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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Birmingham?

You should plan to spend around $168 (£133) per day on your vacation in Birmingham. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 (£38) on meals
  • $32 (£25) on local transportation
  • $166 (£132) on hotels

A one week trip to Birmingham for two people costs, on average, $2,348 (£1,859). 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
    $168
    £133
  • One Week Per person
    $1,174
    £930
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,348
    £1,859
  • One Month Per person
    $5,032
    £3,985
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,348
    £1,859
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,697
    £3,719
  • One Month For a couple
    $10,064
    £7,969
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Birmingham cost?

A one week trip to Birmingham usually costs around $1,174 (£930) for one person and $2,348 (£1,859) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Birmingham on average costs around $2,348 (£1,859) for one person and $4,697 (£3,719) 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 Birmingham will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Birmingham on average costs around $5,032 (£3,985) for one person and $10,064 (£7,969) 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham expensive to visit?

Prices in Birmingham 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, Birmingham is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Barcelona or Cape Sounion.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £132 ($166)
Local Transportation 1 £25 ($32)
Food 2 £38 ($48)
Entertainment 1 £48 ($60)
Tips and Handouts 1 £1 - 2 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 £6 - 17 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Birmingham is $83 (£66). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Birmingham is $166 (£132). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $83
    £66
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $166
    £132

Hotel Prices in Birmingham

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham? 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 Birmingham based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $77. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Birmingham is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $32 (£25) per person, per day, on local transportation in Birmingham.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $32
    £25

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Rental Cars in Birmingham
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Food Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Birmingham can vary, the average cost of food in Birmingham is $48 (£38) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Birmingham should cost around $19 (£15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Birmingham is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $48
    £38

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What did other people spend on Food in Birmingham?

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


  • Two Subs at Birmingham Bus Station
    £5.58


Entertainment Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Birmingham typically cost an average of $60 (£48) 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.
    $60
    £48

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Birmingham is $1.58 (£1.25) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Birmingham is 10% - 20%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.58
    £1.25


Alcohol Budget in Birmingham
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $14 (£11) on alcoholic beverages in Birmingham per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $14
    £11

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Birmingham On a Budget
Birmingham Birmingham, England
Birmingham, England, is often known as Britain's second-largest city. It is located in the western Midlands of England. Birmingham is nearly in the center of England, so almost all rail and motorways cross here. The city gained popularity and status during the industrial revolution and is still one of the main cities for industrial production and power, ranging from electricity to metal. Because of its importance as an industrial hub, it is one of the most populated cities in England. In more recent years, Birmingham has done a lot to add to the overall cultural scene of the city with the addition of museums and art.
Sights
One of the top sights in Birmingham includes the state-of-the-art Library: The Library of Birmingham. The brightly colored architectural structure resembles a beautifully wrapped birthday present and its interior includes a spectacular amphitheater, observation decks including the top floor 360-degree view of the city, and even England's most impressive collection of Shakespeare.

Other popular sites include The River, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Birmingham Cathedral. The River is an artistic fountain located in the Victorian Square with a variety of sculptures. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham has a spectacular collection of art including many Renaissance pieces. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has a great collection of ancient gems and Victorian art, and the Birmingham Cathedral is a small, but beautifully shaped Cathedral built in the early 1700's and is a popular sight in Birmingham.
Neighborhoods
Moseley is the most popular and bustling neighborhood in the city of Birmingham. Moseley was recently ranked as the best in the UK for a city living experience, beating out even London. Moseley is the best area for shopping and eating. It has great pubs and an excellent farmer's market. Moseley is great for public transportation as it has one the busiest bus routes in Europe.

Edgbaston is on the northern border of Moseley, is home of the University of Birmingham as well as some of the biggest houses in the city, and is home to one of the Michelin starred restaurant.

Harborne is another neighborhood in Birmingham containing a Michelin starred restaurant as well as many other fine restaurants and pubs.

Bournville is the neighborhood where you will find the Cadbury World experience. This area was built up mainly to house the workers of the factory and does not have the same pub atmosphere as the rest of the city, but it does have some pretty scenery to enjoy.

Activities
The Cadbury World chocolate factory is a fun activity with chocolate themed rides including a new 4D adventure cinema featuring motion seats. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Another great thing to do in this area is the "Back to Backs" tour. This tour takes you to see what some of the working class houses looked like between 1840 and 1970, The guided tours offer a lot of information about how the people lived in these places. The homes have been restored, but the look and feel of how things were has been preserved.

You could also visit the Symphony Hall in Birmingham to experience a live orchestra concert of superior skill and technique. Shows vary so you never know who might be there, but it will not disappoint for symphony lovers!

Birmingham is also a popular stop for fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. JRR Tolkien grew up in this area, so many of his writings were based on local landscapes. You can tour some of the trails from Tolkien's works for free! Stop at the Tourist Information Center for a guided map to follow the Tolkien trail.

Fans of BBC shows like Doctor Who will also enjoy a free tour of the BBC in the mailbox in Birmingham. You can even watch the live broadcasts there as well as get your picture taken with the TARDIS or a Dalek.
Food and Dining
Dining or Drinking in Birmingham is not hard to find. From Michelin starred restaurants to quality pubs to great Caribbean style menus, Birmingham has something for everyone. The city also has a great nightlife scene, so check out the variety of rooftop bars in Birmingham on your next trip, too.

Keep your eye out for Birmingham soup while in the area. The recipe for this soup was originally written in the 1700's when the economy was struggling from poor harvests. It is a stewed beef and vegetables plate and has been recreated from the rediscovered recipe.

Another dish called Brummie bacon cakes is believed to originate in Birmingham. It contains flour, salt, and butter to make bread along with bacon and cheese to give it some extra flavor.

Transportation
Dining or Drinking in Birmingham is not hard to find. From Michelin starred restaurants to quality pubs to great Caribbean style menus, Birmingham has something for everyone.

Keep your eye out for Birmingham soup while in the area. The recipe for this soup was originally written in the 1700's when the economy was struggling from poor harvests. It is a stewed beef and vegetables plate and has been recreated from the rediscovered recipe.

Another dish called Brummie bacon cakes is believed to originate in Birmingham. It contains flour, salt, and butter to make bread along with bacon and cheese to give it some extra flavor.
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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.