The average price of a 7-day trip to the United Kingdom is $1,245 for a solo traveler, $1,928 for a couple, and $2,382 for a family of 4. United Kingdom hotels range from $54 to $242 per night with an average of $94, while most vacation rentals will cost $170 to $500 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to the United Kingdom (from all airports) are between $714 and $1,222 per person for economy flights and $2,242 to $3,837 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $86 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit the United Kingdom

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

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 24th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in the United Kingdom is usually early October.

 

Average United Kingdom Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $1,065-$2,516($152-$359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $357 to $1,170 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $87 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $101 to $124 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $1,717-$4,281($245-$612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $171 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $715 to $2,340 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $87 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $101 to $124 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $3,434-$8,198($491-$1,171 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $343 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,430 to $4,681 for economy

Lodging: $138 to $175 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $152 to $186 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to the United Kingdom

How cheap can you make a vacation to the United Kingdom? The cheapest trip to the United Kingdom is about $111 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 $46.

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 the United Kingdom for a week is $780-$2,190($111-$313 per day)

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

Flights: $357 to $1,170 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $91 to $121 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $1,285-$3,654($184-$522 per day)

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

Flights: $715 to $2,340 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $91 to $121 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $2,570-$6,943($367-$992 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,430 to $4,681 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $108 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $136 to $181 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to the United Kingdom cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury United Kingdom Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $2,197-$10,123($314-$1,446 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $171 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $889 to $2,920 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $242 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,001 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $3,674-$14,247($525-$2,035 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $343 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,778 to $5,840 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $242 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,001 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit the United Kingdom for a week is $7,347-$25,500($1,050-$3,643 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $685 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,555 to $11,681 for first class

Lodging: $240 to $485 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $749 to $1,504 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

United Kingdom Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in the United Kingdom is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in the United Kingdom 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.

United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom.

 

Flight Costs to the United Kingdom

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,222 average in early to mid July to a low of $714 in early October. Median flight price is $683. These prices are based on millions of flights. For the United Kingdom our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In the United Kingdom, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $508, so you can easily save about 71% 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 the United Kingdom can easily cost $315 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $630 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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