The average price of a 7-day trip to Big Bear Lake is $1,609 for a solo traveler, $2,890 for a couple, and $5,418 for a family of 4. Big Bear Lake hotels range from $57 to $261 per night with an average of $80, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $560 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) are between $540 and $793 per person for economy flights and $1,695 to $2,488 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $41 to $74 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 Big Bear Lake, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PSP and stay in a Big Bear Lake hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Big Bear Lake is usually early September.

 

Average Big Bear Lake Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $1,062-$2,378($152-$340 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $41 to $74 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $385 to $714 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $157 to $191 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $2,044-$3,768($292-$538 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $148 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $770 to $1,428 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $157 to $191 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $3,468-$6,764($495-$966 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $296 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,540 to $2,856 for economy

Lodging: $130 to $190 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $236 to $306 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Big Bear Lake

How cheap can you make a vacation to Big Bear Lake? The cheapest trip to Big Bear Lake is about $120 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 $60 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 $50.

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 Big Bear Lake for a week is $839-$1,495($120-$214 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $43 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $385 to $714 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $1,378-$2,510($197-$359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $86 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $770 to $1,428 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $2,696-$4,744($385-$678 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $172 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,540 to $2,856 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $114 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $90 to $112 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Big Bear Lake cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Big Bear Lake Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $2,276-$9,957($325-$1,422 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $141 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $928 to $1,578 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $261 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,232 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $3,778-$12,522($540-$1,789 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $282 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,856 to $3,156 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $261 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,232 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Big Bear Lake for a week is $7,556-$21,348($1,079-$3,050 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $564 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,712 to $6,312 for first class

Lodging: $258 to $522 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $840 to $1,848 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Big Bear Lake Hotel Prices

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

Big Bear Lake 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 Big Bear Lake 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 Big Bear Lake.

 

Flight Costs to Big Bear Lake

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $793 average in late December to a low of $540 in early September. Median flight price is $510. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Big Bear Lake our data includes 366 originating airports, and 94 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Big Bear Lake from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,348 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) in Phoenix, AZ (the United States) at an average of just $230.

 

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 Big Bear Lake, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $253, so you can easily save about 47% 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 Big Bear Lake can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $650 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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