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Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Outer Hebrides?

You should plan to spend around $156 (£123) per day on your vacation in Outer Hebrides. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (£31) on meals
  • $65 (£51) on local transportation
  • $157 (£124) on hotels

A one week trip to Outer Hebrides for two people costs, on average, $2,183 (£1,729). 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 Outer Hebrides cost?

A one week trip to Outer Hebrides usually costs around $1,091 (£864) for one person and $2,183 (£1,729) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Outer Hebrides on average costs around $2,183 (£1,729) for one person and $4,366 (£3,457) 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 Outer Hebrides will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Outer Hebrides on average costs around $4,678 (£3,704) for one person and $9,356 (£7,408) 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 Outer Hebrides 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 Outer Hebrides expensive to visit?

Prices in Outer Hebrides 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, Outer Hebrides is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Segovia or Hofn.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Outer Hebrides?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £124 ($157)
Local Transportation 1 £51 ($65)
Food 2 £31 ($39)
Entertainment 1 £20 ($25)
Alcohol 2 £3 - 10 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Outer Hebrides
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Outer Hebrides is $78 (£62). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Outer Hebrides is $157 (£124). 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 Outer Hebrides

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Transportation Budget in Outer Hebrides
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Outer Hebrides is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $65 (£51) per person, per day, on local transportation in Outer Hebrides.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Outer Hebrides
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Rental Cars in Outer Hebrides
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Food Budget in Outer Hebrides
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Outer Hebrides can vary, the average cost of food in Outer Hebrides is $39 (£31) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Outer Hebrides should cost around $16 (£12) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Outer Hebrides is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Outer Hebrides
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Outer Hebrides typically cost an average of $25 (£20) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Outer Hebrides
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  • The average person spends about $8.03 (£6.36) on alcoholic beverages in Outer Hebrides per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Outer Hebrides On a Budget
Outer Hebrides Callanish Standing Stones, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
The Outer Hebrides are a chain of over 100 islands off the west coast of Scotland, offering dazzling skylines and unique experiences on each island. Within the 15 inhabited islands, you'll discover different histories and traditions that provide each of the islands with their own distinct personality. May through October are some of the best times to visit as temperatures are in the high 50's and 60's Fahrenheit and rain is minimal. June to August offers some of the warmest weather and warmest sea temperatures, making these the best months for visiting the dozens of beaches.
Due to the Outer Hebrides being so remote, their incredible ancient history has been well preserved over the centuries, making it one of the best places to explore Scotland's history. Start the exploration on South Uist, home to the Cladh Hallan Roundhouses where prehistoric mummies were found. From here, head to the Trinity Temple on North Uist, a historic ruin which is thought to be Scotland's oldest University. The Isle of Lewis offers a large number of historical ruins and sites to explore, including the Standing Stones near Callanish, the Carloway Broch, and Lews Castle. If you're around in the summer, take a jetty out to Kisimul Castle located on a rocky island just off of of the Isle of Barra. Here, you'll have beautiful views of Barra and get to explore the 1,000-year-old castle.
Islands and Cities
Islands and Cities
With over 100 islands comprising the Outer Hebrides, there are countless places to explore. With that in mind, there are a few key islands that offer the majority of food, accommodation, and attraction options:

Isles of Lewis and Harris: These Isles are actually connected and make up the two islands where you'll find the majority of accommodation and food options. Both of the islands offer incredible archeological sites to be explored along with diverse landscapes to wander through.

North Uist: Located in the center of the Outer Hebrides, the north part of Uist offers miles of sandy beaches and great landscapes to explore on long walks or cycling adventures.

South Uist: the southern part of Uist includes breathtaking scenery from the Beinn Mhor mountans and the white sand beaches.

Benbecula: Situated between North and South Uist, it is one of the most populated islands in the area as it is home to the local schools, the hospital, and the community center.

Barra: Considered to be the "jewel of the Outer Hebrides", the island offers beautiful landscapes and traditional Gaelic culture.

The Outer Hebrides offer great opportunities for adventure enthusiasts, including cycling, canoeing, kayaking, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. At the Harris Outdoor Centre on the Isle of Harris, you can book kayaking, canoeing, and cycling tours that include all the gear you'll need. Enjoy a scenic boat ride with Lewis Boat Trip located on the Isle of Lewis where you'll get the chance to fish for your dinner or just watch the dolphins and whales pass by. The Outer Hebrides are known for their beautiful beaches, especially on the Isle of Harris and Vatersay Island, who feature shell sand beaches. On the Isle of Lewis, spend a day at Garry Beach where you can relax in the sand then explore the many sea caves and sea stacks throughout the beach.
Food and Dining
As the Islands are fairly remote, they rely heavily on locally produced food, especially for their meat and produce. Lamb and seafood are incorporated in many dishes and this area is one of the best places to try classic fish and chips. The majority of restaurants are located on the Isles of Harris and Lewis where you'll find everything from a distillery with pub food to great seafood restaurants. Aside from Lewis and Harris, the best places to find food are in hotel restaurants dotted around the island.

The Outer Hebrides has two primary domestic airports, the Stornoway Airport and the Barra Airport. From the airport, you can take one of the coaches, buses, or a private car hire to your desired destination. You can also take a ferry from mainland Scotland to one of the islands. When getting around the islands, you can use the public buses which run from Monday-Saturday, or rent a car to drive around. The Western Isles Ferry Group offers ferries throughout the islands, making it extremely easy to beach hop.


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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.