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New Bern, North Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to New Bern?

You should plan to spend around $140 per day on your vacation in New Bern. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 on meals
  • $34 on local transportation
  • $151 on hotels

A one week trip to New Bern for two people costs, on average, $1,957. 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 New Bern cost?

A one week trip to New Bern usually costs around $978 for one person and $1,957 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to New Bern on average costs around $1,957 for one person and $3,913 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 New Bern will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to New Bern on average costs around $4,193 for one person and $8,386 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 New Bern 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 New Bern expensive to visit?

Prices in New Bern 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, New Bern is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Valdosta or Dallas.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to New Bern?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $151
Local Transportation 1 $34
Food 2 $41
Entertainment 1 $26
Alcohol 2 $15 - 45
Accommodation Budget in New Bern
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in New Bern is $76. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in New Bern is $151. 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 New Bern

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in New Bern based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $194. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in New Bern
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in New Bern is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $34 per person, per day, on local transportation in New Bern.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to New Bern
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Rental Cars in New Bern
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Food Budget in New Bern
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in New Bern can vary, the average cost of food in New Bern is $41 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in New Bern should cost around $16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in New Bern is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in New Bern
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in New Bern 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.

Alcohol Budget in New Bern
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $30 on alcoholic beverages in New Bern per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

New Bern On a Budget
New Bern New Bern, NC
New Bern is a town in the coastal region of North Carolina. The town, which has a population of about 30,000, is the county seat of Craven County. It sits at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers close to the North Carolina coast, although there is no coastline in town. The town makes a nice daytrip from Raleigh, which is 112 miles away, and Wilmington, which is 87 miles away. It's also 162 miles from Norfolk, Virginia.

New Bern is a historic community that dates back to 1710 when it was originally founded by Swiss and German explorers. It served as the colony capital, as designated by Royal Governor William Tryon. Today, the Tryon Palace, which served as the governor's 18th century residence, has been restored and is surrounded by a beautiful 13 acre garden.

New Bern was a significant port and trading center during the 1800's. Today it is a quaint and historic community that is pleasant to explore. There are shops, restaurants, and several nice bed and breakfasts in the area.
New Bern is a quaint town to explore. It is also the birth place of Pepsi Cola and today there is a small cafe and gift shop dedicated to the company. You can order a drink (Pepsi of course), and learn about the original ingredients. Don't expect to sample the original soda as they long ago stop producing it.

Perhaps the most popular attraction in town is Tryon Palace. It's a reproduction of Governor Tryon's mansion and it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The original palace burned down at the end of the 18th century and the building that you see today was rebuilt during the 1950's using state funds. There is an admission price but the tour guides are very helpful and the site is worth a visit.
New Bern is a historic town with four historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town's downtown area is quaint and pedestrian friendly. There are many well preserved buildings including homes, shops, and churches that date back to the early 18th century. It's also possible to walk to the waterfront.

The town has many beautiful bed and breakfasts, hotels, and restaurants. If you're interested in shopping, there are antique stores and specialty shops throughout town. There are also many small gardens sprinkled throughout the downtown.

Most people spend their time exploring New Bern on foot. There are many pleasant bed and breakfasts around town where you can stay. There are also many shops and excellent restaurants. Antique shops, outdoor recreational stores, and typical souvenir stores are all available. There are also some interesting coastal hiking trails just outside of town.
Food and Dining
For such a small town, New Bern has several excellent restaurants. Many cater to the tourist crowd but the food is good and the prices are reasonable. Seafood and southern favorites are available around town. 247 Craven has received the Sun Journal Reader's Choice Awards 1st place for the best chef and gourmet dining experience in town. They offer unique dishes that use local and seasonal ingredients. Baker's Kitchen is a nice option for brunch. Other popular restaurants include Captain Ratty's Seafood Restaurants and Steakhouse, The Chelsea Restaurant, Christoph's on the Water, MJ's Raw Bar & Grill, Morgan's Tavern & Grill, Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, and Ribeyes Steakhouse.

The closest large airport is Raleigh-Durham International airport, which is a three hour drive away. The local airport is Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. Just a ten minute drive from town, this airport is serviced by Delta and US Airways.

Both I-40 and I-95 run relatively close to New Bern. You can access the town along U.S. Highway 70, 17 and NC 17.

New Bern is a small town and, while the downtown area is pedestrian friendly, you really must have a car to explore the area. There is no real public transportation in or out of town and taxis are hard to come by and extremely expensive if you do find one. Several hotels do offer free rides to and from the local airport so inquire before making arrangements. There is a cheap local bus that travels around town passing by the larger shops and several residential neighborhoods.


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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.