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England, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to England?

You should plan to spend around $188 (£148) per day on your vacation in England. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $47 (£37) on meals
  • $31 (£25) on local transportation
  • $204 (£161) on hotels

A one week trip to England for two people costs, on average, $2,626 (£2,074). 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 England cost?

A one week trip to England usually costs around $1,313 (£1,037) for one person and $2,626 (£2,074) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to England on average costs around $2,626 (£2,074) for one person and $5,252 (£4,147) 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 England will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to England on average costs around $5,627 (£4,443) for one person and $11,254 (£8,887) 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 England 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 England expensive to visit?

Prices in England 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, England is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £161 ($204)
Local Transportation 1 £25 ($31)
Food 2 £37 ($47)
Entertainment 1 £29 ($36)
Tips and Handouts 1 £5 - 16 ($7 - 20)
Alcohol 2 £6 - 19 ($8 - 24)
Accommodation Budget in England
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in England is $102 (£80). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in England is $204 (£161). 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 England

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Transportation Budget in England
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in England is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 (£25) per person, per day, on local transportation in England.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in England
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in England can vary, the average cost of food in England is $47 (£37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in England 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 England is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in England
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  • Entertainment and activities in England typically cost an average of $36 (£29) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in England
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in England is $13 (£10) per day. The usual amount for a tip in England is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in England
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in England is $23 (£18), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in England
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $16 (£13) on alcoholic beverages in England per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in England
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  • On average, people spend $5.18 (£4.09) on bottled water in England per day. The public water in England is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

England on a Budget
England London on the River Thames
England is a destination people dream of – probably because England itself can be a dream. With double decker buses, quaint cottages and royal families, this country is the land of fairytales and folklore.

Do not confuse England for the United Kingdom or Great Britain. The UK, or Great Britain, is a constituent nation made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This country of 52 million people has gained an awful reputation for being gray, cold and rainy. In truth, the temperatures never reach either extreme and the rain isn't as frequent as you'd think.

While most everyone in England speaks English, be ready for thick accents. Typically divided by northern, southern and London accents, many can be very difficult to understand and may as well be a language of their very own.
The whole of England has a wide variety of regions and cities to visit: Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, York, Nottingham and many more.

No doubt, the most iconic sights in England are in London. As the most popular spot in the country for tourists, there are countless museums and historical sites to visit. To name a few there are Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Globe Theatre, Beg Ben and Piccadilly Circus.

The Tower of London is also worth a visit. Home to the British Crown Jewels, this building was a prison for hundreds of years and is said to be the most haunted spot in England.

In the south of England stands one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Stonehenge is one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. Evidence indicates the stones were erected sometime in 2500 BC.

In the north part of England is Hadrian's Wall. Running the 117 kilometers from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, this wall was originally built by the Romans in 122 AD. It was intended to protect their colony Britannia from Scottish tribes, and today there is a national path following the length of the wall for tourists to visit.

Located in the midlands is one of the top attractions in the whole of England – Warwick Castle. Built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, this castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. It is a stunning castle to tour for an afternoon.

Up in the northwest part of the country, in County Cumbria, is the Lake District. This region is the largest National Park in England. With lakes and fells providing the most dramatic scenery, this spot is a favorite amongst hikers and climbers.

The Cotswolds is a gorgeous region in south central England for anyone looking to travel back in time. This range of hills, stone-built villages, historical towns and stately homes will have any visitor feeling like they're strolling along the times of Canterbury and his tales.
England as a country is divided into three regions that are then divided into smaller counties. There is Southern England covering area south of the River Thames, including London. The Midlands are the regions located just east of Wales, and Northern England lies north of Staffordshire and includes the region of Yorkshire.

England, like most other western countries, is fully equipped to offer any activity that you could be interested in. However, there are some experiences that are uniquely England.

In the center of London, on the south bank of the Thames is the London Eye. This giant Ferris wheel is 135-meters tall, and the largest of its kind when it was first built. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the country and is definitely worth the view.

One of the greatest draws for culture in England is seeing a show on the West End. Many of the shows featured here will soon be moving to Broadway, so consider the West End a little sneak peek to what's coming across the pond.

And it wouldn't be a trip to England without some football (soccer in the US). There are many leagues, or teams, to follow and the English take it all very seriously. Look into getting tickets to a match, or simply stroll down to the local pub to watch with a pint in your hand. Word to the wise, don't root against the local team.
Food and Dining
As England is one of the most visited countries in the world, there is no shortage of foods to and tastes to try. Some of the popular dishes include biff wellington, steak and kidney pie, Yorkshire pudding, and of course, fish and chips.

If you're asked if you'd like a full English breakfast, be warned of what you're getting yourself into. A full English breakfast includes bacon, fried eggs, sausage, toast, black pudding, beans, tomatoes, and possibly even more washed down with a coffee or tea.

Given England's long history with India, you'll also want to be sure to try some of the curry. It's the most authentic you'll find outside of India.

The best and easiest way to get around the country is by train. England has the highest densities of railways in the world. Hop a train enjoy watching the countryside pass by your windows.

Within the smaller cities, taxis are everywhere and each town has its own bus service. Renting a car is an option, but beware that traffic may be rough and the English drive on the opposite side of the road.


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We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.