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Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Savannah?

You should plan to spend around $66 per day on your vacation in Savannah. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 on meals
  • $12 on local transportation
  • $68 on hotels

A one week trip to Savannah for two people costs, on average, $927. 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.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Savannah cost?

A one week trip to Savannah usually costs around $464 for one person and $927 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Savannah on average costs around $927 for one person and $1,854 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 Savannah will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Savannah on average costs around $1,987 for one person and $3,974 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 Savannah 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 Savannah expensive to visit?

Prices in Savannah are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Savannah is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Saint Augustine or Juneau.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $68
Local Transportation 1 $12
Food 2 $25
Entertainment 1 $6.88
Alcohol 2 $8 - 23
Accommodation Budget in Savannah
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Savannah is $34. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Savannah is $68. 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 Savannah

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Savannah based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $148. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Savannah
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Savannah is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 per person, per day, on local transportation in Savannah.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Savannah
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Rental Cars in Savannah
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Food Budget in Savannah
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Savannah can vary, the average cost of food in Savannah is $25 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Savannah should cost around $9.82 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Savannah is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Savannah
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Savannah typically cost an average of $6.88 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.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Savannah?

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

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Alcohol Budget in Savannah
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $15 on alcoholic beverages in Savannah per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Savannah.

What makes Savannah a budget-friendly destination? Or not?

My trip here wasn't too pricey because I found a cheaper hotel. The city bus tour was also reasonable and let me see almost everything in one day. I think I got a good deal on dinner by avoiding the main row of touristy restaurants, too.

Jan 16 2024

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Savannah on a Budget
Savannah Savannah, Georgia
Savanah is a reasonably priced city by U.S. standards. With a wide range of accommodation and food options, it's possible to experience this historical city on a cheaper budget, or, if you like, to live it up in luxury without spending an inordinate amount of money.

The oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah sits right on the Savannah River, a historic commercial port dating back to the Thirteen Colonies. The old port of the city still lies along this river, paved in traditional cobblestone roads and radiating with old southern charm. Savannah is also known for its many small parks, tunnels of oak trees and magnolias draped in southern moss, romantic horse-drawn carriages, as well as some of the most ornate antebellum architecture to be found in the south.

Whether you are interested in the past of a historically prosperous seaport or wish to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere that it still holds, Savannah is a quaint destination full of beauty with an arsenal of historic appeal to match.
Just wandering the streets alone from park to park will bring you past some of the most charming sights of the city. Little neighborhoods enclose each little park making them seem like courtyards for the grand architecture surrounding them. Tall trees draped in southern moss provide a magical kind of shade from the heat of the day as you journey through the city. Forsyth Park, located at the city's center, encompasses 30-acres lined with paths and athletic areas. It is popular spot for local events and weekly farmer's markets. In addition to the parks and historic houses, Savannah is also home to many museums, the breathtaking Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and the picturesque Bonaventure Cemetery, which has captured the imagination of writers, poets, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years.
The Historic District of Savannah is the place to see if you are looking to experience a little piece of old southern charm. With cobblestone streets, beautiful colonial architecture, and Spanish moss lined avenues, you could spend the day getting lost in another time and place. One famous home in the district is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girls Scouts, located at 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue.

The Old Port of Savannah on River Street is a charming cobble-stoned district lined with shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants with waterfront views. This area of the city caters to tourists and so is the place to find whatever souvenir you are seeking from t-shirts and knick-knacks to postcards and salt water taffy. River Street also has a thriving nightlife.

The long list of things to do in Savannah starts off with visiting Savannah's Historic District, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Forsyth Park, and Bonaventure Cemetery. All of these attractions can be seen on foot with a group or on an adventure of your own. As mentioned before, the city is full of history and historic homes that now house museums like the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Owens Thomas House, and the Scarborough House which is now home to the Ships of the Sea Museum. Being an old town with a rich history, another fun activity is to book a ghost tour of Savannah. Usually held at night, these tours give insight to the spookier side of the city's history.

If you want to see another side of Savannah's past, the Wormsloe Historic Site offers a look at the grounds of an old cotton plantation on the outskirts of the city. After a drive down the 1.5-mile oak avenue, visitors are welcome to explore the ruins of Noble Jones' fortified house, a museum, and a demonstration area interpreting colonial daily life. While the historic site encompasses a whopping 882 acres, the Wormsloe House that stands today and its surrounding acreage are still owned by the descendants of Noble Jones and closed to the public.

If you want to get out of town for a bit, Savannah is not far from several beaches. Why not drive or take the ferry to Hilton Head Island, which lies just over the river in South Carolina. Here you'll find plenty of beaches, golf, and the famous Harbor Town.
Food and Dining
Savannah cuisine is a rich mix of exotic influences, brought in by the spice trade and from the slave trade as well-slaves who settled from the Savannah River south, Gullahs, from the Carolina Low Country, mixed with Scots, Moravians, Germans and French. From seafood stews and gravy and grits to barbeque briskets and fried chicken, Savannah eats are hearty and homey and good for the soul. The restaurants that draw the most crowds are located on River Street; however, there are also a few gems located inland like Mrs. Wilkes, A.lure, Circa 1875, and Wiley's Championship BBQ. As far as dessert goes, look no further than Leopold's Ice Cream.

Arranged on a perfect grid perpendicular to the Savannah River lined by River Street, Savannah is an easy city to navigate on foot. However, if you are looking for public transportation to find your way, the best method is on the Dot. Dot is Savannah's fare-free Downtown Transportation system. It allows users to Ride the rails on the historic River Street Streetcar, and hop on the ferry to Hutchinson Island and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

The express shuttle operates every 20 minutes or less, serves 11 stops around the Historic District, and connects to municipal parking facilities, visitor centers, streetcar and ferry.

The River Street Streetcar operates Thursday-Sunday - 12noon - 9pm, and the Savannah Belle Ferry runs daily 7am-midnight.

Chatham Area Transit Authority also provides public transportation, shuttles, and bus services throughout the city.

The nearest airport to the city is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, where rental cars, shuttles, and taxis can be procured for travelers.
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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.