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Bad Gastein, Salzburg, Austria

How much does it cost to travel to Bad Gastein?

You should plan to spend around $131 (€122) per day on your vacation in Bad Gastein. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (€35) on meals
  • $43 (€40) on local transportation
  • $133 (€124) on hotels

A one week trip to Bad Gastein for two people costs, on average, $1,835 (€1,702). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bad Gastein cost?

A one week trip to Bad Gastein usually costs around $918 (€851) for one person and $1,835 (€1,702) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bad Gastein on average costs around $1,835 (€1,702) for one person and $3,670 (€3,405) 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 Bad Gastein will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bad Gastein on average costs around $3,932 (€3,648) for one person and $7,865 (€7,296) 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 Bad Gastein 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 Bad Gastein expensive to visit?

Prices in Bad Gastein 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, Bad Gastein is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Delft or Wurzburg.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Bad Gastein?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 124 ($133)
Local Transportation 1 40 ($43)
Food 2 35 ($37)
Entertainment 1 21 ($23)
Alcohol 2 4 - 12 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Bad Gastein
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bad Gastein is $67 (€62). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bad Gastein is $133 (€124). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bad Gastein

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bad Gastein based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $110. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bad Gastein
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bad Gastein is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $43 (€40) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bad Gastein.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Bad Gastein
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Rental Cars in Bad Gastein
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Food Budget in Bad Gastein
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bad Gastein can vary, the average cost of food in Bad Gastein is $37 (€35) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bad Gastein should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bad Gastein is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bad Gastein
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bad Gastein typically cost an average of $23 (€21) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Bad Gastein
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.47 (€7.86) on alcoholic beverages in Bad Gastein per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Bad Gastein On a Budget
Bad Gastein Bad Gastein, Austria
Located in the High Tauern Mountains south of Salzburg, Bad Gastein is a spa and ski town known for hotels and villas built into steep and forested slopes. While the town is most visited in the winter for skiing purposes, it is also a home base for many hiking opportunities throughout the summer.
Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall (Bad Gastein Waterfall) is a landmark of Bad Gastein, located in the center of town and plunging a total of 341 meters in three tiers down to the valley bottom. Along the Grabenbäckersteig and Wasserfallweg paths, visitors can view the waterfall from different perspectives.

The Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge is another main attraction in town. One hundred forty meters long at some 2,300 meters above sea level, the bridge leads to the Glocknerblick viewing platform and Felsenweg path and is open year-round.

Then there are the spa locations that offer therapeutic treatments to all who visit. The Gastein Heilstollen Galleries, for example, contribute to health and energy from the depths of Bad Gastein's mountains. The unique healing climate at alpine elevations aids in the therapy of rheumatic conditions as well as aiding respiratory passages and skin. Felsentherme Gastein is another spa resort with different indoor and outdoor areas, featuring beauty and wellness treatments. The name "Bad" of Bad Gastein translates to "spa," reflecting the town's history as a health resort.

Other attractions of the mountainous town include churches like the 14th century St. Nicholas' Church, the 19th century Preimskirche featuring baroque and Neo Gothic sculptures, and the "Maria vom Guten Rat" pilgrimage church in Böckstein.

There are also a number of museums including the Gastein Museum which highlights the valley's hot springs, the history of the spa tradition, Gastein folk heritage, and a painting gallery. The Böckstein Mining Museum consists of an old salt warehouse and packhorse stable as well as an ore processing plant where visitors learn how gold-bearing ore is transformed into gold, while the Imhof Power Plant in Sportgastein displays models of machinery used during the gold-mining days.
Uniquely built upon mountainous slopes, the town of Bad Gastein blends into the landscape that it inhabits. Nestled in a crook of mountain, it is a place of pure alpine air, tranquil hot springs, and charming "belle epoque" period architecture. Bad Gastein is an ideal home base for skiing in the winter with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the healing properties of the local thermal springs - some even feeding into hotel pools and spa resorts. In the summer season, Bad Gastein is a paradise of hiking paths, running and walking trails, as well as cycling and mountain biking tours. The nearby Hohe Tauern National Park is another locus for outdoor activity, especially for trekking in the summer and snow shoe hikes in the winter.

Spa treatment in the area's thermal spring waters, hiking, and winter sports make up much of the activity there is to be had in Bad Gastein. The Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein ski resort is part of the larger Ski Amade network, a good location for skiing and snowboarding with plenty of chairlifts and gondolas. The town was also host to the 1958 World Championship in alpine skiing and is a regular scene of the snowboarding and boardercross world cup.
Food and Dining
The cuisine of Austria varies depending on the region; however, dishes are generally composed of influences from throughout the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Regional differences are usually significant from nearby nations like Italy, Hungary, Bohemia, Germany, and the Balkans, which have had an effect on Austrian cooking. In the Austrian state of Salzburg, where Bad Gastein is located, some local specialties include a kind of cheese dumpling called Kasnocken, freshwater fish (especially trout), as well as a meringue-like local dessert called Salzburger Nockerl. Some of the town's best restaurants as rated on TripAdvisor include Restaurant Rossalm, The Blonde Beans, Ginger n' Gin, Wirtshaus Jagerhausl, Bellevue Alm Mutter aller Hutten, Ristorante Pizzeria Angelo, Steak and Mehr, Silver Bullet Bar, Orania Stuberl, and Alpenhaus Prossau.

By plane, the best option is to fly to Salzburg, Munich, or Klagenfurt. From here, Bad Gastein can be reached by car or by train. There is a railway station in the center of Bad Gastein, where trains run approximately by every other hour.

The main railway is the Tauern Railway, a major railroad running from Schwarzach-Sankt Veit in the north across the Alpine crest through the Tauern Tunnel to Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia in the south. Frequent EuroCity and InterCity trains going along this route connect Bad Gastein with a number of Austrian cities including Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, and Graz along a single circuit.


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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.