The average price of a 7-day trip to Gainesville is $1,623 for a solo traveler, $2,915 for a couple, and $5,465 for a family of 4. Gainesville hotels range from $55 to $249 per night with an average of $70, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $700 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) are between $776 and $1,231 per person for economy flights and $2,435 to $3,863 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $35 to $80 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 Gainesville, TX, US

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

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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

 

Average Gainesville Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Gainesville for a week is $1,168-$2,361($167-$337 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $80 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $467 to $1,009 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $119 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $108 to $132 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Gainesville for a week is $2,498-$4,374($357-$625 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $160 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $934 to $2,018 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $119 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $108 to $132 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Gainesville for a week is $3,760-$7,704($537-$1,101 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $320 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,868 to $4,036 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $238 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $173 to $198 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Gainesville

How cheap can you make a vacation to Gainesville? The cheapest trip to Gainesville is about $126 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 $120 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 $45.

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 Gainesville for a week is $884-$2,196($126-$314 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $41 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $467 to $1,009 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Gainesville for a week is $1,498-$3,492($214-$499 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $82 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $934 to $2,018 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Gainesville for a week is $2,996-$6,624($428-$946 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $164 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,868 to $4,036 for economy

Lodging: $90 to $110 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $168 to $240 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Gainesville cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Gainesville Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Gainesville for a week is $2,353-$12,209($336-$1,744 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $176 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,097 to $2,997 for first class

Lodging: $123 to $249 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,330 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Gainesville for a week is $3,968-$16,438($567-$2,348 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $352 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,194 to $5,994 for first class

Lodging: $123 to $249 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,330 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Gainesville for a week is $7,936-$28,886($1,134-$4,127 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $296 to $704 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,388 to $11,988 for first class

Lodging: $246 to $498 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,050 to $1,995 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Gainesville Hotel Prices

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

Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville.

 

Flight Costs to Gainesville

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,231 average in early January to a low of $776 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $782. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Gainesville our data includes 1,094 originating airports, and 158 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Gainesville from an airport like Husein Sastranegara (BDO) in Bandung (Indonesia) for an average $12,657 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Branson (BKG) in Branson, MO (the United States) at an average of just $158.

 

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 Gainesville, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $455, 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 Gainesville can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $621 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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