Basic Budget Breakdown
This is “Basic Budget Breakdown” that you can use to estimate your own budget for the Great Train Escape Weekend. This budget breakdown does NOT include the amount you need to fundraise for Night of Writing Dangerously.
Also keep in mind that you can participate in the Great Train Escape without attending Night of Writing Dangerously. There may be other WriMos who are not planning to attend NoWD, and may be holding their own little gathering while they are spending the weekend up in San Francisco.
Train/Air fare: $135 – $200 (Round trip)
Transportation from hotel to stations: ~$10 – $20
Hostel (3 nights): $90 – $160
Hotel (3 nights): $400 – $1000, so a roommate, or several, is recommended.
Food: $20 – $50 /person/day
Other Activities in SF: $0 – $200 (e.g. Alcatraz Night Tour: $35, Golden Gate Bridge/Park: Free, Bus Tours: $25 – $50, San Fransisco Ghost Hunt – $20)
Estimated Budget for weekend: $500 – $1000