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Everglades National Park, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Everglades National Park?

You should plan to spend around $146 per day on your vacation in Everglades National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 on meals
  • $56 on local transportation
  • $160 on hotels

A one week trip to Everglades National Park for two people costs, on average, $2,046. 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 Everglades National Park cost?

A one week trip to Everglades National Park usually costs around $1,023 for one person and $2,046 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Everglades National Park on average costs around $2,046 for one person and $4,092 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 Everglades National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Everglades National Park on average costs around $4,385 for one person and $8,769 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 Everglades National Park 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 Everglades National Park expensive to visit?

Prices in Everglades National Park 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, Everglades National Park is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Boise or Isla Mujeres.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Everglades National Park?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $160
Local Transportation 1 $56
Food 2 $31
Entertainment 1 $28
Alcohol 2 $4 - 12
Accommodation Budget in Everglades National Park
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Everglades National Park is $80. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Everglades National Park is $160. 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 Everglades National Park

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Transportation Budget in Everglades National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Everglades National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $56 per person, per day, on local transportation in Everglades National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Everglades National Park
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Rental Cars in Everglades National Park
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Food Budget in Everglades National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Everglades National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Everglades National Park is $31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Everglades National Park 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 Everglades National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Everglades National Park
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  • Entertainment and activities in Everglades National Park typically cost an average of $28 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 Everglades National Park
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  • The average person spends about $7.86 on alcoholic beverages in Everglades National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Everglades National Park On a Budget
Everglades National Park Everglades National Park, Florida
Mangroves cluster about you as you gaze in awe at the splashes of oranges and reds that paint the evening sky. As cicadas hum to ancient tunes and birds swoop through the cloudless sky, a sense of serenity is instilled in you as you remain in the midst of United States' largest tropical wilderness, the Everglades National Park. Receiving over one million visitors each year, this park protects over twenty-percent of the original everglades. Unlike most national parks whose purpose relied solely in preserving geographic features, Everglades National Park was created to preserve the fragile, ever endangered ecosystem of the everglades. Declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, Everglades National Park holds an array of activities for all to pursue no matter what their interests may be. Whether you are an avid bicyclist or a meager hiker, the Everglades National Park will keep you entertained from the early blush of morning into the depths of the night.
Amidst towering elms and impenetrable shrubs, you'll be surprised at the amount of entertainment that awaits you outside of the forest. Climb aboard the Shark Valley Tram and get the most out of your visit by admiring and learning about the diverse ecosystem the Everglades National Park retains. As you roll through the mangroves and past the swamps, a Park-trained naturalist will educate you on the ecology and history of the Everglades. Given a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, an initial sightseeing tour of the Floridian wilderness is transformed into an adventure that will leave you amazed and mystified. What's more, during the halfway point of your trip, the tram will make a pitstop at the Shark Valley Observation Tower where you can walk to the highest accessible point in the Everglades National Park. Besides trams, Shark Valley also offers cars, bikers, and motorcyclists the opportunity to engage in their own self-guided tours.

If you find yourself thirsty for physical activity, look no further than Anhinga Trail. Located 4 miles from the park entrance, the trail begins at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. With a trail length that extends about 0.8 miles, the walk is simply beautiful as most tourists claim. Among the sawgrass marshes, you will see alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons, egrets, and so much more, especially during the winter months. Because of its overflowing abundance of wildlife, Anhinga Trail has been deemed the most popular trail in the entire park. Unfortunately, bicycles are prohibited on this trail, so be sure to bring a good pair of running shoes and a bottle of water as you embark upon this spectacular glimpse of Florida's natural beauty.
Food and Dining
If traveling into the park on your own, it may be best to take a picnic lunch or other meals. Food is available at several of the visitor centers or in the towns near the entrances. The drives between the visitor centers can be lengthy, so plan accordingly for the best experience.

Located no more than three miles from Everglades City, Havana Cafe Restaurant stands proudly, serving its patrons a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine. Owners Carlos and Dulce Valdes have worked to create a quality Cuban eatery, serving only the freshest ingredients that reflect their homeland Cuba in taste, tradition, and quality. Nestled in Chokoloskee, a small and peaceful community, you will be amazed at the diversity of foods Havana acquires, serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners, take-outs, and catering to any and all that requests its service. Some of its most sought-after foods include the Midnight sandwich, fresh fish plate and basket, grilled chicken, Key lime pie, and flan. Havana prides itself on its affordability and family-friendly atmosphere.

Getting around the Everglades can be quite tricky due to the highly variable accessibility throughout the park. A great deal of the areas can be navigated either by car or bike. Nevertheless, be sure you do your research prior to your visit in order to understand what vehicles are prohibited in which areas. If you are looking to rent a car for your Everglades expedition, car rental services are located just outside of the park in cities like Homestead, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. No matter your method of travel, get the most out of your time in the beautiful Everglades!


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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.