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Maui, Hawaii, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Maui?

You should plan to spend around $275 per day on your vacation in Maui. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $94 on meals
  • $62 on local transportation
  • $282 on hotels

A one week trip to Maui for two people costs, on average, $3,852. 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 Maui cost?

A one week trip to Maui usually costs around $1,926 for one person and $3,852 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Maui on average costs around $3,852 for one person and $7,704 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 Maui will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Maui on average costs around $8,254 for one person and $16,508 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 Maui 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 Maui expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $282
Local Transportation 1 $62
Food 2 $94
Entertainment 1 $38
Alcohol 2 $20 - 61
Accommodation Budget in Maui
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Maui is $141. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Maui is $282. 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 Maui

Looking for a hotel in Maui? 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 Maui based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $500. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Maui
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Maui is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $62 per person, per day, on local transportation in Maui.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Maui
How much does it cost to go to Maui? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Maui
The price of renting a car in Maui 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 Maui
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Maui can vary, the average cost of food in Maui is $94 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Maui should cost around $37 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Maui is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Maui
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Maui typically cost an average of $38 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 Maui
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $41 on alcoholic beverages in Maui per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Maui On a Budget
Maui Maui, Hawaii
Who hasn't spent at least one Monday morning fantasizing about holding a mai tai on a Hawaiian beach? A trip to Maui may be just what we all have in mind, but it's so much more than a drink on a sandy towel.

At over 700 square miles, the island of Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands with a small population of just over 140,000 people. The island enjoys approximately two seasons a year with a mild climate just about everywhere. Rough living, right?

Voted "Best Island in the World" by many in the travel industry, Maui is the center for whale watching, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, and the home of a large and lush rainforest.
If you want to see just about everything there is to see in Maui, then travel the Road to Hana. With over 600 twists and turns, this roller coaster of a ride includes waterfalls, cliffs and jungle scenery. This journey is full of detours for swimming, strolling and exploring the hidden wonders of the island.

If the Road to Hana left you wanting more there's always the mystical rainforests of 'Iao Valley State Park, the Makena State Park covered in one can only call the epitome of beaches, or you can watch thousands of humpback whales along the coasts - if you dip your head under water you may just hear them singing!

If you're looking for more of spiritual trek, you can enjoy the beauty of a sunrise over the crater floor of Halaekala National Park. Just before dawn, tourists wrap themselves up and settle in for a sight like no other. Then you can always head over to the Pi'ilanihale Heiau - Hawaii's largest temple. This five story high building is a sacred space meant for peace and inner reflection as you stroll the surrounding Polynesian gardens.

And of course, you can't go to Maui and not relax on the beach. Many of the beaches in Maui are absolutely gorgeous. A few black sand beaches can be found around Maui, such as Honokalani beach. These beaches are black because of the geological history of the islands and make for a fun experience. It's no surprise that so many visitors come here to experience the many things to do on Maui.

You can never go wrong with simply enjoying the beach life in Hawaii. Grab a chair, soak up some sun, catch up on a good book and maybe spend an afternoon trying your hand at windsurfing. No one can deny that the beaches are the biggest draw for tourists in Hawaii.

For the more engaged adventurer, however, there are so many things to get up and do in Maui. Go make friends with the giant sea turtles in Malu'aka as you dive deep. Follow the tour boats to "Turtle Beach" for the most amazing underwater journey.

If fish are more your thing, you'll find more than 250 colorful species in the shallow waters of the Molokini Crater. Three miles from the Maui coast, this crescent shaped rock houses breathtaking coral that is legendary among divers. This isn't the only spot for fish-gazing, however. There's the cove of south Black Rock, Hanakao'o Beach, Kamaole Beach Park and Ulua Beach.

For a taste of the local flair, attend the Old Lahaina Luau. Doused in history and culture, this is the most authentic luau on the island and they'll happily share delicious meals and drinks with all of their guests.

If you've come to Hawaii to finally try out your surfing talents, you'll want to hit Ho'okipa Beach, but for the windsurfing crowd, Kanaha Beach is where the action is.
Food and Dining
With resorts, five star restaurants and hole-in-the-wall dining spots everywhere you look, finding a life-changing meal is not hard in Maui. Try to fill your plate with the best of the local foods: fish, onions, avocados, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, hydroponic tomatoes, myriad herbs, salad greens, bananas, papaya, guava, coconut, mangoes, strawberries and, of course, Maui pineapple.

When browsing the menu, there are certain dishes you'll definitely want to try including lomilomi (salmon), laulua, poi, Portuguese bean soup, kalbi ribs and katsu.

However, you can venture away from the tablecloths and candlelight for some cheaper local delights. Roadside stands sell the island's favorites. Plenty of food truck are around the island, and here is a list of the best food trucks in Maui. Don't think twice - just buy some. Coconut candies, fresh smoothies and fruit are just some of the treats Maui has to offer.

Maui does offer basic public transportation, but probably not to the places you'll want to visit. Renting a car is a good option as it's inexpensive and pretty simple. Many tourists, however, are able to get to all of their destinations by taking one of the shuttles offered around the island.
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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.