The average price of a 7-day trip to Telluride is $2,951 for a solo traveler, $5,300 for a couple, and $9,936 for a family of 4. Telluride hotels range from $109 to $541 per night with an average of $189, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) are between $601 and $959 per person for economy flights and $1,886 to $3,009 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $73 to $155 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 Telluride, CO, US

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

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Telluride Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Telluride for a week is $1,607-$4,671($230-$667 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $73 to $155 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $382 to $844 for economy

Lodging: $119 to $229 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $374 to $457 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Telluride for a week is $2,938-$6,830($420-$976 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $146 to $310 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $764 to $1,688 for economy

Lodging: $119 to $229 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $374 to $457 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Telluride for a week is $5,000-$11,556($714-$1,651 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $292 to $620 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,528 to $3,376 for economy

Lodging: $238 to $458 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $561 to $640 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Telluride

How cheap can you make a vacation to Telluride? The cheapest trip to Telluride is about $176 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 $89.

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 Telluride for a week is $1,231-$2,674($176-$382 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $45 to $90 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $382 to $844 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $109 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 Telluride for a week is $1,928-$4,148($275-$593 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $180 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $764 to $1,688 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $109 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 Telluride for a week is $3,856-$7,816($551-$1,117 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $360 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,528 to $3,376 for economy

Lodging: $178 to $218 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $252 to $320 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Telluride cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Telluride Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Telluride for a week is $3,462-$17,221($495-$2,460 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $153 to $279 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $783 to $2,068 for first class

Lodging: $268 to $541 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Telluride for a week is $5,316-$21,242($759-$3,035 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $306 to $558 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,566 to $4,136 for first class

Lodging: $268 to $541 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Telluride for a week is $10,632-$37,204($1,519-$5,315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $612 to $1,116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,132 to $8,272 for first class

Lodging: $536 to $1,082 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,500 to $3,520 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Telluride Hotel Prices

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

Telluride 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 Telluride 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 Telluride.

 

Flight Costs to Telluride

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $959 average in mid December to a low of $601 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $574. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Telluride our data includes 537 originating airports, and 114 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Telluride from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,453 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Cavern City Air Terminal (CNM) in Carlsbad, NM (the United States) at an average of just $162.

 

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 Telluride, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $358, so you can easily save about 60% 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 Telluride can easily cost $670 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $45 per person. Private tours can cost $1348 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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