Travel Budget for Oahu

Hawaii, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Oahu?

How much money will you need for your trip to Oahu? You should plan to spend around $266 per day on your vacation in Oahu, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $42 on meals for one day and $17 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Oahu for a couple is $379. So, a trip to Oahu for two people for one week costs on average $3,729. 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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A vacation to Oahu for one week usually costs around $1,864 for one person. So, a trip to Oahu for two people costs around $3,729 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $7,457 in Oahu. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Oahu can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Oahu?

How much does a trip to Oahu cost? Is Oahu expensive? The average Oahu trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Oahu prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Oahu can vary, the average cost of food in Oahu is $42 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Oahu should cost around $17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Oahu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Oahu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 per person, per day, on local transportation in Oahu.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Oahu

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

Typical tour prices for Oahu

How much do tours to Oahu cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    14 days
    $ 2030
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 2375
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    12 days
    $ 2025
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 2800
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Oahu Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii is the epitome of paradise, and at the heart of paradise is the island of O'ahu (or Oahu). While it's only the third largest of the Hawaiian islands, O'ahu, or "the gathering place," is the most populous in the state with approximately 976,000 people calling O'ahu home.

One of the many nicknames for Hawaii is "the rainbow state." So you're almost sure to see some plastered across the sky during your stay in O'ahu. On average the temperature on the island stays fairly warm with highs around 70 to 85 most of the year.

With the capital city of Honolulu and 85% of the state's population, O'ahu can claim the only metropolitan area in the state - but that doesn't mean there aren't calming spots for those who want to leave everything behind - you just have to know where to look.
While Hawaii is filled with lush rainforests and amazing volcanoes, everyone longs to the white, sandy beaches you see on postcards. For a little swimming and a little surfing, check out Kailua Beach. The fine sand is perfect for strolling or just lounging around. Perhaps one of the most famous beaches, however, is Waikiki Beach. Lined with resorts and tourists, Waikiki Beach, or "sprouting water," is the beach everyone sees on TV. Here you can ride those famous catamarans and the calm waters are perfect for easy wading and body surfing.

If you're there in the wintertime, check out the North Shore to witness the monstrous waves tackled by world champion surfers. It's a sight to behold that will make you see the real power of Mother Nature.

If you've had your fill of beaches, travel to Central O'ahu and tour the pineapple fields to see where these classic Hawaiian treats come from.
O'ahu is comprised of two mountain ranges and five separate regions.

The southern region is known as Honolulu. It is where the capital city, beach hotspots, Pearl Harbor, shopping, nightlife and majority of the hotels and resorts are located. Most tourists don't venture outside of the Honolulu region. Central O'ahu is mostly suburbs with miles and miles of pineapple fields, while the eastern Windward Coast is full of sleepy towns and a Marine Corps base. The North Shore is where the iconic Hawaiian surfers find massive waves, and the Leeward Coast is the drier, less visited are of the island.

If you've grown restless lying in the sun, there are plenty of activities to find around the island. The most popular paid attraction in Hawaii is the Polynesian Cultural Center. Head over there to learn about Hawaiian culture and seven other Polynesian island groups. Brush up on the history and heritage while you walk along recreated traditional villages.

While you're in the mood for a little history, make your way to the USS Arizona Memorial. You can pay your respects and learn a little more about the fallen soldiers of Pearl Harbor.

If you're ready to get off the lounge chair, but not ready to say goodbye to the water, consider a kayak tour of Kailua Bay. A guided or self-guided tour will lead you to breathtaking bird sanctuaries and just hop out for a quick snorkel with sea turtles. Or simply put the paddle down and take in the view around you. It's also possible to meet more sea creatures up close in various places around the island. Check out this article for an in-depth guide to where to swim with dolphins in Oahu.

Then, of course, who hasn't dreamed of riding horseback along a Hawaiian beach? You can don your fanciest white linens and make that dream a reality on the North Shore.

For even more ideas of things to do, check out this great 4-day Oahu itinerary.
Food and Dining
Sit back and enjoy the medley of traditions fused together in the pacific dishes of O'ahu. Seek out the tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, bananas, guava, papaya) and fresh fish of the region. There is no limit to the variety you can find in O'ahu.

The best setting for anyone to experience the Hawaiian cuisine is the traditional luau. While it's a bit expensive, the experience is worth it. If price is a problem, though, consider eyeing the roads for food trucks handing out traditional plate lunches. In the North Shore, shrimp trucks can be under $10.

Oahu Car Rental Prices
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While the easiest way to get around the city would be taxis and car rentals, it's not always the most cost effective. The Oahu bus system, known as TheBus, runs between towns and stops at most tourist destination spots. The fare is cheap and they offer day pass options.
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Train and Bus Prices
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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.

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