The average price of a 7-day trip to Boston is $2,369 for a solo traveler, $4,255 for a couple, and $7,976 for a family of 4. Boston hotels range from $131 to $484 per night with an average of $207, while most vacation rentals will cost $280 to $610 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Logan International Airport (BOS) are between $653 and $1,095 per person for economy flights and $2,049 to $3,436 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $95 to $172 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 Boston, MA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BOS and stay in a Boston hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Boston Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Boston for a week is $1,909-$3,414($273-$488 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $95 to $172 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $920 for economy

Lodging: $143 to $188 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $176 to $215 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Boston for a week is $3,494-$5,888($499-$841 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $190 to $344 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,840 for economy

Lodging: $143 to $188 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $176 to $215 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $5,788-$10,752($827-$1,536 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $380 to $688 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $3,680 for economy

Lodging: $286 to $376 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $264 to $301 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Boston

How cheap can you make a vacation to Boston? The cheapest trip to Boston is about $189 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 $106 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 $111.

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 Boston for a week is $1,323-$2,301($189-$329 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $85 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $920 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $131 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Boston for a week is $2,010-$3,816($287-$545 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $170 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,840 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $131 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $3,636-$7,632($519-$1,090 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $340 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $3,680 for economy

Lodging: $222 to $262 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $148 to $202 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Boston cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Boston Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Boston for a week is $3,737-$12,505($534-$1,786 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $327 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,077 to $2,530 for first class

Lodging: $210 to $484 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $610 to $1,281 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Boston for a week is $6,214-$17,324($888-$2,475 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $400 to $654 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,154 to $5,060 for first class

Lodging: $210 to $484 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $610 to $1,281 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $12,428-$30,034($1,775-$4,291 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $800 to $1,308 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,308 to $10,120 for first class

Lodging: $420 to $968 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $976 to $1,793 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Boston Hotel Prices

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

Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston.

 

Flight Costs to Boston

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,095 average in early to mid December to a low of $653 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $669. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Boston our data includes 1,228 originating airports, and 200 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Boston from an airport like Ahmad Yani (SRG) in Semarang (Indonesia) for an average $10,766 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Massena International-Richards Field (MSS) in Massena, NY (the United States) at an average of just $118.

 

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 Boston, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $443, so you can easily save about 68% 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 Boston can easily cost $640 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $43 per person. Private tours can cost $1282 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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