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Budva, Montenegro

How much does it cost to travel to Budva?

You should plan to spend around $98 (€91) per day on your vacation in Budva. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (€31) on meals
  • $22 (€20) on local transportation
  • $79 (€73) on hotels

A one week trip to Budva for two people costs, on average, $1,373 (€1,267). 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 Budva cost?

A one week trip to Budva usually costs around $686 (€634) for one person and $1,373 (€1,267) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Budva on average costs around $1,373 (€1,267) for one person and $2,746 (€2,534) 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 Budva will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Budva on average costs around $2,942 (€2,715) for one person and $5,883 (€5,431) 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 Budva 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 Budva expensive to visit?

Prices in Budva 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, Budva is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 73 ($79)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($22)
Food 2 31 ($33)
Entertainment 1 22 ($24)
Alcohol 2 7 - 21 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Budva
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Budva is $40 (€37). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Budva is $79 (€73). 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 Budva

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

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

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Transportation Budget in Budva
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Budva is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Budva.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Budva?

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

  • Daily Car Rental

Food Budget in Budva
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Budva can vary, the average cost of food in Budva is $33 (€31) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Budva should cost around $13 (€12) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Budva is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Budva
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Budva typically cost an average of $24 (€22) 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 Budva
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $15 (€14) on alcoholic beverages in Budva 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 Budva
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $8.12 (€7.50) on bottled water in Budva per day. The public water in Budva is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024
Budva On a Budget
Budva Budva, Montenegro
A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.
Mostly known as a vacation resort, Budva's Mediterranean climate draws visitors to its beaches. There are many, mostly rocky beaches with some sand, but the most visited are Slovenska Plaza and Mogren Beach. Slovenska is the largest and most popular beach, often compared to Miami. It is soft and sandy, has a sidewalk nearby with cafes, bars, restaurants, and vendors selling cold drinks and snacks-but it does get very crowded, so arrive early to pick your spot for the day. Mogren is one of the more beautiful, natural beaches, which can be reached by a pedestrian boardwalk from old town. It has two beaches connected by a small tunnel, and surrounded by tall cliffs and greenery.

The town itself also has a few sights worth seeing. One of the most popular is a medieval fortress ruin known as the Citadel. From the Citadel's terrace are some of the best views of Budva. Other nearby points of interest include the historic Holy Trinity Church, Church of Saint Ivan, and the Church of Saint John, all of which have some combination of unique medieval architecture, icons, and artwork. For more history, visitors can also see archaeological findings at the Museum of the Town of Budva.
Budva is located on the central part of the Montenegrin coast, known as the Budva Riviera. It developed around the peninsula where the old town is situated, also known as Stari Grad. This part of town actually began as a sandbar island and was eventually turned into a peninsula over the years. Surrounded by ancient Venetian walls, the old town was once a medieval fortification. There are five entrance gates, with the town behind the walls full of narrow streets, terracotta roofs, cobblestone paths, churches, monasteries, and opportunities for shopping and dining. Besides the old town, the main center of activity is the promenade along the coast where there are many bars and nightclubs as well as access to the water.

Many visitors come to relax by day on one of Budva's Mediterranean beaches, and party by night at the many bars and nightclubs. There is also something to be said for exploring Budva's charming old town and learning a little bit about its ancient and medieval history. Once you have experienced the culture of old town, diving and water sports such as kayaking, scuba, waterskiing, jet skiing are popular activities along the coast. For a unique day on the water head to Ulcinj (65 kilometers south of Budva), where one dive will take you along portions of a sunken ancient Roman city and shipwrecks from the 1700s.
Food and Dining
Because of its proximity to the sea, Montenegro has plenty of fresh fish and seafood dishes with fresh catches like prawns, mussels, clams, shrimp, and octopus. These dishes are typically garnished with polenta, blitva (a kind of spinach), or broiled potatoes. Drying fish is also traditionally practiced along the coast. Another specialty of Montenegrin cuisine is a variety of soups: 'supa' for clear soup, '?orba' for a thick soup or stew, and 'kaša' for a porridge-style dish. For dessert, there is an assortment of local sweets, including pala?inke (a large pancake filled with jam, chocolate or cream), baklava with raisins and walnuts, krofne (doughnut filled with jam or chocolate), and a cream layered cake called krempita. Most sweets are served with coffee. Budva has a wide variety of places to eat from seafood and national cuisine like the dishes mentioned above to western food like pizza, barbeque, and other fast food. Dining options can be found just about anywhere, especially in the downtown, old town, and Slovenska Plaza.

By plane, Podgorica Airport is Montenegro’s main international airport, located about 65 kilometers from Budva, serving as a hub for Montenegro Airlines. Tivat Airport is closer to Budva, about 20 kilometers away from town. It has regular flights to Belgrade and Moscow throughout the year, and charter flights to major European destinations during the summer. Another possible flight option is Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, about 80 kilometers away from Budva. It is served by many major airlines, making it a good option for tourists coming by plane.

By bus, Budva is well-connected to other Montenegrin cities as well as major cities in neighboring countries. Budva can also be reached by car using the coastal road.

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.