Travel Budget for Bavaria Visit Bavaria on a Budget or Travel in Style

Bavaria, Germany

How much does it cost to travel to Bavaria?

You should plan to spend around $163 (€153) per day on your vacation in Bavaria. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $22 (€20) on local transportation
  • $178 (€166) on hotels

A one week trip to Bavaria for two people costs, on average, $2,285 (€2,138). 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
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bavaria cost?

A one week trip to Bavaria usually costs around $1,142 (€1,069) for one person and $2,285 (€2,138) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bavaria on average costs around $2,285 (€2,138) for one person and $4,569 (€4,277) 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 Bavaria will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bavaria on average costs around $4,896 (€4,582) for one person and $9,791 (€9,165) 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 Bavaria 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 Bavaria expensive to visit?

Prices in Bavaria 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, Bavaria 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 Bavaria Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 166 ($178)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($22)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 26 ($28)
Tips and Handouts 1 31 - 94 ($33 - 100)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 4 - 13 ($5 - 14)
Alcohol 2 11 - 34 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bavaria is $89 (€83). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bavaria is $178 (€166). 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 Bavaria

Looking for a hotel in Bavaria? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Transportation Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bavaria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bavaria.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Flights to Bavaria
How much does it cost to go to Bavaria? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Bavaria
The price of renting a car in Bavaria will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Bavaria can vary, the average cost of food in Bavaria is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bavaria should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bavaria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Bavaria typically cost an average of $28 (€26) 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

Tips and Handouts Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Bavaria is $67 (€63) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Bavaria is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Bavaria
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 Bavaria is $9.35 (€8.75), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $25 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Bavaria 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 Bavaria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $8.48 (€7.94) on bottled water in Bavaria per day. The public water in Bavaria is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Bavaria On a Budget
Bavaria Marienplatz Town Hall, Munich, Germany
When someone says "Germany" you probably picture Lederhosen, sausages and beer. What you're actually picturing with that scene is the southern state of Bavaria. This region is like a scene from Hansel and Gretel – with stunning scenery and castles everywhere you look.

The largest federal state in Germany is home to approximately 12 and a half million people – all proud to be Bavarian. You'll find that many of the features of the Bavarian culture differ greatly from those in the rest of Germany. They know their roots and love their traditions, and they're always ready to share them with visitors.

With history, food, wine and plenty of kid-friendly activities, this is one area of the world where there really is something for everyone.
With rich culture infused in every building around Bavaria, the greatest sights are still the natural ones. The Bavarian Alps span from Munich to the Austrian region. In some areas, the peaks can reach 3,000-meters. The glacier-carved valleys and high plateaus mean every traveler will find a view to leave them breathless. This is a perfect spot for leisurely strolls or challenging climbs.

There is no doubt that if you're in Bavaria, you're visiting Munich. The capital of this region is home to some of Germany's top tourist attractions including the city's central square known as Marienplatz, important churches like the Cathedral of our Lady, and endless shopping opportunities. If you happen to be making your trip in December, don't miss out on the famous Munich Christmas Market

The ultra-charming city of Lindau is home to the picturesque Old Town, a harbor full of restaurants and shops and the old lighthouse. The city's historical streets are full of Renaissance and Baroque homes – including the town's main street Maximilianstrasse which is includes arcades, fountains and cafes.

For the history-loving traveler, there's the ancient town of Nuremberg. The second-largest city in Germany is home to the National Germanic Museum. While here you can visit and browse over a million unique artifacts from Germany's rich history including historical documents, a fine arts archive and a collection of paintings from every major period.
The state of Bavaria is divided into five regions. In the north of Bavaria is the region of Franconia. It was once divided into separate smaller states until Napoleon combined them all. The remaining four regions are known as Bavarian-Swabia in the west, Upper Palatinate in the northeast, Upper Bavaria in the south, and Lower Bavaria in the east.

You'll certainly want to take a trip to the Bavarian Forest along the border of the Czech Republic and Germany. This region is home to one of Germany's most popular ski regions, but for the most unique view of the forest try the Tree Top Walk. Located in Neuschonau, this walk travels over a 500-meter-long wooden ramp built over tall trees for unforgettable views.

If you rent a car, you'll certainly want to take it for a spin along the German Alpine Highway. This 450-kilometer road runs from Lake Constance through the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgadener Land. Just cruise this road for picturesque scenery and unbeatable stops along the way.
Food and Dining
Real Bavarian food is what you picture when you picture German food. You'll want to try the roast pork known as "Schweinsbraten," and all the various sausages. The "Bratwurst" is arguably the most famous, and the "Nurnberger Bratwurst" is likely the smallest sausage in Germany, and the "Weißwurst" is a sausage made of veal.

If you visit the southwestern part of Bavaria, you'll have the "kasspatzen" made with Bavarian cheese.

No matter where you travel within Bavaria you'll find delicious dishes – especially enjoyable for those who love their meat!

If you're traveling between larger towns and cities throughout Bavaria, trains are your best option. You can buy the Bayern-Ticket giving you all-day travel within the region.

If you're venturing into the Bavarian countryside, however, it may be beneficial to rent a car. While the roads are generally well paved, the roads can be winding, tricky and can cut through the farmland.

Of course, if you're travelling around the smaller cities in Bavaria, walking is always recommended. Take a stroll and see what you discover.


Looking for a party in Berlin or Munich?

Are you a student or backpacker traveling alone through Germany?

Find a Contiki tour to Europe.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. 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 destinations around the world.

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.

Search for Travel Costs

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.