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Frankfurt, Land Hessen, Germany

How much does it cost to travel to Frankfurt?

You should plan to spend around $132 (€122) per day on your vacation in Frankfurt. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $27 (€25) on local transportation
  • $124 (€115) on hotels

A one week trip to Frankfurt for two people costs, on average, $1,847 (€1,714). 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
    $132
    122
  • One Week Per person
    $924
    857
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,847
    1,714
  • One Month Per person
    $3,958
    3,672
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,847
    1,714
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,694
    3,427
  • One Month For a couple
    $7,916
    7,344
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Frankfurt cost?

A one week trip to Frankfurt usually costs around $924 (€857) for one person and $1,847 (€1,714) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Frankfurt on average costs around $1,847 (€1,714) for one person and $3,694 (€3,427) 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 Frankfurt will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Frankfurt on average costs around $3,958 (€3,672) for one person and $7,916 (€7,344) 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 Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt expensive to visit?

Prices in Frankfurt 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, Frankfurt is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Peniche or Los Cristianos.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 115 ($124)
Local Transportation 1 25 ($27)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 36 ($39)
Alcohol 2 15 - 45 ($16 - 48)
Accommodation Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Frankfurt is $62 (€58). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Frankfurt is $124 (€115). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $62
    58
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $124
    115

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Transportation Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Frankfurt is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (€25) per person, per day, on local transportation in Frankfurt.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $27
    25

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Frankfurt?

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


  • Car Rental
    50


Food Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Frankfurt can vary, the average cost of food in Frankfurt is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Frankfurt should cost around $18 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Frankfurt is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $44
    41

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What did other people spend on Food in Frankfurt?

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


  • Soda
    2.00
  • Bagel Sandwich and Latte
    7.00
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich and Coffee
    6.00
  • Sandwich and Cola
    7.00


Entertainment Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Frankfurt typically cost an average of $39 (€36) 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.
    $39
    36

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Alcohol Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $32 (€30) on alcoholic beverages in Frankfurt per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $32
    30

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Frankfurt?

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


  • Becks Beer
    2.00


Water Budget in Frankfurt
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.35 (€1.25) on bottled water in Frankfurt per day. The public water in Frankfurt is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.35
    1.25


Last Updated: Mar 13, 2023
Frankfurt On a Budget
Frankfurt Christmas in Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt is the financial and business hub of Germany. It houses the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange, and often plays host to trade shows and business fairs. It has the country's most modern skyline and the largest airport. It is also a transportation hub for Germany with many important train lines passing through. The city itself is situated on the River Main. Some of the most important sights are along the river near Romer Square and include museums and monuments. This area pulls in millions of tourists every year. Although many sights are clustered in this area, it's important to head into more off the beaten path areas that can be enjoyable to explore. These areas offer glimpses into daily life in Frankfurt.

Perhaps the best time of year to visit Frankfurt is during the late spring and early autumn. Summers are warm and sunny with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, but the occasional hot day, where thermometers reach over 35 degrees Celsius, is not uncommon. There are also occasional rainstorms. The winters are cold and rainy with temperatures dropping below freezing, although snow is actually quite rare.
Sights
Top sights in Frankfurt include Romerberg, or the old city center, Dom, the city's main cathedral, and Eiserner Steg, a great pedestrian bridge that will take you to Sachsenhausen. Also be sure and check out some of the city's museums such as the German Architecture Museum, and the Museum of Regional Historic Art and Culture. For the best views of the Frankfurt skyline, head over to the eastern bridges in the city.
Neighborhoods
Frankfurt has a very walkable city center. The heart of the city is between Konstablerwache, Hauptwache and the Main river. This area is referred to as the "City" and it has many shopping areas and many of the historical sights. Sachsenhausen is in the southern part of the city. It is also a tourist and party hub in the city. There are many bars and clubs that get crowded on the weekends. To the west of the city center is the banking district. This is where you'll find the country's biggest banks and many of the skyscrapers. Westend is the most expensive living area in the city and Bockenheim is where you'll find many student bars and cafes. Nordend and Bornheim are quiet and more residential areas and Ostend has a strong Jewish community. Bahnhofsviertel is where you'll find the main train station as well as the city's red light district.

Activities
Frankfurt plays host to some fascinating events every year including the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Frankfurt Motor Show. The book fair is the publishing industry's largest event and it is held every year in mid October. The Frankfurt Motor Show is the largest event in Frankfurt and is held every other year in September.
Food and Dining
There is no shortage of restaurants in Frankfurt. Fressgass, which translates into "munching alley", is one popular neighborhood for food. The street with the most cafes and restaurants is Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse. Many people head here for a meal after a long day of shopping. Every year the neighborhood hosts the Fressgass Fest, which has many food stands, cheap beer, and live music. If you're in town during this time, it's worth checking out.

If you're looking for budget places to eat, your best options may be pizzerias, kebab places, or Chinese restaurants. These options are usually cheap and filling. Curry-wurst is also a go-to meal for those on a budget. It is made with sliced beef sausage that is covered with ketchup and curry spices.

Transportation
As in other German cities, public transportation is the way to go in Frankfurt. The Underground, the tram, and buses offer the most efficient and affordable way to explore the city. If you're headed out to the suburbs, its fairly easy to hop on the S-Bahn. Taxis are also abundant and reasonably priced. Do make sure the driver takes the most direct route as fairs can quickly rise in price with added distance.

It is best to avoid driving yourself in the city. The touristy areas in particular can be difficult for parking and towing is strictly enforced. If you do drive, try to find a parking garage for the whole day. The rates are the best and you can avoid the hassle of moving your car.

Cycling is relatively easy in Frankfurt. There are many bike lanes and some rental companies where you can rent a bike, although their locations are often inconvenient. Deutsche Bahn also rents bikes. They are red and white and marked with the letters "DB". They are available throughout the city between the months of April and December.


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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.