Austria Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Austria?

How much money will you need for your trip to Austria? You should plan to spend around €106 ($119) per day on your vacation in Austria, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €25 ($28) on meals for one day and €20 ($22) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Austria for a couple is €115 ($129). So, a trip to Austria for two people for one week costs on average €1,485 ($1,666). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Austria for one week usually costs around €742 for one person. So, a trip to Austria for two people costs around €1,485 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,970 in Austria. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Austria can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Austria?

How much does a trip to Austria cost? Is Austria expensive? The average Austria trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Austria prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Austria can vary, the average cost of food in Austria is €25 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Austria should cost around €10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Austria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Austria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €20 per person, per day, on local transportation in Austria.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Flights to Austria

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How much money do I need for Austria?

Typical travel prices in Austria are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Austria. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Austria can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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  • Pasta Lunch
  • Botanical Garden Entrance Fee
  • Schloss Ambras Entrance
  • Laundry
  • Pizza Supper (for 2)
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Postcards & Postage
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee at Train Station
  • Chocolate
Typical tour prices for Austria

How much do tours to Austria cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    10 days
    $ 1475
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 1215
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 2070
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    14 days
    $ 2125
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Transportation costs in Austria tend to be high due to high costs and frequency of ferry boat rides, train or funicular ticket prices, and the unique geographic placement of many touristed towns.

Austria is probably most famous as a tourist destination because of the beautiful Alps. Mountains cover three quarters of the country, with the remaining one quarter filled with vineyards, rolling hills, and river gorges. Most visitors come to see the mountains, and they will not be disappointed. Austria is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts. From downhill skiing, to snowboarding and ice skating, Austrian winter sports abound. You can't pick a better setting, whether you are a beginner on your first trip or a seasoned expert there is likely to be something for you in the area.

If you're not interested in winter sports, head to the area during the summer months when the hiking is at its best. The stunning Alps make a unique backdrop for exploration. You can explore charming villages as well as historic cities. If you're more interested in the area's culture you won't be disappointed. Music enthusiasts can head to Vienna which has a rich history of classical and modern music. The country plays host to many festivals throughout the summer months that feature all styles of music from jazz to folk music. Shopping is another favorite past time in many cities and towns. You'll find shops that sell local handicrafts or art that is specific to the region. It's fun to browse even if you're not in the market for anything in particular.

For many people, "The Sound of Music" springs to mind when they think of Austria. The city of Salzburg, the setting place for the movie, is lovely to visit and explore. If you're particularly interested there's even a themed tour that focuses of points of interest from the movie.

The costs in Austria are comparable to elsewhere in Western Europe, although they are slightly higher than those you might find in the United States. To save money, consider cooking a few of your meals and eating out a little less. Restaurants can be quite expensive, particularly during dinner hours. Also consider visiting Austria during the shoulder season. Prices are higher during the winter months when people head to the Alps for the skiing. They're also higher during the summer months when many families travel here on vacation. You're likely to find the best deals during the spring or fall months when tourist crowds are at a minimum and demand is at its lowest.
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Top Tourist Attractions
Schonbrunn Palace: Located in the city of Vienna this is a popular palace designed in imperial Baroque style with a beautiful gardens. It's been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria since the 1960s.
Fortress Hohensalzburg: The Fortress Hohensalzburg is in the city of Salzburg. It was originally built in the 12th century. It sits at the top of the Festungsberg mountain and is one of the largest castles in Europe.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road: A stunningly beautiful road between the states of Salzburg and Carinthia. It's predominately used by tourists and is closed during the winter.

Popular Foods
Austria has plenty of traditional foods that are all delicious. Some of theme are listed here, but for more information, check out this Austrian Food Guide.

Wiener Schnitzel: One of the most famous dishes in Austria, this is a breaded meat dish that is fried and usually served with potatoes. Traditionally it was always made with veal but it is more common to use pork today.
Apfelstrudel: Apple strudel is a traditional pastry dessert filled with apples and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. It's often served with cream and makes a delicious finish to any meal
Tafelspitz: Tafelspitz is a boiled beef dish cooked with root vegetables and served with spices. The beef is usually simmered for a long period of time with the vegetables. The meal is then finished with a side of sliced potato and a minced apple, horseradish and sour cream sauce.

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.

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Travel Tips

Music Concerts

By backpackguru in Entertainment
Music has been a big part of Austria's history and culture. It's also a big draw for many travelers to area. Both Salzburg and Vienna have very impressive operas at reasonable prices, but even small towns and cities have unique opportunities to experience local music. During the summer months, festivals spread across the country, attracting travelers from everywhere. In addition to classical music, the country has a strong culture of folk music and even the smallest towns often have bands that will perform in restaurants and pubs. It's relatively easy to seek out music and experience this unique side of the region.

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