A Travel Price Comparison for United States of America Vermont vs. Alaska for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Vermont or Alaska?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Vermont and Alaska can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Vermont or Alaska?


Located in the New England region of the United States, Vermont is best known for its quaint towns, maple syrup, stunning fall foliage, and the Green Mountains which offer great opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.


Alaska joined the United States of America as the 49th state. The US purchased the area from the Russian Empire in 1867 for just 7.2 million dollars (about two cents an acre). It became an organized territory in 1912 and a state in 1959. It is separated from the rest of the country by Canada and, although it is the largest state, it is the least densely populated and for many years had the lowest population. It covers an area equal to California, Texas and Montana combined and lies on the Arctic Circle. Many people consider Alaska to be the United State's "final frontier" because of its vast wilderness. It is also where you will find the highest point in North America.

Which place is cheaper, Alaska or Vermont?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Vermont is $0.00, while the average daily cost in Alaska is $243. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Vermont and Alaska in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vermont -
    Alaska $135
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vermont $0.00
    Alaska $270
Compare Hotels in Vermont and Alaska

Looking for a hotel in Vermont or Alaska? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Vermont

Hotels in Alaska

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vermont -
    Alaska $51

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vermont

Also for Vermont, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Arrival Transfer from Burlington Airport to Killington and Okemo: $132
  • Private Transfer: Killington/Okemo to Burlington Airport: $132
  • Killington/Okemo to Albany Airport - Departure Private Transfer: $221
  • Burlington Airport(BTV) to Killington/Okemo - Round-Trip Transfer: $265
  • Killington and Okemo to Bradley Airport BDL -Departure Transfer: $287
  • Killington/Okemo to Boston Logan Airport (BOS)-Departure Transfer: $287

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alaska

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alaska:

  • SUV-Private Transfer, Anchorage to Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal: $299
  • SUV-Private Transfer, Anchorage to Seward Cruise Ship Terminal: $299
  • SUV-Private Transfer, Whittier Cruise ship to Anchorage: $299
  • SUV-Private Transfer, Seward Cruise ship to Anchorage : $299
  • Private Transfer Anchorage Airport (ANC) to Whittier Cruise Port: $232
  • Private Transfer Whittier Cruise Port to Anchorage Airport ANC: $232
  • Anchorage to Seward- Pre-Cruise Curated Wildlife Tour +Transfer: $219
  • Seward to Anchorage- Post Cruise Curated Wildlife Tour +Transfer: $197
  • Ketchikan International Airport One Way Transfer : $171
  • Private Departure Transfer - to Anchorage Airport (ANC): $62
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Anchorage Airport ANC: $62
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Juneau Airport (JNU): $48

Is it cheaper to fly into Vermont or Alaska?

Prices for flights to both Alaska and Vermont change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Vermont -
    Alaska $57

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alaska

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Alaska.

  • City of Anchorage SIGHTSEEING & FOOD Tour: $190
  • "Aurora Ice" - Ice Fishing & Salmon Dinner Tour: $210
  • Northern Lights Experience and Cabin Dinner: $210
  • Kenai Fjords Glacier Dinner Cruise from Seward: $213
  • Half Day ATV Tour and Dinner Experience: $250

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Vermont -
    Alaska $65

Tours and Activities in Vermont

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Vermont.

  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience Burlington, VT: $15
  • Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Burlington: $28

Tours and Activities in Alaska

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Alaska are as follows:

  • PREMIUM Sitka Scenic Tour: $99
  • Private Mat-Su Valley, Hatcher Pass & Local Wildlife Tour: $199
  • Spenard Neighborhood FOOD & TRUE CRIME Walking Tour: $150
  • “OVER THE TOP TOURS”AK Wildlife & Totem poles Tour.: $95
  • 1 Hour Snowmobile Tour in Fairbanks Alaska: $215
  • 1-Hour Snowmachine Tour: $300
  • 1-hr. Dog Sledding Tour in Fairbanks (without transportation): $135
  • 2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour: $85
  • 2-Hour Guided Snowmobile Tour in Fairbanks: $295
  • 2-Hour Private Wildlife Tour in Sitka: $200
  • 2.5 Hour Tour in Ketchikan on the Tongass Trolley: $80
  • 2.5 Hours Sailing Adventure in Skagway: $150

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vermont -
    Alaska $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Vermont

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Vermont:

  • Vermont Brewery Tour in Stowe: $103
  • Burlington Signature Guided Brewery Tour: $105

Sample the Local Flavors in Alaska

Also in Alaska, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Ketchikan Pub Crawl: $79
  • Half-Day Anchorage Craft Brewery Tour and Tastings: $179

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Vermont and Alaska, we can see that Alaska is more expensive. And not only is Vermont much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Vermont would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Vermont and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Alaska would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Alaska than you might in Vermont.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Vermont Expensive? and Is Alaska Expensive?.

Which has a larger population, Vermont or Alaska?

Alaska has a larger population, and is about 6% larger than the population of Vermont. When comparing the sizes of Vermont and Alaska, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.