The average price of a 7-day trip to French Quarter is $1,458 for a solo traveler, $2,619 for a couple, and $4,909 for a family of 4. French Quarter hotels range from $59 to $280 per night with an average of $123, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $500 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) are between $614 and $964 per person for economy flights and $1,927 to $3,025 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $41 to $83 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 French Quarter, LA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MSY and stay in a French Quarter hotel:

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in French Quarter is usually early to mid September.

 

Average French Quarter Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit French Quarter for a week is $1,305-$2,208($186-$315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $41 to $83 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $412 to $781 for economy

Lodging: $101 to $123 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $115 to $141 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit French Quarter for a week is $2,408-$3,936($344-$562 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $166 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $824 to $1,562 for economy

Lodging: $101 to $123 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $115 to $141 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit French Quarter for a week is $3,900-$6,924($557-$989 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $332 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,648 to $3,124 for economy

Lodging: $202 to $246 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $184 to $212 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to French Quarter

How cheap can you make a vacation to French Quarter? The cheapest trip to French Quarter is about $101 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% 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 $48.

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 French Quarter for a week is $707-$1,485($101-$212 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $50 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $412 to $781 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $59 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 French Quarter for a week is $1,294-$2,616($185-$374 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $100 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $824 to $1,562 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $59 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 French Quarter for a week is $2,528-$5,232($361-$747 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $200 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,648 to $3,124 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $118 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 French Quarter cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury French Quarter Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit French Quarter for a week is $2,282-$8,899($326-$1,271 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $149 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $2,156 for first class

Lodging: $141 to $280 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit French Quarter for a week is $3,718-$12,098($531-$1,728 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $298 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $4,312 for first class

Lodging: $141 to $280 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit French Quarter for a week is $7,436-$20,776($1,062-$2,968 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $312 to $596 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,560 to $8,624 for first class

Lodging: $282 to $560 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $800 to $1,330 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

French Quarter Hotel Prices

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

French Quarter 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 French Quarter 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 French Quarter.

 

Flight Costs to French Quarter

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $964 average in early January to a low of $614 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $620. These prices are based on millions of flights. For French Quarter our data includes 701 originating airports, and 135 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to French Quarter from an airport like Husein Sastranegara (BDO) in Bandung (Indonesia) for an average $8,436 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 $210.

 

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 French Quarter, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $349, so you can easily save about 57% 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 French Quarter can easily cost $380 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $752 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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