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Oxford, England, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Oxford?

You should plan to spend around $164 (£131) per day on your vacation in Oxford. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $51 (£41) on meals
  • $34 (£27) on local transportation
  • $179 (£144) on hotels

A one week trip to Oxford for two people costs, on average, $2,291 (£1,839). 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 Oxford cost?

A one week trip to Oxford usually costs around $1,145 (£919) for one person and $2,291 (£1,839) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Oxford on average costs around $2,291 (£1,839) for one person and $4,581 (£3,677) 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 Oxford will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Oxford on average costs around $4,908 (£3,940) for one person and $9,816 (£7,880) 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 Oxford 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 Oxford expensive to visit?

Prices in Oxford 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, Oxford is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Dijon or Costa Teguise.

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

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

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

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £144 ($179)
Local Transportation 1 £27 ($34)
Food 2 £41 ($51)
Entertainment 1 £19 ($24)
Alcohol 2 £10 - 31 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in Oxford
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Oxford is $89 (£72). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Oxford is $179 (£144). 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 Oxford

Looking for a hotel in Oxford? 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 Oxford based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $116. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Oxford
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Oxford is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $34 (£27) per person, per day, on local transportation in Oxford.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Oxford
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Oxford can vary, the average cost of food in Oxford is $51 (£41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Oxford should cost around $20 (£16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Oxford is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Oxford
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Oxford typically cost an average of $24 (£19) 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 Oxford
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $26 (£21) on alcoholic beverages in Oxford per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Oxford On a Budget
Oxford Oxford, England
Oxford is a city in England best known as the home of the 12-century Oxford University, the oldest English-speaking university in the world. The city also features landmarks such as Christ Church, the Bodleian Library, and a number of world-class museums.
Rather than being contained within a campus, Oxford University is rather spread across the city itself with around 40 colleges and associated buildings. One of its landmark buildings is the Bodleian Library, the University's main research library and one of the oldest in Europe, having opened in 1602 with the collection of Thomas Bodley. Other University landmarks include the Hertford Bridge or "Bridge of Sighs" (a pedestrian bridge for the use of Hertford College students), the Sheldonian Theatre (iconic for its collection of busts surrounding the building), the Taylorian Institute (for the study of European languages), and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Some of the best views of Oxford can be seen from the 13th-century tower of the church.

Oxford University also has a vast number of colleges, some of which are open to tourists during certain times of the year. One of the best-known is perhaps Christ Church, especially due to its associations with Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, as well as its use as a film location for the first Harry Potter film. Other notable Oxford colleges include Magdalen College, Exeter College, New College, the Queens' College, All Souls, Worcester College, Lincoln College, and University College-all unique and admirable in architecture ranging from 18th Classical style to Victorian Neo-Gothic.
Oxford is built around an intersection of roads that cross at the Carfax Tower, a landmark bell-tower that was once part of a 12th-century church. High Street or "The High" runs east-west, while the north-south thoroughfare consists of St Giles and St Aldates. The two north-south streets are actually one continuous stretch divided by the pedestrian Cornmarket Street, with St Giles running to the north and St Aldates running to the south. Most of the city's landmarks and museums branch out from this central area, along with plenty of opportunities for dining and shopping.

In addition to sightseeing and admiring the medieval architecture of the colleges and churches of Oxford University, the city also features a number of important museums. The Ashmolean Museum is one of the most impressive, and one of Britain's oldest public museums, opening in 1683. Collections from the museum feature ancient art and artifacts from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome, as well as Western examples and a vast Eastern Art exhibit. A few other museums include the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Christ Church Picture Gallery.

Oxford also features plenty of green spaces with a number of Oxford University Parks located mostly along the River Cherwell, as well as the University of Oxford Botanical Gardens-Britain's oldest, with both indoor and outdoor plants from around the world.

Additional activities can be found in a variety of tours from touring specific university colleges to walking tours around the city as a whole to a number of ghost tours-all of which give different perspectives on the history and architecture of Oxford.

There are also plenty of opportunities for dining, entertainment, and shopping, for example at oldest covered market in England, which hosts a collection of small shops selling things like chocolate, cakes, flowers, glassware, meat, hats, and more.
Food and Dining
Like most cities, Oxford has a rich and varied dining scene. Traditional fare of England consists of anything you might find in a British pub-fish and chips, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), stews, soups, and just about any kind of meat pie you could ask for (often called pasties). A few additional specialties include black pudding (black sausage), steak and kidney pudding, pickled eggs, and plenty of coffee and tea shops. With England's imperial history, curry is also a very popular specialty in many British cities, including Oxford. English pubs can be found just about everywhere, as well as kebab and pizza shops, but there are also plenty of restaurants serving Asian, Indian, Italian, American, and more.

The nearest commercial airports to Oxford are those around London to the southeast, Birmingham to the north, and Southampton to the south. Most foreign travelers prefer the London airports, especially Heathrow and Gatwick. Transportation from both airports is available through the Oxford Bus Company. Birmingham Airport has fewer destinations than the London airports, but is closest to Oxford with its own railway station. Southampton has fewer flights as well, but also has a train and low-cost airlines.

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.