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Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Newport?

You should plan to spend around $159 per day on your vacation in Newport. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 on meals
  • $36 on local transportation
  • $183 on hotels

A one week trip to Newport for two people costs, on average, $2,229. 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 Newport cost?

A one week trip to Newport usually costs around $1,114 for one person and $2,229 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Newport on average costs around $2,229 for one person and $4,457 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 Newport will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Newport on average costs around $4,776 for one person and $9,552 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 Newport 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 Newport expensive to visit?

Prices in Newport 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, Newport is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Santa Fe or Saint Augustine.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $183
Local Transportation 1 $36
Food 2 $45
Entertainment 1 $17
Alcohol 2 $7 - 21
Accommodation Budget in Newport
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Newport is $92. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Newport is $183. 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 Newport

Looking for a hotel in Newport? 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 Newport based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $517. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Newport
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Newport is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $36 per person, per day, on local transportation in Newport.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Newport
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Food Budget in Newport
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Newport can vary, the average cost of food in Newport is $45 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Newport should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Newport is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Newport
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Newport typically cost an average of $17 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 Newport
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  • The average person spends about $14 on alcoholic beverages in Newport per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Newport On a Budget
Newport Newport, Rhode Island
Established in colonial times as one of the most important ports of Rhode Island, Newport has since transformed into a historic seaside city and resort town for many summer visitors. It has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation in the downtown Newport Historic District, and is perhaps most known for the famous Newport Mansions. The area is also home to Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. With its rich history, culture, and prime location overlooking the ocean, Newport has been host to many seaside events like the America's Cup sailing regatta as well as the Newport Folk Festival.
The Newport Mansions, by far, are a main attraction of the Newport area. Organized by the Preservation Society of Newport County, these mansions sit as leading examples architectural heritage from the Colonial era through the Gilded Age. Many of the greats include the Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, the Elms, and Chateau Sur Mer-all located along Bellevue Avenue. These were once the summer homes of big names like Rockefeller and Vanderbilt and have since been preserved and organized into museums open for touring. While the outsides of each mansion are impressive in size and grandeur, the spectacular views and lavish interiors present remarkable features to match.

Ocean Drive Historic District is another method of sightseeing, featuring a 10-mile shoreline past parks, beaches, historic estates, a fort, as well as a yacht museum. If you prefer to get out of the car, Cliff Walk is a scenic trail that takes visitors along the shoreline past the backyards of many of the Newport Mansions on Bellevue Ave.
Thames Street acts as the hub of activity for shopping and dining. From nautical knick-knacks and memorabilia to clothing, antiques, candy shops, restaurants, inns, and art galleries-the attractions of Thames Street are a magnet for the crowds. It is everything you could want in a bustling seaside town of New England. One of the oldest continuously used streets in the state, Thames Street is lined with many colonial buildings that still survive today. It is the main street of downtown Newport, running parallel along the nearby waterfront.

The Newport Mansions are more than enough to occupy days of sightseeing. With ornate decor, grand architecture, and sweeping lawns leading down to the sea, one can easily get lost in the sheer grandeur of it all. The Cliff Walk, of course, offers different views along Rhode Island's rugged coastline, and the downtown district of Thames Street presents infinite opportunities for shopping and dining.

Other attractions of Newport include places like Touro Synagogue, the oldest surviving in the United States, as well as the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum which honors players and contributors and features artifacts, memorabilia, plus grass and court tennis facilities.

If you are looking to get away from the busyness of the hot spots, Fort Adams State Park is located at the mouth of Newport Harbor and offers panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. The fort itself is a large coastal fortification that was active from 1841 through the first half of the 20th century. Away from the main part of town, the park features activities like swimming, boating, picnicking, and athletic fields. It also hosts the annual Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, and is home to the historic Eisenhower House.
Food and Dining
As far as native food goes, any New England town on the sea is going to thrive on seafood. Whether it's clam chowder, clam cakes, lobster bisque, seafood chowder, or gourmet seafood baskets, Newport is full of restaurants serving up sea-faring cuisine. Some of the top picks on TripAdvisor include Rosemary & Thyme Cafe, Restaurant Bouchard, Corner Cafe, The Mooring, Brick Alley Pub, Midtown Oyster Bar, Stoneacre Pantry, and The White Horse Tavern-the list is extensive and full of great options.

Another oddity of Rhode Island is "coffee milk," which you can order at most restaurants. It is even the official state drink, and most grocery stores sell coffee syrup especially for the concoction. As far as dessert goes, a must stop is the Newport Creamery, whose specialty milkshake is the Awful Awful, standing for "Awful Big, Awful Good." If you are looking for some grub before you dig in for ice cream, the Newport Creamery also serves up pretty tasty casual fare like burgers and melts.

The nearest major airport is Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport which has domestic flights from Providence, Rhode Island and is 27 miles from the center of Newport. Another major airport is New Bedford Regional Airport, which has domestic flights from New Bedford, Massachusetts and is 31 miles from Newport. Martha's Vineyard Airport has domestic flights from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts and is 87 miles from Newport.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides buses that route from Newport to Providence and the University of Rhode Island.

By car from Boston/NY, follow I-95 to US Route 1 to RI Route 138 east across the bridge to Jamestown and then the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge to Newport. From MA or other points east, follow I-195 toward Providence, but turn south on RI Route 114 before reaching Providence, and follow it to Newport.


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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.