The average price of a 7-day trip to South Lake Union is $1,737 for a solo traveler, $3,120 for a couple, and $5,848 for a family of 4. South Lake Union hotels range from $82 to $495 per night with an average of $145, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) are between $774 and $1,260 per person for economy flights and $2,429 to $3,954 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $63 to $101 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 South Lake Union, WA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SEA and stay in a South Lake Union hotel:

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in South Lake Union is usually mid to late September.

 

Average South Lake Union Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit South Lake Union for a week is $1,481-$2,692($212-$385 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $63 to $101 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $452 to $1,109 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $146 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $98 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit South Lake Union for a week is $3,018-$4,810($431-$687 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $126 to $202 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $904 to $2,218 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $146 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $98 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit South Lake Union for a week is $4,514-$9,016($645-$1,288 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $252 to $404 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,808 to $4,436 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $292 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $157 to $180 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to South Lake Union

How cheap can you make a vacation to South Lake Union? The cheapest trip to South Lake Union is about $112 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 $68.

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 South Lake Union for a week is $782-$2,028($112-$290 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $452 to $1,109 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $82 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit South Lake Union for a week is $1,444-$3,564($206-$509 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $904 to $2,218 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $82 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit South Lake Union for a week is $2,816-$7,128($402-$1,018 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,808 to $4,436 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $164 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to South Lake Union cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury South Lake Union Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit South Lake Union for a week is $3,081-$9,719($440-$1,388 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $113 to $202 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,234 to $2,761 for first class

Lodging: $176 to $495 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit South Lake Union for a week is $5,106-$13,894($729-$1,985 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $226 to $404 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,468 to $5,522 for first class

Lodging: $176 to $495 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit South Lake Union for a week is $10,212-$24,464($1,459-$3,495 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $452 to $808 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,936 to $11,044 for first class

Lodging: $352 to $990 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,294 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

South Lake Union Hotel Prices

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

South Lake Union 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 South Lake Union 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 South Lake Union.

 

Flight Costs to South Lake Union

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,260 average in early January to a low of $774 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $810. These prices are based on millions of flights. For South Lake Union our data includes 1,135 originating airports, and 194 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to South Lake Union from an airport like Mallam Aminu Kano International (KAN) in Kano (Nigeria) for an average $7,435 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Tri Cities (PSC) in Pasco/Kennewick/Richland, WA (the United States) at an average of just $130.

 

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 South Lake Union, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $486, so you can easily save about 63% 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 South Lake Union can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $913 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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