The average price of a 7-day trip to Death Valley is $1,768 for a solo traveler, $3,175 for a couple, and $5,953 for a family of 4. Death Valley hotels range from $76 to $347 per night with an average of $134. Average worldwide flight costs to McCarran International Airport (LAS) are between $672 and $1,050 per person for economy flights and $2,109 to $3,295 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $57 to $133 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 Death Valley, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to LAS and stay in a Death Valley hotel:

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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

 

Average Death Valley Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Death Valley for a week is $1,370-$2,571($196-$367 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $133 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $395 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $128 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Death Valley for a week is $2,164-$4,374($309-$625 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $266 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $790 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $128 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Death Valley for a week is $4,328-$8,748($618-$1,250 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $532 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,580 to $3,488 for economy

Lodging: $192 to $256 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

Traveling Cheap to Death Valley

How cheap can you make a vacation to Death Valley? The cheapest trip to Death Valley is about $138 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $61.

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 Death Valley for a week is $964-$1,734($138-$248 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $395 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Death Valley for a week is $1,562-$3,012($223-$430 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $790 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Death Valley for a week is $3,124-$6,024($446-$861 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,580 to $3,488 for economy

Lodging: $122 to $152 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Death Valley cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Death Valley Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Death Valley for a week is $2,800-$6,159($400-$880 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $125 to $266 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $893 to $2,215 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $347 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Death Valley for a week is $4,568-$10,236($653-$1,462 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $250 to $532 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,786 to $4,430 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $347 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Death Valley for a week is $9,136-$20,472($1,305-$2,925 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $500 to $1,064 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,572 to $8,860 for first class

Lodging: $344 to $694 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

 

Death Valley Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Death Valley is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Death Valley due to a lack of competition. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Death Valley 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 Death Valley 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

We could not find any vacation rental data nearby. This may be because the location is remote or because vacation rentals through sites like Airbnb and VRBO are not allowed in Death Valley.

 

Flight Costs to Death Valley

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,050 average in early January to a low of $672 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $634. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Death Valley our data includes 948 originating airports, and 172 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Death Valley from an airport like Saarbruecken (SCN) in Saarbrucken (Germany) for an average $6,217 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Los Angeles International (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA (the United States) at an average of just $118.

 

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 Death Valley, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $377, so you can easily save about 56% 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 Death Valley can easily cost $430 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $864 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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