The average price of a 7-day trip to Mankato is $1,588 for a solo traveler, $2,852 for a couple, and $5,347 for a family of 4. Mankato hotels range from $51 to $235 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $900 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) are between $690 and $1,103 per person for economy flights and $2,165 to $3,461 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $37 to $80 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 Mankato, MN, US

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

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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

 

Average Mankato Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Mankato for a week is $1,050-$2,348($150-$335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $80 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $419 to $960 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $96 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $113 to $138 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mankato for a week is $2,270-$4,154($324-$593 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $160 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $838 to $1,920 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $96 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $113 to $138 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mankato for a week is $3,456-$7,322($494-$1,046 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $320 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,676 to $3,840 for economy

Lodging: $124 to $192 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $170 to $207 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mankato

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mankato? The cheapest trip to Mankato is about $118 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 $160 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 $46.

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 Mankato for a week is $828-$2,313($118-$330 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $419 to $960 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mankato for a week is $1,380-$3,546($197-$507 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $838 to $1,920 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mankato for a week is $2,760-$6,660($394-$951 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,676 to $3,840 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $102 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $256 to $288 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Mankato cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mankato Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mankato for a week is $2,088-$15,283($298-$2,183 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $168 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $846 to $2,227 for first class

Lodging: $116 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $900 to $1,980 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mankato for a week is $3,480-$18,686($497-$2,669 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $336 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,692 to $4,454 for first class

Lodging: $116 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $900 to $1,980 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mankato for a week is $6,960-$31,432($994-$4,490 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $312 to $672 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,384 to $8,908 for first class

Lodging: $232 to $470 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,260 to $2,970 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Mankato Hotel Prices

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

Mankato 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 Mankato 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 Mankato.

 

Flight Costs to Mankato

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,103 average in late July to a low of $690 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $732. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mankato our data includes 912 originating airports, and 157 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mankato from an airport like Adi Soemarmo International (SOC) in Solo City (Indonesia) for an average $7,193 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Thief River Falls Regional (TVF) in Thief River Falls, MN (the United States) at an average of just $147.

 

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 Mankato, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $413, so you can easily save about 60% 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 Mankato can easily cost $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $585 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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