The average price of a 7-day trip to Paterson is $2,691 for a solo traveler, $4,833 for a couple, and $9,061 for a family of 4. Paterson hotels range from $97 to $914 per night with an average of $842, while most vacation rentals will cost $60 to $300 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) are between $1,184 and $2,455 per person for economy flights and $3,715 to $7,704 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $69 to $158 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 Paterson, ZA

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

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Paterson is usually mid January.

 

Average Paterson Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Paterson for a week is $1,411-$4,116($202-$588 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $69 to $158 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $2,038 for economy

Lodging: $122 to $162 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $47 to $57 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Paterson for a week is $3,616-$8,094($517-$1,156 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $138 to $316 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $4,076 for economy

Lodging: $122 to $162 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $47 to $57 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Paterson for a week is $4,912-$14,520($702-$2,074 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $276 to $632 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,584 to $8,152 for economy

Lodging: $244 to $324 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $66 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Paterson

How cheap can you make a vacation to Paterson? The cheapest trip to Paterson is about $181 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 5% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $60 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 $84.

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 Paterson for a week is $1,265-$3,131($181-$447 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $73 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $2,038 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $97 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Paterson for a week is $2,170-$5,680($310-$811 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $146 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $4,076 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $97 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Paterson for a week is $4,124-$11,360($589-$1,623 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $292 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,584 to $8,152 for economy

Lodging: $168 to $194 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $84 to $128 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Paterson cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Paterson Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Paterson for a week is $4,653-$13,361($665-$1,909 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $348 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,789 to $5,441 for first class

Lodging: $623 to $914 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $570 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Paterson for a week is $7,506-$21,238($1,072-$3,034 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $304 to $696 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,578 to $10,882 for first class

Lodging: $623 to $914 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $300 to $570 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Paterson for a week is $14,112-$42,476($2,016-$6,068 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $608 to $1,392 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,156 to $21,764 for first class

Lodging: $1,246 to $1,828 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $450 to $912 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Paterson Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Paterson is much higher than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Paterson due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Paterson 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 Paterson 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 Paterson.

 

Flight Costs to Paterson

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,455 average in late December to a low of $1,184 in mid January. Median flight price is $1,539. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Paterson our data includes 30 originating airports, and 42 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Paterson from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $3,744 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) in Johannesburg (South Africa) at an average of just $108.

 

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 Paterson, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,272, so you can easily save about 107% 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 Paterson can easily cost $550 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $37 per person. Private tours can cost $1099 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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