The average price of a 7-day trip to Magnetic Island is $2,279 for a solo traveler, $4,093 for a couple, and $7,673 for a family of 4. Magnetic Island hotels range from $44 to $94 per night with an average of $79, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $530 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Townsville Airport (TSV) are between $1,195 and $2,434 per person for economy flights and $3,750 to $7,638 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $38 to $69 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 Magnetic Island, QL, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TSV and stay in a Magnetic Island hotel:

  • March 26th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 2nd and May 7th)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)

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

 

Average Magnetic Island Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $1,288-$3,518($184-$503 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $69 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $680 to $2,069 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $60 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $161 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $3,264-$6,800($466-$971 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $138 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,360 to $4,138 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $60 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $161 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $4,468-$11,756($638-$1,679 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $276 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,720 to $8,276 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $120 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $197 to $258 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Magnetic Island

How cheap can you make a vacation to Magnetic Island? The cheapest trip to Magnetic Island is about $148 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 $127 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 $40.

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 Magnetic Island for a week is $1,039-$3,309($148-$473 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $34 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $680 to $2,069 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $127 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $1,838-$5,616($263-$802 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $68 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,360 to $4,138 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $127 to $167 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $3,676-$10,734($525-$1,533 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $136 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,720 to $8,276 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $88 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $203 to $251 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Magnetic Island cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Magnetic Island Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $2,473-$12,183($353-$1,740 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $145 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,469 to $4,490 for first class

Lodging: $74 to $94 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,113 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $4,502-$17,688($643-$2,527 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $290 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,938 to $8,980 for first class

Lodging: $74 to $94 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,113 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Magnetic Island for a week is $9,004-$31,368($1,286-$4,481 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $320 to $580 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,876 to $17,960 for first class

Lodging: $148 to $188 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $848 to $1,558 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Magnetic Island Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Magnetic Island is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Magnetic Island 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.

Magnetic Island 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 Magnetic Island 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 Magnetic Island.

 

Flight Costs to Magnetic Island

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,434 average in late December to a low of $1,195 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $1,591. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Magnetic Island our data includes 46 originating airports, and 39 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Magnetic Island from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,103 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Brisbane International (BNE) in Brisbane (Australia) at an average of just $164.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Magnetic Island, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,239, so you can easily save about 104% 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 Magnetic Island can easily cost $250 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $503 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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