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

How much does it cost to travel to Romania?

You should plan to spend around $83 (lei383) per day on your vacation in Romania. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (lei130) on meals
  • $22 (lei99) on local transportation
  • $62 (lei284) on hotels

A one week trip to Romania for two people costs, on average, $1,167 (lei5,360). 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 Romania cost?

A one week trip to Romania usually costs around $584 (lei2,680) for one person and $1,167 (lei5,360) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Romania on average costs around $1,167 (lei5,360) for one person and $2,334 (lei10,721) 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 Romania will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Romania on average costs around $2,501 (lei11,486) for one person and $5,002 (lei22,973) 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 Romania?

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 Romania is $227 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 Romania expensive to visit?

Romania 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, Romania is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Ukraine, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands.

For more details, see Is Romania Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) lei284 ($62)
Local Transportation 1 lei99 ($22)
Food 2 lei130 ($28)
Entertainment 1 lei43 ($9.31)
Alcohol 2 lei20 - 59 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Romania
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Romania is $31 (lei142). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Romania is $62 (lei284). 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 Romania

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Romania based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $50. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Romania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Romania is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (lei99) per person, per day, on local transportation in Romania.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Romania
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Romania can vary, the average cost of food in Romania is $28 (lei130) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Romania should cost around $11 (lei52) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Romania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Romania
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Romania typically cost an average of $9.31 (lei43) 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Romania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.52 (lei39) on alcoholic beverages in Romania per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Romania on a Budget
Romania Romania
Romania is located in the northern part of the Balkan Peninsula and the western shore of the Black Sea. The country's natural beauty includes scenic mountains and untouched countryside. There is also a rich cultural history and an impressive capital city. The vast size of the country gives visitors plenty of opportunities to explore and still discover some untouched beauty. Cities are quite diverse. Some reflect Romania's recent modernization and introduction into the European Union, while others still hold on to the past.

Romania can be divided into 9 different regions. These include Transylvania, Banat, Oltenia, Southern Bukovina, Maramures, Crisana, Dobrogea, Moldavia and Muntenia. The most famous region, Transylvania is noted for its medieval castles and towns, dark forests and snow covered mountains. The region is developing, however, and the cities are young and vibrant with large shopping centers and impressive economic development. Banat is one of the most economically developed regions in the country and it has beautiful cities and villages. Oltenia is known for its monasteries, caves and health resorts, while Southern Bukovina is where you will find Romania's most famous Painted Monasteries. Wooden churches and old villages dot the landscape in Maramures. Most travelers overland enter through Crisana which shares a border with Hungary. There are beach resorts along the Black Sea in Dobrogea and Moldavia has historic cities and medieval fortresses. The capital city of Bucharest is found in the region of Munteia as are mountain resorts and the Prahova Valley.
At A Glance
  • Romania's large size and somewhat difficult infrastructure make it inefficient and difficult for travelers to get around. Although the transportation system continues to improve, roads are still inefficient. Train travel has improved dramatically due to some recent upgrades to the system, but ongoing projects on certain tracks continue to slow trains down. It is best to research the current situation before you begin planning your trip.

  • The Orthodox Church plays a significant role in Romania's culture. It is one of the most religious countries in Europe, and your visit will likely include some churchs and monasteries. Another unique experience is to visit an Orthodox Mass. It is not uncommon to show up for only a portion of the service. Make sure you are dressed appropriately and show respect to the worshippers. Do note that you can not participate in communion unless you are baptized Orthodox. By attending mass you can truly experience a part of the Romanian culture and have a unique experience away from the tourist attractions.

  • If you're interested in doing some local shopping a great way to do this is to visit a weekly fair (referred to as a targ, balci or obor). They are usually held on a Sunday and are a great way to see an authentic part of Romania. Almost anything is available for sale including live animals, clothes, vegetables, and perhaps even farm equipment such as tractors. There is often music, dancing and food stalls as well.

  • Wine making in Romania dates back more than 2000 years. The best wineries in the country are Murfatlar, Cotnari, Dragasani, Bohotin and Bucium among others. The quality is generally high but the prices are low so it's a great place to sample a few wines or purchase some to bring home.

  • Brewing beer is also popular in Romania. It remains cheap compared to the rest of Europe but the best options are those in the glass bottles or cans. Imported beers are much more expensive than Romanian beers and many international brands are brewed in Romania under a license so they taste very different than elsewhere in Western Europe.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Painted Monasteries of Bucovina: This is one of the most scenic and impressive sights in Romania. The exterior walls are exquisitely decorated with 15th and 16th century frescoes. The site is a truly unique destination for anybody interested in religion, history, art or architecture.

Peles Castle: Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle that is located northwest of the town of Sinaia. It is about 135 kilometers from Bucharest in the Carpathian Mountains. The complex has three monuments including the Peles Castle, the Pelisor Chateau, and Foisor Huntin. It was situated on a medieval route that linked Transylvania and Wallachia.

Bran Castle: This castle is near Bran and Brasov. It's a noted landmark of Romania on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. This is often referred to as "Dracula's Castle" although there is no real evidence that Stoker knew of the castle. Today it serves as a museum for tourists. There is an art and furniture collection by Queen Marie and an open air museum park that has traditional Romanian peasant structures. Info and tickets here.

Transfagarasan: The famous route across the Carpathian Mountains between Carta to Bascov has become famous for its winding curves, scenic views, castles, mountain villages, and beautiful lakes. If you're looking for an adventure, you can either drive the Transfagarasan yourself or take a tour.

Popular Foods
Romanian food is an interesting mix of Oriental, Austrian and French flavors, all with a local twist. Street food is generally available throughout the country as are excellent pastries. It is not hard to find traditional Romanian food, and unless you're in a larger city, international food may be more difficult to come by.

Bulz: This traditional Romanian dish is made with roasted polenta that has been filled with several different kinds of cheeses, bacon and sour cream. It is often served with an egg as well.

Salata Boef:This dish, a beef salad, is usually served during special occasions. It can actually be made with beef, chicken, or even vegetarian. The meat and root vegetables are prepared with mayonnaise and garnished with pickled vegetables. It is often topped with tomatoes and parsley.

Tochitura: This traditional dish is a stew like meal that is made with beef and pork and a tomato sauce. It can be prepared with traditional sausages as well. It is usually served with polenta and fried eggs.

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.