The average price of a 7-day trip to Bethesda is $1,691 for a solo traveler, $3,037 for a couple, and $5,694 for a family of 4. Bethesda hotels range from $70 to $299 per night with an average of $125, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 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 $57 to $121 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 Bethesda, MD, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DCA and stay in a Bethesda 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 Bethesda is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Bethesda Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Bethesda for a week is $1,420-$2,658($203-$380 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $121 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $128 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $113 to $139 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Bethesda for a week is $2,788-$4,910($398-$701 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $242 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $128 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $113 to $139 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Bethesda for a week is $4,300-$8,832($614-$1,262 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $484 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $200 to $256 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $170 to $222 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Bethesda

How cheap can you make a vacation to Bethesda? The cheapest trip to Bethesda is about $103 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 $56.

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 Bethesda for a week is $723-$1,768($103-$253 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $53 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $70 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 Bethesda for a week is $1,326-$3,116($189-$445 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $106 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $70 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 Bethesda for a week is $2,580-$6,232($369-$890 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $212 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $140 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Bethesda cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Bethesda Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Bethesda for a week is $2,763-$10,783($395-$1,540 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $266 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,149 to $2,921 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $299 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Bethesda for a week is $4,752-$15,566($679-$2,224 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $240 to $532 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,298 to $5,842 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $299 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $1,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Bethesda for a week is $9,504-$28,732($1,358-$4,105 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $480 to $1,064 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,596 to $11,684 for first class

Lodging: $258 to $598 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $700 to $1,600 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Bethesda Hotel Prices

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

Bethesda 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 Bethesda 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 Bethesda.

 

Flight Costs to Bethesda

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 Bethesda our data includes 1,228 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Bethesda 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 Bethesda, 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 Bethesda can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $795 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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