The average price of a 7-day trip to Manhattan is $1,827 for a solo traveler, $3,281 for a couple, and $6,152 for a family of 4. Manhattan hotels range from $74 to $531 per night with an average of $195, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $500 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are between $688 and $1,170 per person for economy flights and $2,159 to $3,671 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $72 to $149 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Manhattan, NY, US

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

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Manhattan is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Manhattan Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Manhattan for a week is $1,623-$2,872($232-$410 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $149 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $417 to $959 for economy

Lodging: $129 to $145 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $117 to $143 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Manhattan for a week is $3,086-$5,296($441-$757 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $298 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $834 to $1,918 for economy

Lodging: $129 to $145 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $117 to $143 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Manhattan for a week is $4,740-$9,748($677-$1,393 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $288 to $596 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,668 to $3,836 for economy

Lodging: $258 to $290 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $176 to $215 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Manhattan

How cheap can you make a vacation to Manhattan? The cheapest trip to Manhattan is about $112 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 $20 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 $61.

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 Manhattan for a week is $782-$1,893($112-$270 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $70 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $417 to $959 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $74 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Manhattan for a week is $1,444-$3,342($206-$477 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $140 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $834 to $1,918 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $74 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Manhattan for a week is $2,816-$6,684($402-$955 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $280 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,668 to $3,836 for economy

Lodging: $122 to $148 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Manhattan cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Manhattan Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Manhattan for a week is $3,363-$9,752($480-$1,393 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $151 to $283 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,088 to $2,071 for first class

Lodging: $203 to $531 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Manhattan for a week is $5,508-$13,804($787-$1,972 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $302 to $566 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,176 to $4,142 for first class

Lodging: $203 to $531 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $500 to $950 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Manhattan for a week is $11,016-$25,328($1,574-$3,618 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $604 to $1,132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,352 to $8,284 for first class

Lodging: $406 to $1,062 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $700 to $1,520 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Manhattan Hotel Prices

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

Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan.

 

Flight Costs to Manhattan

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,170 average in late July to a low of $688 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $638. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Manhattan our data includes 1,129 originating airports, and 152 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Manhattan from an airport like Savannakhet (ZYL) in Sylhet (Bangladesh) for an average $10,541 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) in Washington, DC (the United States) at an average of just $146.

 

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 Manhattan, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $482, so you can easily save about 70% 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 Manhattan can easily cost $520 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $35 per person. Private tours can cost $1048 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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