You can’t beat the thrill of a bungee jump. Some have stunning locations, some are higher than others, and some are just from a crane. This accounts for the wide range in bungee jumping prices that world over. But just how much should you expect to pay?
What does it cost to bungee jump? In the US, bungee jumping costs between $30 and $400, UK prices between £50 and £190, and New Zealand $150 to $275. The price of a bungee jump will vary depending on the height and location of the jump.
Prices in different countries or locations
All of the costs shown below have been converted from the local currencies into US dollars and into GBP pounds. I tried to get an average price in each location where possible. If not I found the cheapest and the most expensive experiences.
- Australia: costs $149 / £116
- Canada: costs $122 / £95
- France: costs $44 to $153 / £34 to £119
- Goa: costs $42 to $63 / £33 to £49
- Nepal: costs $100 / £78
- New Zealand: costs $150 to $275 / £117 to £214
- Rishikesh: costs $47 / £37
- South Africa: costs $64 / £50
- United Kingdom: costs $64 to $244 / £50 to £190
- United States: costs $30 to $400 / £24 to £311
Bungee jumping costs from around the world
I also researched into some of the most stunning and popular bungee jumps across the globe. Here’s how much it costs to bungee jump if you want a great location, experience, and view!
1. The Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand
This is often referred to as the home of the bungee jump. It’s where AJ Hackett set up the first ever commercial operation in 1988 (read more about the history).
The jump itself is 43 meters high, so not the highest around, but that’s more than made up for with the stunning views of Kawarau River… and you can even dip your head in the water if you’re brave enough!
Bungee jump costs: $150
2. Albufeira Beach in Portugal
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After spending a day relaxing on the Algarve beach, why not take things up a notch with a thrilling dive over the water? That’s exactly what you get with this Portuguese operator!
This is one of only 5 water touch jumps in the world, and lets you jump from a 40-meter height to dip your head for a cool and refreshing adrenalin rush.
Bungee jump costs: $57 / £44
3. Nevis Bungy Jump in New Zealand
At 134 meters, this is the highest jump experience in New Zealand, and the third highest in the entire world. Often referred to as the birthplace of bungee jumping, this is one location you cannot miss once you get bitten by the bungee bug.
Jumpers will fall for nearly 9 seconds, plummeting towards the ground in a mix of adrenalin and fear. Are you brave enough to jump from the Nevis Bungy?
Bungee jump costs: $245 to $275 / £194 to £217
4. The Sky Tower in New Zealand
This is another one of AJ Hackett’s operation, so you know you’re in for a thrill as this guy is the godfather of bungy (as they spell it in New Zealand). At 328 meters high, this is the tallest building in the country, so nerves of steel are required!
However, the jump will only be from a height of 193 meters. Only I say! Well, that still makes it one of the highest bungees you will ever encounter so get strapped in and ready for big fall.
Bungee jump costs: $175 to $225 / £138 to £178
5. The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, USA
At almost 270 feet, this will be one of the biggest leaps of your life. You will accelerate up to a speed of 40 miles per hour above the Las Vegas skyline.
This one actually holds a world record for the highest commercial decelerator descent facility. That’s a bungee jump in case you were wondering.
Bungee jump costs: $130 / £101
6. Niouc Bridge in Switzerland
This bridge is 200 meters high, so not for the feint hearted. However, if you are brave enough to give it a shot, you will experience what the operator calls the most beautiful bungee jump in the whole of Europe.
In 1996, the facility was renovated and started offering bungee experiences. At that point in time it was said to be the highest bungee bridge on the continent.
Bungee jump costs: $202 / £160
7. Souleuvre Viaduct in France
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It’s almost impossible to get a picture that truly shows how amazing @viaduc_de_la_souleuvre really is. The view from the jump deck is 360 degrees of ridiculous french countryside and surprisingly quiet….. but the night jumps here are something else….. complete silence. Complete darkness…. completely epic.
This is one of AJ Hackett’s European sites, so you are guaranteed quality, safety, but more importantly… fun! The viaduct is 61 meters off the ground and offers stunning views from the specially designed jumping platform.
To get to the jump location you will need to walk 140 meters across the viaduct whilst taking in the views of the stunning valley. And once you jump, you’re going to get an even closer look!
Bungee jump costs: $154 / £128.
8. Valgadena Bridge in Italy
At 512 feet high, this isn’t one for those who don’t have a head for heights. It’s located high up in the mountainous Plateau of the Seven Communes, offering amazing views and an amazing jump experience.
Once you reach the ground you can opt for a bit of rock climbing. That’s if you can still muster the energy of course! This is Italy’s highest bungee jump and has to been seen to be believed.
Bungee jump costs: $111 / £88
9. The Flying Fox in Rishikesh
The Flying Fox is the highest bungee jump in the whole of India. It’s 83 meters high and has very strict safety standards that are on a par with Europe, New Zealand, and the United States.
Once you jumped you can also have a go on the giant swing and other extreme sports facilities located on the site.
Bungee jump costs: $50 / £40
10. The North Greenwich Arena (the O2 London Dome)
This crane jump is in London, slap bang next to the famous O2 Arena. At 160 feet high, it’s one of the highest in the UK, and offers views of the whole of London and River Thames.
Book early to avoid disappointment as this will frequently get busy during the summer months. You spend 2 hours on site and get a personalised certificate at the end of the experience.
Bungee jump costs: $95 / £75
11. Titan Crane in Glasgow, Scotland
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At 45 meters high it’s not on the list of the tallest, but you will fall towards water which more than makes up for the lack of seconds you spend in free fall.
Currently the Titan Crane is closed due to construction work, but it is anticipated to re-open next year, so why not see if you can book now to avoid the inevitable rush to jump again once it’s back up and running.
Bungee jump costs: $97 / £75
How much does is cost to bungee jump from a helicopter?
Bungee jumping from a helicopter costs a lot more than a static jump location from a crane, bridge, or building. I found a couple of suppliers globally with prices ranging from $730 to $1,000 dollars. You can read this guide to heli-bungee which includes a handful of locations around the world that offer it.
I even found one supplier based in Chile who will let you bungee jump from a helicopter… but over a live volcano! Madness, as are the prices which are set at over $15,000 dollars!
Handy Hint: Find out what my first bungee jump was like in this article about what a bungee jump will feel like the first time. Also includes comments from other people who took the plunge!
How much does it cost to build a bungee jump?
But how about if you want to set up your own bungee jumping business? How much will it cost to get up and running and build the bungee jump?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any companies I could find that will sell you a business set-up ready to go. However, the price really does depend on how you want to do it.
For example, will it be a crane bungee jump? Will it be from an existing structure such as a building or bridge?
Because there are so many variables at play involved including local legislation, insurance, and laws there is no right or wrong answer here.
I would recommend you first contact your local authorities to find out what the law is, and then based on that approach suppliers of the equipment and venues you will need.
Handy Hint: If you are worried about jumping for the first time, read this article which tells you how to prepare for a bungee jump. It includes tips on how to prepare mentally, how to choose an operators and some do’s and don’ts.
Bungee jump prices differ wildly depending on where you are. For example, in Asian counties the prices are very low in comparison to Europe, New Zealand, and USA.
However, if we take what I’ve found and made a calculation based on the average, I would say what it costs to bungee jump will typically be around $150 in the West, and around $60 elsewhere around the world.
The bottom line is this; how much your next bungee costs will depend on the jump location, how high the jump is. In most cases, the higher the jump, the more expensive.