The average price of a 7-day trip to Cape May is $2,143 for a solo traveler, $3,849 for a couple, and $7,215 for a family of 4. Cape May hotels range from $81 to $370 per night with an average of $139, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $720 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are between $708 and $1,136 per person for economy flights and $2,222 to $3,565 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $74 to $147 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 Cape May, NJ, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PHL and stay in a Cape May hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Cape May Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cape May for a week is $1,555-$3,523($222-$503 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $147 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $988 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $154 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $205 to $251 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cape May for a week is $3,064-$5,836($438-$834 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $294 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,976 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $154 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $205 to $251 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cape May for a week is $4,996-$10,480($714-$1,497 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $296 to $588 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,952 for economy

Lodging: $204 to $308 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $287 to $402 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cape May

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cape May? The cheapest trip to Cape May is about $109 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $68.

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 Cape May for a week is $762-$1,908($109-$273 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $62 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $988 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $81 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cape May for a week is $1,404-$3,330($201-$476 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $124 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,976 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $81 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cape May for a week is $2,736-$6,660($391-$951 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $248 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,952 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $162 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Cape May cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cape May Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cape May for a week is $2,978-$14,026($425-$2,004 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $141 to $279 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $995 to $2,569 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $370 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,584 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cape May for a week is $4,960-$18,548($709-$2,650 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $282 to $558 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,990 to $5,138 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $370 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,584 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cape May for a week is $9,920-$33,292($1,417-$4,756 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $564 to $1,116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,980 to $10,276 for first class

Lodging: $332 to $740 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,008 to $2,534 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cape May Hotel Prices

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

Cape May 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 Cape May 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 Cape May.

 

Flight Costs to Cape May

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,136 average in late July to a low of $708 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $680. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cape May our data includes 949 originating airports, and 145 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cape May from an airport like Savannakhet (ZYL) in Sylhet (Bangladesh) for an average $10,537 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 $142.

 

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 Cape May, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $427, so you can easily save about 60% 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 Cape May can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $31 per person. Private tours can cost $923 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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