The average price of a 7-day trip to Scotland is $1,429 for a solo traveler, $2,566 for a couple, and $4,811 for a family of 4. Scotland hotels range from $65 to $295 per night with an average of $114, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Mildura Airport (MQL) are between $492 and $1,020 per person for economy flights and $1,544 to $3,201 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $81 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 Scotland

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

  • February 5th to March 11th
  • April 9th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 23rd, April 30th, May 21st and June 25th)
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Scotland is usually mid August.

 

Average Scotland Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Scotland for a week is $1,116-$2,232($159-$319 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $81 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $330 to $867 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $109 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $109 to $133 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Scotland for a week is $2,064-$3,972($295-$567 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $162 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $660 to $1,734 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $109 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $109 to $133 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Scotland for a week is $3,480-$7,044($497-$1,006 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $324 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,320 to $3,468 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $218 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $164 to $200 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Scotland

How cheap can you make a vacation to Scotland? The cheapest trip to Scotland is about $89 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 $58.

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 Scotland for a week is $625-$1,600($89-$229 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $49 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $330 to $867 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $65 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 Scotland for a week is $1,130-$2,810($161-$401 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $98 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $660 to $1,734 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $65 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 Scotland for a week is $2,188-$5,620($313-$803 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $196 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,320 to $3,468 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $130 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $64 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Scotland cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Scotland Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Scotland for a week is $2,246-$8,127($321-$1,161 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $146 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $726 to $2,089 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $295 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Scotland for a week is $3,616-$11,238($517-$1,605 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $184 to $292 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,452 to $4,178 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $295 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Scotland for a week is $7,232-$19,968($1,033-$2,853 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $368 to $584 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,904 to $8,356 for first class

Lodging: $292 to $590 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $704 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Scotland Hotel Prices

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

Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland.

 

Flight Costs to Scotland

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,020 average in late December to a low of $492 in mid August. Median flight price is $293. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Scotland our data includes 4 originating airports, and 11 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Scotland from an airport like San Francisco International (SFO) in San Francisco, CA (the United States) for an average $1,681 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Melbourne International (MEL) in Melbourne (Australia) at an average of just $167.

 

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 Scotland, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $528, 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 Scotland can easily cost $370 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $736 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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