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1. Posted by Edge61 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 2 Jan '09 23:20

I have traveled the majority of the 50 states and parts of Mexico and Canada. Never having left North America, I have decided to take a long awaited trip to Europe. Prior to taking this trip I will be fininshing my under graduate degree, so time and money are large issues. Before I jump the gun and start saving for daily costs overseas, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how much it is going to cost to get the ball rolling?

2. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive, 109 posts) 3 Jan '09 04:44

Well flights from East coast US to Heathrow would be something in the region of £300 return but vary greatly depending on time of year etc etc.

As for other costs - well Europe's a massive place, so where are you going and how long for?

Narrow it down a bit.

3. Posted by andy11 (Full Member, 136 posts) 3 Jan '09 07:12

Yeah about between £300 - £400 for a return to London from NY. Then it depends on how you live, hostels are generally about £12-20 per night. Then internal flights/travel to other countries in Europe, your looking at easyjet, ryanair, BA, for the British airlines, you might get a return from London to Spain for £60-100 for example. Really you wouild need about $1000 per month i think.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 3, 2009, at 7:13 AM by andy11 ]

4. Posted by adam3809 (Budding Member, 47 posts) 3 Jan '09 13:05


I backpacked europe for six weeks last year and it cost me about 1500 for all my daily expenses, not including airfare. I got a ticket from detroit to london for about $650. I was travelling on a budget, I stayed in hostels, packed lunches, and cooked dinner in the hostel where ever it was possible. If you are on a tight budget I would advice spending more time in the eastern europe, since it is a bit cheaper than western europe. Although, it is not dirt cheap by any means as some believe.