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Bonn, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

How much does it cost to travel to Bonn?

You should plan to spend around $167 (€154) per day on your vacation in Bonn. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 (€49) on meals
  • $24 (€23) on local transportation
  • $184 (€170) on hotels

A one week trip to Bonn for two people costs, on average, $2,336 (€2,159). 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 Bonn cost?

A one week trip to Bonn usually costs around $1,168 (€1,079) for one person and $2,336 (€2,159) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bonn on average costs around $2,336 (€2,159) for one person and $4,672 (€4,318) 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 Bonn will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bonn on average costs around $5,006 (€4,626) for one person and $10,012 (€9,252) 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 Bonn 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 Bonn expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 170 ($184)
Local Transportation 1 23 ($24)
Food 2 49 ($53)
Entertainment 1 34 ($37)
Alcohol 2 11 - 34 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Bonn
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bonn is $92 (€85). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bonn is $184 (€170). 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 Bonn

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bonn based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $80. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bonn
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bonn is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (€23) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bonn.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Bonn
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bonn can vary, the average cost of food in Bonn is $53 (€49) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bonn should cost around $21 (€20) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bonn is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bonn
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bonn typically cost an average of $37 (€34) 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 Bonn
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $25 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Bonn per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Bonn On a Budget
Bonn Bonn, Germany
Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (previously, West Germany) and it has a population of about 315,000 people. It sits on the Rhine River just twenty kilometers away from Cologne. Many people travel to Bonn for conferences and business, but Bonn also has a lot of cultural and historical sights to offer visitors. The city is also famous as the birth place of Ludwig van Beethoven. There's a strong student culture in the city as well, and it actually shares many characteristics with Italian cities because of its many cafes and restaurants which line the streets. Outdoor beer gardens are popular and Bonn is a particular good summer destination when the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the outdoor setting. The city's location also makes it a great base for day trips to Cologne, Dusseldorf, and the Rhine and Eifel regions.

Bonn has an oceanic climate. Because it is located only a few kilometers to the south of the Cologne Basin Valley, it is part of one of the country's warmest regions along the Rhine River.
Bonn has a good tourist information office that can give you maps and sell you tickets to shows. They also offer information on the many sights around town, which include Das Bonner Munster, which is a beautiful basilica, Kreuzbergkirche, which is a nice church, Poppelsdorfer Schloss and Botanical Gardens, Alter Friedhof, a historic cemetary, and Sudstadt, with many impressive buildings. Some interesting museums in the area are Beethoven-Haus, August Macke Haus, and Haus der Geschichte.
Notable neighborhoods in Bonn include the city center, Beuel, Endenich and Ippendorf, Bonn Altstadt, Poppelsdorf, Muffendorf and Schweinheim, and Bad Godesberg. The city center has a pedestrian area with a lot of shops. There's also a weekly market, many pubs and restaurants and some important historic sights. Beuel is to the east of the Rhine and connects to the city center with the Kennedy Bridge. Endenich and Ippendorf is where composer Robert Schumann once lived. The Bonn city forest is in Ippendorf and there is a children's area with animals and plants. Bonn Altstadt, or the Old Town, has an urban atmosphere. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants and many art exhibits. There are also museums, historic sights, parks, and a large flea market that is held once a month. Poppelsdorf is a classical district with lots of art nouveau houses, the Poppeldorfer Castle, Botanical Gardens, cafes and restaurants. Bad Godesberg is a famous health resort and spa, but there is much more to the area than that.

If your timing is right you might find yourself in Bonn during one of it's many festivals. Karneval, in February, is popular for its parades and festivities. Rhein in Flammen is a large fireworks display over the Rhine that takes place in May. Beethovenfest is a month long music festival that's held in September. Putzchens Markt is a fair in the city's suburbs that lasts for five days and the Christmas Market starts at the end of November and offers booths that sell all kinds of things.
Food and Dining
There are some great eating options throughout Bonn, and it is usually easy to find a meal on a budget, just go where the students eat. Student cafeterias offer cheap and healthy meals and sandwiches. The Main University Building in the city center is where you'll find the best options. Mensa is the official student canteen and they sell several dishes that are reasonably good for the price. There's also a good salad bar. They offer meals to non-students at a slightly raised price.

The bakeries in Bonn are some of the best you'll find. Germany has some wonderful bread, and in Bonn it is particularly good. You'll also find some great desserts around town as well. There are also some great cafes where you can buy sandwiches for cheap. Also make sure you check out some of the area's beer gardens, because, after all, this is Germany.

The city center is generally small and compact, so you'll likely spend most of your time walking around. If you're hoping to venture further out, or the weather is less than ideal, then the city does have an excellent bus, tram and subway system. It is operated by the local organization, Stadtwerke Bonn, and there are ticket offices and machines at each of the major stations. You can purchase tickets as either single passes, multiple passes, 24 hour passes, or weekly passes. The tickets can be used on the local trains, subway, tram and bus systems. If you're interested in biking, then this is possible as well. You can rent a bike at the train station from Deutsche Bahn on platform 1 or from the Radstation directly behind the train station.


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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.