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Warsaw, Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie, Poland

How much does it cost to travel to Warsaw?

You should plan to spend around $92 (zł376) per day on your vacation in Warsaw. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (zł108) on meals
  • $4.60 (zł19) on local transportation
  • $101 (zł415) on hotels

A one week trip to Warsaw for two people costs, on average, $1,286 (zł5,263). 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
    $92
    376
  • One Week Per person
    $643
    2,631
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,286
    5,263
  • One Month Per person
    $2,756
    11,277
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,286
    5,263
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,572
    10,525
  • One Month For a couple
    $5,512
    22,554
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Warsaw cost?

A one week trip to Warsaw usually costs around $643 (zł2,631) for one person and $1,286 (zł5,263) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Warsaw on average costs around $1,286 (zł5,263) for one person and $2,572 (zł10,525) 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 Warsaw will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Warsaw on average costs around $2,756 (zł11,277) for one person and $5,512 (zł22,554) 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 Warsaw 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 Warsaw expensive to visit?

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

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Warsaw is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 415 ($101)
Local Transportation 1 19 ($5)
Food 2 108 ($26)
Entertainment 1 28 ($7)
Tips and Handouts 1 4 - 13 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 21 - 63 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Warsaw is $51 (zł207). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Warsaw is $101 (zł415). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $51
    207
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $101
    415

Hotel Prices in Warsaw

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Warsaw based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Warsaw is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.60 (zł19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Warsaw.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $4.60
    19

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

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Warsaw can vary, the average cost of food in Warsaw is $26 (zł108) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Warsaw should cost around $11 (zł43) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Warsaw is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $26
    108

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What did other people spend on Food in Warsaw?

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


  • Dinner for Two
    52
  • Lunch for Two
    42


Entertainment Budget in Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Warsaw typically cost an average of $6.90 (zł28) 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.
    $6.90
    28

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Warsaw is $2.07 (zł8.47) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Warsaw is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $2.07
    8.47


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Warsaw
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 Warsaw is $1.37 (zł5.63), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.37
    5.63

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

Typical prices for Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps in Warsaw are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Warsaw, 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 Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $10 (zł42) on alcoholic beverages in Warsaw per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $10
    42

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Water Budget in Warsaw
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.04 (zł4.26) on bottled water in Warsaw per day. The public water in Warsaw is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.04
    4.26


Warsaw on a Budget
Warsaw Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has a population of 1.7 million, making it the country's largest city. Located on the Vistula River, it is a popular tourist destination for its interesting architecture and culture. The right bank of the river was the first area to become populated in the 9th or 10 century. Today, however, the city's central district is on the left bank of the river. The Old Town, where you will find many sights and attractions, is fully contained within the city center.

Warsaw has a continental climate that has warm summers, cool falls, and cold winters. The summers can see a range of temperatures that vary from mild to very hot. It is best come prepared for hot temperatures during the day and cooler, even chilly temperatures in the early evening. The peak season for tourism is between the months of May and September. This is when the weather is the most pleasant. Rain is possible year around but in general July is the wettest month. It can snow during the winter months and overnight frosts are very common. January and February are usually the coldest months when temperatures drop below freezing.
Sights
Most of the city's sights are located within the Centrum area, specifically within the Srodmiescie area. Many people enjoy following the Royal Road which originally connected the Royal Castle with the Royal Palace in Wilanow. There are many other points of interest along this 10 kilometer route as well.

Popular museums in Poland include the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Center for Modern Art, the Royal Lazienki, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum in Warsaw, the State Ethnographical Museum, and Heavens of Copernicus.
Neighborhoods
Warsaw can be divided into five districts; Centrum, Northern Warsaw, Western Warsaw, Eastern Warsaw, and Southern Warsaw. Centrum is where you will find the Old Town area. There are six different areas with this district and they include Srodmiescie, Wola, Mokotow, Zoliborz, Ochota, Praga Polnoc, and Praga Poludnie. There are both industrial and residential areas but most tourists in the city spend their time in Srodmiescie, Wola and Mokotow. In Southern Warsaw you'll find the Wilanow Palace. This district also has the historic Natolin park and nature reserve.

Activities
Popular festivals in the city include the Warsaw Film Festival, the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, the Jewish Culture Festival, Warsaw Autumn, the Old Polish Music Festival, the Garden Theaters Contest and Noc Muzeow.

If you're interested in seeing a concert then there are several professional musical or play companies in town. The Polish National Opera as well as the Warsaw Philharmnoic are both based in the city. There are also a number of other companies based there as well.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of interesting places to eat around Warsaw. If you're on a tight budget then your best options are the kebab shops, of which there are many, milk bars, and Vietnamese restaurants. Many of the kebab shops are concentrated in the Srodmiescie area. Milk bars were created during the communist era to serve cheap meals that are centered around milk products. Most of the establishments closed after the fall of communism, but those that remain still have a similar atmosphere to when they first opened. When you step into one, it's like you stepped back into the 1980s. They are most popular with students and senior citizens. The food is decent and they are worth a visit simply for the experience alone.

Another dining option is the plethora of fast food restaurants around town. There are recognizable options such as McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut and the prices at these international chains is often expensive by Polish standards, so unless you are feeling particularly homesick, then they are best avoided.

Transportation
Warsaw has a decent public transportation system. There are about 200 bus routes and 30 tram lines that can take you around the city. You can find route descriptions at each of the tram stops. Although the system is generally efficient within the city center, once you're outside of that area travel times can be annoyingly slow. There is also an underground line that goes from the south to the north on the left bank but it does not go to many tourist destinations. A second line is currently under construction.

If you decide to drive in the city then there is a paid parking zone in the center of town. Payment is required on weekdays between 8 am and 6 pm. You pay by the hour with either coins or the Warsaw City Card (not the tourist card).


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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.