The average price of a 7-day trip to Lake Placid is $2,144 for a solo traveler, $3,851 for a couple, and $7,219 for a family of 4. Lake Placid hotels range from $82 to $372 per night with an average of $112, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Burlington International Airport (BTV) are between $524 and $900 per person for economy flights and $1,644 to $2,824 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $64 to $105 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 Lake Placid, NY, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BTV and stay in a Lake Placid hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Lake Placid Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lake Placid for a week is $1,353-$3,291($193-$470 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $105 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $341 to $720 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $250 to $306 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lake Placid for a week is $2,508-$5,106($358-$729 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $210 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $682 to $1,440 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $250 to $306 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lake Placid for a week is $4,284-$8,388($612-$1,198 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $420 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,364 to $2,880 for economy

Lodging: $188 to $244 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $400 to $428 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lake Placid

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lake Placid? The cheapest trip to Lake Placid is about $142 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 $200 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 $73.

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 Lake Placid for a week is $996-$2,594($142-$371 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $62 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $341 to $720 for economy

Lodging: $73 to $82 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lake Placid for a week is $1,554-$3,748($222-$535 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $124 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $682 to $1,440 for economy

Lodging: $73 to $82 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lake Placid for a week is $3,108-$6,776($444-$968 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $248 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,364 to $2,880 for economy

Lodging: $146 to $164 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $320 to $360 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Lake Placid cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lake Placid Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lake Placid for a week is $3,186-$16,510($455-$2,359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $189 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $958 to $1,987 for first class

Lodging: $222 to $372 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lake Placid for a week is $5,040-$19,820($720-$2,831 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $378 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,916 to $3,974 for first class

Lodging: $222 to $372 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lake Placid for a week is $10,080-$31,720($1,440-$4,531 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $512 to $756 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,832 to $7,948 for first class

Lodging: $444 to $744 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $3,080 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lake Placid Hotel Prices

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

Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid.

 

Flight Costs to Lake Placid

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $900 average in mid December to a low of $524 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $570. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lake Placid our data includes 413 originating airports, and 96 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lake Placid from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,174 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York, NY (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 Lake Placid, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $376, so you can easily save about 72% 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 Lake Placid can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $31 per person. Private tours can cost $926 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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