The average price of a 7-day trip to Busan is $1,253 for a solo traveler, $2,250 for a couple, and $4,219 for a family of 4. Busan hotels range from $33 to $149 per night with an average of $41, while most vacation rentals will cost $110 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Gimhae International Airport (PUS) are between $853 and $1,386 per person for economy flights and $2,677 to $4,349 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $30 to $48 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Busan, KR

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

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • August 13th to December 9th

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

 

Average Busan Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Busan for a week is $918-$1,809($131-$258 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $486 to $1,137 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $51 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $46 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Busan for a week is $2,348-$3,780($335-$540 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $972 to $2,274 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $51 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $46 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Busan for a week is $3,228-$6,504($461-$929 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,944 to $4,548 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $102 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $74 to $84 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Busan

How cheap can you make a vacation to Busan? The cheapest trip to Busan is about $99 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 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 $27.

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 Busan for a week is $696-$1,558($99-$223 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $12 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $486 to $1,137 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Busan for a week is $1,266-$2,870($181-$410 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $972 to $2,274 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Busan for a week is $2,484-$5,644($355-$806 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,944 to $4,548 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $66 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $34 to $57 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Busan cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Busan Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Busan for a week is $2,003-$7,972($286-$1,139 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $96 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,220 to $2,968 for first class

Lodging: $64 to $149 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $722 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Busan for a week is $3,622-$11,612($517-$1,659 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $192 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,440 to $5,936 for first class

Lodging: $64 to $149 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $722 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Busan for a week is $7,244-$21,490($1,035-$3,070 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $384 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,880 to $11,872 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $298 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,155 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Busan Hotel Prices

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

Busan 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 Busan 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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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Busan.

 

Flight Costs to Busan

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,386 average in mid December to a low of $853 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $1,029. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Busan our data includes 135 originating airports, and 132 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Busan from an airport like Salta (SLA) in Salta (Argentina) for an average $5,497 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Jeju International (CJU) in Jeju (South Korea) at an average of just $119.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Busan, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $533, 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 Busan can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $12 per person. Private tours can cost $373 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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