The average price of a 7-day trip to Bay City is $1,558 for a solo traveler, $2,798 for a couple, and $5,246 for a family of 4. Bay City hotels range from $59 to $272 per night with an average of $87, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $640 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to MBS International Airport (MBS) are between $605 and $852 per person for economy flights and $1,898 to $2,674 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $46 to $80 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 Bay City, MI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MBS and stay in a Bay City hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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

 

Average Bay City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Bay City for a week is $1,071-$2,253($153-$322 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $80 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $389 to $733 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $133 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Bay City for a week is $2,214-$3,784($316-$541 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $160 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $778 to $1,466 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $133 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Bay City for a week is $3,564-$6,768($509-$967 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $184 to $320 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,556 to $2,932 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $266 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $197 to $224 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Bay City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Bay City? The cheapest trip to Bay City is about $123 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 $52.

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 Bay City for a week is $862-$2,428($123-$347 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $389 to $733 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Bay City for a week is $1,412-$3,476($202-$497 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $778 to $1,466 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Bay City for a week is $2,824-$6,124($403-$875 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,556 to $2,932 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $118 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $280 to $322 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Bay City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Bay City Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Bay City for a week is $2,399-$11,105($343-$1,586 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $87 to $144 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $980 to $1,649 for first class

Lodging: $135 to $272 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,408 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Bay City for a week is $3,988-$13,762($570-$1,966 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $174 to $288 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,960 to $3,298 for first class

Lodging: $135 to $272 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,408 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Bay City for a week is $7,976-$23,300($1,139-$3,329 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $348 to $576 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,920 to $6,596 for first class

Lodging: $270 to $544 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $960 to $2,112 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Bay City Hotel Prices

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

Bay City 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 Bay City 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 Bay City.

 

Flight Costs to Bay City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $852 average in mid December to a low of $605 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $485. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Bay City our data includes 228 originating airports, and 78 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Bay City from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,699 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW) in Detroit, MI (the United States) at an average of just $172.

 

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 Bay City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $248, so you can easily save about 41% 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 Bay City can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $678 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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