The average price of a 7-day trip to Crystal City is $1,986 for a solo traveler, $3,567 for a couple, and $6,687 for a family of 4. Crystal City hotels range from $80 to $319 per night with an average of $152, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $720 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are between $695 and $1,191 per person for economy flights and $2,181 to $3,737 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $56 to $101 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 Crystal City, VA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DCA and stay in a Crystal City hotel:

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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

 

Average Crystal City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Crystal City for a week is $1,479-$2,908($211-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $101 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Crystal City for a week is $2,840-$5,020($406-$717 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $202 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Crystal City for a week is $4,584-$8,692($655-$1,242 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $404 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $222 to $270 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $251 to $326 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Crystal City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Crystal City? The cheapest trip to Crystal City is about $152 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 $72.

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 Crystal City for a week is $1,063-$2,904($152-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $421 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $220 to $250 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Crystal City for a week is $1,694-$4,308($242-$615 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $842 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $220 to $250 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Crystal City for a week is $3,388-$8,016($484-$1,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,684 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $144 to $160 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $308 to $400 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Crystal City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Crystal City Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Crystal City for a week is $2,769-$11,675($396-$1,668 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $101 to $222 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,090 to $2,345 for first class

Lodging: $162 to $319 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Crystal City for a week is $4,566-$15,574($652-$2,225 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $202 to $444 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,180 to $4,690 for first class

Lodging: $162 to $319 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Crystal City for a week is $9,132-$27,260($1,305-$3,894 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $404 to $888 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,360 to $9,380 for first class

Lodging: $324 to $638 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,008 to $1,944 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Crystal City Hotel Prices

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

Crystal City 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 Crystal City 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 Crystal City.

 

Flight Costs to Crystal City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,191 average in early January to a low of $695 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $767. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Crystal City our data includes 1,228 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Crystal City from an airport like Supadio (PNK) in Pontianak (Indonesia) for an average $8,797 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like LaGuardia (LGA) in New York, NY (the United States) at an average of just $146.

 

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 Crystal City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $496, so you can easily save about 71% 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 Crystal City can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $914 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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