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Pasadena, California, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Pasadena?

You should plan to spend around $62 per day on your vacation in Pasadena. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $19 on meals
  • $21 on local transportation
  • $51 on hotels

A one week trip to Pasadena for two people costs, on average, $869. 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 Pasadena cost?

A one week trip to Pasadena usually costs around $435 for one person and $869 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pasadena on average costs around $869 for one person and $1,738 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 Pasadena will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pasadena on average costs around $1,862 for one person and $3,724 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena expensive to visit?

Pasadena is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in the United States of America, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Pasadena is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Pasadena.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $51
Local Transportation 1 $21
Food 2 $19
Tips and Handouts 1 $2 - 5
Accommodation Budget in Pasadena
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pasadena is $25. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pasadena is $51. 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 Pasadena

Looking for a hotel in Pasadena? 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 Pasadena based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $202. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Pasadena
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pasadena is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pasadena.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

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

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  • While meal prices in Pasadena can vary, the average cost of food in Pasadena is $19 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pasadena should cost around $7.45 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pasadena is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Pasadena?

Typical prices for Food in Pasadena are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Pasadena, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Casual Dinner Out (family of 4)

Tips and Handouts Budget in Pasadena
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Pasadena is $3.13 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Pasadena is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Pasadena on a Budget
Pasadena Pasadena, CA
Pasadena, California is adjacent to Los Angeles and is probably most famous as the host for the New Year's Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game. As such, it has become known as the City of Roses. Year around Pasadena is known to have a vibrant night life. It has a great Old Town area that has impressive shopping and many excellent restaurants. It's also home to the California Institute of Technology and has many museums, theaters, and independent films that make it a cultural haven for the area. Also make sure you visit the Huntington Library which has an impressive art collection and over 150 acres of botanical gardens. It's been featured in several Hollywood Films.

Food and Dining
Restaurants in town are generally quite good. The area is famous for delicious Mexican food. Some popular Mexican restaurants include Mijares Mexican Restaurant and El Taquito Mexicano Truck. In-N-Out Burgers is also a regional favorite. It's a fast food burger joint that many locals claim is the absolute best. It's also a good option if you're on a tight budget. Sushi is also excellent in Pasadena and you'll find no shortage of Japanese restaurants around town.

Hotels in Pasadena can vary dramatically in price. If you stay on the outskirts of town you'll likely save some money but the inconvenience is rarely worth the savings. If you find yourself in town during the Rose Bowl Parade don't be surprised when prices skyrocket. Reservations are required well in advance and you're likely to pay far more than you would on a typical weekend night.

While some areas in Pasadena are walkable, most notably the Old Town and South Lake Avenue areas, you will require a car or public transportation to travel extensively around town. The Metro Gold Line goes some places in town but the bus system is generally more comprehensive.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.