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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Belfast?

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How much money will you need for your trip to Belfast? You should plan to spend around £133 ($165) per day on your vacation in Belfast, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, £51 ($63) on meals for one day and £14 ($18) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Belfast for a couple is £137 ($169). So, a trip to Belfast for two people for one week costs on average £1,860 ($2,304). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Belfast for one week usually costs around £930 for one person. So, a trip to Belfast for two people costs around £1,860 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs £3,720 in Belfast. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Belfast can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Belfast? How much money do I need for Belfast?

How much does a trip to Belfast cost? Is Belfast cheap or expensive? The average Belfast trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Belfast prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Belfast
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Belfast is £68. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Belfast is £137. 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 Belfast

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Belfast based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $108. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Belfast
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Belfast is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent £14 per person, per day, on local transportation in Belfast.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Belfast
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Rental Cars in Belfast
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Food Budget in Belfast
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  • While meal prices in Belfast can vary, the average cost of food in Belfast is £51 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Belfast should cost around £20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belfast is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Belfast
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  • Entertainment and activities in Belfast typically cost an average of £18 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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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Belfast?

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

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Alcohol Budget in Belfast
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  • The average person spends about £7.86 on alcoholic beverages in Belfast per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Belfast On a Budget
Belfast Belfast, England
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin. It has a population of about 270,000 and almost 500,000 in the metropolitan area. It's located on the mouth of the River Lagan and is set between many low hills that rise up around it.

One of the most famous, and tragic times in Belfast's history is referred to as "The Troubles." During this time, between 1969 and 1997, there were many bomb and gun attacks throughout the city. This left many areas as essentially no-go zones. Neighborhoods became completely lawless do to the lack of security and the damage is still visible today in some areas. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed and much of the politically motivated violence ended. The city actually received praise recently as the safest city in the UK based on crime rate. Tourism is growing and many visitors enjoy seeing this less popular travel destination. The city has a lot of character and will give you an interesting take on Irish and British history.

Belfast has a temperate climate and temperature and precipitation have little variation throughout the year. The climate is influenced by the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, making it warmer than many cities that are found at the same latitude. Rain is common with precipitation falling an average of 157 days a year. Snow is much less common, although it does happen about ten days a year. The warmest days during the summer may reach a temperature around 25 degrees Celsius and the coldest days have lows that drop just below freezing.
If you're just arriving in Belfast, head over to the Belfast Welcome Centre at 47 Donegall Place, north of City Hall. They can answer your questions and set you up with maps and a day's itinerary. Belfast has some truly interesting sights including cathedrals, art galleries, and museums. Popular sights are the City Hall, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Saint Anne's Cathedral, the Belfast Central Library and the Titanic Boat Tour, among others.
Belfast's center is around the City Hall, which is at the head of the main shopping area from Donegall Square to Royal Avenue. There are many old pubs along Donegall Place and High Street. If you go south from the City Hall then you'll reach Great Victoria Street. This is the area that is called the Golden Mile. This is where you'll find the Grand Opera House, Crown Liquor Saloon, Robinson's Bar and a lot of restaurants and bars. Queen's University neighborhood is where you'll find the Botanical Gardens, the Ulster Museum, and Stranmillis Village. East is on the waterfront with Waterfront Hall and the Lagan Lookout. The most obvious remains of the religious divide are to the west and north of the city. There are streets that are Protestant and those that are Catholic, each marked with flags and murals. You can take a guided tour of the area or visit on your own, just use common sense when you're in the neighborhood.

There are a handful of different tours that are worth doing in Belfast. In addition to the Black Taxi Tours, you can also do a tour of the Belfast Murals. These murals, that depict the political state of the city, can be explored independently, just head to The Falls Road or Shankill.

If you're interested in doing some shopping, you absolutely must head over to St. George's Market. It's located on May Street near Belfast Central Station. It's the largest indoor market in Northern Ireland and is a great way to pick up some interesting souvenirs at a great price. It's also fun to simply wander through the market as it gives you glimpse into what daily life is like in Belfast. There's also a farmers market here on Saturdays between 9:00 and 3:00.
Food and Dining
There are a wide variety of restaurant options in Belfast. Budget options are relatively easy to find, particularly at lunch time, when prices are generally lower. There are some good and affordable Indian and Italian places, as well as sandwich places where you can grab a quick and cheap meal. If you're interested in splurging on a nice meal then there are some great fine dining restaurants around town as well. This includes one Michelin Star restaurant, Restaurant Michael Deane on Howard Street.

Generally speaking, the center of Belfast can be navigated on foot. If you plan to travel a little further, there's a decent bus system that is relatively easy to figure out. If you find yourself lost, then it's important to know that most major bus routes will pass through Donegall Square. On the square you'll find a metro information kiosk that can answer all of your questions.

A popular way to experience the city is on a Black Taxi tour. You can organize this at your hotel or hostel or at the tourist information office. The tours are given by taxi drivers who worked during the troubled years. These drivers are an excellent resource of information and knowledge, and they have a first hand perspective on the city's history. The tours last about two hours and are worth taking.
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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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Travel Tips

Belfast Welcome Center

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An obvious first stop when you head to Belfast is to swing by the Belfast Welcome Center. It's located at 47 Donegall Place to the north of City Hall. Here you can pick up maps and get all kinds of good advice from the wonderful staff. You can also book tours here. There are two companies that run interesting taxi tours. Taxi Trax of West Belfast can give you a tour for about 30 pounds. Alternatively Black Taxi Tours also provide tours for roughly the same price and they do give group discounts. They also pick you up from anywhere in the city.

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