregio, Castello, San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, and Santa Croce. The outlying islands in the lagoon as also considered part of Venice. Some of these include Giudecca, S. Michele, Murano, Mazzorbo, Burano, Torcello, Sant' Erasmo. S. Francesco del Deserto and Lido. Mestre, on the mainland is also considered part of Venice.

Activities
Festivals and events are plentiful in Venice. Some of the most popular include Voga Lona, or a manpowered boat race, Regata 'Storica, which displays historical Venetian boats, the Venice International Film Festival, and of course, Carnival of Venice.

Venice also makes for a great base to explore some of the nearby countryside and smaller cities in northeastern Italy. Lake Garda, Verona (for Romeo and Juliet), Padua, and the Prosecco region are just a few ideas. Another great trip is to venture to the Dolomites from Venice to take in the beautiful mountain scenery.
Food and Dining
There are some very good restaurants in Venice that offer local cuisine. Pizza in the city is considered some of the worst in Italy and is best avoided, but local specialties like polenta and risotto with cuttlefish ink sauce are usually of great quality and highly recommended. After all, Venice does sit on the shore. Restaurants can be hit or miss though, so it is best to do some research and read reviews before you choose a place. In general, avoid the places where there are waiters outside asking for your business. If you're looking for suggestions, here's a thorough guide to finding great food and restaurants in Venice. With so many restaurants focused on tourists, make sure you read some reviews or look for suggestions.

One beautiful area to dine is near the Rialto bridge. There is a row of restaurants with tables by the canal. You can eat by the lights of the canal and enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience. Prices can be inflated though, so make sure you look at a menu before choosing a spot.

Transportation
Venice is easily walkable because there are no cars. You can walk around the Rialtine islands, or the main part of Venice, from one end to the other in about an hour. Obviously you will want much more time to explore the sights and get lost, though (and you will likely get lost - it's one of the best things to do). There are also vaporetti, or water buses as well as water taxis that you can take. Vaporetti's are a good way to get around, as they are essentially buses that travel on fixed routes, and they are much cheaper than water taxis. Gondola rides are a popular activity, but these are more for scenic tours than for transportation. You will find them to be expensive, and you should plan to spend at least €30 to €40 or more for a ride.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.