The average price of a 7-day trip to Fontana Dam is $1,632 for a solo traveler, $2,931 for a couple, and $5,495 for a family of 4. Fontana Dam hotels range from $62 to $284 per night with an average of $85, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $540 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) are between $548 and $870 per person for economy flights and $1,720 to $2,730 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $54 to $103 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Fontana Dam, NC, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TYS and stay in a Fontana Dam hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Fontana Dam is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Fontana Dam Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $1,253-$2,419($179-$346 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $103 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $696 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $105 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $137 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $2,362-$4,184($337-$598 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $206 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,392 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $105 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $137 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $3,992-$7,270($570-$1,039 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $412 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,784 for economy

Lodging: $170 to $210 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $219 to $267 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Fontana Dam

How cheap can you make a vacation to Fontana Dam? The cheapest trip to Fontana Dam is about $121 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 $140 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 $52.

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 Fontana Dam for a week is $845-$2,105($121-$301 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $47 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $696 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $62 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $1,378-$3,130($197-$447 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $94 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,392 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $62 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $2,756-$5,828($394-$833 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $188 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,784 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $124 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $288 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Fontana Dam cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Fontana Dam Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $2,730-$10,059($390-$1,437 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $119 to $206 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,051 to $1,489 for first class

Lodging: $141 to $284 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $540 to $1,188 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $4,614-$12,990($659-$1,856 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $238 to $412 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,102 to $2,978 for first class

Lodging: $141 to $284 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $540 to $1,188 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Fontana Dam for a week is $9,228-$21,702($1,318-$3,100 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $476 to $824 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,204 to $5,956 for first class

Lodging: $282 to $568 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $864 to $1,663 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Fontana Dam Hotel Prices

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

Fontana Dam 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 Fontana Dam 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 Fontana Dam.

 

Flight Costs to Fontana Dam

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $870 average in late July to a low of $548 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $558. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Fontana Dam our data includes 464 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Fontana Dam from an airport like Wattay International (VTE) in Vientiane (Laos) for an average $6,434 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $181.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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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 Fontana Dam, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $322, so you can easily save about 59% 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 Fontana Dam can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $708 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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