The average price of a 7-day trip to New York is $1,376 for a solo traveler, $2,026 for a couple, and $4,011 for a family of 4. New York hotels range from $75 to $348 per night with an average of $121, while most vacation rentals will cost $190 to $690 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to New York (from all airports) are between $764 and $1,118 per person for economy flights and $2,399 to $3,511 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $56 to $116 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 New York

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

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in New York is usually early to mid September.

 

Average New York Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit New York for a week is $1,480-$2,906($211-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $116 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $476 to $972 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $153 to $187 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit New York for a week is $2,354-$4,690($336-$670 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $113 to $232 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $951 to $1,944 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $153 to $187 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit New York for a week is $4,702-$8,821($672-$1,260 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $225 to $463 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,903 to $3,888 for economy

Lodging: $204 to $269 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $229 to $282 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to New York

How cheap can you make a vacation to New York? The cheapest trip to New York is about $150 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 $19 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 $63.

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 New York for a week is $1,050-$2,204($150-$315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $476 to $972 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $75 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $110 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit New York for a week is $1,721-$3,568($246-$510 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $951 to $1,944 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $75 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $110 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit New York for a week is $3,449-$6,729($493-$961 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $225 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,903 to $3,888 for economy

Lodging: $127 to $149 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $166 to $211 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to New York cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury New York Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit New York for a week is $3,002-$12,261($429-$1,752 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $113 to $232 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,179 to $2,417 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $348 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $685 to $1,370 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit New York for a week is $4,972-$16,296($710-$2,328 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $226 to $463 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,358 to $4,835 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $348 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $685 to $1,370 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit New York for a week is $9,950-$28,475($1,421-$4,068 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $453 to $926 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,715 to $9,669 for first class

Lodging: $344 to $697 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,024 to $2,054 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

New York Hotel Prices

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

New York 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 New York 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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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in New York.

 

Flight Costs to New York

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,118 average in late July to a low of $764 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $651. These prices are based on millions of flights. For New York our data includes hundreds of originating airports, and dozens of airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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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 New York, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $354, so you can easily save about 46% 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 New York can easily cost $421 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $28 per person. Private tours can cost $843 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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