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Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Greenville?

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 on meals
  • $158 on local transportation

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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

A one week trip to Greenville usually costs around $0.00 for one person and $0.00 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Greenville on average costs around $0.00 for one person and $0.00 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 Greenville will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Greenville on average costs around $0.00 for one person and $0.00 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 Greenville 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 Greenville expensive to visit?

Greenville is a very affordable place to visit. Located in the United States of America, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Greenville in depth.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Greenville is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Greenville.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Local Transportation 1 $158
Food 2 $21
Entertainment 1 $25
Transportation Budget in Greenville
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Greenville is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $158 per person, per day, on local transportation in Greenville.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Greenville
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Greenville can vary, the average cost of food in Greenville is $21 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Greenville should cost around $8.50 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Greenville is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Greenville?

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

  • Marble Slab Creamery (for 2)

Entertainment Budget in Greenville
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Greenville typically cost an average of $25 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

Greenville on a Budget
Greenville Poinsett Bridge, Greenville, SC
Greenville marks the largest metropolitan area of South Carolina in terms of expanse. The urban area makes for a unique landscape where the Old South meets the New South in a mix of historic homes and modern skyscrapers. Considered to be the "upstate" region of South Carolina, Greenville has much to offer in entertainment, drawing visitors with its annual concerts, festivals, and events.
Following the downtown's tree-lined Main Street to the south, you will find yourself coming into Falls Park on the Reedy-one of the most beautiful urban green spaces in the U.S. Home to the 60-foot Reedy Falls, the park provides a peaceful oasis from the bustle of the city outside. It is not only one of Greenville's most iconic sights, but also a great place to relax in the confines of nature.

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents another kind of beauty with a collection of American art on display including the works of Andrew Wyeth, Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Ronnie Landfield, Helen Turner, Mary Tannahill, Eric Fischl, Marylyn Dintenfass, and Leon Golub. Traveling exhibitions are also featured on occasion. And then there is the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery which features the works of many European Old Masters from the 14th-19th centuries. Paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and porcelain are all a part of the collection.
Greenville's downtown area has received many accolades for being a pedestrian-friendly city center. With wide sidewalks, outdoor plazas, shopping opportunities, and streetside dining, this is the place to which most visitors flock. The lush tree-lined Main Street is home to many of the downtown area's shopping and dining destinations, while Falls Park is renowned for the beautiful Reedy River Falls as well as the award-winning Liberty Bridge. Back to the center of things, downtown Greenville has more than 100 retail stores, plus art galleries and specialty shops, making the streets here a shopper's paradise. And by night, those streets stay alive with over 150 independent restaurants encompassing a 10-block stretch. Downtown Greenville is the city center. It is where the hustle and the bustle of the city thrive with both locals and visitors alike.

As far as activities go, the city of Greenville is home to many theatre and event venues that host concerts and shows throughout the year. Some of these include the Palmetto Expo Center for conventions and exhibitions, The Bon Secours Wellness Arena for major concerts and sporting events, and The Warehouse Theatre for Blackbox Theater. The Peace Center is a performing arts venue that hosts touring Broadway shows, symphonies, concerts, and civic events, while the Centre Stage Greenville's Professional Theater is a stage that sees music, comedy, drama and special events year-round.

A few of the annual events that attract visitors include the ARTISPHERE showcase of the arts in April, the Living Gallery around Easter each spring with live portrayals of some of the most famous Old Master paintings, Fall for Greenville festival during the first week of October, and the Greek Festival held in May by members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Art in the Park is another major festival as is the annual Independence Day celebration. And when it comes to music, Greenville News Shaggin' on Augusta held one day in May features a festival of beach music on Augusta Street, while Countybank Main Street Jazz is a tradition that occurs every Friday evening on North Main Street April to September. Greenville is truly a center for the arts, celebrating music and culture all year long.
Food and Dining
With so many restaurants in the downtown alone, Greenville has become known as a culinary center in South Carolina-a foodie's paradise so to speak. Not only does the city offer plenty of options for good ‘ole native soul food and home style barbeque, but also a plethora of international and innovative cuisine inspired by all walks of the world. There is Vietnamese at Pho Noodleville, Jamaican at Island Blend Jerk & Grill, Middle Eastern at Pita House, German at Schwaben House, and a slew of sushi restaurants like one called Red Fin. If you wish to stay true to the southern experience, a place like Soby's offers a fine dining spin on low-country comfort food with dishes including lobster mac 'n' cheese with truffled Parmesan streusel, and shrimp and grits with ham and creamy wine sauce. The options are endless, and don't forget to sit back with a cold glass of sweet tea.

Greenville is served by two airports: Greenville Downtown Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport which is the second busiest airport in the state.

By train, an Amtrak station is located at 1120 West Washington Street.

By car, Greenville is on the I-85 corridor, linking it to Atlanta and Charlotte, and links to I-26, which is in nearby Spartanburg, goes northwest through Asheville on to Tennessee, and southeast on to Charleston. It is also located at the northern terminus of I-385. I-185 and U.S. Highway 123 (Calhoun Memorial Highway) also converge in the area. Other major highways include U.S. Highway 25, Business U.S. Highway 25, U.S. Highway 29 and U.S. Highway 276.


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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.