The average price of a 7-day trip to Port Moresby is $2,517 for a solo traveler, $4,521 for a couple, and $8,475 for a family of 4. Port Moresby hotels range from $64 to $206 per night with an average of $124, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $420 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Port Moresby International Airport (POM) are between $1,512 and $2,408 per person for economy flights and $4,745 to $7,556 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $114 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 Port Moresby, PG

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to POM and stay in a Port Moresby hotel:

  • February 19th to July 15th (except the week of March 5th)
  • August 20th to September 2nd
  • October 22nd to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Port Moresby is usually early November.

 

Average Port Moresby Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Port Moresby for a week is $1,594-$3,649($228-$521 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $114 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $874 to $2,143 for economy

Lodging: $101 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $71 to $87 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Port Moresby for a week is $4,038-$7,120($577-$1,017 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $228 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,748 to $4,286 for economy

Lodging: $101 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $71 to $87 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Port Moresby for a week is $5,314-$13,180($759-$1,883 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $456 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,496 to $8,572 for economy

Lodging: $202 to $236 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $107 to $139 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Port Moresby

How cheap can you make a vacation to Port Moresby? The cheapest trip to Port Moresby is about $198 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% 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 $57.

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 Port Moresby for a week is $1,384-$3,079($198-$440 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $874 to $2,143 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Port Moresby for a week is $2,426-$5,558($347-$794 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,748 to $4,286 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Port Moresby for a week is $4,672-$10,876($667-$1,554 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,496 to $8,572 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $128 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $84 to $160 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Port Moresby cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Port Moresby Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Port Moresby for a week is $3,783-$11,803($540-$1,686 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $239 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,421 to $4,586 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $206 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Port Moresby for a week is $6,792-$18,062($970-$2,580 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $478 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,842 to $9,172 for first class

Lodging: $129 to $206 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Port Moresby for a week is $13,584-$33,904($1,941-$4,843 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $956 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $9,684 to $18,344 for first class

Lodging: $258 to $412 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $672 to $1,478 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Port Moresby Hotel Prices

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

Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby.

 

Flight Costs to Port Moresby

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,408 average in late December to a low of $1,512 in early November. Median flight price is $1,759. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Port Moresby our data includes 72 originating airports, and 52 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Port Moresby from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $10,792 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Girua (PNP) in Popondetta (Papua New Guinea) at an average of just $236.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Port Moresby, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $897, so you can easily save about 59% 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 Port Moresby can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $726 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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