The average price of a 7-day trip to Lightning Ridge is $2,847 for a solo traveler, $5,113 for a couple, and $9,586 for a family of 4. Lightning Ridge hotels range from $57 to $258 per night with an average of $100, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Roma Airport (RMA) are between $1,649 and $3,303 per person for economy flights and $5,175 to $10,365 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $35 to $100 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 Lightning Ridge, NW, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to RMA and stay in a Lightning Ridge hotel:

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 30th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Lightning Ridge is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Lightning Ridge Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $1,650-$4,285($236-$612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $973 to $2,973 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $84 to $102 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $4,220-$8,618($603-$1,231 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,946 to $5,946 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $84 to $102 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $5,580-$15,832($797-$2,262 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,892 to $11,892 for economy

Lodging: $144 to $190 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $118 to $153 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lightning Ridge

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lightning Ridge? The cheapest trip to Lightning Ridge is about $201 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 $240 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 $48.

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 Lightning Ridge for a week is $1,408-$4,834($201-$691 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $43 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $973 to $2,973 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $240 to $260 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $2,528-$8,108($361-$1,158 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $86 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,946 to $5,946 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $240 to $260 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $5,056-$15,592($722-$2,227 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $172 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,892 to $11,892 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $114 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $384 to $416 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Lightning Ridge cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lightning Ridge Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $3,302-$13,423($472-$1,918 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $77 to $210 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,995 to $7,849 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $258 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $684 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $5,836-$22,742($834-$3,249 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $154 to $420 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,990 to $15,698 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $258 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $684 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lightning Ridge for a week is $11,672-$43,024($1,667-$6,146 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $308 to $840 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,980 to $31,396 for first class

Lodging: $256 to $516 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $540 to $958 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lightning Ridge Hotel Prices

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

Lightning Ridge 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 Lightning Ridge 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

While there are a few options for vacation rentals here, the selection is somewhat limited in Lightning Ridge.

 

Flight Costs to Lightning Ridge

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $3,303 average in late December to a low of $1,649 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $2,141. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lightning Ridge our data includes 21 originating airports, and 12 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lightning Ridge from an airport like Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) in Baltimore, MD (the United States) for an average $2,696 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Brisbane International (BNE) in Brisbane (Australia) at an average of just $297.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Lightning Ridge, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,655, so you can easily save about 100% 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 Lightning Ridge can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $643 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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