The average price of a 7-day trip to Houston is $2,680 for a solo traveler, $4,813 for a couple, and $9,024 for a family of 4. Houston hotels range from $76 to $199 per night with an average of $125, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $1060 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to William P Hobby Airport (HOU) are between $953 and $1,564 per person for economy flights and $2,991 to $4,908 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $64 to $99 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 Houston, TX, US

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

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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

 

Average Houston Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Houston for a week is $1,530-$4,165($219-$595 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $99 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $1,408 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $281 to $344 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Houston for a week is $3,300-$6,578($471-$940 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $198 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $2,816 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $281 to $344 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Houston for a week is $5,124-$11,500($732-$1,643 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $396 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,336 to $5,632 for economy

Lodging: $166 to $270 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $450 to $516 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Houston

How cheap can you make a vacation to Houston? The cheapest trip to Houston is about $171 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 $85 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 $68.

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 Houston for a week is $1,195-$2,444($171-$349 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $584 to $1,408 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $85 to $105 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Houston for a week is $1,982-$4,258($283-$608 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,168 to $2,816 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $76 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $85 to $105 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Houston for a week is $3,916-$8,264($559-$1,181 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,336 to $5,632 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $152 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $128 to $168 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Houston cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Houston Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Houston for a week is $3,582-$15,819($512-$2,260 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $188 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,624 to $3,055 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $199 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $1,908 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Houston for a week is $6,060-$20,190($866-$2,884 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $376 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,248 to $6,110 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $199 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $1,908 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Houston for a week is $12,120-$34,656($1,731-$4,951 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $488 to $752 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,496 to $12,220 for first class

Lodging: $368 to $398 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,590 to $2,862 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Houston Hotel Prices

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

Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston.

 

Flight Costs to Houston

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,564 average in late July to a low of $953 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $900. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Houston our data includes 1,012 originating airports, and 135 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Houston from an airport like Monrovia Roberts International (ROB) in Monrovia (Liberia) for an average $13,673 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 $215.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Houston, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $612, so you can easily save about 64% 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 Houston can easily cost $430 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $863 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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