Is Vienna Expensive?

Is Vienna expensive to visit?

Vienna is a popular destination that is also moderately priced. It falls in the middle range of travel cost prices globaly with a daily average travel cost of $164. If we compare it to the rest of Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in Europe for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as Oxford and Belfast.



Vienna, Austria

How expensive is Vienna?

Travelers spend an average of $164 per day when visiting Vienna (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Vienna here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Vienna?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Vienna costs around $492 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $983.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Vienna?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Vienna will cost around $1,147 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $2,294.

Is it expensive to backpack in Vienna?

Vienna is a popular backpacker destination with more than 20 hostels. Dorm beds in hostels cost, on average, $24 per night. (See hostel prices in Vienna here.) You'll find quite a range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $50 and the cheapest around $12 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Vienna.

  • $29 for a dorm bed at Wombat's City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt
  • $18 for a dorm bed at Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna
  • $15 for a dorm bed at MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Franz

Are hotels expensive in Vienna?

If you're considering hotel prices in Vienna, you'll find them to be notably budget-friendly in comparison to hotels in other cities. On average, a night in a hotel room here will set you back approximately $90. In Vienna, there are about 40 five-star hotels with an average nightly rate of $185. For a more affordable option, three-star hotels come in at an average of $86 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more economical choice at $61 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Vienna
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 40 $185
4 stars 204 $104
3 stars 297 $86
2 stars 74 $61
1 star 55 $96
No rating 144 $105

Mariahilfer Strasse 15, Vienna
Overall Rating 9.5
Stephansplatz 9, Vienna
Overall Rating 9.5

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Vienna?

In Vienna, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $42 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is more than the country's average of $24.

    • Jewish Vienna: Culture, Cosmopolitanism & Crisis - 3 hour Small Group Tour : $125
    • Entrance ticket and Sunday brunch at House of Strauss: $50
    • Exclusive VIP Top 10 Tour Vienna in Tuk Tuk: $143
    • Vienna Wine Experience: $300
    • Private Photo Tour in Vienna: $222
    • 3-Hour Private Hiking Tour to historic places around Spitz in Wachau Valley: $256
    • Big Tour of Gustav Klimt’s Art in Vienna: Belvedere, Secession & Leopold Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets: $283
    • Vegan Sightseeing tour in an electro vintage car incl. schnitzel: $287

    Is food expensive in Vienna?

    In Vienna, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $36 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $40.

    • Strauss Dinner Show: $110
    • Tastes of Vienna Food Tour inc. lunch, street food, 3 drinks: $154
    • Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Musikverein: $132
    • Kursalon Vienna: Strauss and Mozart Concert With 4-Course Dinner: $113
    • Kursalon: Strauss and Mozart Concert Including 3-Course Dinner : $104
    • Exclusive Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: After-Hours Audiotour, Dinner, Concert: $152

    Is transportation expensive in Vienna?

    The prices of local transportation in Vienna can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $20 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $27. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    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.



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