The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Houston is $2,321 for a solo traveler, $4,169 for a couple, and $7,815 for a family of 4. Downtown Houston hotels range from $71 to $199 per night with an average of $123, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to William P Hobby Airport (HOU) are between $953 and $1,564 per person for economy flights and $2,991 to $4,908 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $53 to $122 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 Downtown Houston, TX, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HOU and stay in a Downtown Houston hotel:

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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

 

Average Downtown Houston Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $1,447-$3,749($207-$536 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $122 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $1,329 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $213 to $261 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $3,140-$6,402($449-$915 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $244 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $2,658 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $213 to $261 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $4,804-$11,084($686-$1,583 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $488 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,336 to $5,316 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $270 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $320 to $392 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Houston

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Houston? The cheapest trip to Downtown Houston is about $128 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $63.

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 Downtown Houston for a week is $893-$2,133($128-$305 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $1,329 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $1,666-$3,840($238-$549 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $2,658 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $3,272-$7,680($467-$1,097 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,336 to $5,316 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $142 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Downtown Houston cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Houston Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Houston for a week is $3,287-$16,293($470-$2,328 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $95 to $268 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,518 to $3,017 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $199 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 Downtown Houston for a week is $5,470-$21,186($781-$3,027 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $190 to $536 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,036 to $6,034 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $199 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 Downtown Houston for a week is $10,940-$37,812($1,563-$5,402 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $380 to $1,072 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,072 to $12,068 for first class

Lodging: $368 to $398 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,500 to $3,040 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Houston Hotel Prices

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

Downtown Houston 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 Downtown Houston 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 Downtown Houston.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Houston

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,564 average in late July to a low of $953 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $900. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Houston our data includes 1,012 originating airports, and 135 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Houston from an airport like Monrovia Roberts International (ROB) in Monrovia (Liberia) for an average $13,673 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 $215.

 

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 Downtown Houston, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $612, so you can easily save about 64% 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 Downtown Houston can easily cost $410 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $811 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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