England travel costs in popular British cities

With a rich and complicated history, England is fascinating to visit. You can learn about its history in its many exquisite museums or by walking the streets of its old towns, big or small. Admire the architecture of its Medieval cathedrals and royal palaces, or dive deeper into the fairy-tale of the land by discovering its pagan constructions.

Some of the most popular British cities to visit are Bath, London, Oxford, and York. Check below to learn England travel costs in each of them.



The Royal Crescent of Bath, in England, United Kingdom
The Royal Crescent of Bath, in England, United Kingdom

Bath

Bath is an English city with a rich history, and the first hint to realizing that are the beautifully preserved Roman Baths. Here, you can also discover British style by visiting the Fashion Museum and dine in a special setting inside the vaults of the Theatre Royal. And these are only some of the reasons why you should visit Bath while you’re traveling through England.

Bath was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.


How much does it cost to visit Bath?

A budget traveler will spend around £ 49 on daily travel expenses, without taking into account any accommodation costs. Read below to get detailed information on England travel costs in Bath.


Bath accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 28 – 128
Typical double room£ 56 – 255

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Bath food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 7 – 16
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 15 – 30
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 2.10 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle) *£ 0.50 – 1

* Tap water is safe to drink in Bath.


Bath fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 2.50
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 0.65 – 3
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.14 – 1.30

Bath visiting costs

Top attractions in Bath
The Roman Baths£ 25
Bath Abbey£ 4
No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum£ 10.60
Pulteney BridgeFree
Fashion Museum Bath£ 25

England budget travel advice
Book your tickets for The Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum Bath online. If you visit both, you’ll save £ 5 by getting your tickets in advance.




London in England, United Kingdom

London

London is among my favorite cities to visit in Europe, although it isn’t too much of a budget-friendly destination. Accommodation, transportation, and dining out are quite steep, but there are many ways to make your stay more affordable. And, on the bright side, there are lots of interesting free museums to visit!

England budget travel advice:
If you think it may be difficult to spend less while visiting such an expensive destination as London, check out my guide How to travel Europe on a budget.


How much does it cost to visit London?

If you’re visiting London on a budget, try to stay under £ 54 per day, without taking accommodation into account. And look further down below for detailed England travel costs while visiting London.


London accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 33 – 269
Typical double room£ 67 – 538 😐

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London food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 10 – 20
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 20 – 35
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 4 – 5.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle) *£ 0.60 – 1.80

* Tap water is safe to drink in London.


London fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 2.50
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 2 – 3.85
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.20 – 1.38

London visiting costs

Top attractions in London
The British MuseumFree
Tower of London£ 24.70
Churchill War Rooms£ 22
Tower Bridge£ 9.80
Westminster Abbey£ 21
City pass *
24h London Pass£ 75
48h London Pass£ 99

* The London Pass offers free admission to over 80 attractions in London, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, a hop-on-hop-off tour, a Thames riverboat cruise, and the view from The Shard.

England budget travel advice
Book your tickets for the Tower Bridge online. You won’t save that much ( £ 1), but if you’re visiting with other people it little by little it adds up.




Oxford in England, United Kingdom

Oxford

When you hear Oxford, you immediately think of the prestigious 12-century British university. As with any visit to a university city, expect a rich cultural life and enjoy the animated nightlife together with the students!

Oxford is also known as the City of Dreaming Spires for the medieval architecture of its 38 colleges.


How much does it cost to visit Oxford?

If you intend to visit Oxford, you’ll be spending around £ 62 per day, without any accommodation. Accommodation in Oxford, however, is cheaper than in London, so it balances out the daily expenses.

Below, you’ll find detailed England travel costs for your visit to Oxford.


Oxford accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 44 – 53
Typical double room£ 88 – 106

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Oxford food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 9 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 17 – 25
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 3.50 – 4.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle) *£ 0.70 – 1.50

* Tap water is safe to drink in Oxford.


Oxford fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 2.20
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 1.20 – 4
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.17 – 1.40

Oxford visiting costs

Top attractions in Oxford
Pitt Rivers MuseumFree
Ashmolean Museum of Art and ArchaeologyFree
University of OxfordFree
Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryFree
Oxford Castle & Prison£ 12.50
City pass
Oxford Pass *£ 69

* The Oxford Pass is valid for two consecutive days and it includes free access to the best attractions in Oxford, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, plus airport transfer by express bus.



York Minster in England, United Kingdom
York Minster in England, United Kingdom

York

Founded by the ancient Romans, York is a city with wonderful architecture. When you visit York, you should explore the City walls walkway and York Minster. The latter is a large 13th-century Gothic Cathedral, with beautiful stained glass windows.


How much does it cost to visit York?

A visit to York will have you spend £ 41 per day, without accommodation. Look below for more detailed England travel costs in York.


York accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 21 – 90
Typical double room£ 41 – 181

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York food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 7 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 13 – 25
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 1 – 3.60
Water (0.33 liter, bottle) *£ 0.40 – 1.20

* Tap water is safe to drink in York.


York fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 2.45
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 0.80 – 2.17
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.09 – 1.30

York visiting costs

Top attractions in York
National Railway MuseumFree
York Minster£ 11.50
York Maze£ 16
York Castle Museum£ 10.90
Shambles StreetFree
City pass *
1-day York Pass£ 45
2-day York & Beyond Explorer Pass£ 60

* The York Pass is valid for one day and it includes free access to around 26 attractions in York. The York & Beyond Explorer Pass includes around 50 attractions in York and in its vicinity and you can opt for it to be valid for 2, 3 or 6 days.

York budget travel advice
Book your tickets for the York Maze online. You won’t save that much ( £ 1), but if you’re visiting with other people it little by little it adds up.




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England travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city in Belgium. Tap water seems to be safe to drink all over Belgium, though.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available.
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.