The average price of a 7-day trip to Aspen is $3,246 for a solo traveler, $5,830 for a couple, and $10,929 for a family of 4. Aspen hotels range from $97 to $417 per night with an average of $203, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) are between $646 and $1,002 per person for economy flights and $2,027 to $3,144 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $61 to $174 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 Aspen, CO, US

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

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Aspen Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Aspen for a week is $1,522-$5,276($217-$754 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $174 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $471 to $842 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $438 to $536 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Aspen for a week is $2,770-$7,656($396-$1,094 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $348 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $942 to $1,684 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $438 to $536 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Aspen for a week is $4,840-$13,388($691-$1,913 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $696 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,884 to $3,368 for economy

Lodging: $208 to $244 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $701 to $858 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Aspen

How cheap can you make a vacation to Aspen? The cheapest trip to Aspen is about $174 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 $200 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 $81.

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 Aspen for a week is $1,216-$2,673($174-$382 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $73 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $471 to $842 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $97 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $220 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Aspen for a week is $1,946-$4,026($278-$575 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $146 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $942 to $1,684 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $97 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $220 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Aspen for a week is $3,892-$7,524($556-$1,075 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $292 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,884 to $3,368 for economy

Lodging: $162 to $194 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $300 to $352 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Aspen cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Aspen Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Aspen for a week is $3,628-$15,536($518-$2,219 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $365 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,088 to $2,181 for first class

Lodging: $288 to $417 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,800 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Aspen for a week is $5,528-$20,272($790-$2,896 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $232 to $730 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,176 to $4,362 for first class

Lodging: $288 to $417 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,800 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Aspen for a week is $11,056-$35,144($1,579-$5,021 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $464 to $1,460 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,352 to $8,724 for first class

Lodging: $576 to $834 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $2,700 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Aspen Hotel Prices

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

Aspen 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 Aspen 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 Aspen.

 

Flight Costs to Aspen

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,002 average in late December to a low of $646 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $606. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Aspen our data includes 236 originating airports, and 72 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Aspen from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,740 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Salt Lake City International (SLC) in Salt Lake City, UT (the United States) at an average of just $295.

 

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 Aspen, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $356, so you can easily save about 55% 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 Aspen can easily cost $550 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $37 per person. Private tours can cost $1100 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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