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How much does it cost to travel to Berlin?

You should plan to spend around $149 (€137) per day on your vacation in Berlin. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 (€52) on meals
  • $19 (€18) on local transportation
  • $138 (€128) on hotels

A one week trip to Berlin for two people costs, on average, $2,083 (€1,923). 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
    $149
    137
  • One Week Per person
    $1,041
    961
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,083
    1,923
  • One Month Per person
    $4,463
    4,120
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,083
    1,923
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,165
    3,845
  • One Month For a couple
    $8,926
    8,239
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Berlin cost?

A one week trip to Berlin usually costs around $1,041 (€961) for one person and $2,083 (€1,923) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Berlin on average costs around $2,083 (€1,923) for one person and $4,165 (€3,845) 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 Berlin will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Berlin on average costs around $4,463 (€4,120) for one person and $8,926 (€8,239) 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 Berlin 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 Berlin expensive to visit?

Prices in Berlin 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, Berlin is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kiel or Bilbao.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 128 ($138)
Local Transportation 1 18 ($19)
Food 2 52 ($56)
Entertainment 1 22 ($24)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 2 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 8 - 25 ($9 - 27)
Accommodation Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Berlin is $69 (€64). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Berlin is $138 (€128). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $69
    64
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $138
    128

Hotel Prices in Berlin

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Berlin based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Berlin is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (€18) per person, per day, on local transportation in Berlin.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $19
    18

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Berlin?

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


  • Short Trip Metro Ticket
    1.40
  • Bahn Ticket
    3.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    20


Food Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Berlin can vary, the average cost of food in Berlin is $56 (€52) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Berlin should cost around $22 (€21) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Berlin is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $56
    52

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What did other people spend on Food in Berlin?

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


  • Sandwich and Coffee To Go
    5.00
  • Turkish Sandwich
    2.00
  • Currywurst
    2.00
  • 2 Pho Noodles
    9.00
  • Restaurant Dinner and Beers (for 2)
    60
  • Mauer Park (2)
    11
  • Coffees at Impala
    7.80


Entertainment Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Berlin typically cost an average of $24 (€22) 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.
    $24
    22

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Berlin?

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


  • Berlin Zoo (2)
    20


Tips and Handouts Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Berlin is $1.54 (€1.42) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Berlin is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.54
    1.42


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Berlin
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 Berlin is $1.49 (€1.38), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.49
    1.38


Alcohol Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $18 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in Berlin per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $18
    16

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Berlin?

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


  • Drinks at a Show
    14


Water Budget in Berlin
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.16 (€1.99) on bottled water in Berlin per day. The public water in Berlin is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.16
    1.99


Last Updated: Mar 18, 2023
Berlin On a Budget
Berlin Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany. As such, travelers can expect typical European prices for everything from hotels to food to sights and attractions. While it's possible to experience this city on a cheaper budget, don't expect to get much without paying a decent amount.

With a population of about 4.5 million, Berlin is a very international city that is well known for its high level of tolerance, an eclectic nightlife, an artistic vibe and many historical sights. There are museums, palaces and landmarks spread throughout the city. Despite having a significant amount of damage during the last few years of World War II, Berlin has been rebuilt with an interesting diversity of architecture styles. This is particularly true after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Architecture in the city represents many different historical periods ranging from medieval buildings through modern, glass structures.
Sights
Berlin has many sights spread throughout. There are countless museums that appeal to all types of travelers. Some of the most popular include Museumsinsel (Museum Island) which has Pergamon-Museum, Altes Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, and Bode-Museum. Kulturforum is near Potsdamer Platz and is where you'll find Gemaldegaleri, Neue Nationalgalerie and Musikinstrumenten-Museum.

Many visitors also enjoy visiting some private art galleries. Some of the most popular streets for art galleries are Auguststrabe, Linienstrabe, Torstrabe, Brunnenstrabe, Zimmerstrabe, and Fasanenstrabe.

Some of the more interesting and historic churches around town are Berliner Dom, Deutscher Dom, Franzosischer Dom, and Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche.

Berlin is full of amazing places to see and visit. For even more ideas, check out 10 of the most alternative Instagrammable places in Berlin.
Neighborhoods
Because of Berlin's tense history, there are many diverse and unique neighborhoods spread throughout the city. There are roughly six districts that make up Berlin. Mitte was the center of the former East Berlin and is now the historical center of the city. It's where you'll find many different restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and nightclubs. City West has Ku'Damm, which is one of the main shopping streets in the city. If you're looking for high end, luxury items, then this is the place to go. There are also many hotels and restaurants as well as the Charlottenburg Palace, Kulturforum, Tiergarten and the Olympic Stadium. East Central is known for its liberal and youthful vibe. There are many artists concentrated in this neighborhood and there are many cafes, bars and clubs crammed into the busy streets. North has its own interesting old towns and East has an interesting museum at the site of the 1945 surrender to the Soviet army as well as the former Strasi prison. South is a diverse area with a wide mix of styles and atmospheres.

Activities
This dynamic city offers plenty of activities. The list of things to do in Berlin starts with the museums mentioned above, but then carries on to included Brandenburg Gate, the many gardens, famous cafes, sites from the cold war era such as Checkpoint Charlie, and the many churches and cathedrals.

Berlin is also known to host some incredible festivals. The Berlin Film Festival is the city's largest cultural event. Lange Nacht der Museen is held in May. During this time the museums stay open until 2am and there are many cultural events around town. Fete de la Musique is in June and is a popular music festival. The Berlin International Beer Festival is the first weekend in August.
Food and Dining
Dining out in Berlin can be surprisingly inexpensive compared to the rest of Europe. There are many ethnic restaurants that are delicious and affordable. Plenty of vegan restaurants can also be found in Berlin, too. VAT is included in the price and only high end restaurants charge a service fee.

Bratwurst, or more specifically currywurst, is a favorite in Berlin. This street food is a great option for those on a tight budget. Also common is Doner, which is a flatbread that is filled with some sort of meat such as lamb or chicken. It's usually served with a salad and vegetables. This dish is of Turkish origin and is available at most Turkish stands.

Although Hackescher Markt is still a popular eating area for tourists, it has lost much of its past charm. Many of the local eateries have been corporatized and the atmosphere has dramatically changed. It's still worth a visit, as you may find some interesting places, but it is no longer what it once was.

Transportation
Because of Berlin's vast size, you're likely have to take advantage of its public transportation system at least once during your time there. There is an excellent bus, tram, train and underground system that cover much of the city. It's also easy to catch a taxi in most parts of town and the price is slightly less than you might expect.

As many visitors arrive on a flight, you can learn how to get from the Berlin Airport to the city center here. One of the best options is via public transit.

The S-Bahn is a train that is fast and relatively easy to navigate. The Ringbahn makes a circle around the city. There are also regional trains that go further outside of town. The U-Bahn is the underground metro system. The stations are easily identified by their blue U signs. Trains are efficient, fast, and reliable. The trams are generally located in East Berlin. You can buy tickets inside the tram and service is good. Buses are the slowest way to travel in Berlin, but they go almost anywhere. There are normal metro buses as well as express buses that are labeled with a "X". The tourist route is busline 100. It departs from either Zoo Station or Alexanderplatz on the other end. This route will take you across historic Berlin. The buses are doubledecker and the top level offers the best views.
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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.