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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Greensboro?

You should plan to spend around $162 per day on your vacation in Greensboro. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 on meals
  • $24 on local transportation
  • $191 on hotels

A one week trip to Greensboro for two people costs, on average, $2,266. 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 Greensboro cost?

A one week trip to Greensboro usually costs around $1,133 for one person and $2,266 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Greensboro on average costs around $2,266 for one person and $4,533 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 Greensboro will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Greensboro on average costs around $4,856 for one person and $9,713 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro expensive to visit?

Prices in Greensboro 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, Greensboro is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Richmond or Durham.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $191
Local Transportation 1 $24
Food 2 $48
Entertainment 1 $26
Alcohol 2 $10 - 30
Accommodation Budget in Greensboro
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Greensboro is $96. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Greensboro is $191. 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 Greensboro

Looking for a hotel in Greensboro? 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 Greensboro based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $118. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Greensboro
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Greensboro
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Rental Cars in Greensboro
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Food Budget in Greensboro
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Greensboro can vary, the average cost of food in Greensboro is $48 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Greensboro 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 Greensboro is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Greensboro
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Greensboro typically cost an average of $26 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 Greensboro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $20 on alcoholic beverages in Greensboro per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Greensboro on a Budget
Greensboro is a moderately sized city in central North Carolina. With a population of about 250,000, it is the third largest city in the state. It is not a particularly popular tourist destination, but the city's downtown has experienced a revitalization in recent years. There are an increasing number of bars, music venues, and restaurants in the area that you can enjoy. It's location at the intersection of the major interstates (I-85, I-40 and I-73) mean that many travelers at least pass through this area at some point during their time in North Carolina.

Greensboro's climate is much like elsewhere in the North Carolina piedmont. The area has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are cool and short with the occasional snowstorm. Summers are hot and humid, and the fall and spring months are quite pleasant.
Greensboro is not a particularly popular tourist destination but there are a handful of sights around town. Bicentennial Garden is a beautiful place to explore with nice vegetation and sculptures. Right across the street is Bog Garden, that has an elevated boardwalk that wanders through wetlands. Other parks in town include Center City Park, the Greensboro Arboretum, and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Blandwood Mansion is the city's National Historic Landmark and serves as the governor's home.

Museums around town include Elsewhere, which is a living museum and international art residency, the Greensboro Children's Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civi Rights Center & Museum, and Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Downtown Greensboro has undergone a revitalization in recent years. There are many new residential and office developments that continue to bring life to the area. In particular, the city's Southside neighborhood downtown has been redeveloped into a neotraditional-style neighborhood.

The Four Seasons/Coliseum Area is centered around the Four Seasons Town Center, which is a three story shopping mall on High Point Road. It is next to the Koury Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel. The Greensboro Coliseum is on W. Gate City Boulevard and hosts special events including sports, concerts, and theater.

The airport area is centered around the Piedmont Triad International Airport. There are hotels and commercial development in the area.

Greensboro has a handful of activities that you can enjoy while you're in town. The Carolina Theater of Greensboro dates back to 1927 and now serves as a performing arts venue.

If you happen to be in town on the third Thursday of the month then you can visit the City Market at the Railyard at South End. The event offers local food, music, and crafts. First Friday also takes place the first Friday of every month in downtown Greensboro and highlights local music, art, and vendors.
Food and Dining
Greensboro has a variety of restaurants that include seafood, steakhouses, burger joints, and cafes. If you're looking for southern favorites, there are several great barbecue restaurants. You can also try some interesting food trends such as chicken and waffles at Dame's Chicken & Waffles. For a high end twist on traditional southern favorites, head to Lucky 32. There are also pizza, Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai options available around town as well.

If you're passing through Greensboro on the interstate, you'll find a wide selection of chain restaurants at several different exits. The food is predictable in quality and price and it's relatively efficient to get off the highway, grab a bite, and continue on your travels.

The Piedmont Triad International Airport is a relatively small airport in the area. There are about 75 daily flights that connect the city to most major east coast cities. Greensboro also has an Amtrak station and is served by both the Piedmont/Carolinian and the Crescent routes.

Because Greensboro is intersected by I-40, I-85, and I-73, it is a major transportation area for car travelers. Most people traveling across the state pass through Greensboro at some point.

Once you're in Greensboro, like most cities in the southeast, you'll really want to have access to a car. The public bus service is provided by the Greensboro Transit Authority but there are only 14 routes. Weekend and evening service is particularly limited. The transit authority is also responsible for the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) which operates in cooperation with UNCG, NCA&T, Bennett College, and Elon University School of Law. Students, faculty and staff of the schools travel for free on this network, but all others must pay the standard fare.

There is also a bus service offered by Piedmont Area Regional Transportation that travels between Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Mt Airy, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheboro, and Lexington.


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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.