The average price of a 7-day trip to Tahoe City is $2,274 for a solo traveler, $4,084 for a couple, and $7,657 for a family of 4. Tahoe City hotels range from $85 to $249 per night with an average of $128, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) are between $557 and $876 per person for economy flights and $1,748 to $2,749 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $58 to $147 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 Tahoe City, CA, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Tahoe City is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Tahoe City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Tahoe City for a week is $1,416-$3,505($202-$501 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $147 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $362 to $718 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $171 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $239 to $293 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Tahoe City for a week is $2,574-$5,568($368-$795 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $294 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $724 to $1,436 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $171 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $239 to $293 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Tahoe City for a week is $4,368-$9,448($624-$1,350 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $232 to $588 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,448 to $2,872 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $342 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $335 to $410 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Tahoe City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Tahoe City? The cheapest trip to Tahoe City is about $149 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $180 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 $76.

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 Tahoe City for a week is $1,042-$2,373($149-$339 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $65 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $362 to $718 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Tahoe City for a week is $1,628-$3,546($233-$507 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $130 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $724 to $1,436 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Tahoe City for a week is $3,256-$6,492($465-$927 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $260 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,448 to $2,872 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $170 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $252 to $300 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Tahoe City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Tahoe City Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Tahoe City for a week is $3,060-$16,212($437-$2,316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $279 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,006 to $1,659 for first class

Lodging: $193 to $249 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Tahoe City for a week is $4,962-$19,824($709-$2,832 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $558 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,012 to $3,318 for first class

Lodging: $193 to $249 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Tahoe City for a week is $9,924-$34,608($1,418-$4,944 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $512 to $1,116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,024 to $6,636 for first class

Lodging: $386 to $498 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,500 to $3,360 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Tahoe City Hotel Prices

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

Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City.

 

Flight Costs to Tahoe City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $876 average in late December to a low of $557 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $548. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Tahoe City our data includes 472 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Tahoe City from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $7,032 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $166.

 

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 Tahoe City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $319, so you can easily save about 57% 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 Tahoe City can easily cost $480 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $32 per person. Private tours can cost $969 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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