The average price of a 7-day trip to Arlington is $1,649 for a solo traveler, $2,962 for a couple, and $5,552 for a family of 4. Arlington hotels range from $76 to $330 per night with an average of $142, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $500 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are between $695 and $1,191 per person for economy flights and $2,181 to $3,737 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $55 to $96 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 Arlington, VA, US

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

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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

 

Average Arlington Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Arlington for a week is $1,460-$2,554($209-$365 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $55 to $96 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $1,024 for economy

Lodging: $109 to $133 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $117 to $143 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Arlington for a week is $2,814-$4,584($402-$655 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $192 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $2,048 for economy

Lodging: $109 to $133 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $117 to $143 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Arlington for a week is $4,346-$8,380($621-$1,197 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $384 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $4,096 for economy

Lodging: $218 to $266 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $187 to $200 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Arlington

How cheap can you make a vacation to Arlington? The cheapest trip to Arlington is about $106 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $65.

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 Arlington for a week is $744-$1,886($106-$269 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $1,024 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Arlington for a week is $1,368-$3,316($195-$474 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $2,048 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Arlington for a week is $2,688-$6,632($384-$947 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $4,096 for economy

Lodging: $130 to $152 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Arlington cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Arlington Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Arlington for a week is $2,677-$9,191($382-$1,313 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $99 to $211 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,036 to $2,314 for first class

Lodging: $158 to $330 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Arlington for a week is $4,406-$12,982($629-$1,855 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $198 to $422 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,072 to $4,628 for first class

Lodging: $158 to $330 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Arlington for a week is $8,812-$23,264($1,259-$3,323 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $396 to $844 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,144 to $9,256 for first class

Lodging: $316 to $660 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $750 to $1,350 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Arlington Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Arlington is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Arlington 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.

Arlington 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 Arlington 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 a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Arlington.

 

Flight Costs to Arlington

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,191 average in early January to a low of $695 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $767. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Arlington our data includes 1,228 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Arlington from an airport like Supadio (PNK) in Pontianak (Indonesia) for an average $8,797 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like LaGuardia (LGA) in New York, NY (the United States) at an average of just $146.

 

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 Arlington, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $496, so you can easily save about 71% 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 Arlington can easily cost $430 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $865 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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