The average price of a 7-day trip to Schenectady is $1,427 for a solo traveler, $2,563 for a couple, and $4,805 for a family of 4. Schenectady hotels range from $57 to $260 per night with an average of $95, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Albany International Airport (ALB) are between $549 and $856 per person for economy flights and $1,723 to $2,686 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $44 to $77 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 Schenectady, NY, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ALB and stay in a Schenectady 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 Schenectady is usually early September.

 

Average Schenectady Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Schenectady for a week is $1,132-$2,019($162-$288 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $77 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $736 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $124 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 Schenectady for a week is $2,140-$3,534($306-$505 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $154 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,472 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $124 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 Schenectady for a week is $3,466-$6,588($495-$941 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $308 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $2,944 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $248 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 Schenectady

How cheap can you make a vacation to Schenectady? The cheapest trip to Schenectady is about $119 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 $100 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 $47.

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 Schenectady for a week is $834-$1,877($119-$268 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $43 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $736 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Schenectady for a week is $1,386-$2,914($198-$416 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $86 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,472 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Schenectady for a week is $2,772-$5,408($396-$773 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $172 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $2,944 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $114 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $140 to $210 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Schenectady cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Schenectady Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Schenectady for a week is $2,524-$8,015($361-$1,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $97 to $154 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,059 to $2,149 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $260 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Schenectady for a week is $4,262-$11,242($609-$1,606 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $194 to $308 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,118 to $4,298 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $260 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Schenectady for a week is $8,524-$20,090($1,218-$2,870 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $388 to $616 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,236 to $8,596 for first class

Lodging: $262 to $520 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,197 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Schenectady Hotel Prices

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

Schenectady 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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady.

 

Flight Costs to Schenectady

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $856 average in late July to a low of $549 in early September. Median flight price is $549. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Schenectady our data includes 429 originating airports, and 99 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Schenectady from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,156 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $247.

 

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 Schenectady, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $307, so you can easily save about 56% 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 Schenectady can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $648 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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