The average price of a 7-day trip to Madison is $1,732 for a solo traveler, $3,111 for a couple, and $5,832 for a family of 4. Madison hotels range from $69 to $315 per night with an average of $111, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $730 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) are between $491 and $747 per person for economy flights and $1,541 to $2,344 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $57 to $122 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 Madison, VA, US

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

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

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

 

Average Madison Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Madison for a week is $1,175-$2,584($168-$369 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $122 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $650 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $150 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $147 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Madison for a week is $2,212-$4,282($316-$612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $244 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,300 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $150 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $147 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Madison for a week is $3,836-$7,816($548-$1,117 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $488 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,600 for economy

Lodging: $144 to $300 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $235 to $288 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Madison

How cheap can you make a vacation to Madison? The cheapest trip to Madison is about $126 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 $234 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 $59.

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 Madison for a week is $880-$2,538($126-$363 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $650 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $234 to $254 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Madison for a week is $1,406-$3,552($201-$507 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,300 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $234 to $254 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Madison for a week is $2,812-$6,192($402-$885 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,600 for economy

Lodging: $118 to $138 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $374 to $356 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Madison cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Madison Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Madison for a week is $2,449-$12,570($350-$1,796 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $244 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $757 to $1,664 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $315 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $730 to $1,533 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Madison for a week is $3,962-$15,942($566-$2,277 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $488 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,514 to $3,328 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $315 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $730 to $1,533 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Madison for a week is $7,924-$26,364($1,132-$3,766 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $432 to $976 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,028 to $6,656 for first class

Lodging: $312 to $630 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,095 to $2,146 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Madison Hotel Prices

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

Madison 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 Madison 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Madison.

 

Flight Costs to Madison

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $747 average in late July to a low of $491 in early September. Median flight price is $462. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Madison our data includes 332 originating airports, and 84 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Madison from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,146 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like LaGuardia (LGA) in New York, NY (the United States) at an average of just $197.

 

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 Madison, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $256, so you can easily save about 52% 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 Madison can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $784 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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