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Pyeongchang, Kangwon-do, South Korea

How much does it cost to travel to Pyeongchang?

You should plan to spend around $119 (₩158,089) per day on your vacation in Pyeongchang. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (₩37,782) on meals
  • $26 (₩34,141) on local transportation
  • $129 (₩171,472) on hotels

A one week trip to Pyeongchang for two people costs, on average, $1,662 (₩2,213,239). 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 Pyeongchang cost?

A one week trip to Pyeongchang usually costs around $831 (₩1,106,620) for one person and $1,662 (₩2,213,239) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pyeongchang on average costs around $1,662 (₩2,213,239) for one person and $3,324 (₩4,426,478) 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 Pyeongchang will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pyeongchang on average costs around $3,562 (₩4,742,655) for one person and $7,123 (₩9,485,311) 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 Pyeongchang 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 Pyeongchang expensive to visit?

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

Within Asia, Pyeongchang is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Pyeongchang is generally more expensive than most.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 171,472 ($129)
Local Transportation 1 34,141 ($26)
Food 2 37,782 ($28)
Entertainment 1 70,002 ($53)
Alcohol 2 6,072 - 18,215 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Pyeongchang
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pyeongchang is $64 (₩85,736). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pyeongchang is $129 (₩171,472). 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 Pyeongchang

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Pyeongchang based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $60. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Pyeongchang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pyeongchang is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 (₩34,141) per person, per day, on local transportation in Pyeongchang.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

Rental Cars in Pyeongchang
The price of renting a car in Pyeongchang 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 Pyeongchang
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Pyeongchang can vary, the average cost of food in Pyeongchang is $28 (₩37,782) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pyeongchang should cost around $11 (₩15,113) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pyeongchang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Pyeongchang
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Pyeongchang typically cost an average of $53 (₩70,002) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Pyeongchang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $9.12 (₩12,143) on alcoholic beverages in Pyeongchang per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Pyeongchang On a Budget
Pyeongchang Pyeongchang, South Korea
Pyeongchang is a county of South Korea situated in the Taebaek Mountains in Gangwon Province. A popular location for winter sports, it was chosen as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Other attractions include Buddhist temples, parks, villages, and natural scenery.
As far as sights go, the best-known hub of activity is the township of Daegwallyeong-myeon. It is home to the Alpensia ski resort, which is open year-round with 6 slopes for skiing and snowboarding. This resort will be the focus of the 2018 Cultural Olympiad, with a new concert hall built within the resort for the event.

On the eastern slopes of Mount Odaeson is the Buddhist temple Woljeongsa, which is another popular attraction for tourists. Founded in 643 by the Silla monk Jajang, the place has seen much history. It is also home to the Octagonal Nine Story Stone Pagoda, called the Sari-pagoda. Thought to have been constructed in the 10th Century, the stone layers are delicately carved with lotus flowers and other images. It has been designated as National Treasure Number 48 of South Korea. The pagoda, the Seated Stone Bodhisattva, the main temple, and the bronze bell of Sangwonsa inscribed with celestial figures are all sights that pay homage to the cultural heritage of the place. These and many more can be experienced during a visit to Woljeongsa.
Pyeongchang-eup is the district's only city, and it is surrounded by seven townships. It is small and located on the left bank of the river Pyeongchanggang. While local activities include the production of tobacco, silk, and honey, it is also a tourist resort area due to its vicinity near an area full of mountaineering and skiing activities. While Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the actual events will be held in the township of Daegwallyeong-myeon. It is home to the largest ski resort in South Korea called Yongpyong Ski Resort, as well as Alpensia Resort which will be the main venue of the Olympics, and the Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm. The rest of the townships include Bangnim-myeon, Bongpyeong-myeon, Daehwa-myeon, Jinbu-myeon, Mitan-myeon, and Yongpyeong-myeon.

In a land of mountains, the region surrounding Pyeongchang is very popular for mountain activities like hiking and winter sports. There are a handful of ski slopes and resorts that cater to these interests including Yongpyong Ski Resort, Alpensia Resort, and Phoenix Park.

Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch is another popular place to visit, being the largest highlands farm in Asia. Visitors experience a rolling pastoral landscape with petting zoo type animals like sheep and goats to interact with. Daegwanryeong Yangtte Ranch is another such farm with interactive hands on activities for children to engage with the animals.

Other attractions worth a visit include the Ocean 700 water park near the ski slopes, Odaesan National Park, Yongpyeong Water Park Island, Sangwonsa Temple, Heungjeong Valley, and the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village. The village is the birthplace of a well-known author who wrote by the pen name of Gasan in the 1930s.
Food and Dining
A staple food item of Pyeongchang cuisine is buckwheat. It is used in many ways to create dishes of many different flavors and textures. Memil Guksu is a type of noodle dish based in buckwheat, Memil JeonByeong is a dish that incorporated a buckwheat crepe wrapped around stir fry cabbage, Memil Muk Muchim is buckwheat in jelly form sliced and topped with a peppery cabbage salad, Memil BaechuJeon is a type of rustic pancake cooked with cabbage and spring onion in an oiled pan, Memil Muk Sabal serves the buckwheat jelly in a chilled tangy vegetable-laden broth, and finally Heo Saeng Won Memil Ggot Sul is a type of beer made from the buckwheat flower. The spicy paste called kimchi accompanies every meal, which is made from fermented cabbage with chili and other spices. Pyeongchang is also abundant in potatoes and known for a local delicacy called hwangtae, or dried Pollock.

Yangyang International Airport is the nearest by air, located in Yangyang County of Gangwon Province. It serves the nearby areas of Sokcho, Gangneung and Pyeongchang with flights run by Korea Express Air.

Incheon International Airport is perhaps one of the better methods since it is the largest in South Korea, and possibly the largest and busiest in the world. It is the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and it has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens, and a Museum of Korean Culture.

In preparation for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games, South Korea has begun building a direct high-speed rail that will connect Incheon to Pyeongchang in an effort to aid the ease and convenience of transport from the airport to the Olympic Winter Games location itself (via a KTX line).


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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.