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Lagos, Distrito de Faro, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Lagos?

You should plan to spend around $128 (€118) per day on your vacation in Lagos. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (€34) on meals
  • $33 (€31) on local transportation
  • $134 (€123) on hotels

A one week trip to Lagos for two people costs, on average, $1,796 (€1,652). 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 Lagos cost?

A one week trip to Lagos usually costs around $898 (€826) for one person and $1,796 (€1,652) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lagos on average costs around $1,796 (€1,652) for one person and $3,593 (€3,305) 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 Lagos will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lagos on average costs around $3,849 (€3,541) for one person and $7,699 (€7,082) 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 Lagos 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 Lagos expensive to visit?

Prices in Lagos 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, Lagos is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Urbino or Bordeaux.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 123 ($134)
Local Transportation 1 31 ($33)
Food 2 34 ($37)
Entertainment 1 26 ($29)
Alcohol 2 3 - 10 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Lagos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lagos is $67 (€61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lagos is $134 (€123). 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 Lagos

Looking for a hotel in Lagos? 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 Lagos based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $93. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lagos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lagos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 (€31) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lagos.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

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  • While meal prices in Lagos can vary, the average cost of food in Lagos is $37 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lagos should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lagos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Lagos
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  • Entertainment and activities in Lagos typically cost an average of $29 (€26) 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 Lagos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.38 (€6.79) on alcoholic beverages in Lagos 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 Lagos
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.82 (€0.75) on bottled water in Lagos per day. The public water in Lagos is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2023
Lagos On a Budget
Lagos Lagos, Portugal
A coastal town in the south of Portugal, Lagos is known for its old world charm, plummeting cliffs, and Atlantic beaches. Many come to enjoy a full range of activities from beach-going and watersports to exploring cobbled streets lined with options for shopping and dining. Historic churches and castles add to the charm, as well as a clifftop lighthouse showing the way to Lagos for ships at sea.
The town of Lagos has a full range of sights to see, starting at the town center with traditional architecture, cobbled streets, and lively traditional colors of the region. From here, visitors can explore, shopping and dining to their heart's content. The ornate 18th-century church of Igreja de Santo António is another worthwhile attraction, sitting right across from the Castelo dos Governadores, a castle with a baroque facade and watchtowers. There is also plenty to see during the morning hours at the harbor and fish markets.

Moving out towards the cliffs, Ponta da Piedade is a beautiful spot with a lighthouse from where you can make boat tours to the natural caves down below in the Atlantic waters. And then there are the beaches, great spots to relax down by the shore, soak up the sun, and dive into refreshing ocean waves. Praia da Batata is one of the more popular beaches located right across the main road, though there are many coves worth exploring. Camilla Beach is also popular as is Meia Praia which is renowned as one of the best beaches in the region, widespread with easy access to beach bars.
As mentioned before, the town centre of Lagos is where the heart of the experience begins. Every alley and every square is enveloped in charming architecture and cobbled streets all lined with endless opportunities for shopping and dining. With southern Portugal being known for is ceramics, one can find just about every price range, style, and color available. Cork is also a famous Portuguese item, so you will also come across a full range of cork products from coasters and placemats to shoes, hats, handbags, and more. There are a full range of shops to get lost in, delicacies to indulge in, and old world architecture to admire - each adding to the attractive ambiance of Lagos.

Beyond the shopping, dining, and sight-seeing that can be found at the heart of Lagos, there are also many other activities to get out and about in the seaside city. You can rent surfboards and hit the waves, or rent mountain bikes and pedal to the highest point of the region. Sailing and boat trips are also popular for travelers in Lagos, as are water activities like dolphin tours, kite surfing, sea kayaking, and diving trips. The beaches are always there for vacationers to enjoy, as are opportunities to see caves, cliffs, and grottos by boat tour. There is even a zoo in Lagos with a picnic area, playgrounds, and a full range of animals perfect for any family outing.
Food and Dining
Being a little town on the sea, Lagos is known to be abundant in fresh fish and seafood. Sea bass, prawns, razor clams, scabbard fish, and more can all be found served grilled, in seafood stews, or in flavorful risottos. You can even have fresh oysters on a bed of ice and garnished with lemon. Other local specialties include squid stuffed with a spicy ham and sausage mixture called lulas recheadas, a dried salted cod called bacalhau, as well as an octopus salad. Beyond seafood, meat dishes are also available including items like frango piri-piri (chicken in a fiery pepper sauce), bife de vazia (sirloin steak) or costeletas de borrego (lamb chops). Accompanying each meal it is common to indulge in some of the local wines of Lagos, both red and white, produced locally. And then for dessert, try one of the honey cakes (morgados) made with figs and almonds or the ‘Dom Rodrigos,' a sweet cinnamon-flavored confection.

As far as where to eat goes, the town center has restaurants, cafes, and bars down every street and in every square. You can find anything from traditional Portuguese cuisine to Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and Thai. There is also a good selection of bars and restaurants down by the Lagos marina.

By plane, Faro Airport serves the region, connecting the area to other European destinations. The fastest route from Faro airport to Lagos follows the A22 toll expressway, taking about an hour to drive by car.

Public transportation options are also available from Faro to Lagos. Both the bus and train take about 1 hour and 40 minutes to make the journey. It is wise to arrange public transportation ahead of time as there are only eight daily train departures and six express bus services. The bus and train options also do not leave directly from the airport, so you will need to get to the center of Faro where the stations are located. You can get here by a public bus from the airport, or more immediately by taxi.

By train, Lagos is the final stop on the Algarve regional railway line, costing about 7.30 euro for one ticket.

Buses to Lagos are operated by Eva and cost about 5.90 euro for one ticket.
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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.

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