The average price of a 7-day trip to Clemson is $1,876 for a solo traveler, $3,369 for a couple, and $6,316 for a family of 4. Clemson hotels range from $69 to $314 per night with an average of $97, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) are between $579 and $863 per person for economy flights and $1,817 to $2,708 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $55 to $94 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 Clemson, SC, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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

 

Average Clemson Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Clemson for a week is $1,242-$2,851($177-$407 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $55 to $94 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $359 to $759 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $195 to $239 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Clemson for a week is $2,426-$4,476($347-$639 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $188 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $718 to $1,518 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $132 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $195 to $239 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Clemson for a week is $3,972-$7,822($567-$1,117 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $376 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,436 to $3,036 for economy

Lodging: $166 to $264 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $293 to $359 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Clemson

How cheap can you make a vacation to Clemson? The cheapest trip to Clemson is about $129 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 $60.

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 Clemson for a week is $901-$1,723($129-$246 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $359 to $759 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Clemson for a week is $1,442-$2,846($206-$407 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $718 to $1,518 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Clemson for a week is $2,884-$5,452($412-$779 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,436 to $3,036 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $138 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $160 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Clemson cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Clemson Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Clemson for a week is $2,516-$14,868($359-$2,124 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $207 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $768 to $2,019 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $314 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Clemson for a week is $4,096-$18,336($585-$2,619 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $232 to $414 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,536 to $4,038 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $314 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Clemson for a week is $8,192-$29,832($1,170-$4,262 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $464 to $828 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,072 to $8,076 for first class

Lodging: $312 to $628 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $2,660 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Clemson Hotel Prices

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

Clemson 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 Clemson 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 Clemson.

 

Flight Costs to Clemson

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $863 average in late July to a low of $579 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $561. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Clemson our data includes 492 originating airports, and 108 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Clemson from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,916 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $139.

 

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 Clemson, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $284, so you can easily save about 49% 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 Clemson can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $784 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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