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Shenyang, Liaoning, China

How much does it cost to travel to Shenyang?

You should plan to spend around $71 (¥510) per day on your vacation in Shenyang. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (¥131) on meals
  • $19 (¥140) on local transportation
  • $82 (¥589) on hotels

A one week trip to Shenyang for two people costs, on average, $991 (¥7,135). 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 Shenyang cost?

A one week trip to Shenyang usually costs around $496 (¥3,568) for one person and $991 (¥7,135) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Shenyang on average costs around $991 (¥7,135) for one person and $1,983 (¥14,270) 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 Shenyang will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Shenyang on average costs around $2,124 (¥15,290) for one person and $4,248 (¥30,579) 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 Shenyang 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 Shenyang expensive to visit?

Shenyang is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Shenyang is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Mumbai or Lhasa.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥589 ($82)
Local Transportation 1 ¥140 ($19)
Food 2 ¥131 ($18)
Entertainment 1 ¥56 ($8)
Alcohol 2 ¥21 - 63 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Shenyang
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Shenyang is $41 (¥294). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Shenyang is $82 (¥589). 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 Shenyang

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Transportation Budget in Shenyang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Shenyang is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (¥140) per person, per day, on local transportation in Shenyang.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

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  • While meal prices in Shenyang can vary, the average cost of food in Shenyang is $18 (¥131) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Shenyang should cost around $7.30 (¥53) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Shenyang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Shenyang
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Shenyang typically cost an average of $7.74 (¥56) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Shenyang
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $5.85 (¥42) on alcoholic beverages in Shenyang per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Shenyang On a Budget
Shenyang Shenyang
Shenyang, China is the capital, and largest, city in the Liaoning Province in northwest China which borders North Korea. Shenyang has a long, imperial, history and is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty. The city has a blend of beautifully preserved architecture and modern buildings, creating a pleasant atmosphere for exploring!

Shenyang's climate varies throughout the year, seeing cold winters, hot summers, and mold spring and autumns. While they do have a semi-tropical monsoon climate, the rain is not very intense and generally does not interfere with peak tourist periods in late summer.
With a history dating back to Third Century BC, Shenyang has a wealth of historical buildings and monuments, the most famous of which is the Mukden Imperial Palace. The Palace, built in is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which you can tour along with the adjoining gardens. What truly makes Shenyang special is their four pagodas, one for each direction, North, South, East, and West. The pagodas were built in the 1640's, with the North and South Pagodas being the most popular due to their extensive renovations. The tombs of Nu'erhachi, who built Mukden Palace, and his son are also very popular due to their history and beauty. The emperor's tomb is called Fuling Tomb and is located in the east, while his son's Zhaoling Tomb is in the north next to the picturesque Beiling Park.
Shenyang is divided into multiple districts, although some are of little interest to tourists as they are predominately industrial districts. Heping is the downtown district where you'll find many restaurants, lodging, and Zhongshan Square. This is also where many tours begin and where you'll catch transportation leaving town.

Xinchengzi is a district to the north of downtown that is full of parks and lakes, proving a great escape from the bustling streets downtown. Huanggu is the district home to the North Tomb, Beiling Park, and a lot of restaurants. Finally, there is Shenhe, which is best known for the Imperial Palace and Shengjing Ancient Cultural Street where you can explore small shops and cafes.

Winter sports are very popular in the Shenyang area, you'll find everything from ice skating to skiing with plenty of instructors to help you along. Qipanshan Ice and Snow World is a popular destination for winter sports, especially since it has plenty of cafes serving hot tea to warm you up!

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the city and while also getting to explore more off the beaten path areas. There are plenty of bike paths to follow throughout the parks and city. You can also spend a day wandering the amount Qipanshan Scenic Spot where you can hike one of the many trails or go swimming in Xiuhu Lake.
Food and Dining
Shenyang has their own distinct cuisine called Liaoning, so named for the Liaoning Province Shenyang is in. Liaoning food tends to be heavily flavored, often with garlic or ginger, and not as spicy as some other Chinese cuisines. Check out Xita Koreatown, a popular food district which, despite its name, has a wide range of Liaoning, Cantonese, Korean, and Western food options. The city also has a big Korean population, resulting many Korean barbecue and Korean restaurants around the city. There are a lot of bars, clubs, and KTVs (karaoke) around the city, with live bands being a very popular occurrence.

Shenyang is very easy to get into, you can choose car, train, plane, and bus. Most of these drop you right into the downtown area, or nearby. For the most part, you can tour the city on foot and see the majority of major sights.

Shenyang also has a fantastic bus system, although knowing some Chinese is necessary to understand where you're going. Taxis can be found throughout the area, they are fairly reasonably priced, just be sure to have the driver put on the meter to avoid any confusion.


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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.