Stairlift Prices: How Much Does a Stairlift Cost?

An Introduction to Stairlifts and Stairlift Pricing

There are several important questions to consider when choosing a stairlift for you or a loved one. The right stairlift is the one that lets you live in the home you know, love and enjoy. It removes the difficulties posed by stairs and gives you a safe, reliable alternative to expensive options, such as remodeling your home, installing a residential elevator or entering an assisted living facility.

You might be thinking, “Great, but how much is this going to cost?” Stairlift installation costs are an important factor in the decision-making process. While there is a lot of information to consider, this guide from Stannah will help answer some of your most pressing questions on stairlift prices. We’ll start by clarifying the factors that can affect the cost of your stairlift.

straight stairlift price

How much does a straight stairlift cost?

A straight stairlift typically costs between $2,600 – $5,000. Many customers choose an option in the $3,500-$4,500 range, while others opt for a refurbished model or take advantage of Stannah’s short term rental program. Other pricing factors include potentially important features, such as a fold-up retractable rail for stairs with a door at the bottom or a powered swivel seat to make it easier to get off at the top landing.

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stairlift for curved stairs price

How much does a curved stairlift cost?

Curved stairlifts usually cost between $8,500 – $14,000, but it’s important to note that these are custom models and the price depends on your stairs. While pricing for straight stairlifts is fairly standard, stairs that turn can be a bit more complicated. Each stairlift must be custom designed for the unique staircase it will be installed on. By customizing our curved rails, we ensure that your lift hugs each turn, making for a smoother and more comfortable ride. Curved stairlift pricing really depends on the shape and length of your stairs. For an exact quote, you’ll need to make an appointment for a free estimate from one of our stairlift advisors.

To see more about what we have to offer, view our curved stairlift range.

What determines the cost of a stairlift?

The price of a stairlift can depend on many factors, such as:

  • Are your stairs straight or curved?
  • How far will your stairlift travel?
  • Do you want the chair to park away from the stairs?
  • How wide is your stairwell?
  • If there is a low ceiling, how much headroom is there?
  • Do you need any specific features or options?

The biggest determining factor in pricing a stairlift is whether or not your stairs take a turn. For straight run staircases, we use a standardized rail, cut to the appropriate length. Stairs that turn require a custom designed curved rail to fit the different bends and shapes of these staircases.

Straight Stairlift Price Range (Custom) Curved Stairlift Price Range
$2,600- $5,000 $8,500+

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What do you get when you buy a Stannah Stairlift?

The Complete Picture

When you purchase a stairlift from Stannah, you’re getting the full package. We don’t send you a stairlift in a box and expect you to figure it out. We take care of our customers. The quote you’ll receive is firm, all-inclusive and includes:

  • Professional Installation
  • Extended Warranty
  • All Necessary Features & Options

There are no hidden fees with a Stannah stairlift. When you call our office, someone will always pick up the phone and answer your questions. We proudly stand by our customers, our stairlifts and our reputation.

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What’s Next?
How do I purchase a stairlift?

You may still be considering some alternatives to purchasing a stairlift. While each option comes with its own advantages and drawbacks, a stairlift is by far the most cost-effective option if you want to maintain the full use of your home.

Compare our stairlift prices with the cost of a month in a nursing home or assisted living facility. A Stannah stairlift is not only more affordable, but you get to stay in the home you love, navigating your stairs in comfort and safety.

Once you’ve had a look around our website and seen some of our models, a Stannah consultant can provide an accurate quotation for your stairlift during a free home visit. This will include all preparation work and installation, expert aftercare and advice, as well as the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you won’t have to worry about the stairs. There’s no pressure to buy, but we’re here to help answer your questions and make sure that you get all of the information you need.

Want to learn more? Give us a call or request more information, and we’ll schedule you for a free in-home evaluation. You’ll receive an exact price quote and answers to all your questions.


Can I rent a stairlift?

In most cases, yes, you can. This is something you should talk to a Stannah specialist advisor about during your stair survey. If you’re only going to need your stairlift for a short amount of time, it could be the most cost-efficient way of giving you or your loved one freedom of movement while your (or their) mobility is restricted.

When you rent a Stannah stairlift, you’re sure to get:

  • Professional installation
  • Any maintenance required for the duration of your rental
  • Free removal

We or our trusted dealers will be there for you for as long as you need us.

Either way, talk your options through with your advisor – they’ll take the time to understand what you want and need, and will be able to answer all your questions. However, in the meantime you can find out more about renting a Stannah stairlift here, or give us a call to speak to one of our friendly advisors.