The average price of a 7-day trip to Buffalo is $1,651 for a solo traveler, $2,965 for a couple, and $5,559 for a family of 4. Buffalo hotels range from $65 to $175 per night with an average of $119, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $480 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) are between $601 and $978 per person for economy flights and $1,886 to $3,069 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $54 to $116 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 Buffalo, NY, US

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

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Buffalo Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Buffalo for a week is $1,211-$2,426($173-$347 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $116 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $822 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $108 to $132 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Buffalo for a week is $2,420-$4,372($346-$625 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $232 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,644 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $108 to $132 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Buffalo for a week is $3,920-$8,120($560-$1,160 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $464 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $3,288 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $264 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $173 to $198 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Buffalo

How cheap can you make a vacation to Buffalo? The cheapest trip to Buffalo is about $125 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 $160 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 Buffalo for a week is $875-$2,245($125-$321 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $49 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $822 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $65 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Buffalo for a week is $1,414-$3,410($202-$487 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $98 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,644 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $65 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Buffalo for a week is $2,828-$6,388($404-$913 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $196 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $3,288 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $130 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $240 to $288 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Buffalo cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Buffalo Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Buffalo for a week is $2,409-$9,796($344-$1,399 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $119 to $209 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $2,285 for first class

Lodging: $139 to $175 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $1,008 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Buffalo for a week is $3,984-$13,544($569-$1,935 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $238 to $418 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $4,570 for first class

Lodging: $139 to $175 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $1,008 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Buffalo for a week is $7,968-$24,670($1,138-$3,524 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $476 to $836 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,968 to $9,140 for first class

Lodging: $278 to $350 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $672 to $1,613 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Buffalo Hotel Prices

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

Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo.

 

Flight Costs to Buffalo

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $978 average in late July to a low of $601 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $627. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Buffalo our data includes 570 originating airports, and 115 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Buffalo from an airport like Adisutjipto (JOG) in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) for an average $10,082 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Logan International (BOS) in Boston, MA (the United States) at an average of just $141.

 

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 Buffalo, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $377, so you can easily save about 63% 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 Buffalo can easily cost $370 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $735 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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