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Rhone-Alpes, France

How much does it cost to travel to Rhone-Alpes?

You should plan to spend around $192 (€177) per day on your vacation in Rhone-Alpes. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 (€45) on meals
  • $33 (€30) on local transportation
  • $150 (€138) on hotels

A one week trip to Rhone-Alpes for two people costs, on average, $2,692 (€2,476). 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 Rhone-Alpes cost?

A one week trip to Rhone-Alpes usually costs around $1,346 (€1,238) for one person and $2,692 (€2,476) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rhone-Alpes on average costs around $2,692 (€2,476) for one person and $5,384 (€4,952) 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 Rhone-Alpes will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rhone-Alpes on average costs around $5,768 (€5,306) for one person and $11,536 (€10,612) 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 Rhone-Alpes 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 Rhone-Alpes expensive to visit?

Prices in Rhone-Alpes 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, Rhone-Alpes is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Rhone-Alpes?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 138 ($150)
Local Transportation 1 30 ($33)
Food 2 45 ($49)
Entertainment 1 42 ($45)
Alcohol 2 11 - 33 ($12 - 36)
Accommodation Budget in Rhone-Alpes
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rhone-Alpes is $75 (€69). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rhone-Alpes is $150 (€138). 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 Rhone-Alpes

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Transportation Budget in Rhone-Alpes
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rhone-Alpes is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 (€30) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rhone-Alpes.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Rhone-Alpes
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Rhone-Alpes can vary, the average cost of food in Rhone-Alpes is $49 (€45) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rhone-Alpes should cost around $19 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rhone-Alpes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Rhone-Alpes
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  • Entertainment and activities in Rhone-Alpes typically cost an average of $45 (€42) 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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Alcohol Budget in Rhone-Alpes
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  • The average person spends about $24 (€22) on alcoholic beverages in Rhone-Alpes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Rhone-Alpes
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  • On average, people spend $3.01 (€2.77) on bottled water in Rhone-Alpes per day. The public water in Rhone-Alpes is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Rhone-Alpes On a Budget
Rhone-Alpes Lyon, France
Rhone-Alps is part of Auvergne-Rhone-Alps, a new region in France, located along the Eastern border towards the south of the country. The region was named after the Rhone River and the Alps mountain range. The capital city, Lyon, is the second largest metropolitan area in France behind Paris and Rhone Alps has the sixth largest economy of any European region. The Rhone-Alps is a beautiful region, bordering Italy and Switzerland to the east, Burgundy to the north, Auvergne to the west and the Provence region to the south. The area features much of the greatest scenery in France, from the high Alps of the Savoy region to the lavender fields of the Drome and the stunning Gorges de l'Ardeche. A great outdoors destination!
There are so many things to see in this region that you will never run out of things to do. One of the most spectacular sights is the Alps range, specifically Mount Blanc, which is the tallest mountain in France. The Alps beauty is something you don't want to miss if you're anywhere nearby.

You could also check out the Gorges de l'Ardeche, which is a beautiful series of gorges that has often been referred to as the European Grand Canyon.

In the capital city of Lyon, you could also visit the Fourviere hill where The Golden Virgin resides in the Basilica of Fourviere and the locals have built the Tour Metallique, which they built to rival the Eiffel Tower.
The Rhone-Alps includes eight French departments (county-like areas): Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Isere, Loire, Rhone, Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

This is high Alps country, including the highest mountain in France, Mont Blanc. Also in this department, you will find Lake Geneva and the towns along its southern shores.

In this area you will find lots of outdoor activities and outdoor beauty, but there is also a great spa in this area that is popular with tourists.

This department is located to the east of Lyon and has a mix of environments from tall mountains to big city.

This area is best known for its lavender fields and quiet market towns.

This area has exceptional charm has a wide variety of scenery and a large number of medieval and cultural sites to visit.

This area features France's second largest metropolis area, Lyon, which has a great historic center worth visiting.

This is the northernmost department in the region and has a variety of environments from spa towns to small, pretty villages, to medieval villages.

This department is popular for its "villages of character" and magnificent natural beauty. It is a great outdoor destination.

There are many things to do in this region. Many of them are great for outdoor enthusiasts, such as hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, and cycling. Skiing is one of the highlights here, and for anyone who likes to ski, this is a great place to visit. Cycling is also very popular here as many of the Tour de France routes cover parts of this region.

You could also try taking the famous cable-car which will give you great views of the surrounding city area as well as stunning views of the Alps mountains.
Food and Dining
The Rhone-Alps region has many great options for dining. There are some specific foods which are local to the area and are definitely worth a try. Once such dish is Bugnes, which are little pieces of dough, twisted and fried in hot oil, then sprinkled with sugar. Another dish is Ravioles de Royans, which are like miniature ravioli, filled with a mixture of cheese and herbs. Another popular local dish is Rosette Sausage, which is a specialty of Lyon and a firm favorite among the French.

Though there are many restaurants to choose from, here are a few for some ideas: Le Sud, which is a great place for traditional French food, Restaurant LePaellou, which serves a spectacular Fondue menu, and Le Bistrot de Lyon, which is a great place for some seafood.

The Rhone-Alps region has three international airport options for flying into the area: Lyon, Grenoble, and Saint-Etienne. Rhone-Alps is a major transit hub for the rail network in Europe, with the TGV running through Lyon from Paris and the north, to the Mediterranean. A high-speed rail link is also planned from Lyon to Turin.

With its extensive rail network, public transit can be a great option for getting around in the Rhone-Alps region, but if you prefer doing things at your own time, there are many motorways in the region so renting a car is a good option. Millions travel along its motorways in summertime from Paris to holidays at the sea. The E15 Euroroute (Britain to Spain) runs through the region.

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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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