The average price of a 7-day trip to Albany is $1,485 for a solo traveler, $2,667 for a couple, and $5,000 for a family of 4. Albany hotels range from $63 to $286 per night with an average of $100, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Albany International Airport (ALB) are between $549 and $856 per person for economy flights and $1,723 to $2,686 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $50 to $85 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Albany, NY, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ALB and stay in a Albany hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Albany is usually early September.

 

Average Albany Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Albany for a week is $1,294-$2,062($185-$295 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $85 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $753 for economy

Lodging: $91 to $119 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Albany for a week is $2,344-$3,616($335-$517 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $170 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,506 for economy

Lodging: $91 to $119 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Albany for a week is $3,886-$6,820($555-$974 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $340 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,012 for economy

Lodging: $182 to $238 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $149 to $181 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Albany

How cheap can you make a vacation to Albany? The cheapest trip to Albany is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $57.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Albany for a week is $908-$2,109($130-$301 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $753 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Albany for a week is $1,474-$3,198($211-$457 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,506 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Albany for a week is $2,948-$5,988($421-$855 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,012 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $126 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $272 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Albany cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Albany Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Albany.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Albany for a week is $2,333-$8,063($333-$1,152 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $95 to $162 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $816 to $1,913 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $286 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Albany for a week is $3,814-$11,110($545-$1,587 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $190 to $324 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,632 to $3,826 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $286 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Albany for a week is $7,628-$19,712($1,090-$2,816 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $380 to $648 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,264 to $7,652 for first class

Lodging: $284 to $572 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Albany Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Albany is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Albany due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Albany Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Albany hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Albany.

 

Flight Costs to Albany

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $856 average in late July to a low of $549 in early September. Median flight price is $549. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Albany our data includes 429 originating airports, and 99 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Albany from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,156 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $247.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Albany, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $307, so you can easily save about 56% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Albany can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $714 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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