The average price of a 7-day trip to Albert Lea is $1,121 for a solo traveler, $2,013 for a couple, and $3,774 for a family of 4. Albert Lea hotels range from $43 to $198 per night with an average of $67, while most vacation rentals will cost $100 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Rochester International Airport (RST) are between $503 and $738 per person for economy flights and $1,578 to $2,316 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $29 to $79 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 Albert Lea, MN, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to RST and stay in a Albert Lea hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Albert Lea is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Albert Lea Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Albert Lea for a week is $841-$1,563($120-$223 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $79 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $338 to $590 for economy

Lodging: $66 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $50 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Albert Lea for a week is $1,712-$3,002($245-$429 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $158 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $676 to $1,180 for economy

Lodging: $66 to $70 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $50 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Albert Lea for a week is $2,644-$5,412($378-$773 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $316 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,352 to $2,360 for economy

Lodging: $132 to $140 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $80 to $92 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Albert Lea

How cheap can you make a vacation to Albert Lea? The cheapest trip to Albert Lea is about $97 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 9% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $100 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 $38.

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 Albert Lea for a week is $678-$1,541($97-$220 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $33 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $338 to $590 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $43 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Albert Lea for a week is $1,128-$2,362($161-$337 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $66 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $676 to $1,180 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $43 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Albert Lea for a week is $2,256-$4,364($322-$623 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,352 to $2,360 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $86 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $140 to $180 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Albert Lea cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Albert Lea Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Albert Lea for a week is $1,888-$6,404($270-$915 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $158 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $852 to $1,410 for first class

Lodging: $98 to $198 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $648 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Albert Lea for a week is $3,188-$8,920($455-$1,274 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $316 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,704 to $2,820 for first class

Lodging: $98 to $198 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $648 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Albert Lea for a week is $6,376-$15,896($911-$2,271 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $632 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,408 to $5,640 for first class

Lodging: $196 to $396 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $576 to $972 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Albert Lea Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Albert Lea is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Albert Lea 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.

Albert Lea 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 Albert Lea 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 Albert Lea.

 

Flight Costs to Albert Lea

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $738 average in mid December to a low of $503 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $426. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Albert Lea our data includes 276 originating airports, and 75 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Albert Lea from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,979 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (the United States) at an average of just $173.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Albert Lea, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $235, so you can easily save about 47% 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 Albert Lea can easily cost $250 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $493 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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