Travel Budget for Ubud Visit Ubud on a Budget or Travel in Style

Ubud, Propinsi Bali, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Ubud?

You should plan to spend around $157 (Rp2,423,170) per day on your vacation in Ubud. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (Rp189,959) on meals
  • $1.90 (Rp29,355) on local transportation
  • $278 (Rp4,284,302) on hotels

A one week trip to Ubud for two people costs, on average, $2,199 (Rp33,924,374). 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
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ubud cost?

A one week trip to Ubud usually costs around $1,100 (Rp16,962,187) for one person and $2,199 (Rp33,924,374) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ubud on average costs around $2,199 (Rp33,924,374) for one person and $4,399 (Rp67,848,749) 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 Ubud will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ubud on average costs around $4,713 (Rp72,695,088) for one person and $9,426 (Rp145,390,176) 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 Ubud 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 Ubud expensive to visit?

Prices in Ubud are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Ubud is a very expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. There are only a few cities as expensive as Ubud in the region, such as Tanah Rata or Tokyo.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp4,284,302 ($278)
Local Transportation 1 Rp29,355 ($2)
Food 2 Rp189,959 ($12)
Entertainment 1 Rp165,050 ($11)
Tips and Handouts 1 Rp43,039 - 129,117 ($3 - 8)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 Rp15,625 - 46,875 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 Rp55,485 - 166,455 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ubud is $139 (Rp2,142,151). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ubud is $278 (Rp4,284,302). 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 Ubud

Looking for a hotel in Ubud? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ubud based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $46. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Recommended Properties

Transportation Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ubud is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.90 (Rp29,355) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ubud.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Flights to Ubud
How much does it cost to go to Ubud? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Ubud
The price of renting a car in Ubud will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Ubud can vary, the average cost of food in Ubud is $12 (Rp189,959) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ubud should cost around $4.93 (Rp75,984) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ubud is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Ubud typically cost an average of $11 (Rp165,050) 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.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Ubud is $5.58 (Rp86,078) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Ubud is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Ubud
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 Ubud is $2.03 (Rp31,250), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.19 (Rp110,970) on alcoholic beverages in Ubud per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Ubud
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.38 (Rp21,262) on bottled water in Ubud per day. The public water in Ubud is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Ubud On a Budget
Ubud Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Made popular by the film Eat Pray Love, Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia. Beautiful Hindu temples and iconic rice fields are the sight to see in this popular cultural, artistic and religious hub on the island.

Though Ubud is hot and humid during the day, it is still cooler than coastal areas. Still, temperatures linger between mid-70's and low 90's year-round, so it is likely you'll experience warm weather, regardless of when you visit.

Ubud's wet season is from November to June, which makes it an unpopular time for travelers. January and February are when Ubud experiences the heaviest rainfall, so it may be wise to avoid visiting at this time, especially since weather will limit activities, bring out insects, and cause landslides and possible flooding.

Dry season runs from July through October, which is high season for travel. Even during dry season, Ubud is extremely humid, so pack lightweight clothing that breathes and lots of sunblock.
Ubud is the central hub of culture and art in the area, and you'll find plenty to explore when it comes to learning about Indonesian culture and especially Hindu religion. Plenty of sights and activities can be found here. Some are listed below, for more information, check out this guide to planning a trip to Bali.

There are many temples to visit such as Pura Kehen, one of the most beautiful, largest, and oldest temples in Bali with its carvings, monuments, and giant Banyan tree. Located about half an hour from Ubud, this one is definitely off the beaten track for those who want to soak up culture in a quiet space. As with all temples, dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees. The entrance fee includes sarong rental, in case you forget.

Titra Empul, about 20 kilometers northeast of Ubud in the city of Tampaksiring, is another temple worth visiting. Built around hot springs, many locals believe that the water in the temple and springs is holy and thus, they visit for spiritual ablution.

In the central Ubud, start with the Royal Palace which is smack dab in the middle of town and free to enter. Built in the early 1800's, it's a great site to take in traditional Balinese architecture and beautiful gardens.

Just down the road is the Sacred Monkey Forest, which is very popular and should be on your list of things to do in Ubud. As the name implies, it is a forest full of monkeys where visitors can interact and feed the monkeys. Most monkeys are friendly, but don't let your guard down, as some are not shy to approach and even steal food right out of visitors' hands. If a monkey takes something from you, do not try to pull it back. And if you prefer to avoid or lower the likelihood of interaction altogether, leave your food at the ticket counter.

Take a bemo to the famous Goa Gajah, or elephant cave in Bedulu village near Gianyar. Built in the ninth century as a sanctuary, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site known especially for its intricate carvings. The complex contains temples, ancient baths, and Buddhist relics and is located in the jungle.

Stop in at an art museum or gallery, like the Blanco Renaissance Museum, which exhibits works by Spanish artist Antonio Blanco. Museum Rudana displays both traditional and modern Balinese art and the Neka Art Museum displays an important art collection, which manifests Bali's history, lifestyle, and myths through various art media.

Go off-roading on a bike tour with Greenbike Cycling Tour to explore a coffee plantation, dense forests, and rice paddies. If you're not up for a bike ride, motorcycles are inexpensive to rent and can facilitate your own easy ride on self-guided tour to the famed Tegalalang Rice Terrace, just 10 kilometers north of Ubud.

For an even closer historical site visit, ride five kilometers to see the Pejeng bronze kettle drum, which is highly revered by locals and the largest relic of Southeast Asia. The drum, also known as the Moon of Pejeng, is the largest, single-cast kettle drum in the world, over 2000 years old, made around 300 B.C.

Just a leisurely short walk away is the Campuhan Ridge Walk, where you can stroll through the rice fields for beautiful views of Bali's landscapes.

Thrill-seekers can go white-water rafting and swimming in the Ayung River and explore hidden waterfalls. The Mount Batur Volcano, a sacred mountain to Hindus, is just a little more than 40 kilometers northeast from Ubud, and a popular excursion for those who want to make the ascent to see a beautiful sunrise. Bali Trekking Tour provides guided hikes and transport from your accommodation in Ubud.

Shopaholics and window shoppers will want to visit the Ubud Market for paintings, wood carvings, and hand-crafted items, such as baskets, kites, and batik clothing. As in all of Asia, don't be shy to bargain!

Practice yoga at Ubud's largest and most popular yoga studio at the Yoga Barn, which offers up to 15 classes a day. For a quieter and less bustling yoga class, stop by Taksu, located in a spa complex in Ubud's center, but is still far enough away from the noise of the city. Taksu's classes can be as small as three students for more attention and a personalized experience. For even more activities, see this list of the top 10 things to do in Ubud.
Food and Dining
There's no shortage of diversity in cuisine in the cultural hub of Bali. Whether you're craving Euro, Western, Asian or local food, Ubud has a restaurant for you. Here's a great list of the top 25 restaurants in Bali, or read on for our suggestions.

Taco Casa is a cheap and simple option for delicious Mexican fare, offering hard-shell tacos, wet burritos, and solid margaritas.

Whether you're craving wood-fired pizza, generous portions of pastas, or fresh and delicious garden salad, you'll be sure to find Italian comfort food at Mamma Mia. Try the roast chicken with mushrooms for a hearty and rich meal.

For an all-in-one overview of Indonesian fare, dine at Warung Enak. Try the nasi campur or the Rijsttafel, translated as "rice table," which is a four-course tasting menu consisting of up to 18 different items in small portions so that you can taste Indonesia while saving your stomach for the next course.

Minami may not be kind to your money belt, but it's certainly the place to go for a high-end beautifully-presented sushi in a modern restaurant with romantic ambiance. Diners rave about the bento boxes of fresh sashimi and chocolate mousse.

For a substantial meal, drop into Cafe des Artistes, where you'll find a variety of Asian, European, Belgian and local fare. They're known for their steaks, but also serve up solid vegetarian dishes, like gado-gado and nasi goreng.

Ubud is toward the center of Bali and does not have its own airport, so you'll need to take a car to get in. The most comfortable and stress-free way to Ubud from South Bali is taxi, though it is among the most expensive. Plan ahead to book a return trip to get back, as there is a 30% fee to go out of town.

If you'd like to drive yourself, rental cars are also inexpensive, safe, and a great way to go at your own pace. Give yourself extra time on top of Google Maps' ETA and learn a few local phrases in case you need to stop and ask for directions.

Public buses do not serve Ubud, but you can find charter buses with Perama Tour and Travel. Perama will drop you off about two kilometers south of Ubud in Padang Tegal. Because quality of buses are inconsistent, it may be wise to check out the buses first and buy tickets at the station, rather than in advance, so you know what you're paying for.

Bemos or minivans are the least expensive way in from Batubulan Station in Denpasar. The ride takes about an hour and most bemos leave in the morning, so plan ahead as you won't catch one after 4 p.m. Expect to stop during the ride to pick up and drop off other passengers and don't forget that even transportation prices are negotiable.

While you can easily walk the center of Ubud, you'll likely want to rent a vehicle to get to the attractions on the outskirts or outside the city. However, taxis aren't typical in Ubud so you can either take a bemo or rent your own vehicle.

Bicycles and motorbikes are plentiful and available for hire at low costs; just ask around on main streets and compare prices. Again, bargaining is expected and can even be used when renting vehicles. Keep in mind that Ubud is a hilly town, so be prepared for challenging rides, heavy traffic and careless drivers.
Looking for a hostel in Malaysia or Indonesia?
Traveling alone to Kuala Lumpur or Penang?
Looking for a party in Singapore or Bali?

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

Search for Travel Costs

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.