The average price of a 7-day trip to General Santos is $390 for a solo traveler, $700 for a couple, and $1,313 for a family of 4. General Santos hotels range from $16 to $110 per night with an average of $21, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $280 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to General Santos Airport (GES) are between $83 and $172 per person for economy flights and $260 to $540 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $14 to $32 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 General Santos, PH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to GES and stay in a General Santos hotel:

  • January 22nd to March 4th
  • May 21st to October 14th (except the week of August 13th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in General Santos is usually mid June.

 

Average General Santos Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit General Santos for a week is $324-$557($46-$80 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $32 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $82 to $153 for economy

Lodging: $24 to $25 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $24 to $30 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit General Santos for a week is $506-$972($72-$139 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $64 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $164 to $306 for economy

Lodging: $24 to $25 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $24 to $30 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit General Santos for a week is $936-$1,808($134-$258 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $128 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $328 to $612 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $50 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $36 to $45 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to General Santos

How cheap can you make a vacation to General Santos? The cheapest trip to General Santos is about $32 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 34% 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 $13.

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 General Santos for a week is $223-$519($32-$74 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $9 to $18 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $82 to $153 for economy

Lodging: $13 to $16 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit General Santos for a week is $368-$798($53-$114 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $36 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $164 to $306 for economy

Lodging: $13 to $16 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit General Santos for a week is $736-$1,476($105-$211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $72 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $328 to $612 for economy

Lodging: $26 to $32 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to General Santos cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury General Santos Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit General Santos for a week is $708-$4,137($101-$591 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $203 to $350 for first class

Lodging: $55 to $110 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $560 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit General Santos for a week is $1,086-$4,914($155-$702 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $406 to $700 for first class

Lodging: $55 to $110 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $560 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit General Santos for a week is $2,172-$8,484($310-$1,212 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $812 to $1,400 for first class

Lodging: $110 to $220 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $392 to $896 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

General Santos Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in General Santos is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in General Santos 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.

General Santos 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 General Santos 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 General Santos.

 

Flight Costs to General Santos

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $172 average in late December to a low of $83 in mid June. Median flight price is $100. These prices are based on millions of flights. For General Santos our data includes 11 originating airports, and 14 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to General Santos from an airport like Iloilo (ILO) in Iloilo (the Philippines) for an average $123 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Mactan-Cebu International (CEB) in Lapu-Lapu City (the Philippines) at an average of just $81.

 

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 Saturday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Saturday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In General Santos, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $89, so you can easily save about 106% 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 General Santos can easily cost $140 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $9 per person. Private tours can cost $274 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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