The average price of a 7-day trip to Banner Elk is $1,750 for a solo traveler, $3,143 for a couple, and $5,892 for a family of 4. Banner Elk hotels range from $81 to $371 per night with an average of $126, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $560 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Tri Cities Airport (TRI) are between $514 and $800 per person for economy flights and $1,613 to $2,510 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $66 to $108 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 Banner Elk, NC, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TRI and stay in a Banner Elk hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Banner Elk is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Banner Elk Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Banner Elk for a week is $1,433-$2,552($205-$365 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $108 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $323 to $680 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $183 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $152 to $186 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Banner Elk for a week is $2,600-$4,228($371-$604 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $216 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $1,360 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $183 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $152 to $186 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Banner Elk for a week is $4,436-$7,940($634-$1,134 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $264 to $432 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $2,720 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $366 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $243 to $298 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Banner Elk

How cheap can you make a vacation to Banner Elk? The cheapest trip to Banner Elk is about $135 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 $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 $68.

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 Banner Elk for a week is $948-$1,954($135-$279 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $62 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $323 to $680 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $81 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Banner Elk for a week is $1,488-$3,068($213-$438 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $124 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $1,360 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $81 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Banner Elk for a week is $2,976-$5,632($425-$805 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $248 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $2,720 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $162 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $160 to $196 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Banner Elk cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Banner Elk Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Banner Elk for a week is $2,952-$10,307($422-$1,472 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $139 to $205 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $875 to $1,816 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $371 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,176 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Banner Elk for a week is $4,800-$13,558($686-$1,937 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $278 to $410 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,750 to $3,632 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $371 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,176 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Banner Elk for a week is $9,600-$24,296($1,371-$3,471 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $556 to $820 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,500 to $7,264 for first class

Lodging: $368 to $742 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $840 to $1,882 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Banner Elk Hotel Prices

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

Banner Elk 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 Banner Elk 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 Banner Elk.

 

Flight Costs to Banner Elk

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $800 average in late July to a low of $514 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $479. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Banner Elk our data includes 295 originating airports, and 88 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Banner Elk from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $4,960 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $132.

 

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 Banner Elk, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $286, 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 Banner Elk can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $31 per person. Private tours can cost $925 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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