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Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Norfolk?

You should plan to spend around $166 per day on your vacation in Norfolk. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 on meals
  • $54 on local transportation
  • $169 on hotels

A one week trip to Norfolk for two people costs, on average, $2,329. 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 Norfolk cost?

A one week trip to Norfolk usually costs around $1,165 for one person and $2,329 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Norfolk on average costs around $2,329 for one person and $4,659 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 Norfolk will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Norfolk on average costs around $4,991 for one person and $9,983 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk expensive to visit?

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

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $169
Local Transportation 1 $54
Food 2 $49
Entertainment 1 $14
Alcohol 2 $5 - 16
Accommodation Budget in Norfolk
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Norfolk is $84. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Norfolk is $169. 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 Norfolk

Looking for a hotel in Norfolk? 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 Norfolk based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $126. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Norfolk
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Norfolk is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $54 per person, per day, on local transportation in Norfolk.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Norfolk
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Food Budget in Norfolk
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Norfolk can vary, the average cost of food in Norfolk is $49 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Norfolk should cost around $20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Norfolk is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Norfolk
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Norfolk typically cost an average of $14 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 Norfolk
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $10 on alcoholic beverages in Norfolk per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Norfolk On a Budget
Norfolk Norfolk, Virginia
The city of Norfolk in the U.S. state of Virginia is a port city holding a large Navy and shipping presence in its harbor. With a long history as a strategic military point, Norfolk is home to the largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk. Other attractions include opportunities for dining, shopping, and entertainment as well as many parks and memorials.
With a history dating back to colonial years, the city of Norfolk has much to see in the form of architecture. Churches make up some of the more impressive examples with many like the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, which stands tall with white steeples. Others include the Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church from 1910, the Freemason Street Baptist Church from 1850, and the 1739 St. Paul's Episcopal Church which has a cannon ball fired by Lord Dunmore in 1776 still lodged in the church wall today. The Ghent Historic district houses many of these buildings and more.

As a long-time time port, there is also much to see related to the place's maritime past. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has an exhibit that interprets the lengthy history of the U.S. Navy in southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina, while the Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin is open as a maritime-themed science center and museum. Visitors can also opt to take a tour of the Naval Station to see aircraft carriers and other large ships, conducted by Naval personnel.

Other popular attractions include the Cannonball Trail on Freemason Street, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Pagoda and Oriental Garden, and the Virginia Zoological Park.
The Downtown Norfolk waterfront is the historic district of the city. It has always been a center for port activity-shipping, military, and otherwise-and today serves as a bustling hub for just about anything a tourist could want. Not only is there an impressive collection of landmarks and museums, but there are also opportunities to entertain for days with multiple theatres, a zoo, cruises on the water, and more. Shopping and dining are both varied and diverse, catering to the many tastes and palettes of all who visit Norfolk. Granby Street is the main thoroughfare through the downtown and is lined with many restaurants and bars. Ghent is a historic district adjacent to downtown, and is filled with historic homes, tree-lined streets, and beautiful old churches. And then there is Ocean View, Norfolk's beach community for those looking to soak up the sun.

In a city like Norfolk, activities range from museums and historic sight-seeing to ocean cruises and beach-bumming. Ocean View is the prime neighborhood for the beachgoers, situated right on the Chesapeake Bay. It is often a quiet escape from the crowds at Virginia Beach, and has a nice pier for fishing.

As far as entertainment goes, Chrysler Hall brings Broadway to Norfolk, having hosted shows like Wicked, American Idiot, The Book of Mormon, Lion King, and Phantom of the Opera. Attucks Theatre is nicknamed the Apollo Theatre of the South, Wells Theatre and the Virginia Stage Company is a venue of the performing arts, and Harrison Opera House hosts events run by the Virginia Opera as well as concerts, musicals, and Broadway shows.

If you are big on the culinary scene you may want to come into the city during the Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week, sample some local brews on the Ghent Bar Tour, or visit the O'Connor Brewing Company for a taste and tour of the homegrown brewery.
Food and Dining
While traditional Virginian cuisine consists of dishes like barbeque, Brunswick stew, colonial peanut soup, and seafood closer to the coast, Norfolk is a city with a happy mix of it all. For the saucier side of things, one might stop in at a place like Belmont House of Smoke or Doumar's Cones & Barbecue. But if its seafood you crave, a few Norfolk staples include A.W. Shucks, Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, and 456 Fish. Other top restaurants, as rated on TripAdvisor include No Frill Bar and Grill, Freemason Abbey Restaurant, Handsome Biscuit, and Grilled Cheese Bistro. Norfolk is a place packed with flavors from all walks of the world, thrown in with a splash of southern flare.

By plane, Norfolk International Airport is located just northeast of the city center. There are non-stop flights to Norfolk Airport from Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis St Paul, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, St Louis, Tampa and Washington. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is another means for flying, located about 20 minutes north of the city in Newport News, VA.

By train, Amtrak offers train service to Norfolk as part of the Northeast Regional service that runs from Boston south to Washington, DC and various points in Virginia.

By car, main highway routes include I-64 and Route 460.

Norfolk can also be reached by passenger ferry from Portsmouth.


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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.