The average price of a 7-day trip to Ireland is $1,305 for a solo traveler, $2,014 for a couple, and $2,987 for a family of 4. Ireland hotels range from $56 to $310 per night with an average of $99, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $490 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ireland (from all airports) are between $545 and $1,593 per person for economy flights and $1,711 to $5,002 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $85 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Ireland

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to Ireland and stay in a Ireland hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 17th to December 16th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Ireland is usually late January and early February.

 

Average Ireland Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Ireland for a week is $1,029-$2,597($147-$371 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $85 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $309 to $1,390 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $84 to $102 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Ireland for a week is $1,638-$4,575($234-$654 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $85 to $169 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $617 to $2,780 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $84 to $102 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Ireland for a week is $3,167-$9,013($452-$1,288 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $169 to $338 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,234 to $5,561 for economy

Lodging: $143 to $181 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $125 to $154 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Ireland

How cheap can you make a vacation to Ireland? The cheapest trip to Ireland is about $105 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $47.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Ireland for a week is $738-$2,506($105-$358 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $309 to $1,390 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $56 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $137 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Ireland for a week is $1,193-$4,190($170-$599 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $617 to $2,780 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $56 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $137 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Ireland for a week is $2,386-$7,974($341-$1,139 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $169 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,234 to $5,561 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $111 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $159 to $205 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Ireland cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Ireland Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Ireland.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Ireland for a week is $2,062-$10,496($295-$1,499 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $169 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $766 to $3,457 for first class

Lodging: $118 to $310 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $486 to $976 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Ireland for a week is $3,417-$15,144($488-$2,163 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $339 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,533 to $6,915 for first class

Lodging: $118 to $310 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $486 to $976 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Ireland for a week is $6,847-$27,365($978-$3,909 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $337 to $678 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,066 to $13,829 for first class

Lodging: $237 to $620 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $730 to $1,465 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Ireland Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Ireland is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Ireland due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Ireland Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Ireland hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Ireland.

 

Flight Costs to Ireland

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,593 average in early to mid July to a low of $545 in late January and early February. Median flight price is $709. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Ireland our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Ireland, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,048, so you can easily save about 192% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Ireland can easily cost $317 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $633 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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