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Glencoe, Scotland, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Glencoe?

You should plan to spend around $148 (£117) per day on your vacation in Glencoe. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (£33) on meals
  • $47 (£37) on local transportation
  • $148 (£117) on hotels

A one week trip to Glencoe for two people costs, on average, $2,076 (£1,644). 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 Glencoe cost?

A one week trip to Glencoe usually costs around $1,038 (£822) for one person and $2,076 (£1,644) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Glencoe on average costs around $2,076 (£1,644) for one person and $4,152 (£3,288) 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 Glencoe will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Glencoe on average costs around $4,449 (£3,523) for one person and $8,897 (£7,045) 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 Glencoe 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 Glencoe expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £117 ($148)
Local Transportation 1 £37 ($47)
Food 2 £33 ($41)
Entertainment 1 £29 ($37)
Alcohol 2 £3 - 10 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Glencoe
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Glencoe is $74 (£59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Glencoe is $148 (£117). 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 Glencoe

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Glencoe based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $347. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Glencoe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Glencoe is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 (£37) per person, per day, on local transportation in Glencoe.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Glencoe
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Rental Cars in Glencoe
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Food Budget in Glencoe
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Glencoe can vary, the average cost of food in Glencoe is $41 (£33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Glencoe should cost around $17 (£13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Glencoe is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Glencoe?

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

  • Lunch for 2
  • Lunch for 2

Entertainment Budget in Glencoe
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Glencoe typically cost an average of $37 (£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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Alcohol Budget in Glencoe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.55 (£6.77) on alcoholic beverages in Glencoe per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Glencoe On a Budget
Glencoe Glencoe, Scotland
Glencoe is a picturesque valley in the western highlands of Scotland that has grown to fame due to its incredible natural beauty. The valley has been the setting for many films over the years, including Monty Python and Harry Potter, because of its fantastic scenery that you can explore yourself on a trip through the valley. Whether or not you're a movie buff, everyone can enjoy the landscapes carved out by ancient volcanoes and the activities that go along with it! During the winter, from November to March, the valley is usually covered in snow and tends to stay in the 30's Fahrenheit. Summer, from June to September, is great for hiking the valley and exploring as temperatures are in the 60's Fahrenheit.
One of the best ways to see Glencoe is by taking one of the walking paths that wind through the valley. Many of the walks start from the Glencoe Visitor Center where you can learn about the history of the area and even find out where some of your favorite movie scenes were shot! One such area is the Glenfinnan viaduct, where many of the famous train scenes from Harry Potter were shot. After viewing the viaduct, walk across the road to the Glenfinnan Monument where you'll find incredible views of the surrounding mountains and lochs. From here, head to the Three Sisters of Glencoe, a series of sharp mountains that offer a breathtaking example of Scotland's natural beauty.
Glencoe Valley has just a few towns: Glencoe Village, Kinlochleven, and Fort William. Glencoe Village is a tiny village on the glen that features an outdoor center, accommodation, restaurants, and the Glencoe Visitor Center. Kinlochleven is a popular village to use as a basecamp for walkers who trek the 10 munro mountains in the area. There is plentiful accommodation in Kinlochleven and a few small restaurants and shops. Fort William is one of the largest towns in the Highlands and offers the largest number of restaurant and accommodation options.

Glencoe is often considered to be the outdoor capital of the UK, making it the perfect place to enjoy the best outdoor activities Scotland has to offer. You can rent a bicycle from Crankitupgear and go cycling through the heart of the Highlands or rent a kayak and take a trip through Loch Leven. You can easily take one of the many trails through the munros or take a big hike up Ben Nevis. If you want something more adventurous, head to Ice Factor where you can go rock climbing or ice climbing. The Stramash company in Oban offers a bigger adrenaline rush with their coasteering adventures where you climb, swim, jump, and scramble along the coastline of Glencoe. If you prefer to let others do the activities, head to the Highland Games in Glenfinnan at the end of August to enjoy the centuries old tradition.
Food and Dining
Restaurants in the area range from being attached to inns and hotels to standalone restaurants in the center of the villages. Most restaurants serve traditional Scottish meals that feature a lot of lamb, fish, and potatoes. There are a decent number of restaurants and cafes in the area, most of which are very laid back and serve the usual pub food or seafood. If you prefer something lighter, Fort William is home to a Thai restaurant and there are a few cafes that serve light sandwiches. If you need to stock up on food for a trekking trip, Fort William has the most grocery store options.

The best way to get into Glencoe Valley is via car or bus from Edinburgh or Glasgow. You can also do a day trip to Glencoe using a stagecoach service that usually leaves from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Getting around Glencoe is easiest done by car, which gives you the freedom to explore more hidden gems in the area and gets you from town to town. Public transport is essentially nonexistent in the area and taxis are only available in the Fort William area.


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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.