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


How much does it cost to travel to Bahrain?

You should plan to spend around $72 (BHD27) per day on your vacation in Bahrain. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (BHD9.38) on meals
  • $13 (BHD5.00) on local transportation
  • $58 (BHD22) on hotels

A one week trip to Bahrain for two people costs, on average, $1,009 (BHD380). 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
    $72
    BHD27
  • One Week Per person
    $504
    BHD190
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,009
    BHD380
  • One Month Per person
    $2,162
    BHD815
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,009
    BHD380
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,018
    BHD760
  • One Month For a couple
    $4,324
    BHD1,629
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bahrain cost?

A one week trip to Bahrain usually costs around $504 (BHD190) for one person and $1,009 (BHD380) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bahrain on average costs around $1,009 (BHD380) for one person and $2,018 (BHD760) 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 Bahrain will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bahrain on average costs around $2,162 (BHD815) for one person and $4,324 (BHD1,629) 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 Bahrain?

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 Bahrain is $600 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 Bahrain expensive to visit?

Bahrain 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 the Middle East, Bahrain is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Jordan or Qatar.

For more details, see Is Bahrain Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) BHD22 ($58)
Local Transportation 1 BHD5.00 ($13)
Food 2 BHD9.38 ($25)
Entertainment 1 BHD5.63 ($15)
Alcohol 2 BHD1 - 3 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bahrain is $29 (BHD11). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bahrain is $58 (BHD22). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $29
    BHD11
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $58
    BHD22

Hotel Prices in Bahrain

Looking for a hotel in Bahrain? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bahrain based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $88. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties


Local Transportation Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bahrain is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (BHD5.00) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bahrain.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $13
    BHD5.00

Recommended Services


Food Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Bahrain can vary, the average cost of food in Bahrain is $25 (BHD9.38) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bahrain should cost around $9.95 (BHD3.75) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bahrain is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $25
    BHD9.38

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Bahrain typically cost an average of $15 (BHD5.63) 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.
    $15
    BHD5.63

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $4.98 (BHD1.88) on alcoholic beverages in Bahrain per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $4.98
    BHD1.88


Water Budget in Bahrain
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.82 (BHD1.06) on bottled water in Bahrain per day. The public water in Bahrain is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.82
    BHD1.06


Bahrain on a Budget
Bahrain is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf. It is the smallest of the independent Persian Gulf states and it is a moderate country that is a popular travel destination for those who want to see a Middle Eastern country without strict Islamic law. One example of the country's liberal nature is that it has legalized homosexuality.

The middle class in Bahrain is very cosmopolitan. The country offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities and there are plenty of venues where you can socialize. While the county has few oil reserves it is still a petroleum based economy as it serves as a hub for refining. International banking is also a significant part of the economy.

Bahrain's climate is tropical desert. Bahrain winters are dry with temperatures hovering in the low 70s Fahrenheit. Spring and fall are comfortable and dry but late winter and spring are prone to dust storms. Summer is very hot and temperatures may reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because of land reclamation efforts, there are very few natural beaches, although manmade beaches can be found at luxury hotels. You usually have to pay to access these. The water is usually very shallow and quite warm, particularly during the summer months when it can top 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It is possible to get heat stroke even while you're swimming.
At A Glance
  • An affordable way to get around is with the public buses. They travel to many parts of the island and prices are usually cheap. It can be difficult to understand the bus schedules and maps, so make sure you clearly understand which route you want and when it leaves before booking. In general, the buses are not air conditioned and they can get quite crowded, but they are generally reliable.

  • If you're not concerned about your budget, renting a car is a good option. It allows you the greatest flexibility and comfort when you're traveling around the country. Try to get ahold of a good map or GPS system because the street signs are rare and not useful in navigating.

  • Arabic is the official language of Bahrain. English and Persian (or Farsi) are also widely understood. There are a good number of Indians and Pakistanis in Bahrain and they often speak Urdu, Hindi or Malayalam.

  • There are a good number of activities and events in Bahrain. In particular, the Bahrain Grand Prix F1 race is the largest yearly event. It's held every April and prices skyrocket during this event. If you're planning to visit at this time, make sure you book everything well in advance as flights and hotels fill up fast. It is not uncommon for prices to triple.

  • There are several large shopping malls in Bahrain where you will find international and luxury brands. They have many boutique shops, supermarkets and food courts. A more traditional shopping experience is to visit a local souq, or market. These souqs are filled with stalls selling everything from jewelry to clothing and artwork. Make sure you negotiate the price before making a purchase.

  • Although Bahrain is a relatively liberal country, it is still important to dress respectfully and conservatively. Long pants and conservative dresses are advised. At private beaches or hotels bathing suits and shorts are acceptable. Public displays of affection are also frowned upon and should be avoided.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Qala'at al-Bahrain: The Bahrain Fort is found off the northern shore of the country. It is about five minutes by car from Manama City, in Karbabad. This fort has been restored and is in good condition. It's free to visit and is open daily. Next to the fort there is a musuem that has artifacts that date back to the Dilmun periods through the Islamic era. Most of the items were found at the fort or nearby. There is no sign on the museum but it is found in a large rectangular white building.

Tree of Life: This unique tree grows in the middle of the desert surrounded by oil wells and other infrastructure from the petroleum industry. You must have a private vehicle to reach the tree as there is no public transportation and it is significantly off the main road. Despite being difficult to reach, it's an interesting place to visit. The tree is covered in graffiti and it is best visited around sunset when the lighting of the tree and the desert is very impressive.

Abu Mahir Fort: This fort, also called Muharraq Fort, is found in Muharraq. It was built on the foundation of a much older fort. Although it is smaller than the Bahrain Fort, it is an interesting place to visit.

Popular Foods
Bahrain's small size leave it little room for agriculture. Much of the food is imported internationally, but the primary crops are dates, bananas, citrus fruits, pomegranates, mangoes, cucumbers and tomatoes. Seafood from the Persian Gulf is also very common. Coffee is often prepared when welcoming someone to your home. Sheesha, with flavored tobacco, is also available in many open air cafes and coffee shops.

Hamour: Bahrain's small size mean that goats, cattle and sheep are in short supply. Instead, fish from the Persian Gulf is a prominent option. Hamour, or grouper, is common throughout the country and is usually grilled, fried, or steamed.

Qoozi: This is a delicacy in Bahrain. It is made with grilled lamb that is stuffed with rice, boiled eggs, onions, and traditional spices.

Khubz: Khubz is the traditional flatbread of Bahrain. It is baked in a special oven and is common throughout the country. There are many bakeries where you can find this fresh bread, which is often served with mahyawa fish 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.