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Bristol, England, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Bristol?

You should plan to spend around $113 (£91) per day on your vacation in Bristol. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (£32) on meals
  • $16 (£13) on local transportation
  • $122 (£98) on hotels

A one week trip to Bristol for two people costs, on average, $1,586 (£1,273). 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 Bristol cost?

A one week trip to Bristol usually costs around $793 (£637) for one person and $1,586 (£1,273) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bristol on average costs around $1,586 (£1,273) for one person and $3,172 (£2,546) 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 Bristol will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bristol on average costs around $3,398 (£2,728) for one person and $6,796 (£5,456) 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 Bristol 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 Bristol expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £98 ($122)
Local Transportation 1 £13 ($16)
Food 2 £32 ($40)
Entertainment 1 £13 ($16)
Alcohol 2 £6 - 17 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Bristol
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bristol is $61 (£49). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bristol is $122 (£98). 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 Bristol

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bristol 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 Bristol
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bristol is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (£13) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bristol.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Bristol
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Food Budget in Bristol
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bristol can vary, the average cost of food in Bristol is $40 (£32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bristol should cost around $16 (£13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bristol is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bristol
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bristol typically cost an average of $16 (£13) 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 Bristol
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Bristol On a Budget
Bristol Bristol, England
A city rich in maritime history, Bristol is the unofficial capital of the West Country of England. The city also has some wonderful sights and festivals and it currently rates fourth for travel destinations in England. Most of the city's important festivals take place during the summer months so that is easily the best time of year to visit the area. In addition to the many sights within the city, Bristol also makes a great base for exploring the West Country. There is plenty of affordable accommodation and a large selection of restaurants and bars. It also lacks many of the touristy gimmicks of more popular nearby towns. The live music scene has also been on the rise in recent years. The young population is traveling to Bristol in growing numbers because of the influences of many popular bands that have performed in the area. As recently as 2010, Bristol was voted as Britain's most musical city.

Because of its southern location, Bristol is one of the warmest cities in the United Kingdom. The average annual temperature is about 11 degrees Celsius. Rain is spread out fairly evenly throughout the year and the city has more sunshine than most places in the country. In general, temperatures stay above freezing, even during the winter months, but there are occasional cold spells that have frosts. Snow is uncommon but possible. Summers are usually drier and warm with a reasonable amount of sunshine. Summer and fall are highly variable in temperature.
There are some great sights worth visiting in Bristol. Make sure you don't miss the Blue Reef Aquarium & IMAX 3D Cinema, the Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Clifton Suspenson Bridge, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and Clifton Downs and Observatory. Also allow yourself time to do a Pirate Walk, which takes you on a one hour guided tour of Bristol's historic harbor area.
Bristol is a city of neighborhoods and each neighborhood has it's own character. Some of the more appealing areas to visit as a tourist include the Harbourside area, the downtown area, the Old City, the West End, Clifton, and Eastside. Harbourside is where you'll find the floating harbour. This is a must-see part of the city and where you'll find many of the most interesting attractions. The Old City is just a short walk from the shopping district of Broadmead. This is where the town originated and today it has many old buildings and interesting alleys. The West End has the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Red Lodge. Clifton is a high end suburb that has much of the city's student population. Eastside is a multicultural area that has wonderful diversity and interesting character.

Popular festivals throughout the year are the Bristol Pride Festival, St Paul's Carnival, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol Open Doors Day, Venn Festival, Mayfest, Festival of Ideas, Bristol Harubour Festival, the Bristol International Kite Festival, and Bristol Vegfest, among others.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from in Bristol. You'll find most of them concentrated in the Harbourside and West End areas. In West End, most restaurants are along Park Street and Whiteladies Road. There are also some budget food stalls along St Nicholas Market which are well recommended, particularly if you're traveling on a tight budget.

It's relatively easy to walk around most of the central locations in Bristol including the Harbourside and the Old City areas. There are some pedestrian streets and interesting walking routes that you can take. It's about a fifteen minute walk to the main train station of Bristol Temple Meads from the city center. If you're not up for the walk then there is a bus that runs the route.

There are many different bike paths around town and the city is home to Sustrans, that manages the National Cycle Network, so you can easily find information at the info center on College Green, next to the Marriott. The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is part of National Cycle Route 4 and travels for 14 miles off road from St Philips through the eastern suburbs of the city and all the way to the western suburbs of Bath. From there you can pick up the NCR4 to Bath city center. The route goes through the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside, making it a popular option.

There are tourist bus tours that are available throughout the city that take you to the major tourist attractions. In general, the public buses are not that reliable, but bus 8 and bus 9 and probably the most helpful for visitors. They follow a route that travels from Temple Meads station to Clifton and go by Broadmead, the city center and the West End.

A unique and fun way to see the city is by boat. The Bristol Ferry Boat has several ferries that travel around the harbour and stop at several quays. There's also a commuter service between the city center and the main rail station. Private boat tours are available as well.


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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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