Ireland Travel Budget - Visit Ireland on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Ireland?

You should plan to spend around $154 (€143) per day on your vacation in Ireland. 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
  • $145 (€134) on hotels

A one week trip to Ireland for two people costs, on average, $2,153 (€2,001). 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
    $154
    143
  • One Week Per person
    $1,076
    1,001
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,153
    2,001
  • One Month Per person
    $4,613
    4,288
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,153
    2,001
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,305
    4,003
  • One Month For a couple
    $9,226
    8,577
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ireland cost?

A one week trip to Ireland usually costs around $1,076 (€1,001) for one person and $2,153 (€2,001) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ireland on average costs around $2,153 (€2,001) for one person and $4,305 (€4,003) 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 Ireland will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ireland on average costs around $4,613 (€4,288) for one person and $9,226 (€8,577) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Ireland?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Ireland is $289 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently 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 Ireland expensive to visit?

Ireland is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Ireland is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Belgium or Spain.

For more details, see Is Ireland Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 134 ($145)
Local Transportation 1 25 ($27)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 19 ($21)
Tips and Handouts 1 3 - 10 ($4 - 11)
Alcohol 2 8 - 23 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ireland is $72 (€67). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ireland is $145 (€134). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $72
    67
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $145
    134

Hotel Prices in Ireland

Looking for a hotel in Ireland? 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 Ireland based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $129. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

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


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

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

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


  • Rental Car for a Day
    15


Food Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Ireland can vary, the average cost of food in Ireland is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ireland 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 Ireland 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?

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


  • Lunch Lynam's Pub
    3.95
  • Fish & Chips Dinner
    8.12
  • Lunch for Two
    32


Entertainment Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Ireland typically cost an average of $21 (€19) 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.
    $21
    19

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

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


  • St Pauls Cathedral
    4.50
  • Dublin Writer's Museum
    6.30
  • Guinness Brewery for Two
    27
  • Wild Wicklow Tour
    26


Tips and Handouts Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Ireland is $7.01 (€6.52) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Ireland is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $7.01
    6.52


Alcohol Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (€15) on alcoholic beverages in Ireland per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $17
    15

Recommended


Water Budget in Ireland
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.47 (€4.15) on bottled water in Ireland per day. The public water in Ireland is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $4.47
    4.15


Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024
Ireland on a Budget
Ireland Cork, Ireland
The Republic of Ireland makes up the majority of the island of Ireland, which is located in northwest Europe. The remainder of the island is taken up by Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

This popular country has much appeal to international travelers, in part because of its beautiful landscape and stunning setting, but also because of the welcoming nature of the people that live there. With their charming accents and charismatic personality, it's the people that have put Ireland on the map for many tourists. The country's diversity and compact size make it easy for travelers to navigate. The beauty ranges from the rugged coastline to mountains and pastureland. It offers everything from castles to spas to a relaxing pint of Guinness in a quaint pub. Get yourself lost in the countryside. Pull over at a roadside pub and dine on a basic fish and chips. Chat with the friendly locals, party in Dublin, or take in a local music festival.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Bru na Boinne: A serious of prehistoric monuments and beautiful landscape along the shore of the Boyne. The biggest monuments are Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth.
The Burren: Stuck between the city of Galway and the Aran Islands, this limestone plateau is as desolate as the moon's landscape.
Glendalough: Beautiful landscape made up of lakes and walking trails where you will find some important early Christian sights, including churches and cathedrals.

Popular Foods
Irish Stew: A hearty traditional stew made with lamb (or mutton) and potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Colcannon: A filling dish made with potatoes, kale or cabbage, cream and butter.
Boxty: A potato pancake dish usually made from finely cut potatoes, butter, egg, and flour. It can be served stuffed with something such as a meat.

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.