Austria Travel Budget - Visit Austria on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Austria?

You should plan to spend around $163 (€151) per day on your vacation in Austria. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $27 (€25) on local transportation
  • $175 (€162) on hotels

A one week trip to Austria for two people costs, on average, $2,284 (€2,111). 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
    $163
    151
  • One Week Per person
    $1,142
    1,055
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,284
    2,111
  • One Month Per person
    $4,894
    4,523
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,284
    2,111
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,568
    4,221
  • One Month For a couple
    $9,788
    9,045
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Austria cost?

A one week trip to Austria usually costs around $1,142 (€1,055) for one person and $2,284 (€2,111) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Austria on average costs around $2,284 (€2,111) for one person and $4,568 (€4,221) 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 Austria will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Austria on average costs around $4,894 (€4,523) for one person and $9,788 (€9,045) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Austria?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Austria is $153 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently 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 Austria expensive to visit?

Austria is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Austria is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Spain or Germany.

For more details, see Is Austria Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 162 ($175)
Local Transportation 1 25 ($27)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 22 ($24)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 3 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 9 - 26 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Austria is $88 (€81). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Austria is $175 (€162). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $88
    81
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $175
    162

Hotel Prices in Austria

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Austria based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $126. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Austria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (€25) per person, per day, on local transportation in Austria.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $27
    25

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

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


  • Bus to Airport
    30


Food Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Austria can vary, the average cost of food in Austria is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Austria should cost around $16 (€15) 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.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $40
    37

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What did other people spend on Food?

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


  • Soup for Lunch
    3.75
  • Pasta Lunch
    8.20
  • Pizza Supper (for 2)
    16
  • Ice Cream
    2.60
  • Chocolate
    1.70
  • Lunch from Market (for 2)
    6.62
  • Kebabs for Dinner (for 2)
    8.00
  • Strudel and Drinks
    19


Entertainment Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Austria typically cost an average of $24 (€22) 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.
    $24
    22

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

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


  • Botanical Garden Entrance Fee
    2.00
  • Schloss Ambras Entrance
    8.00


Tips and Handouts Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Austria is $2.09 (€1.93) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Austria is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $2.09
    1.93


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Austria
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 Austria is $52 (€48), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $52
    48


Alcohol Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $19 (€17) on alcoholic beverages in Austria per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $19
    17

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What did other people spend on Alcohol?

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


  • Beers at Hutte (for 2)
    6.00
  • Beer
    3.70


Water Budget in Austria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $3.54 (€3.27) on bottled water in Austria per day. The public water in Austria is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $3.54
    3.27


Last Updated: Jan 22, 2024
Austria On a Budget
Austria Vienna, Austria
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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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.