The average price of a 7-day trip to Longboat Key is $2,007 for a solo traveler, $3,605 for a couple, and $6,758 for a family of 4. Longboat Key hotels range from $87 to $397 per night with an average of $172, while most vacation rentals will cost $250 to $570 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) are between $688 and $1,060 per person for economy flights and $2,159 to $3,326 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $75 to $161 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 Longboat Key, FL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SRQ and stay in a Longboat Key hotel:

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

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Longboat Key is usually early September.

 

Average Longboat Key Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Longboat Key for a week is $1,571-$3,210($224-$459 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $75 to $161 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $446 to $859 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $179 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Longboat Key for a week is $3,026-$5,598($432-$800 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $150 to $322 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $892 to $1,718 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $179 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Longboat Key for a week is $5,084-$10,092($726-$1,442 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $300 to $644 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,784 to $3,436 for economy

Lodging: $200 to $358 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $234 to $286 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Longboat Key

How cheap can you make a vacation to Longboat Key? The cheapest trip to Longboat Key is about $115 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 $21 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 $76.

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 Longboat Key for a week is $803-$1,843($115-$263 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $66 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $446 to $859 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $87 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Longboat Key for a week is $1,480-$3,164($211-$452 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $132 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $892 to $1,718 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $87 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Longboat Key for a week is $2,912-$6,328($416-$904 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $264 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,784 to $3,436 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $174 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $34 to $85 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Longboat Key cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Longboat Key Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Longboat Key for a week is $3,553-$10,529($508-$1,504 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $143 to $290 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,298 to $2,001 for first class

Lodging: $209 to $397 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $570 to $1,083 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Longboat Key for a week is $5,852-$14,560($836-$2,080 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $286 to $580 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,596 to $4,002 for first class

Lodging: $209 to $397 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $570 to $1,083 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Longboat Key for a week is $11,704-$26,522($1,672-$3,789 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $572 to $1,160 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,192 to $8,004 for first class

Lodging: $418 to $794 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $855 to $1,733 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Longboat Key Hotel Prices

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

Longboat Key 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 Longboat Key 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 Longboat Key.

 

Flight Costs to Longboat Key

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,060 average in late December to a low of $688 in early September. Median flight price is $674. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Longboat Key our data includes 536 originating airports, and 113 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Longboat Key from an airport like Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) in Buenos Aires (Argentina) for an average $5,508 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Rickenbacker International (LCK) in Columbus, OH (the United States) at an average of just $203.

 

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 Longboat Key, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $372, so you can easily save about 54% 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 Longboat Key can easily cost $500 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $33 per person. Private tours can cost $990 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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