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Vermont, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Vermont?

You should plan to spend around $286 per day on your vacation in Vermont. 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
  • $97 on local transportation
  • $334 on hotels

A one week trip to Vermont for two people costs, on average, $4,004. 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 Vermont cost?

A one week trip to Vermont usually costs around $2,002 for one person and $4,004 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Vermont on average costs around $4,004 for one person and $8,007 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 Vermont will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Vermont on average costs around $8,579 for one person and $17,158 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 Vermont 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 Vermont expensive to visit?

Prices in Vermont 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, Vermont is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $334
Local Transportation 1 $97
Food 2 $41
Entertainment 1 $30
Tips and Handouts 1 $1 - 2
Alcohol 2 $9 - 28
Accommodation Budget in Vermont
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Vermont is $167. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Vermont is $334. 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 Vermont

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Transportation Budget in Vermont
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Vermont is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $97 per person, per day, on local transportation in Vermont.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Vermont
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Vermont can vary, the average cost of food in Vermont is $41 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Vermont 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 Vermont is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Vermont
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  • Entertainment and activities in Vermont typically cost an average of $30 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Vermont
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Vermont is $1.25 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Vermont is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Vermont
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  • The average person spends about $19 on alcoholic beverages in Vermont per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Vermont
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  • On average, people spend $12 on bottled water in Vermont per day. The public water in Vermont is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Vermont On a Budget
Vermont Vermont
Located in the New England region of the United States, Vermont is best known for its quaint towns, maple syrup, stunning fall foliage, and the Green Mountains which offer great opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
Vermont's Green Mountains sit on the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range which extends further north into Canada and south all the way down to Georgia. Each year backpackers pass through Vermont on their journey along the length of the range, usually taking five to seven months to complete the trail in its entirety. The Green Mountain portion is a habitat for a diverse array of flora and fauna featuring dense deciduous and coniferous forests as well as wildlife like black bear, moose, and the pileated woodpecker. Most visitors flock to Vermont in autumn to experience the fall foliage, which bursts into full color usually in September and October. It is Vermont's busiest time of year, so reservations in advance are recommended at most locations.

Lake Champlain is another natural treasure, resting on the borders of Vermont, New York, and Canada. It is the nation's eleventh-largest freshwater body and marks the lowest point in Vermont. The lake and its surrounding area feature a number of lighthouses, parks, and roughly 80 islands. Burlington is the largest city that sits on the lake, with a charming pedestrian waterfront area lined with galleries, shops, and restaurants with live music and a great sampling of local micro-brews.

Other attractions include the golden-domed Vermont State House in Montpelier, the Old Red Mill in Jericho, and Manchester Center - a small town at the foot of Mount Equinox which features plenty of shops and restaurants amidst the mountain backdrop as well as the summer estate of Robert Todd Lincoln at Hildene.
Vermont is a mostly rural area, dotted with valleys and farms and lined with the Green Mountains running the length of the state from north to south. It is generally divided into four regions: Northeast Kingdom, Northwest Vermont, Central Vermont, and Southern Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom is densely forested and sparsely populated, making it a great escape for ecotourism with untouched scenery and a handful of small towns. Northwest Vermont is characterized by a mix of rural with cities like Burlington, Colchester, and Essex. Burlington is Vermont's largest city, though still on the small side with a quaint college town atmosphere of eclectic shops and restaurants. Central Vermont is home to Montpelier (VT's capital and the smallest state capital in the U.S.) and Plymouth (birth and burial place of Calvin Coolidge), as well as Stowe and Waitsfield (known for their ski resorts). Southern Vermont consists of a spread of cities and towns which serve as hubs for dining, shopping, skiing, and outdoor activities in the Green Mountains. Some of these locations include Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, and Manchester.

Being a mostly rural state with rolling farmlands and gorgeous mountain scenery, Vermont is state that draws people looking to get outside. Year-round activities range from hiking, camping, and backpacking in the spring and summer, leaf-peeping during fall foliage season, and snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter. The quaint towns and small cities offer plenty in lodging, shopping, and dining and also make for great hubs between outdoor adventures. Some of the top ski resorts include Stowe, Sugarbush, Okemo Mountain, Killington Resort, Jay Peak, Suicide Six, Stratton Mountain, Bromley, and many more.
Food and Dining
Vermont is full of dining options from great hometown meals to trendy restaurants using local ingredients. Throughout the state, the farm-to-table method is very common. Some of Vermont's famous food products include maple syrup and cheddar cheeses, as well as the famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream which was founded in Vermont. Tours of the factory in Waterbury are available from 10 to 6 every day. Vermont is also home to a number of quality breweries, including Magic Hat Brewing Co., Long Trail Brewing Co., Rock Art Brewery, Alchemist Pub & Brewery, and Hill Farmstead Brewery, amongst others.

By plane, there are a few small airports including Burlington International, Rutland State, and Manchester Airport (in New Hampshire). Burlington International offers flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago (O'Hare), New York City (LaGuardia, Kennedy), Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington DC (Dulles and National), and Detroit - mostly by regional jet. Rutland has two flights per day to Boston, while Manchester Airport serves as a hub for northern New England and is about a 3-hour drive or less to anywhere in Vermont.

There are two Amtrak trains that serve the state: the "Vermonter" (with daily service between Washington, D.C., New York City and St. Albans) and the "Ethan Allen Express" (with daily service between New York and Rutland, Vermont) Several long distance bus services also make the trip to Vermont - Greyhound, Megabus, Bonanza, and others.


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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.

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