The average price of a 7-day trip to Boston is $2,056 for a solo traveler, $3,693 for a couple, and $6,923 for a family of 4. Boston hotels range from $100 to $455 per night with an average of $177, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $720 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) are between $491 and $747 per person for economy flights and $1,541 to $2,344 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $76 to $178 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, VA, US

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

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

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

 

Average Boston Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Boston for a week is $1,632-$3,009($233-$430 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $178 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $635 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $168 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $154 to $188 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 $2,802-$5,114($400-$731 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $356 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,270 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $168 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $154 to $188 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $4,980-$9,540($711-$1,363 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $304 to $712 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,540 for economy

Lodging: $252 to $336 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $246 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 $157 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 $82.

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 $1,102-$2,607($157-$372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $635 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $100 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 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 $1,712-$3,774($245-$539 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,270 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $100 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $3,424-$6,828($489-$975 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $304 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,540 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $200 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $300 to $360 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 $3,226-$12,241($461-$1,749 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $392 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $946 to $1,721 for first class

Lodging: $212 to $455 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 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 $5,180-$16,706($740-$2,387 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $288 to $784 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,892 to $3,442 for first class

Lodging: $212 to $455 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Boston for a week is $10,360-$29,524($1,480-$4,218 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $576 to $1,568 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,784 to $6,884 for first class

Lodging: $424 to $910 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,080 to $1,944 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Boston.

 

Flight Costs to Boston

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $747 average in late July to a low of $491 in early September. Median flight price is $462. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Boston our data includes 332 originating airports, and 84 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Boston from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,146 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 $197.

 

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 $256, so you can easily save about 52% 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 $570 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $38 per person. Private tours can cost $1135 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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