The average price of a 7-day trip to Big Sky is $2,853 for a solo traveler, $5,124 for a couple, and $9,606 for a family of 4. Big Sky hotels range from $112 to $510 per night with an average of $197, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $800 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) are between $565 and $970 per person for economy flights and $1,773 to $3,044 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $82 to $200 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 Sky, MT, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BZN and stay in a Big Sky hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Big Sky Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Big Sky for a week is $1,824-$4,426($261-$632 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $200 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $854 for economy

Lodging: $142 to $188 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $296 to $362 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Big Sky for a week is $3,130-$6,912($447-$987 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $400 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,708 for economy

Lodging: $142 to $188 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $296 to $362 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Big Sky for a week is $5,592-$12,490($799-$1,784 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $800 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,416 for economy

Lodging: $284 to $376 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $474 to $579 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Big Sky

How cheap can you make a vacation to Big Sky? The cheapest trip to Big Sky is about $183 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 $208 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 $98.

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 Sky for a week is $1,280-$2,937($183-$420 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $85 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $854 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $112 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $208 to $248 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Big Sky for a week is $1,972-$4,386($282-$627 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $170 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,708 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $112 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $208 to $248 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Big Sky for a week is $3,944-$8,028($563-$1,147 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $340 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,416 for economy

Lodging: $196 to $224 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $333 to $372 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Big Sky cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Big Sky 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 Sky.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Big Sky for a week is $3,729-$13,828($533-$1,975 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $420 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,063 to $1,768 for first class

Lodging: $253 to $510 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $800 to $1,520 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Big Sky for a week is $5,940-$18,536($849-$2,648 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $840 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,126 to $3,536 for first class

Lodging: $253 to $510 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $800 to $1,520 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Big Sky for a week is $11,880-$33,424($1,697-$4,775 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $656 to $1,680 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,252 to $7,072 for first class

Lodging: $506 to $1,020 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,280 to $2,432 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Big Sky Hotel Prices

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

 

Flight Costs to Big Sky

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $970 average in late December to a low of $565 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $583. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Big Sky our data includes 414 originating airports, and 87 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Big Sky from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,197 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Phoenix – Mesa Gateway (AZA) 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 Sky, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $405, so you can easily save about 72% 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 Sky can easily cost $640 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $42 per person. Private tours can cost $1270 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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