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How Much Does a Campervan Cost?

Aug 8, 2023

If you want to own a campervan, then you can either convert an existing vehicle (and you can read our guide to campervan conversions here), or you can just buy one outright.

But how much does a campervan cost? It depends on many things, not just on the size of the vehicle. So in this post we’ll take a look at some of the factors that might determine how much you should expect to pay for your campervan.

If you’re looking to buy a campervan, then you’ll also need to shop around for dedicated campervan insurance. Our friendly team is always on-hand to find you exactly the cover you need at a price you can afford. Call us on 0208 290 9086 or email us at personal@anthonyjones.com.

How Much Does a Campervan Cost – Ballpark Figures

Buying a campervan could cost you as little as £3,000, or it could cost you more than £125,000.

Here are some ballpark figures we’ve found for some of the most popular models:

  • VW Campervan – £12,000 – £75,000
  • Converted Ford Transit Vans – £18,000 – £50,000
  • Converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – £4,000 – £80,000

That’s quite a range! So let’s take a closer look at some of the things that might determine the cost of a campervan.

Brand new or Second-Hand

A second-hand caravan will almost always cost less than a brand-new caravan. Unless, of course, that second-hand caravan is some sort of collector’s item.

However, if you buy a second-hand caravan, it might need a bit of work make it habitable again. So while you might pay less upfront, your costs could soon ramp up.


Just like any other vehicle, you’ll usually pay less for a campervan with a higher mileage. But again, a vehicle with a high mileage may need some work, and it may be more likely to breakdown. So once more, while you might save some money through buying a second-hand campervan with a high mileage, doing so might ultimately cost you in other ways.


Some campervans are cosy and compact. Others are so large they’re effectively luxury hotels on wheels. Larger campervans will invariably cost more than the more compact models.

Read our full guide to the different categories of campervans.

Features and Finish

If you buy a second-hand campervan, then chances are you’ll be buying someone else’s campervan conversion – that is, a standard van that they’ve converted into a campervan.

Some campervan conversions are pretty basic, and will only include a bed, a table, and a bit of storage. Others might go all-out, and feature shower rooms, chemical toilets, and high quality fixtures and furnishings.

The more elaborate and luxurious the campervan conversion, the more you should expect to pay.

Other Costs Associated With Campervans

  • Running Costs – Fuel, maintenance and repairs, parking, fares, and more.
  • Registration – You may have to pay to register your campervan. You’ll also have to pay for vehicle excise duty, MOTs, and all the other costs associated with owning and running a vehicle.
  • Insurance – If you’re going to drive your campervan on UK or overseas roads, then you have a legal duty to get adequate insurance cover.

Specialist campervan insurance can be a lot cheaper than van insurance. But you may struggle to find an off-the-shelf insurance product that ticks all of your boxes.

So talk to us about your campervan insurance needs. We’ll work to find you cover that ticks all your boxes at a price you can afford. Call us on 0208 290 9086 or email us at personal@anthonyjones.com.


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