The average price of a 7-day trip to Cartagena is $1,165 for a solo traveler, $2,092 for a couple, and $3,923 for a family of 4. Cartagena hotels range from $37 to $168 per night with an average of $57, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $420 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Alicante Elche Airport (ALC) are between $535 and $919 per person for economy flights and $1,679 to $2,884 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $22 to $66 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 Cartagena, ES

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

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

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

 

Average Cartagena Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cartagena for a week is $702-$1,737($100-$248 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $66 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $302 to $735 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $52 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cartagena for a week is $1,624-$3,302($232-$472 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $132 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $604 to $1,470 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $52 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cartagena for a week is $2,316-$5,544($331-$792 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $264 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,208 to $2,940 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $104 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $118 to $126 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cartagena

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cartagena? The cheapest trip to Cartagena is about $85 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 $80 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 $32.

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 Cartagena for a week is $592-$1,591($85-$227 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $302 to $735 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cartagena for a week is $992-$2,522($142-$360 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $604 to $1,470 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cartagena for a week is $1,984-$4,780($283-$683 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,208 to $2,940 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $74 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $112 to $176 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Cartagena cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cartagena Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cartagena for a week is $1,683-$8,281($240-$1,183 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $132 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $903 to $2,065 for first class

Lodging: $74 to $168 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $882 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cartagena for a week is $2,922-$11,270($417-$1,610 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $264 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,806 to $4,130 for first class

Lodging: $74 to $168 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $882 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cartagena for a week is $5,844-$19,366($835-$2,767 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $192 to $528 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,612 to $8,260 for first class

Lodging: $148 to $336 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $630 to $1,235 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cartagena Hotel Prices

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

Cartagena 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 Cartagena 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 Cartagena.

 

Flight Costs to Cartagena

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $919 average in early July to a low of $535 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $289. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cartagena our data includes 212 originating airports, and 91 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cartagena from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $8,647 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas (MAD) in Madrid (Spain) at an average of just $68.

 

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 Cartagena, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $384, so you can easily save about 72% 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 Cartagena can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $418 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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