Travel Budget for Wales Visit Wales on a Budget or Travel in Style

Wales, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Wales?

You should plan to spend around $172 (£136) per day on your vacation in Wales. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (£35) on meals
  • $24 (£19) on local transportation
  • $213 (£169) on hotels

A one week trip to Wales for two people costs, on average, $2,411 (£1,909). 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
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Wales cost?

A one week trip to Wales usually costs around $1,206 (£955) for one person and $2,411 (£1,909) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Wales on average costs around $2,411 (£1,909) for one person and $4,823 (£3,819) 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 Wales will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Wales on average costs around $5,167 (£4,092) for one person and $10,334 (£8,183) 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 Wales 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 Wales expensive to visit?

Prices in Wales 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, Wales 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 Wales Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £169 ($213)
Local Transportation 1 £19 ($24)
Food 2 £35 ($44)
Entertainment 1 £23 ($29)
Alcohol 2 £7 - 20 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Wales
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Wales is $106 (£84). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Wales is $213 (£169). 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 Wales

Looking for a hotel in Wales? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Transportation Budget in Wales
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Wales is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (£19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Wales.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Wales
How much does it cost to go to Wales? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Wales
The price of renting a car in Wales will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Wales
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Wales can vary, the average cost of food in Wales is $44 (£35) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Wales should cost around $18 (£14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Wales is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Wales
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Wales typically cost an average of $29 (£23) 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Wales
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (£13) on alcoholic beverages in Wales per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Wales On a Budget
Wales Tenby Harbour and Castle Hill, Wales
While it's not terribly full of people, Wales definitely has its fair share of castles. This beautifully landscaped country is practically covered in majestic castles. These castles, and the country's rich history, created a popular tourist scene in Wales after it's time in the coal industry faded.

This little country to the west of England is a part of the larger United Kingdom. The UK, or Great Britain, is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Remember that those are four different countries when talking to the locals.

And the locals will want to talk. With a strong Celtic background, the Welsh are some of the funniest and friendliest people in the world.

With the rugged landscape and wild coasts, you'd never guess that this little country is only a two hour ride fro the bustling metropolis of London. The two areas are starkly different.
The rolling hills and stunning beaches should provide any traveler with enough sights to see for days. Some of these highlights are special to Wales and definitely should not be missed.

The gorgeous mountain range of Snowdonia includes 14 different peaks rising over 3,000-feet high. Hop a train to the peak of Snowdon for a 3,546-foot view of this grand area.

Another pleasant view can be found at the Haford Estate. These restored woodlands let visitors wander through 18th century gardens, waterfalls ancient trees and walled in gardens reminiscent of The Secret Garden.

Built in the 13th century, Caernarfon Castle is one the many castles in Wales. With thirteen towers and two gates, however, this one is one of the largest and most impressive. It is widely known as the best-preserved medieval fortress in the whole of Europe.

If the sea is just calling your name, make a trip over to Llandudno. This seaside resort town is known as the "Queen of the Welsh Resorts." Situated on the north coast, Llandudno is home to a truly unique promenade free of shops and cafes. When it was designed, they kept those buildings behind the seafront to ensure the Victorians would have a peaceful experience

For more ocean side charm, visit Anglesey Island. This island's 100 miles of coastline contains plenty of charming fishing villages, sandy beaches and landmarks like South Track Lighthouse. Be sure to stop and take a photo at the railway station sign for the world's longest town name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Culturally and geographically, Wales is divided into three different regions. North Wales is primarily rural with the highest mountain peaks in the United Kingdom. Mid Wales is lightly populated with mountains, moorlands, forests and a gorgeous coastline facing the Irish Sea. Finally, South Wales is the most urbanized region with two-thirds of the country's population living there.

With the highest mountain peaks in the whole of the UK, what else would any active traveler want to do but hike? There are great trails for hiking and climbing through the region of Snowdonia, and the Black Mountains in Brecon Beacons National Park is a 520 square mile park covered in caves and waterfalls.

The Devil's Bridge is a great destination for any traveler seeking a bit of advanced hiking. Just outside of Aberswyth, this area contains the Falls Nature Trail to Jacob's Ladder. This steep climb will take you to the oldest bridge in the country and a stunning view of the whole area.

And, of course, Wales is known for its many festivals throughout the year like the Brecon Jazz Festival, Hay Festival, Dylan Thomas Festival, and more. Check the dates and if you're visiting during one of these legendary festivals, plan to take a visit.
Food and Dining
Since turning into a large tourist destination, Welsh restaurants have found influences from all of their visitors. If you're looking for a truly Welsh experience, however, be sure to order a lamb dish during one of your meals. Or try Welsh Rarebit, a type of cheesy toast. (Here's a great Welsh Rarebit recipe.)

Because of the topography of Wales, getting around the country is more difficult than you would think. Traveling between the north and south, through all of those mountain ranges can take at least four hours. It is full of breathtaking scenery, though. Beware if you're planning on renting a car, these roads can be busy and difficult to navigate if you're not used to them.

There is no true Welsh railway. There are simply three limbs of railways that extend into North Wales, one to Aberswyth in Mid Wales, and a main line to the South.

If traffic is agreeable, the buses are your quickest option for getting around in Wales.
Traveling alone to London or Edinburgh?

Looking for a party and need a hostel in London?

Find a Contiki tour to Europe.

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.