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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Williamsburg?

You should plan to spend around $112 per day on your vacation in Williamsburg. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 on meals
  • $11 on local transportation
  • $132 on hotels

A one week trip to Williamsburg for two people costs, on average, $1,574. 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 Williamsburg cost?

A one week trip to Williamsburg usually costs around $787 for one person and $1,574 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Williamsburg on average costs around $1,574 for one person and $3,148 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 Williamsburg will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Williamsburg on average costs around $3,373 for one person and $6,745 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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg expensive to visit?

Prices in Williamsburg 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, Williamsburg is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $132
Local Transportation 1 $11
Food 2 $31
Entertainment 1 $34
Accommodation Budget in Williamsburg
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Williamsburg is $66. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Williamsburg is $132. 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 Williamsburg

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Williamsburg based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $133. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Williamsburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Williamsburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 per person, per day, on local transportation in Williamsburg.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Williamsburg
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Rental Cars in Williamsburg
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Food Budget in Williamsburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Williamsburg can vary, the average cost of food in Williamsburg is $31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Williamsburg should cost around $12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Williamsburg is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Williamsburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Williamsburg typically cost an average of $34 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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Water Budget in Williamsburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.35 on bottled water in Williamsburg per day. The public water in Williamsburg is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Williamsburg On a Budget
Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
In southeast Virginia, Williamsburg is a historic city that was the capital of Virginia during the 1700's. It's now a popular tourist destination in the state because it has managed to recreate its past in a theme park like setting. Perhaps the most famous attraction in the city is "Colonial Williamsburg," an outdoor museum that recreates an 18th century town with working tradesmen and functioning jobs. You can purchase a one day pass to the area for $36 and multiple day passes at a slight discount. Exhibits in the area include observing a court proceeding, seeing the Governor's Palace, and witnessing the impact of the American Revolution on the area.

Williamsburg has a climate that is similar to the rest of the region. Winters are cool or cold and summers are hot and humid. Average snowfall is about five inches a year and thunderstorms in the summer months are not uncommon.
Most people travel to Williamsburg specifically to visit Colonial Williamsburg. This is the largest outdoor living history museum in the United States and it offers a unique look at an 18th century American town.

While Colonial Williamsburg is probably the most famous part of the city, there are many other places worth visiting while you're in the area. The College of William & Mary has many examples of colonial architecture intertwined with students relaxing on the quad or tossing a frisbee in nice weather. You can also visit the James River Plantations which are a collection of historic sights which bring to life the rich history of the area through guided tours.

Slightly less educational and perhaps more adrenaline filled options in the area include Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Water Country USA. It's easy to fill a day or two enjoying the wild rides at either of these parks. Water Country USA is regularly ranked one of the top water parks in the country.
Most visitors spend the majority of their time in Colonial Williamsburg and the historic district. The College of William and Mary is quite beautiful and worth exploring as well. It's located at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street. Most of the city's chain restaurants are spread out along Richmond Road, while Merchants Square is where you'll find local eateries.

Williamsburg has a variety of local hotels, guesthouses, and bed an breakfasts. Many have a quaint atmosphere and utilize the historic character of the area. There are also several chain hotels in the area, many near Busch Gardens.

In addition to visiting Colonial Williamsburg or the amusement parks in the area, Williamsburg has many activities for visitors wanting off-the-beaten-track experiences. Williamsburg Wintery has wine tastings as well as a quaint restaurant with impressive dishes. It's worth a visit once you've had your fill of history or park rides.

If you want to enjoy a simple hike, check out Greensprings Interpretive Trail. It's a 3.5 mile nature trail that passes through beaver ponds, wetlands, and forests. Next to the trail is Mainland Farm, which is the oldest continuously cultivated farm in the country.
Food and Dining
Restaurants are in abundance in Williamsburg and most are concentrated in either the Merchants Square area or along Richmond Road. Richmond Road is where you'll find most of the chain restaurants while in Merchants Square you'll find more local options, many of which make use of the historical aspect of the area. Do take note that most restaurants in shops around town close at 8:00PM. If you're looking for a great place to grab breakfast consider heading to the Gazebo, on Bypass Road. It's one of the best breakfast options in town.

Most people arrive in Williamsburg by car. As with most mid-sized U.S. towns, a car is important if you hope to see most of the sights in the area. There are several public buses that travel around town. They stop at the transportation center, which is also the local Amtrak station. The Yellow line goes to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

If you drive to Colonial Williamsburg, free parking is limited. There are plenty of paid parking lots in the area and shopping centers with free parking get crowded during the peak seasons.

Williamsburg's main airport is Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport but Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International Airport are both significantly larger and cheaper and less than an hour's drive away.


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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.