The average price of a 7-day trip to Dayton is $1,495 for a solo traveler, $2,685 for a couple, and $5,034 for a family of 4. Dayton hotels range from $47 to $263 per night with an average of $93, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) are between $654 and $937 per person for economy flights and $2,052 to $2,940 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $52 to $86 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 Dayton, OH, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th and November 26th)

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

 

Average Dayton Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dayton for a week is $1,268-$2,177($181-$311 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $412 to $843 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dayton for a week is $2,528-$3,810($361-$544 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $172 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $824 to $1,686 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dayton for a week is $3,824-$7,244($546-$1,035 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $344 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,648 to $3,372 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $244 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $159 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dayton

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dayton? The cheapest trip to Dayton is about $116 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 $160 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 $41.

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 Dayton for a week is $812-$2,351($116-$336 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $44 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $412 to $843 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $47 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dayton for a week is $1,378-$3,502($197-$500 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $88 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $824 to $1,686 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $47 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dayton for a week is $2,756-$6,524($394-$932 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $176 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,648 to $3,372 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $94 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $240 to $320 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Dayton cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dayton Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dayton for a week is $2,291-$8,458($327-$1,208 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $94 to $181 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $853 to $2,175 for first class

Lodging: $130 to $263 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dayton for a week is $3,802-$11,900($543-$1,700 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $188 to $362 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,706 to $4,350 for first class

Lodging: $130 to $263 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dayton for a week is $7,604-$20,788($1,086-$2,970 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $376 to $724 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,412 to $8,700 for first class

Lodging: $260 to $526 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $608 to $1,170 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dayton Hotel Prices

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

Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton.

 

Flight Costs to Dayton

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $937 average in late July to a low of $654 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $665. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dayton our data includes 539 originating airports, and 111 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dayton from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,036 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $170.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Dayton, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $283, so you can easily save about 43% 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 Dayton can easily cost $330 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $655 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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