If you want to knowhow much itcoststo travel to Australiaor how tosave money on your tripthen this article is for you.
Today we are going to solve your doubts about thecost of a trip to Australia byshowing you thereal prices of the products and services you need to travel in Australia .
We also give you sometips to make your trip to Australia cheaperand we show you areal budget for a 21-day trip to Australia.
If you are planning a trip to Australia, take a look at the Guide to travel to Australia that we have prepared for you, it will surely help you organize your trip. We have given him a lot of love.
Although it is no secret that Australia is an expensive country, in this article we are going to advise you so that your experience touring Australia is unforgettable without having to empty your pockets.
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If you are wonderinghow much a trip to Australiacosts,we are going to tell you what theprice of things is in Australiaso that you can get an idea of thebudget you need to travel to Australia.
The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar and if you want to know how much it is in relation to the official currency of your country you can look at it on this website:XE Currency Converter .
Howmany Australian dollars is a US dollar worth?At this time 1 US dollar equals 1.63 AUD. So if you have US dollars traveling to Australia is cheaper now than having done it in 2017. Do not waste this opportunity.
Flights to Australia: Prices
Obviously theprice of the plane ticket to Australiawill vary depending on your place of departure. As an example, these could be the prices of your flights to Australia:
Price of the trip to Australia fromUnited States: $ 800 - $ 1,300 (Currency: US dollars EUR)
Approximate prices per person and night (Currency: Austalian Dollar AUD):
Campgrounds and Campsites : $ 12
The campgarounds are the places enabled for camping within the national parks of Australia. They normally belong to the authorities of the state where the national park is located. They have less facilities than the campsites but are located in the middle of nature.
Camping : From $ 20 - $ 35
The Holiday Caravan Parks are private campsites where you can reserve a place to pitch your tent or rent a bungalow for the night. These campsites have all kinds of facilities: bathrooms and showers, kitchens, barbecues, swimming pools ...
Backpacker hostel sharing room: $ 20 - $ 60
These are the youth hostels or backpakers where you can rent a bed in a shared room or rent a private room, although the bathroom is always shared.
Motel: $ 60 - $ 150 (Private room, so the price for two people would be the same)
Motels are a smaller type of accommodation than hotels and generally with less facilities. It is possible to find motels with a room tested for a single person from $ 55.
Hotel : $ 79 - $ 300 (Private room, so the price for two people would be the same)
It is possible to find cheaper hotels in some towns and small cities, but we wanted to show you the average so that you can better plan your trip.
Apartment / House : $ 30 - $ 100 per person per night
The price of the house or apartment will depend on how many of you are, where the house is located and the facilities it has.
You can compare accommodation prices on BOOKING.COM. In booking you can find campsites, hostels, motels, hotels, apartments and houses to stay anywhere in Australia. We love it because most of them have free cancellation.
To rent the house you can also take a look on the AIRBNB website .
If you still do not have an Airbnb account, we recommend that you read thisAirbnb Tutorialand take advantage of the55 AUDdiscountthat we offer you by following this link: Airbnb Discount
Food and drink
The price of food in Australian restaurants is very varied and ranges from $ 12 that a main dish can cost in a Thai restaurant (They are generally the cheapest) to the $ 30 that you can pay in an Australian or European food restaurant . There are much more expensive restaurants, but this would be average.
In Australia there are also fast food restaurant chains like Subway, McDonalds, Hungry Jacks ... in these chains the price of the menu / combo can be around $ 10- $ 12 Australian dollars.
As for the drink, the price of soft drinks is about $ 3- $ 4 and that of beer ranges between $ 7- $ 9 depending on the brand and the restaurant.
If you are one of those who like to buy in the supermarket and cook your own food when you travel here we leave you the price of some products:
To move betweenthe main cities of Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Cairns) there are quite cheap flights, their price can range between $ 50 - $ 250 , depending on what day of the week you travel.
If you travel to more remote places and have to take regional flights, for example to visit some of the areas of Western Australia, then the price becomes very expensive and can go up to $ 300 - $ 500 in some cases.
If you want to know the exact price of your flight, take a look at SKYSCANNER.
You can rent a car from $ 25 a day.
The price of the car will depend on the size of the car, the days you rent it (It is cheaper if you rent it for a longer time) and if you return it to the same place where you pick it up. If you want to leave the car in a different city from where you pick it up, they will impose a surcharge.
The most popular company to travel around Australia by bus isGreyhound Australia .This company sells bus tickets for days with unlimited trips. The most popular are: 7 days of unlimited travel for $ 249 or 45 days of unlimited travel for $ 449.
The price of the most popular excursions in Australia is:
How could you have already guessed seeing these prices traveling to Australia is expensive , we will not deny that to anyone.
Wedo not know how to travel to Australia for freeor to make a proper trip to Australia without money, but it is true that there are sometricks that can help you save some money on your trip to Australia.
19 Tips to Travel Australia Cheaper
1.- To buy your flights to Australia and through Australia follow the advice that we leave you in the articleTravel to Australia cheap .
3.- Avoid flying on Friday, Sunday and Monday. These days airline tickets are more expensive.
4.- If you are going to travelto Australiaforless than 1 month,we recommend you move by taking internal flights and picking up a rental car at the airport to explore the area you are going to visit.
AIRPORT RENTAL CARSis our preferred place to search for rental cars. Compare prices between many companies and show you the best deals.
5.- If you want to save money it is better to plan your flights and routes to return to leave the car in the same place where you picked it up , the surcharge that you have to pay if you leave it in another place is very high.
6.- If you are lucky enough to be able to make a trip of more than a month then we recommend that you rent a motorhome because it will allow you to save a lot of money on accommodation and food.
7.- If you are flexible with your dates, another option is to use a relocation service . On pages likeTransfercaryou can take a look at therelocationsthat are available.
What is a Relocation? For less than $ 1 they give you a vehicle (Normally motorhome ) that you must drive to a certain place in Australia at a certain time. For example, you get a van in Sydney and you have to drop it off in Brisbane three days after you have picked it up.
8.- If you like nature do not hesitate and dare togo camping. You can buy everything you need on second-handwebsiteslikewww.gumtree.com.auor in stores likeBig Wfor a very cheap price.
9.- If you are going to spend several days visiting the same area then we recommend that you rent an apartment or a house, especially if you are traveling in a group or as a couple.
To compare prices and book, take a look atBOOKING.COMand on Airbnb . To get your discount follow this link toAirbnb .
10.- If you travel alone, your best option is the hostels that belong to theYHA Australianetworkbecause their value for money is quite good.
NowYHA Australiahas also released some coupons with which you can stay in its network of hostels for a price of $ 23 a night. If you want more information you can follow this link:YHA Australia EPACKS
Food and drink
11.- If, as we have advised you, you stay in an apartment or a hostel, you will save a lot of money because you can buy in the supermarket and have breakfast and dinner in the accommodation itself.
Don't think at all that this is a crappy option. OnAirbnbthere are some great houses, with barbecues in the garden to cook like an Australian and all kinds of luxuries.
The cheapest supermarket chain in Australia isAldiwhere you can also find beers and wines at a great price.
12. - Ah! If you want to have some glasses in the apartment you have rented and try, for example, Bundaberg Rum, which is the local rum, we recommend that you buy them at theDuty Free at the airport upon arrival in Australia, just before passing customs.
We have it more than proven and there is no other cheaper place to buy rum, gin, vodka or whiskey?
13.- How many more days you spend traveling through Australia, the cheaper your trip will be.
You will be able to save on car or motorhome rental, you will have more flexibility to take the plane on the days when it is cheaper and above all you will be able to enjoy your trip to Australia more.
14.- If price is important to you, our recommendation is that you avoid visiting remote places in Australia because the logistics to get there is complicated and can make the price of the trip very expensive.
For example: Esperance or Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, Port Lincoln in South Australia or even Uluru are expensive destinations.
15.- The cheapest is to spend a few days touring Sydney and its surroundings, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road and the Cairns area (Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest). This would be the basic and cheapest trip without losing the essence of Australia.
16.- Another thing you should keep in mind iswhen it is cheapest to travel to Australia. That is, if you avoid the high season which is from December to February you can also save some money on your trip to Australia.
After showing you how much things are worth in Australia and giving you some recommendations to travel to Australia cheaper, nothing better than to visually show you a real example of a21-day budget traveling through Australia.
This was the budget we considered on our trip to Australia in 2017 with our friends from United States. We travel five adults and although we take care of money the truth is that we do not deprive ourselves of anything as you can see.
Hopefully with this article we have been able to answer your question abouthow much it costs to travel to Australia.You see that although Australia is not a cheap destination there are some tricks that can help you reduce the budget of your trip to Australia.
If you have any more tips to save money when traveling in Australia tell us because it will be great for us too.
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Article published in 2018 and updated in October 2019