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Cody, Wyoming, Wyoming, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Cody, Wyoming?

You should plan to spend around $157 per day on your vacation in Cody, Wyoming. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $47 on meals
  • $46 on local transportation
  • $155 on hotels

A one week trip to Cody, Wyoming for two people costs, on average, $2,201. 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 Cody, Wyoming cost?

A one week trip to Cody, Wyoming usually costs around $1,100 for one person and $2,201 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cody, Wyoming on average costs around $2,201 for one person and $4,401 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 Cody, Wyoming will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cody, Wyoming on average costs around $4,716 for one person and $9,431 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 Cody, Wyoming 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 Cody, Wyoming expensive to visit?

Prices in Cody, Wyoming are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Cody, Wyoming is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Calgary or Columbus.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Cody, Wyoming?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $155
Local Transportation 1 $46
Food 2 $47
Entertainment 1 $33
Alcohol 2 $9 - 28
Accommodation Budget in Cody, Wyoming
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cody, Wyoming is $78. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cody, Wyoming is $155. 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 Cody, Wyoming

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cody, Wyoming based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $227. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cody, Wyoming
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cody, Wyoming is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $46 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cody, Wyoming.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Cody, Wyoming
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Rental Cars in Cody, Wyoming
The price of renting a car in Cody, Wyoming 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 Cody, Wyoming
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cody, Wyoming can vary, the average cost of food in Cody, Wyoming is $47 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cody, Wyoming should cost around $19 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cody, Wyoming is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cody, Wyoming
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cody, Wyoming typically cost an average of $33 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 Cody, Wyoming
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $18 on alcoholic beverages in Cody, Wyoming per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Cody, Wyoming On a Budget
Cody, Wyoming Cody, Wyoming
Named after Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody - the man who founded the original town - Cody, Wyoming is a city that emanates the traditional Wild West. With daily shootout reenactments in the streets and regular rodeos, Cody attracts visitors from all over. It is located just outside the eastern border of Yellowstone National Park, and so has easy access to outdoor activities as well, from horseback riding like a real gunslinger to hiking in Teton National Forest.

Cody is also known for its many museums dedicated to local culture and history, a restored historic Western neighborhood, as well as being the birthplace of the famous abstract artist, Jackson Pollock.
One of the most popular attractions of Cody, by far, is the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which houses five museums in a unique modern space. The Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, and Draper Museum of Natural History all present large and fascinating collections of local history, art, and culture. If you want to get the full experience you can even book a trolley tour which includes tickets to all five museums plus a 22-mile guided tour aboard the trolley.

Another main attraction, just on the outskirts of town, is Old Trail Town. Located just off of Yellowstone Highway, the site includes a restoration of more than twenty-five historic Western buildings and artifacts. Take a step into the past walking through an old schoolhouse or general store, past horse-drawn wagons, and through a cemetery where some local and national folk heroes lay at rest.
Coming into Cody, Wyoming, you will find a main stretch of road set up like a modern-day Wild West town. Sheridan Avenue is dotted with saloons, restaurants, breweries, and shops, and beyond this little hub of bustling town you will look up to see the mountains of Teton and Yellowstone looming on the horizon. If you are visiting in season (June-August), you might even spot a large banner advertising for the rodeo held every night at 8pm. It is a part of the local culture, entertainment for regulars and out-of-towners alike. There are many gift shops where you can find yourself a sheriff's badge or cowboy hat, get your leather biker boots, or even a Yellowstone souvenir. You might even catch a free Cody Gunfight, held right in the street in front of Buffalo Bill's Historic Irma Hotel for most of the summer season.

As far as activities go, the daily Cody Gunfight as well as the evening rodeo are novelties of the area. Both are held during the summer season, June through August. The Gunfight reenactment begins at 6pm every evening Monday through Saturday, leaving visitors just enough time to hustle to Stampede Stadium for Cody Night Rodeo. See cowboys tackle bucking broncos, and jump into bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing all in a night of true Wild West entertainment.

The environment of Cody, surrounded by plains and mountains also offers opportunities for outdoor adventures like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, or river rafting. Three scenic byways also offer opportunities to view wildlife and enjoy the changing landscape scenery up close. Yellowstone National Park as well as Grand Teton National Forest and the Buffalo Bill Reservoir are just a short drive away for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the Wyoming wilderness.

Cody, and Wyoming in general, is a great place to visit for families with kids. Check out this great overview and itinerary for visiting Wyoming with kids.
Food and Dining
Due to its Wild West culture and history, the bars and saloons of Cody are a major draw for visitors. Each has its own unique history and cuisine to satisfy the appetite of a true wrangler. Cassie's Supper Club, for example, is a local dive restaurant and bar that features western music and memorabilia in what was once a bordello in the 1920s. The Irma Restaurant and Grille, too, has its history being placed in a historic hotel built by Buffalo Bill himself in 1902. The Cody Cattle Company serves up home style buffet favorites with foot stomping live entertainment every night, and the Pat O'Hara Brewing Company serves up a menu of house brew recipes, local craft drafts, and hearty scratch-made pub fare.

Cody is serviced by the Yellowstone Regional Airport, which offers full passenger service. Flights are available through SkyWest (Delta Air Lines), connecting through Salt Lake City, Utah, and SkyWest (United Airlines), connecting through Denver, Colorado.

By bus, there are three transit companies. Cody Over Land operates routes within the city of Cody, from June through September. Phidippides Shuttle Service is a full service transportation company with service to Cody, Yellowstone, and airports in Cody, Jackson, and Billings. LP Transportation operates from the Palmer Outpost, providing shuttle service to Lovell, WY, and connecting to Black Hills/Arrow Stage (Billings to Denver).

By car, US 14, US 16, and US 20 all run together as one through Cody in the East/West direction. Route 120 runs in the North/South direction, and 14A connects to Powell, WY.
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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.