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York, England, United Kingdom

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How much money will you need for your trip to York? You should plan to spend around £106 ($131) per day on your vacation in York, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, £32 ($40) on meals for one day and £12 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in York for a couple is £118 ($146). So, a trip to York for two people for one week costs on average £1,484 ($1,839). 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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A vacation to York for one week usually costs around £742 for one person. So, a trip to York for two people costs around £1,484 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs £2,969 in York. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 York can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is York? How much money do I need for York?

How much does a trip to York cost? Is York cheap or expensive? The average York trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these York prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in York
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in York is £59. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in York is £118. 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 York

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in York based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $115. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in York
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in York is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent £12 per person, per day, on local transportation in York.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to York
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Rental Cars in York
The price of renting a car in York 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 York
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in York can vary, the average cost of food in York is £32 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in York should cost around £13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in York is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in York?

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

  • Dinner

Entertainment Budget in York
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in York typically cost an average of £11 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 York
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  • The average person spends about £13 on alcoholic beverages in York per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


What did other people spend on Alcohol in York?

Typical prices for Alcohol in York are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in York, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • A Couple Beers

York On a Budget
York York Castle Walls, England
York, in North Yorkshire, England, is a city rich in history that dates back to before Roman times. It is an ancient cathedral city that still has some impressive historical buildings that make it easily worth a visit. It has some of the best preserved buildings and structures in all of Europe, so if you're a history buff, then this is the place to be. It is usually tied with Manchester as the second most visited city in England, after London.

The city itself has a population of about 180,000. It's a relatively small place and you can see most of the major sights in a few days time. There is a great atmosphere however, so if you have more time to spend, you won't find yourself bored. York is also a city of festivals. There are many cultural festivals every year, so if you find yourself in town during one, make a point of checking it out.

The climate in York is temperate and there are four distinct seasons. The city is drier and warmer than most of the Yorkshire, but it is prone to frosts, fog and cold wind during the winter. Spring and even the early summer can experience fog and cooler weather. High temperatures during the summer average about 22 degrees Celsius and average daytime temperatures during the winter are 8 degrees Celsius with it dropping close to freezing at night. Snow can fall anytime during the winter months but it usually melts quite quickly.
Popular sights in town include York Minster, which is the largest cathedral in northern Europe, the JORVIK Viking Centre, the York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, the Ruins of St Mary's Abbey, Clifford's Tower, and Merchant Adventurers' Hall among many others.

A great way to experience the sights is to take a walking tour of the city, which is just one of many options for a tour in York. There are many vendors who offer this option, and one interesting twist on the idea is to do a ghost tour. Ghost tours usually take place in the early evening and offer some insight into the city's history in an interesting, story telling fashion that appeals to adults and children alike.
Central York is where you'll spend a lot of your time as a visitor. It is one of the largest pedestrianised zones in Europe. The fountain on Parliament Street always has something going on, whether its a chess tournament, dance festival, or market. To the north of Parliament Street is the Shambles, which is a 14th century street. You'll also find the daily market in this area. East of the Shambles is Fossgate, which has many restaurants and pubs. St. Helen's Square is west of Parliament Street. There are some good shops in this area. The Latin Quarter, York Minster, and St. Williams College are in Minster Quarter. South of Parliament Street is Coney Street, which is a major shopping area. Finally, head to Micklegate for a good nightlife scene.

There are plenty of activities that you can enjoy in York. Make sure you take some time to walk around the city wall. It takes about an hour and offers some great views. Also explore the Snickleways, which are the famous medieval alleys that weave their way through the city. The theatre scene in York is excellent and you can go to the Grand Opera House for a variety of different types of shows.

York is a city of festivals. Popular ones throughout the year include the York Races, Mystery Plays, the York Festival of Food and Drink, the Viking Festival, the York Early Music Festival, the York Beer and Cider Festival, and the York Festival of Traditional Dance. For even more information, check out this great guide to things to do in York.
Food and Dining
Dining options are plentiful in York, and your cheapest options are likely to be the traditional pubs you'll find around town. They generally serve basic pub fare at a reasonable price. Another interesting option is to grab some food at the cafeteria in an old church by Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate. They offer affordable food which can be enjoyed on the grass outside.

Definitely visit Roots, an amazing restaurant by renowned chef Tommy Banks. Check out this review of Roots in York for more info.

If you have a little more money to spend, consider trying some of the curry or pasta options around town. For a more luxurious dining experience head to York's restaurant district on Fossgate and Walmgate where you can enjoy tea rooms or high end bistros which can be delicious and lots of fun.

Your best option in York is to avoid driving, as the roads were not originally designed for cars. The old town area is pedestrian only during day time hours with an exception being made for disabled drivers and emergency vehicles. You can easily walk between sights, but do use caution after 4:00PM when the roads are opened back up to traffic. There's also a bus option that can take you elsewhere in the city. A day pass will set you back almost four pounds, but is well worth it if you plan on taking more than a couple of trips on the bus. York is also a very bicycle friendly city and this can be a fun way to explore the sights and get a feel for the town's atmosphere.


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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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