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


How much does it cost to travel to Poland?

You should plan to spend around $25 (zł100) per day on your vacation in Poland. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $6.67 (zł26) on meals
  • $2.54 (zł9.96) on local transportation
  • $27 (zł108) on hotels

A one week trip to Poland for two people costs, on average, $356 (zł1,398). 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
    $25
    100
  • One Week Per person
    $178
    699
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $356
    1,398
  • One Month Per person
    $763
    2,996
  • One Week For a couple
    $356
    1,398
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $712
    2,796
  • One Month For a couple
    $1,525
    5,992
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Poland cost?

A one week trip to Poland usually costs around $178 (zł699) for one person and $356 (zł1,398) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Poland on average costs around $356 (zł1,398) for one person and $712 (zł2,796) 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 Poland will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Poland on average costs around $763 (zł2,996) for one person and $1,525 (zł5,992) 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 Poland?

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 Poland is $231 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 Poland expensive to visit?

Poland is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Poland is very affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in Europe for its affordability. Very few countries in the region are as affordable as Poland.

For more details, see Is Poland Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 108 ($27)
Local Transportation 1 9.96 ($2.54)
Food 2 26 ($6.67)
Entertainment 1 13 ($3.29)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 2 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 5 - 15 ($1 - 4)
Accommodation Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Poland is $14 (zł54). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Poland is $27 (zł108). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $14
    54
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $27
    108

Hotel Prices in Poland

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

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Poland based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $51. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Poland is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.54 (zł9.96) per person, per day, on local transportation in Poland.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.54
    9.96

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Food Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Poland can vary, the average cost of food in Poland is $6.67 (zł26) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Poland should cost around $2.67 (zł10) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Poland is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $6.67
    26

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What did other people spend on Food?

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


  • Sandwich
    4.20
  • Gingerbread
    2.50
  • Ice Cream
    2.60
  • Lunch for Two
    42
  • Coffee & Sandwich
    12
  • Dinner for Two
    52


Entertainment Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Poland typically cost an average of $3.29 (zł13) 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.
    $3.29
    13

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

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


  • Gingerbread Cooking Class
    9.50


Tips and Handouts Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Poland is $0.36 (zł1.42) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Poland is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.36
    1.42


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Poland
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 Poland is $0.58 (zł2.29), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.58
    2.29

What did other people spend on Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps?

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


  • Luggage Storage
    9.00


Alcohol Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $2.57 (zł10) on alcoholic beverages in Poland per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $2.57
    10

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What did other people spend on Alcohol?

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


  • A Couple Beers
    13
  • Vodka
    54


Water Budget in Poland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.42 (zł1.63) on bottled water in Poland per day. The public water in Poland is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.42
    1.63


Last Updated: Feb 28, 2024
Poland on a Budget
Poland Wroclaw, Poland
Poland is a large country in Eastern Europe that borders the Baltic Sea. It is known for its beautiful countryside and brutal history which culminates during World War II. But despite this turbulent history, Poland is a wonderful place to visit for its culture, history, castles, and museums. Furthermore, it also has some surprisingly nice landscapes and wonderful rural areas. In the countryside you'll find organic farms, unspoiled landscape, and quaint villages that offer a glimpse back in time.

The two most visited cities in the country are Krakow and Warsaw. While Krakow is perhaps the more interesting, Warsaw has a lovely old town, some great parks, and nice architecture that are well worth the trip.

Poland remains a more affordable travel destination than many European countries, but even so, prices have been on the rise in recent years. If you're hoping to keep your costs down it is best to travel outside of the peak season, find discount hotel rates, and cater your own meals whenever possible. Business hotels and mid-range hotels can be reasonably priced. Hostels are abundant in Poland's main cities if you're the type of traveler that would enjoy the experience. Hotels are often more affordable on weekends when business travelers are less frequent. Business-oriented hotels are often much nicer than many of the other comparable options in the city.

Traditional food options are generally reasonably priced, but can be touristy in the old town areas. If you eat outside of the old town, you'll miss some of the country's wonderful atmosphere, but save yourself a few dollars. It's up to you to determine what your priorities are, and exactly what your budget allows. See the Food section below for more details about the types of food in Poland.

Transportation in Poland is relatively easy to navigate, buses are often cheaper than trains, but trains are more enjoyable and comfortable. Usually, your best bet is to travel by train between major cities and by bus if you're visiting a smaller town that is less popular with travelers.
At A Glance
  • If you happen to be in Poland on a religious holiday, particularly Catholic holidays, it will be difficult to find places that are open. These holidays are strongly observed and most shopping areas, restaurants, and stores will be closed or at a minimum, have significantly reduced hours.

  • Like elsewhere in Europe, you will find some good, discount airlines that fly into the country. If you're short on time or happen to find a particularly good deal, this can be a great way to reach the country.

  • There are many affordable ways to make your way into Poland. It is well connected by bus and train lines to nearby countries.

  • Many of the towns throughout the country hold weekly, traditional markets. These are similar to farmers markets that you will find in other parts of the world. You can pick up all kinds of local produce, meats, or cheeses. They're also a great place to get a feel for the town and its general atmosphere.

  • Check out a milk bar which is a very cheap dining option. They were created by the communist regime as a way to get cheap food to the masses but today they have become more difficult to find. If you do manage to find one you'll have a very unique experience that will let you interact with all types of people.
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Top Tourist Attractions
Krakow: Often referred to as Poland's cultural capital, Krakow has a beautiful old town, impressive architecture, and countless museums and events. It's probably the most visited city in Poland, attracting tourists from all over the world at any time of year.

Bialowieza National Park: Near the border with Belarus, this national park has some of the last primeval forest in Europe. It is also a World Heritage Site. You can explore some areas of the park on your own, but for many protected areas it is required that you take a guided tour. There is also a hotel and restaurant within the park for your convenience.

Malbork Castle: Built in 1406 in northern Poland, this is one of the most stunning castles in the country. It is build in the style of medieval fortresses and is the largest fortress in the world when measured by surface area. It is also the largest brick building in all of Europe.

Popular Foods
Traditional Polish cuisine is hearty and filling. It often includes a meat dish, heavy sauces, and pickled vegetables. If you're at a more modern Polish restaurant then you'll likely find a more diverse selection of foods, but the general trend will remain the same. In larger cities you'll find a greater diversity of options, and vegetarians will have little trouble finding something to their liking on a menu. In smaller towns the selection is usually a little less, but vegetarian dishes are still available. For more information, read on or check out this guide that covers what to eat in Poland.

Pierogi: This is probably the most recognizable Polish dish, and also the most popular all over Eastern Europe. Pierogis (recipe) are small, semicircular dumplings that are usually stuffed with a cheese or meat mixture. They are first boiled and then fried in a butter and onion mixture. They are often served with sour cream and are an affordable food option for travelers who are hoping to keep costs down.

Bigos: Also known as Hunter's Stew, Bigos is considered to be the national dish of Poland. It's a traditional stew dish that is made with meats and vegetables which are combined with a pickled cabbage base. Every family has its own recipe for Bigos, so the dish can be as diverse as the country itself is.

Gulasz: This traditional goulash dish can be prepared as an affordable and hearty meal. It's made with large pieces of meat that are prepared in a rich broth that often includes meat stock, seasoning, vegetables, and a splash of beer. Polish Goulash is generally less spicy than the more common versions found elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

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.