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Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Jacksonville?

You should plan to spend around $220 per day on your vacation in Jacksonville. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $96 on meals
  • $53 on local transportation
  • $185 on hotels

A one week trip to Jacksonville for two people costs, on average, $3,075. 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 Jacksonville cost?

A one week trip to Jacksonville usually costs around $1,537 for one person and $3,075 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Jacksonville on average costs around $3,075 for one person and $6,149 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 Jacksonville will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Jacksonville on average costs around $6,588 for one person and $13,177 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $185
Local Transportation 1 $53
Food 2 $96
Entertainment 1 $20
Alcohol 2 $10 - 31
Accommodation Budget in Jacksonville
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jacksonville is $92. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jacksonville is $185. 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 Jacksonville

Looking for a hotel in Jacksonville? 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 Jacksonville based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $114. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Jacksonville
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jacksonville is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $53 per person, per day, on local transportation in Jacksonville.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

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  • While meal prices in Jacksonville can vary, the average cost of food in Jacksonville is $96 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jacksonville should cost around $38 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jacksonville is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Jacksonville
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Jacksonville typically cost an average of $20 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 Jacksonville
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Jacksonville On a Budget
Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
As the sky above you darkens, the city around you glows with a vividness of a thousand colors as you hear the soft swell of waves upon the shore. Such an urban paradise is none other than Jacksonville, Florida. Located on the northeastern side of the sunshine state, Jacksonville stands where the St. John's River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Estimated to be the 12th most populous city in the United States, Jacksonville works as the cultural, commercial and financial hive of north Florida. The large city is known for its exquisite beaches, interactive museums, and golf course areas. Surf, shop, and socialize in one of Florida's most popular metropolitan areas.
One of Jacksonville's main points of interest sits at the west end of the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the Museum of Science and History: Friendship Fountain. Built in 1965, Friendship Fountain is one of the largest self-containing fountains built, pumping 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute. The elegant cascades of water is illuminated by 265 lights, allowing its waters to dazzle the night. In 2010, the municipality of Jacksonville initiated a $3.1 million-project to transform the surrounding area of the fountain into a full-fledged park. Whether one wishes to admire the beauties of the river or picnic by the calming sound of the fountain, Friendship Fountain works as Jacksonville's most attractive locations.

Jacksonville's shopping district is known by all to be the most diverse, bustling examples of retail therapy in northern Florida. No matter your taste or style, Jacksonville has the shop just for you. If you are looking to visit trendy, upscale boutiques, take a walk through the San Marco and Avondale areas. Be sure to peruse the sale racks at the St. Augustine outlets, or discover vintage goodies in the Five Points and Southside areas. If you are looking for more centralized methods of shopping, Jacksonville holds an ample supply of malls, with Avenues Mall and St. Johns Town Center being the most popular.

If you are feeling more adventurous, the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary gives locals and tourists alike a taste of the wild all while located in a thriving metropolitan area. The Catty Shack Ranch is a non-profit organization that rescues big cats from dangerous situations. Resident cats currently staying at the ranch include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, arctic foxes, and coatimundis. The Catty Shack Ranch offers both daytime and nighttime feeding tours, where visitors will become acquainted with all the cats as well as their histories and the history of Catty Shack itself. Be sure to plan promptly as admission for these tours runs from only 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM.

The white sands of Jacksonville's shimmering beaches has attracted surfers and swimmers alike to this great city. A favorite for tourists and locals, Atlantic Beach has two miles of white sandy beach with 18 ocean accesses. Besides its magnificent shores, Atlantic Beach also holds a large picnic pavilion (available by reservation), 6 tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, 2 playground areas, 2 baseball diamonds, a full basketball court, and a soccer field. Whether one wants to surf or play tennis, Atlantic Beach provides a plethora of options for its visitors to make the most out of the Florida sun.
Food and Dining
If you want to wine and dine in a stylish and slick atmosphere, Bb's Restaurant should satisfy you nicely. Bb's offers American cuisine with international influences including great salads, seafood, pizzas and sandwiches as well as daily specials of fish, steaks, chops and pasta. Some of Bb's most sought after dishes include stuffed mozzarella bruschetta, duck wonton napoleon, lemon chicken and rice soup, almond crusted calamari, and white truffle pizza. Bb's prides themselves on service from-scratch dishes, using only fresh, local ingredients. If you yearn for a first-class dining affair, be sure to stop at Bb's!

While Jacksonville is a pedestrian city, the town also provides alternative methods as well. Visitors can rent a car from Jacksonville International Airport or throughout Jacksonville or make use of the more than 30 JTA bus routes the city has available. If you are looking to take advantage of the brilliant river within Jacksonville, the St. John's Ferry takes a break from the busy highways to retire to the blissful streams. This ferry carries passenger and cars between Mayport and Ft. George Island. The Jacksonville River Taxi also works as a convenient method of transportation for both sides of the St. Johns River. The river taxi is probably one of the easiest ways to get where you need to go all while enjoying the golden skyline of Jacksonville.


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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.

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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