The average price of a 7-day trip to Hill Country is $1,632 for a solo traveler, $2,931 for a couple, and $5,495 for a family of 4. Hill Country hotels range from $60 to $275 per night with an average of $106, while most vacation rentals will cost $190 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) are between $665 and $1,077 per person for economy flights and $2,087 to $3,380 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $45 to $102 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 Hill Country, TX, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to AUS and stay in a Hill Country hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Hill Country is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Hill Country Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Hill Country for a week is $1,207-$2,343($172-$335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $45 to $102 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $436 to $969 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Hill Country for a week is $2,416-$4,242($345-$606 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $204 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $872 to $1,938 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Hill Country for a week is $3,868-$7,944($553-$1,135 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $408 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,744 to $3,876 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $202 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $144 to $165 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Hill Country

How cheap can you make a vacation to Hill Country? The cheapest trip to Hill Country is about $132 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 $64 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 $54.

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 Hill Country for a week is $921-$1,855($132-$265 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $436 to $969 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Hill Country for a week is $1,518-$3,146($217-$449 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $872 to $1,938 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Hill Country for a week is $2,964-$6,010($423-$859 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,744 to $3,876 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $120 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $96 to $141 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Hill Country cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Hill Country Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Hill Country for a week is $2,470-$10,495($353-$1,499 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $99 to $224 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $955 to $2,723 for first class

Lodging: $137 to $275 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $1,034 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Hill Country for a week is $4,118-$14,786($588-$2,112 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $198 to $448 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,910 to $5,446 for first class

Lodging: $137 to $275 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $1,034 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Hill Country for a week is $8,236-$26,470($1,177-$3,781 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $396 to $896 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,820 to $10,892 for first class

Lodging: $274 to $550 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $752 to $1,551 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Hill Country Hotel Prices

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

Hill Country 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 Hill Country 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 Hill Country.

 

Flight Costs to Hill Country

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,077 average in late July to a low of $665 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $671. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Hill Country our data includes 819 originating airports, and 143 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Hill Country from an airport like Simpang Tiga (PKU) in Pekanbaru (Indonesia) for an average $6,747 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Los Angeles International (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA (the United States) at an average of just $206.

 

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 Hill Country, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $411, so you can easily save about 62% 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 Hill Country can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $686 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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