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San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

How much does it cost to travel to San Fernando?

You should plan to spend around $153 (TTD1,040) per day on your vacation in San Fernando. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 (TTD324) on meals
  • $50 (TTD340) on local transportation
  • $147 (TTD997) on hotels

A one week trip to San Fernando for two people costs, on average, $2,148 (TTD14,560). 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 San Fernando cost?

A one week trip to San Fernando usually costs around $1,074 (TTD7,280) for one person and $2,148 (TTD14,560) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to San Fernando on average costs around $2,148 (TTD14,560) for one person and $4,295 (TTD29,121) 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 San Fernando will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to San Fernando on average costs around $4,602 (TTD31,201) for one person and $9,204 (TTD62,402) 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 San Fernando 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 San Fernando expensive to visit?

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

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, San Fernando is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Negril or Terre-de-Haut.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to San Fernando?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) TTD997 ($147)
Local Transportation 1 TTD340 ($50)
Food 2 TTD324 ($48)
Entertainment 1 TTD191 ($28)
Alcohol 2 TTD74 - 221 ($11 - 33)
Accommodation Budget in San Fernando
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in San Fernando is $74 (TTD499). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in San Fernando is $147 (TTD997). 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 San Fernando

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Transportation Budget in San Fernando
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in San Fernando is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $50 (TTD340) per person, per day, on local transportation in San Fernando.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to San Fernando
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Rental Cars in San Fernando
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Food Budget in San Fernando
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in San Fernando can vary, the average cost of food in San Fernando is $48 (TTD324) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in San Fernando should cost around $19 (TTD129) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in San Fernando is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in San Fernando
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in San Fernando typically cost an average of $28 (TTD191) 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 San Fernando
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $22 (TTD147) on alcoholic beverages in San Fernando per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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San Fernando On a Budget
As the industrial capital of Trinidad & Tobago, San Fernando is an oil city which attracts more business visitors than tourists. While it is primarily focused on industry, the city has a certain charm with its old buildings and sloping streets that frame pretty views of the sea. It is the big city of Trinidad's southern half with plenty to offer in nightlife, especially during Carnival.
The centerpiece to the city is San Fernando Hill, also known as Naparima Hill or simply "The Hill" to locals. Lying at the center of San Fernando, the Hill reaches nearly 200 meters high with a summit featuring shaded picnic tables, a children's playground, cafe, public toilets, and several lookouts from which visitors can enjoy the views.
San Fernando has a strong Indian influence throughout the city. The majority of the population is Indian and Chinese, but there is also a strong Latino presence due to the city's close proximity to Venezuela. Because of these influences, San Fernando's culture, flavors, and ambiance are very reminiscent of India. It is easy to get lost in the labyrinth of (largely unmarked) streets. While most of these are lined with charming old houses and Hindu temples, it is a very industrial city due to its chemical and Petrol economy. Bordered by the Gulf of Paria on one side and the San Fernando Hill on the other, the city's compact center can be easily negotiated on foot, with most of the historical sights, shops, and transportation hubs located on and around Harris Promenade, a broad boulevard running west from the main junction called Library Corner. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities on the nearby High Street.

Year-round, San Fernando features a slew of high-class bars, restaurants, and clubs alongside many local options for dining, drinking, and partying. Common to the rest of the island nation, San Fernando is especially active during the celebration of Carnival. Each year on Carnival Sunday a competition is held to award the King and Queen of Carnival. Then on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday during the season of Lent, thousands of costumed merrymakers parade on the streets for an annual street party. They are accompanied by music from steel bands, with calypso and soca music played on large loudspeakers.

Since the city is mainly one rooted in industry, it is common for visitors to venture out towards other parts of the island. Port of Spain, for example, is Trinidad's thriving city of the north. It has plenty to offer within its limits as well as easy access to other parts of the island. It is also in close proximity to the beaches of the northern coast. Some of the more popular of these beaches include Maracas, Tyrico, Las Cuevas, Toco, Mayaro, Chagville, Los Iros, and Quinam - most of which are beautiful with powdery sand and clear blue water. There are also many beach resorts on the neighboring island of Tobago.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago is a unique blend of influences, largely African, Amerinidian, British, Creole, French, Indian, and Spanish. One specialty dish of the culture is side called callaloo, which is both creamy and spicy made from ingredients like taro leaves, okra, crab or pig tail, thyme, pumpkin, pimento, onions, coconut milk, and other local herbs and spices. As a side dish, callaloo is often served with cornmeal, plantain, cassava, sweet potatoes, dumplings, and curried crab. A rice and meat dish called pelau is also common as is stewed chicken, macaroni pie, and oxtail. The three main methods of cooking are curried, stewed, or barbequed, while meals are often accompanied by condiments like pepper sauces, chutneys, and pickles. Dining options in the city are diverse and range from street snacks to restaurants serving traditional food, western fast food chains to markets selling fresh produce. Due to its high Indian population, there is also an abundance of authentic Indian restaurants.

The main airport serving the city is Piarco International Airport, located on Trinidad, approximately 55 kilometers north of San Fernando. Direct air service is available from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Orlando, New York (JFK), and Newark, from the United States, as well as Toronto from Canada, London from the UK, Caracas and Porlomar from Venezuela, Panama City from Panama, Paramaribo form Suriname, Georgetown from Guyana, Barbados, and other islands in the Caribbean. From the airport, buses are available for transportation into Port of Spain. From here, San Fernando can be reached easily via bus or taxi.

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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.