The average price of a 7-day trip to Switzerland is $1,642 for a solo traveler, $2,423 for a couple, and $3,125 for a family of 4. Switzerland hotels range from $80 to $374 per night with an average of $144, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $510 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Switzerland (from all airports) are between $685 and $1,003 per person for economy flights and $2,151 to $3,149 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $58 to $119 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 Switzerland

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

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Switzerland is usually mid November.

 

Average Switzerland Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Switzerland for a week is $1,368-$2,539($195-$363 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $119 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $356 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $139 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $101 to $123 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Switzerland for a week is $2,122-$4,244($303-$606 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $115 to $238 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $711 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $139 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $101 to $123 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Switzerland for a week is $3,952-$8,480($565-$1,211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $231 to $475 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,423 to $3,487 for economy

Lodging: $207 to $278 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $152 to $185 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Switzerland

How cheap can you make a vacation to Switzerland? The cheapest trip to Switzerland is about $138 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 Switzerland for a week is $967-$1,944($138-$278 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $356 to $872 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $81 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Switzerland for a week is $1,525-$3,229($218-$461 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $117 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $711 to $1,744 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $81 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Switzerland for a week is $2,968-$6,127($424-$875 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $117 to $234 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,423 to $3,487 for economy

Lodging: $135 to $160 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $121 to $167 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Switzerland cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Switzerland Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Switzerland for a week is $2,769-$9,991($396-$1,427 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $115 to $238 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $884 to $2,157 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $374 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $513 to $1,028 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Switzerland for a week is $4,465-$13,815($638-$1,974 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $231 to $476 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,768 to $4,315 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $374 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $513 to $1,028 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Switzerland for a week is $8,924-$24,563($1,275-$3,509 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $461 to $951 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,537 to $8,630 for first class

Lodging: $360 to $748 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $770 to $1,546 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Switzerland Hotel Prices

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

Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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 Switzerland.

 

Flight Costs to Switzerland

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,003 average in late June to a low of $685 in mid November. Median flight price is $781. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Switzerland our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations.

 

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 Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Switzerland, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $318, so you can easily save about 46% 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 Switzerland can easily cost $439 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $878 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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