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Vienna, Wien, Austria

How much does it cost to travel to Vienna?

You should plan to spend around $164 (€151) per day on your vacation in Vienna. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (€33) on meals
  • $20 (€19) on local transportation
  • $203 (€187) on hotels

A one week trip to Vienna for two people costs, on average, $2,294 (€2,118). 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 Vienna cost?

A one week trip to Vienna usually costs around $1,147 (€1,059) for one person and $2,294 (€2,118) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Vienna on average costs around $2,294 (€2,118) for one person and $4,588 (€4,235) 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 Vienna will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Vienna on average costs around $4,916 (€4,538) for one person and $9,832 (€9,075) 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 Vienna 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 Vienna expensive to visit?

Prices in Vienna 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, Vienna is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Portimao or Costa de Prata.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 187 ($203)
Local Transportation 1 19 ($20)
Food 2 33 ($36)
Entertainment 1 38 ($42)
Tips and Handouts 1 3 - 8 ($3 - 9)
Alcohol 2 9 - 26 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Vienna is $101 (€94). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Vienna is $203 (€187). 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 Vienna

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Vienna based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $90. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Vienna is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 (€19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Vienna.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Vienna?

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

  • Bus to Airport

Food Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Vienna can vary, the average cost of food in Vienna is $36 (€33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Vienna should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Vienna is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Vienna typically cost an average of $42 (€38) 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.

The Go City Vienna Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Vienna. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Vienna is $5.91 (€5.45) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Vienna is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

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

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  • 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 Vienna is $75 (€69), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Vienna
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $4.30 (€3.97) on bottled water in Vienna per day. The public water in Vienna is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2024
Vienna On a Budget
Vienna Vienna, Austria
Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria. It has a population of over 1.7 million and is a cultural, political and economic center for the country. The historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some complain that it feels more like a museum than a real city. Outside of the historical center though, is a young and vibrant city with a huge music scene, many street performers, and eclectic and fun restaurants and nightclubs.

Vienna's climate has four seasons. Spring usually begins in late March and is very short. Summer weather quickly creeps in and Vienna is pleasant and warm through June, July and August. Some days may be hot and humid, but in general, this is a wonderful time to visit. Fall begins in September and temperatures become quite cold by November. These months are also known to be very windy and overcast. Winter is cold and rain or snow is not uncommon. If it does snow, it tends to melt quickly, but skies are often overcast and grey.
Most of Vienna's sights are concentrated in the Innere Stadt area. There you will find St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) and many musueums. The two most famous museums in the city are Kunsthistorisches Museum (the Museum of Fine Arts) and Albertina. Other sights are found in the Outer West district, such as the Schloss Schonbrunn palace. This palace is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Vienna's districts include Innere Stadt, Inner East, Outer East, Inner South, Outer South, Inner West, and Outer West. Innere Stadt is where you will find the greatest concentration of sights, attractions and museums. Inner East is where Prater and the Danube Island are found and Outer East has the Donauturm (Danube Tower) which has one of the best views of the city. Inner South has the Belvedere, the Vienna House of the Arts, and the Vienna Museum, and Outer South has the Wotruba Church, Gasometer, and Lainzer Tiergarten. Inner West is where you're find the museum district and Outer West has Wagner Villa and Schloss Schonbrunn.

Vienna is world famous for its glamorous balls. Most of these are held during the carnival season and they are often hosted at elegant locations such as the Vienna Hofburg or the City Hall, Rathous. The most recognized balls include the Opera Ball in the State Opera and the Ball of the Wiener Philarmoniker. Other balls are hosted by professional guilds such as the Kaffeesiederball, hosted by the Vienna Coffee house owners.

Another world-famous activity in Vienna is to see the Lipizzaner Stallions. These "dancing horses" put on performances at the Hofburg Palace. For more information, see this great guide to seeing the Lipizzaner Stallions in Vienna.

Although Vienna is a large urban city, it is home to a number of parks and other open spaces. From public squares such as the Museumplatz to large public cemetaries that date back centuries, if you need your fix of sunshine, Vienna offers a lot.
Food and Dining
Food in Vienna is quite diverse. Portion sizes are usually large and in recent years there has been an increase in vegetarian options. If you're having trouble interpreting the menu, you can ask for an "English menu" and most restaurants will have one to offer. Most restaurants also offer a daily special which will be written on a chalk board or on an insert in the menu. These dishes are usually the best deal with the freshest ingredients. Bread is usually offered on the table, but there is an additional charge. You will likely be charged by the piece, so if you do not want it, don't take it. Tips are usually 10%.

If you're on a particularly tight budget, street food or fast food can be an option. Sausage is available in many different styles. There are snack bars around town that sell both hot sausages and hot dogs with a variety of accompaniments. Other fast food includes Yugoslavian or Turkish style dishes. Doner Kebaps and sandwiches are common. The cheapest meal available is an Austrian sandwich. This can be purchased at a supermarket for about a euro. It is made with sliced brown bread, ham and cheese, and gherkin. You can have other style sandwiches prepared at supermarkets as well. They will usually only charge you for the ingredients.

Public transportation is a great way to travel around Vienna. The system is reliable, efficient and comprehensive. It includes rail, commuter rail, underground, trams, and buses. The underground is efficient and thorough, and will likely take you within a short walk of your intended destination. There are five U-bahn lines that are serviced by trains every 2 to 7 minutes. There are 27 tram lines which stop frequently, making them a slower option. There is a tourist tram that loops around the ring. Most tourists avoid taking buses, as attractions are easily accessible by other means, but if you find yourself far from a subway or tram station, you can hop on a bus and will likely reach some higher means of transportation.
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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.