It’s said that Rome is Italy’s heart and Naples is its soul. And while Naples has the reputation of being rough around the edges, it’s also very affordable and has its own charming character. If nothing else, it serves as a home base for people wanting to visit Pompeii and eat great pizza.
In this Naples travel price guide, we’ve outlined the estimated travel expenses for food, accommodation, attractions, alcohol, and other typical travel expenses to help you budget for your trip to Naples.
This Naples Price Guide is part of our City Price Guide Series where we break down the travel costs of Europe’s most popular cities.
Average Daily Costs for Visiting Naples
It costs around €40-€70/day to visit Naples comfortably as a budget traveler.
If you want to upgrade your accommodations, add another €30-€70/night depending on your level of accommodation. These prices also don’t include big nights out at the bar/pub, club entry fees, souvenir/clothing shopping, tours, random purchases, nicer food, etc.
Average Daily Costs for Budget Travel In Naples: €64 (Approx. $67)
- Attractions: €10 (one paid attraction + any free sights)
- Food: €22
- Breakfast: €2
- Lunch: €6
- Dinner: €12
- Treat (dessert/beer/wine): €2
- Transportation: €1.50
- Accommodation (Hostel): €30
Daily Cost of Frugal Travel In Naples: €41 (Approx. $44)
- Attractions: €5 (free walking tour + visit one of the free sights)
- Food: €17
- Breakfast: €2
- Lunch: €5 (street food or takeaway shop fare)
- Dinner: €9
- Beer: €1
- Transportation: €0 (walk)
- Accommodation (Cheap Hostel): €19
Naples Attraction and Museum Prices
Naples has a handful of sights and museums but the real draw is walking the streets and enjoying all th food.
- National Archeological Museum of Naples: €15
- Fontanelle Cemetary: Free
- Castel Sant’Elmo: €5
- Catacombe di Napoli: €11
- Museo Cappella Sansevero: €10
- Museo di San Martino: €6
- Walking & Tours: Free-€30
In addition to walking tours, consider an excursion to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. From Naples, it will cost €60-€120 for a day trip.
Naples Food Prices
Naples’ cuisine heavily incorporates seafood, fresh mozzarella, and pasta. The city is the birthplace of Margherita pizza and it’s known to have the best Margherita pizza in the world.
Naples is also famous for its street food that’s super tasty and affordable.
Sweets from stands and cafés are popular, especially baba (liqueur-soaked rum cake) and gelato. Cheap dining options abound in the city: look for cafés, pizzerias, and take-away for inexpensive meal options. Prices are affordable, and they can be downright cheap if you leave the tourist zones. Read more of our strategies for Eating and Drinking in Europe on a Budget.
Budget Breakfast Prices in Naples: €2-€5
- Many hostels will offer a free simple breakfast that normally consists of cereal, bread/croissant, and maybe milk, coffee, tea, or juice (some hostels will offer more and some less). Hotel breakfasts tend to be overpriced, so skip those in most cases.
- Coffee and a pastry will run €2-€4; espresso typically costs €1-€1.10.
Budget-Friendly Breakfast Spots In Naples
- Antico Forno delle Sfogliatelle Calde Fratelli Attanasio: The best sfogliatella in Naples. This bakery is super popular with locals and everyone else who visits Naples.
- La Sfogliatella Mary: Another great spot for sfogliatella.
- Pasticceria Poppella: More amazing traditional pastries.
- Bar Salvo: The place to go for cornetto (the Italian version of a croissant).
- Bar Mexico: Chain with solid coffee/espresso and a range of pastries.
- Centrale del Caffe: Cute cafe in the center of town with great coffee.
Budget Lunch Prices in Naples: €4-€10
- Super budget travelers can make a super cheap lunch of bread, cheese, and fruit from any grocery store for a few euros.
- Margherita pizzas run €3-€7. Look for pizzerias with a “Vera Pizza” sign on the front window—it means the restaurant has met the legal specifications for authentic Neopolitan pizza.
- Pubs and burger joints offer basic meals for €3-€8.
- Look for ethnic and vegetarian options for cheap eats, €2.50-€7. O Grin is a popular, cheap, and vegetarian restaurant.
- Take-away and fast food run €3-€7 for a meal; Decumano 31 is a popular local favorite offering.
Budget Dinner Prices in Naples: €8-€18
- Pretty much all the options from the ‘Budget Lunch’ section above will also apply for dinner.
- Trattorias and osterias are informal restaurants located throughout Naples and offer traditional food without a huge bill. Ristorantes are more formal dining, with meals costing upwards of €18.
- Look for fixed-price menus, ranging €12-€20 for 3-4 courses of traditional Napoli cuisine.
- Linguine ai Frutti de Mare (linguine and seafood) will run €8-€13 at a traditional sit-down restaurant.
- Pizza is always a safe bet in Naples so seek out multiple spots during your trip.
Budget-Friendly Lunch and Dinner Spots
- La Pizzeria Sorbillo: The most famous pizza restaurant in Naples (or the world?)
- Pizzeria Sandropizzettata: Excellent pizza.
- Trattoria Don Vincenzo: Affordable seafood and other local dishes.
- Anonymous Trattoria Gourmet: Friendly and unassuming restaurant serving local dishes.
- 400 gradi Di Ciro & Salvio Rapuano: More great pizza.
- Insolito La Pizzeria Gourmet: And more pizza.
- Trattoria Pizzeria Nardones: Yes, more pizza.
- La Campagnola: Pizza and other authentic Naples food.
- De’ figliole: Pizza… but it’s deep-fried! A must try.
- A’ Cucina Ra Casa Mia: Affordable homemade Italian dishes.
- ‘O Grin: Takeaway vegan food.
Drinks and Alcohol Prices In Naples
- Expect to pay €3.75 for a beer out
- At a grocery, beer runs about €1.60, and a bottle of wine about €5
Naples Transportation Prices
Public transportation in Naples consists of a bus, a metro, a tram system, and a small number of funiculars. Unico Compania is the ticket administration system, as each leg of transit is managed by a separate company. Tickets are available to travel within Naples and between surrounding towns and are sold at automated ticket stands in the transit stations.
- 90-minute ticket: €1.10
- Day ticket: €4.50
- 1-week pass: €15.80
- Ferry trips out to the Roman Ruins or Mount Vesuvius run €8-€15, depending on the port and ferry company.
Airport transit from city center (bus, taxi):
- via bus: €5, via Unico Alibus (shuttle)
- via taxi: fixed rates between the airport and different locations in Naples, €16-€20
Naples Hostel, Hotel, & Rental Apartment Prices
Accommodation prices in Naples are fairly reasonable. There are only a handful of hostels in Naples so that keeps prices up a bit but they’re still affordable. Rental apartments are also popular if you’re traveling in a group.
Hostel Prices in Naples: €18-€39/Night
Naples doesn’t have a ton of hostels but they have a few really nice ones. The nightly price of a well-rated hostel in Naples starts around €25-€30/night per person. Remember, these prices are for a bed in a shared dorm room. Private hostel rooms start are around €40-€90 a night. Check out the latest hostel prices at Hostelworld.
Best-Rated Hostels in Naples:
Budget Hotel in Naples: €70-€130/Night
A decent budget hotel that is in the city center of Naples will cost around €85-€120/night. You can find cheaper hotels if you want to stay farther away from the center of the city or if you don’t mind staying in a super basic hotel.
We suggest checking out Booking.com to see hotel prices for your dates since they’re always changing.
Rental Apartment in Naples: €40-€130/Night
You’ll find quite a few apartment rentals in Naples. They can be a good option for large groups or travelers who want a little more space (and a kitchen). On the other hand, you may also have to deal with inconvenient check-in processes and things like extra cleaning fees and service charges. For short stays, we prefer hotels/hostels but rental apartments can be a nice option for longer stays. Airbnb is always popular but you can sometimes find cheaper/better options on our list of Airbnb Alternatives.
More Resources To Help Your Budget Your Europe Travels
Check out our guide on How Much It Costs To Backpack Europe to learn more about budgeting your entire trip (including many more city price guides).
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