The average price of a 7-day trip to Columbus is $1,585 for a solo traveler, $2,847 for a couple, and $5,337 for a family of 4. Columbus hotels range from $55 to $252 per night with an average of $78, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $700 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) are between $546 and $834 per person for economy flights and $1,713 to $2,617 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $37 to $89 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 Columbus, MS, US

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

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Columbus is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Columbus Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Columbus for a week is $1,104-$2,351($158-$336 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $89 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $395 to $684 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $94 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $142 to $174 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Columbus for a week is $2,060-$3,958($294-$565 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $178 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $790 to $1,368 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $94 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $142 to $174 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Columbus for a week is $3,516-$6,896($502-$985 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $356 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,580 to $2,736 for economy

Lodging: $150 to $188 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $227 to $278 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Columbus

How cheap can you make a vacation to Columbus? The cheapest trip to Columbus is about $117 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 $220 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 $46.

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 Columbus for a week is $818-$2,538($117-$363 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $395 to $684 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $220 to $260 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Columbus for a week is $1,360-$3,516($194-$502 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $790 to $1,368 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $220 to $260 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Columbus for a week is $2,720-$6,408($389-$915 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,580 to $2,736 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $110 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $330 to $416 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Columbus cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Columbus Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Columbus for a week is $2,287-$11,281($327-$1,612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $196 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,047 to $1,929 for first class

Lodging: $125 to $252 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,330 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Columbus for a week is $3,824-$14,582($546-$2,083 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $392 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,094 to $3,858 for first class

Lodging: $125 to $252 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,330 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Columbus for a week is $7,648-$25,972($1,093-$3,710 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $280 to $784 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,188 to $7,716 for first class

Lodging: $250 to $504 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,050 to $2,128 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Columbus Hotel Prices

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

Columbus 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 Columbus 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Columbus.

 

Flight Costs to Columbus

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $834 average in late July to a low of $546 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $469. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Columbus our data includes 112 originating airports, and 39 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Columbus from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,273 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) in Atlanta, GA (the United States) at an average of just $244.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Columbus, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $288, so you can easily save about 53% 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 Columbus can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $627 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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