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Tihany, Veszprem megye, Hungary

How much does it cost to travel to Tihany?

You should plan to spend around $45 (Ft16,174) per day on your vacation in Tihany. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $19 (Ft6,664) on meals
  • $12 (Ft4,129) on local transportation
  • $39 (Ft14,000) on hotels

A one week trip to Tihany for two people costs, on average, $631 (Ft226,431). 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
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tihany cost?

A one week trip to Tihany usually costs around $316 (Ft113,215) for one person and $631 (Ft226,431) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tihany on average costs around $631 (Ft226,431) for one person and $1,262 (Ft452,862) 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 Tihany will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tihany on average costs around $1,352 (Ft485,209) for one person and $2,705 (Ft970,418) 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 Tihany 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 Tihany expensive to visit?

Tihany is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Hungary, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Tihany in depth.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Tihany is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Europe for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Tihany.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Ft14,000 ($39)
Local Transportation 1 Ft4,129 ($12)
Food 2 Ft6,664 ($19)
Entertainment 1 Ft1,779 ($5)
Alcohol 2 Ft1,214 - 3,643 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Tihany
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tihany is $20 (Ft7,000). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tihany is $39 (Ft14,000). 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 Tihany

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tihany based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $111. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tihany
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tihany is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (Ft4,129) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tihany.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tihany
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Rental Cars in Tihany
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Food Budget in Tihany
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tihany can vary, the average cost of food in Tihany is $19 (Ft6,664) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tihany should cost around $7.43 (Ft2,666) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tihany is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Tihany
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Tihany typically cost an average of $4.96 (Ft1,779) 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 Tihany
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  • The average person spends about $6.77 (Ft2,429) on alcoholic beverages in Tihany per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Tihany On a Budget
Tihany Tihany, Hungary
Located on the northern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary, Tihany is a historic village with quaint streets and bustling squares - all centered on the twin-towered Tihany Benedictine Abbey which dates back to the 11th century.
The famous abbey which overlooks the Balaton's waters is a landmark of the village. It was built by King Andrew I, who was buried in the crypt in 1055. The church itself, however, was rebuilt in Baroque style in 1754, and still functions today. Having operated as Tihany's cultural center for centuries, the church is also frequently host to organ concerts during the summer season. Additionally, the viewpoint of the lake next to the church is always one of the best in the area any time of year. Outwards from the abbey, the village sprawls into busy squares and quaint residential streets. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes with views of the lake, as well as opportunities for buying local goods and crafts.

Another popular attraction is the Tihany echo - a single point where the unique landscape acoustics return the echo of your voice perfectly from the open hillside of Tihany. This spot is a site of many local legends which feed the culture of the area.

Also unique to the peninsula are its large fields of lavender, which bloom with fragrance and color in the spring. Lavender House Visitor Centre offers a place where visitors can learn more about the history of the Tihnay peninsula, as well as the region's lavender-growing culture.

Another very interesting spot to see in Tihany is the medieval hermitage just north of the town. These living spaces, complete with cells, dining room, and a chapel, were carved out of the rock of the hill in the 11-14th century by Greek Orthodox hermits. This site, the abbey, and the village together make the peninsula as a whole an impressive historic district.
The village of Tihany is situated on a peninsula which juts out into Lake Balaton from its northern coast. Founded on the peak of a small hill, the town itself overlooks stunning views of the lake area, concentrated mainly on the eastern side of the peninsula. The area around the Abbey is made up of small streets and squares filled with traditional restaurants, courtyards with vendors selling handicrafts, confectionaries, and souvenir shops. It is a very picturesque village to explore. At the base of the hill, Tihany's harbor is also worth a visit. From here, visitors can take a ferry to the town of Szantod on the south coast. It will carry passengers, bikes, and cars. Szantod is another historic village with beautiful views of the lake.

The best way to experience Tihany is to explore the village on foot, appreciating the medieval history of the abbey and surrounding area, and taking in the intricate details of the modern culture's day-to-day life and customs. Spend the day shopping for locals goods, dining by the water, or sipping regional wines, or get out on the water via boat or ferry to appreciate the beauty of Hungary's largest lake. Lake Balaton is also a prime location for activities like swimming, sailing, and kitesurfing, while some of the nearby towns also have thermal spas for relaxation and healing. Just north of the lake, the hills of the Balaton Uplands National Park are also a great place for hiking and catching sight of some of the local wildlife.

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Food and Dining
Cuisine of Hungary is primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products, and cheeses. Paprika is used generously in cooking and is considered the national spice. Goulash, a soup or stew of meat and vegetables and seasoned with paprika and other spices, is especially popular and common throughout Hungary. Other specialties include stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, roasted meats, and casseroles, as well as a hot and spicy fish soup called halaszle, a chilled sour cherry soup called hideg meggyleves, and Hungarian crepes called palacsinta which can be stuffed with jam, cheese, raisins, or meat. On the eastern side of Tihany's hill, there are many charming restaurants offering tables with panoramic views, and wineries with signature white wines from the Balaton region. Tihany is also world renowned for its lavender.

Hungary's main international airports are Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest (formerly Budapest Ferihegy International Airport) and Airport Debrecen in Debrecen. From Budapest, Tihany is about 140 kilometers southwest. Frequent trains connect Budapest with many locations on the shores of Lake Balaton. The village can also be reached by car via the M7 motorway, and there are bus services available as well.

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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.