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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

How much does it cost to travel to Lucknow?

You should plan to spend around $46 (₨3,830) per day on your vacation in Lucknow. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (₨1,418) on meals
  • $13 (₨1,071) on local transportation
  • $38 (₨3,150) on hotels

A one week trip to Lucknow for two people costs, on average, $646 (₨53,626). 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 Lucknow cost?

A one week trip to Lucknow usually costs around $323 (₨26,813) for one person and $646 (₨53,626) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lucknow on average costs around $646 (₨53,626) for one person and $1,291 (₨107,253) 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 Lucknow will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lucknow on average costs around $1,384 (₨114,914) for one person and $2,767 (₨229,827) 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 Lucknow 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 Lucknow expensive to visit?

Lucknow is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Lucknow is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,150 ($38)
Local Transportation 1 1,071 ($13)
Food 2 1,418 ($17)
Entertainment 1 1,207 ($15)
Alcohol 2 294 - 883 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Lucknow
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lucknow is $19 (₨1,575). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lucknow is $38 (₨3,150). 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 Lucknow

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Lucknow based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $37. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lucknow
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lucknow is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (₨1,071) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lucknow.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Lucknow
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lucknow can vary, the average cost of food in Lucknow is $17 (₨1,418) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lucknow should cost around $6.83 (₨567) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lucknow is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Lucknow
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lucknow typically cost an average of $15 (₨1,207) 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 Lucknow
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.09 (₨589) on alcoholic beverages in Lucknow per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Lucknow on a Budget
Lucknow Lucknow, India
Lucknow, located in the central region of Awadh, is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a very rich cultural and historical past, Lucknow has been at the heart of North Indian culture for many centuries. It thrives in areas of art, cuisine, dance, culture, music, and more.
The most impressive sight of Lucknow is the Baba Imambara tomb complex - a labyrinth of old Mughal architecture built in the late-eighteenth century. The complex consists of a large mosque, a step well with running water, and a complex labyrinth which attracts visitors daring to get lost in its maze. There is even a blocked passageway, which legend says leads through a mile-long underground passage to a location near the Gomti River. Other passages (now sealed) are rumored to lead to Faizabad (the former seat of power of the Nawabs), Allahabad, and even to Delhi. The Rumi Darwaza, an elaborately embellished portal that stands at 18 meters high, marks Imambara's west-facing entrance. The ticket for Bara Imambara is also good for admission to Chhota Imambara, an imposing mausoleum built by the third Nawab of Avadh in 1837. Admission will also be granted at the Husainabad Clock Tower, a British landmark set in a park with a lake great for watching sunsets.

The ruins of the Lucknow British Residency are also interesting, especially for those interested in the city's history. This place was the site of the 1857 First Battle for Independence, referred to by the British as "The Indian Mutiny", where you can still see canon ball marks in the ruined buildings.
The main hubs throughout the city are by far the markets - thriving with opportunities for bargain shopping, dining, and cultural exposure. Aminabad Market is one of the older markets, a good place for finding hand-embroidered clothing (locally called chikan), leather products, and chaat or sweet snacks. Some parts of the market are organized by what they sell, for example, there is an entire street dedicated to books while another section markets bangles and fashion jewelry. Chowk, in the old city, just south of the Imambara complex and the clock tower, is another lively market. It is a good place to find bargains, mingle with the locals, and is especially popular in the evenings. Hazratganj Market, on the other hand, is very upscale and trendy, mostly featuring recognizable Western brands. The Food Court at Sahara Ganj, near Hazratganj, is a hotspot for dining with plenty of fast food as well as other local delicacies available in the general area.

Most people who visit Lucknow come to experience the rich culture and heritage of Northern India as well as important landmarks like monuments, architecture, and ancient complexes. Exotic markets and bazaars are fun get lost in where you might wander the day away amidst the lively bargaining culture - perhaps walking away with a souvenir of your own. There are plenty of interesting neighborhoods in the city to explore, plenty of flavors to sample, and plenty of tours and museums for those interested in a more guided experience. There is even a 71.6-acre zoo located in the heart of the city, home to around 1000 animals of more than 100 species - mammals, birds, and reptiles included.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Lucknow is of the variety common throughout the state of Uttar Pradesh, largely influenced by Mughal and Awadhi cooking. The state is known for its use of mutton (sheep meat), paneer (a kind of fresh cheese), and rich spices including cardamom and saffron. Some of the more popular dishes found in the region include kebabs (marinated and grilled meats), dum biryani (made with a mix of spices, rice, and meat), as well as a number of mutton dishes. Snacks like chaat (savory fried snacks), samosa (fried or bake snack with a savory filling), and pakora (anything deep fried) also originate from Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is especially popular with food lovers due to the variety available. It is a good place to find refined Muslim Indian food, and is also famous for its tikkas and kebabs.

By plane, Lucknow International Airport has direct flights to Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah, and Muscat. From Amausi Airport, Lucknow is also directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Banglore, Indore, and Varanasi. Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Kolkata Indore, and Patna are in operation daily.

By train, India has one of the longest rail networks in the world. Operations are run by Indian Railways with stations located at just about every major destination. Lucknow is on the Delhi-Gorakhpur railway route, and connections can be made from Agra and Allahabad. Lucknow Charbagh and Lucknow Junction are the two main railway stations in the city.


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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.