The average price of a 7-day trip to Ocean City is $1,858 for a solo traveler, $3,337 for a couple, and $6,256 for a family of 4. Ocean City hotels range from $39 to $307 per night with an average of $96, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $720 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are between $708 and $1,136 per person for economy flights and $2,222 to $3,565 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $60 to $90 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 Ocean City, NJ, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PHL and stay in a Ocean City hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Ocean City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Ocean City for a week is $1,319-$2,988($188-$427 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $90 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $966 for economy

Lodging: $79 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $190 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Ocean City for a week is $2,730-$4,924($390-$703 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $180 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,932 for economy

Lodging: $79 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $190 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Ocean City for a week is $4,328-$8,610($618-$1,230 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $240 to $360 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,864 for economy

Lodging: $158 to $270 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $266 to $371 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Ocean City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Ocean City? The cheapest trip to Ocean City is about $104 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 $35.

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 Ocean City for a week is $727-$1,563($104-$223 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $51 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $966 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $39 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Ocean City for a week is $1,334-$2,886($191-$412 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $102 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,932 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $39 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Ocean City for a week is $2,620-$5,760($374-$823 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $204 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,864 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $78 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $56 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Ocean City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Ocean City Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Ocean City for a week is $3,025-$11,644($432-$1,663 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $180 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $973 to $2,608 for first class

Lodging: $209 to $307 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Ocean City for a week is $4,796-$15,512($685-$2,216 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $360 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,946 to $5,216 for first class

Lodging: $209 to $307 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $720 to $1,296 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Ocean City for a week is $9,592-$26,356($1,370-$3,765 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $456 to $720 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,892 to $10,432 for first class

Lodging: $418 to $614 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,080 to $1,814 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Ocean City Hotel Prices

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

Ocean City 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 Ocean City 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 Ocean City.

 

Flight Costs to Ocean City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,136 average in late July to a low of $708 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $680. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Ocean City our data includes 949 originating airports, and 145 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Ocean City from an airport like Savannakhet (ZYL) in Sylhet (Bangladesh) for an average $10,537 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Logan International (BOS) in Boston, MA (the United States) at an average of just $142.

 

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 Ocean City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $427, 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 Ocean City can easily cost $380 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $765 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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