Cost of Traveling to Turkey

Cost of Traveling

It’s no wonder that you’re planning a trip to Turkey. Evidently in the past few years, Turkey has become a very sought-after and popular travel destination. 

Not only is Turkey a country rich with culture, cuisine, and attractions for tourists, but Turkey has also been dubbed one of the world’s best budget travel destinations. Consequently, the cost of traveling to Turkey can be very low if you plan it particularly well.

The cost of traveling is usually a big determining factor for tourists when they decide where to travel.

Fortunately, this blog will make it very easy for you to navigate the average cost of food per day while traveling, unforeseen costs, and just the general cost of living for Turkey as a tourist. 

Beautiful vivid orange sunset over a beautiful city in Turkey on a cloudy day.

How To Estimate The Cost Of Traveling?

The cost of traveling will greatly be affected by the type of holiday you’re planning on taking. For instance, will you be traveling alone or will the whole family be going on a family vacation? A family vacation will be much more expensive than someone vacationing alone. 

The type of accommodation you prefer will also significantly affect your budget. For instance, will you be camping, or staying in hotels, or are you one of the lucky travelers that will get free accommodation because you know someone in Turkey? 

All these types of things will greatly affect your cost to travel. 

Interestingly enough according to Budget your trip these are the key vacation cost statistics:

  • A solo one-week vacation in the US has an average cost of $1578.
  • A couple on a week’s vacation in the US can expect to pay an average cost of $3156.
  • A two-week European vacation for one person has an average cost of $4000.

According to Earthtrekkers, the cost of traveling the world in a year is around $25 000 – $35 000 per person.

The best way to estimate the cost of traveling to Turkey or any other destination is to set up an itinerary of everything you would like to do and where you would like to stay and to use Budget your trip to work out the cost of travel. 

What are the expenses involved in traveling to Turkey?

Firstly when deciding to travel to Turkey the first two things you need to sort out are your airline ticket and your visa to Turkey and then you can start with the nitty gritty things in Turkey.

Flights To And Back From Turkey

On average during the low season, a round-trip airfare will cost you approximately $650. And during Turkey’s peak season, you can expect to pay up to $900 for a round-trip ticket. 

However here are some tips to get the cheapest flights:

  • Use the website Skyscanner, it can show you monthly trends of the prices for your destinations, and even better it has a ‘price alert button’ that can notify you when the price of your desired flight begins to fall. 
  • Flights booked on weekdays are usually cheaper than flights booked on weekends. 
  • Be flexible with your dates. This allows you to explore which months are the best time to travel. For instance, don’t travel during major holidays as airlines will automatically increase their flight tickets.

Visa For Turkey

All US citizens require a visa to enter Turkey. Therefore make sure to check out how exactly to obtain your visa to Turkey from Atlys. 

You can expect to pay around $50 for your Turkey evisa. 

Accommodation In Turkey

As we mentioned before, the type of accommodation you decide on will significantly affect your budget. Hopefully, you know someone in Turkey that is offering you free accommodation. In that case, you can skip this section.

According to Budget your trip the average hotel price per evening is $65. However, the average hotel price for a budget hotel is around $32 and a hostel is around $9.5. 

Food In Turkey

According to Budget your trip the average cost of food per day while traveling is $7.5.

Remember that a lot of things can influence your budget for food. For instance, if you have breakfast included in your accommodation that is one less meal to pay for when in Turkey. 

Eating locally will be much less expensive than eating at a restaurant.

Entertainment In Turkey

According to Budget your trip the average budget for entertainment in Turkey is an average cost of $9 per day.

These are some of the actual costs of some of the attractions you might want to visit:

  • Entrance into Hagia Sofia Mosque is around $1.9
  • Traditional Turkish bath is around $3.75
  • Goreme open-air museum tickets are around $1
  • Castle entry tickets are around $0.5

Transportation In Turkey

According to Budget your trip the average budget for transportation in Turkey is an average cost of $3.5 per day.

In Turkey, the cheapest mode of transportation are buses, metro, trams, and ferries. Overnight-train rides are also a trendy option for budget travel. 

Overview Of An Entire Turkey Budget

According to Budget your trip the average daily cost per day per person is $24. 

This is also their recommended budget for holidays in Turkey:

  • One week trip per person is around $163
  • Two-week trip per person is around $326
  • One week for a couple is around $326
  • Two weeks for a couple is around $652

Two weeks for a couple is around $652

Beautiful colorful hot-air balloons ready for take-off during a beautiful pink sunrise in Turkey.

What does it cost to reschedule your trip/flight/hotel?

Unfortunately, it does happen that you might have to reschedule some of your plans. Due to the uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic caused, rescheduling has become a regular part of some travelers’ lives.

Hopefully from 2023 traveling can become a bit more stable and safe to do. 

With accommodation bookings, if you have a refundable reservation, you may opt to cancel the booking in the app and rebook your stay for your new preferred dates. Other times they might require a fee equivalent to a one-night stay to reschedule your dates. 

If you are flying with Turkish airways you can change your flight with no penalty up to 12 hours before your flight, however within less than 12 hours before your flight you will be subjected to paying a fine of $27.

However, this will be subject to each accommodation or airline’s own rules and regulations. However, this will be subject to each accommodation or airline’s own rules and regulationsBeautiful ruins of heads and eagles on mount Arat during a beautiful vivid orange sunset in Turkey.

Conclusion

Turkey is the perfect destination for budget travel. The cost of traveling to Turkey can be significantly affected by your accommodation when you plan to fly, and things like where you eat.

The cost of traveling to Turkey can be very affordable if you follow the tips for booking flights.

According to Budget your trip the average daily cost per day per person in Turkey is $24. This is one of the cheapest average daily costs for a country in the world.

However, you can create an itinerary and use Budget your trip to work out the estimated cost of travel for your trip to Turkey.

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