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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Flagstaff?

You should plan to spend around $166 per day on your vacation in Flagstaff. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $55 on meals
  • $37 on local transportation
  • $172 on hotels

A one week trip to Flagstaff for two people costs, on average, $2,329. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Flagstaff cost?

A one week trip to Flagstaff usually costs around $1,165 for one person and $2,329 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Flagstaff on average costs around $2,329 for one person and $4,659 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Flagstaff will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Flagstaff on average costs around $4,991 for one person and $9,983 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Flagstaff has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Flagstaff expensive to visit?

Prices in Flagstaff are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Flagstaff is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Adirondack Mountains or Norfolk.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Flagstaff Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Flagstaff?

The average Flagstaff trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Flagstaff travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $172
Local Transportation 1 $37
Food 2 $55
Entertainment 1 $28
Alcohol 2 $15 - 44
Accommodation Budget in Flagstaff
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Flagstaff is $86. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Flagstaff is $172. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Flagstaff

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Flagstaff based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $125. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Flagstaff
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Flagstaff is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $37 per person, per day, on local transportation in Flagstaff.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Flagstaff
How much does it cost to go to Flagstaff? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Flagstaff
The price of renting a car in Flagstaff will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Flagstaff
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Flagstaff can vary, the average cost of food in Flagstaff is $55 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Flagstaff should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Flagstaff is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Flagstaff
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Flagstaff typically cost an average of $28 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Flagstaff
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $29 on alcoholic beverages in Flagstaff per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Flagstaff On a Budget
Flagstaff Flagstaff, AZ
Located in northern Arizona near the San Francisco Peaks mountain range, Flagstaff is a small city surrounded by natural beauty. The city's proximity to a number of popular tourist sights, including Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, the Arizona Snowbowl, Meteor Crater, and Historic Route 66, make it a common destination for tourists. It lies at an elevation of almost 7,000 feet with nearby areas climbing higher. In large part because of its altitude, the city has a cooler climate than the southern part of Arizona, which is famous for its low lying desert.
Many people use Flagstaff as a base or hopping off point to explore Arizona's other nearby attractions, but there are a number of interesting sights within the city as well.

The Arboretum of Flagstaff is a 200 acre botanical garden that includes a nature center and an environmental research station. It's abundant wildflowers are impressive and beautiful and there are a number of educational programs as well.

Lowell Observatory is an astronomical research center that is notable as the place that originally discovered the dwarf planet of Pluto. There are tours and frequent evening programs.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park has a 1904 house that was once home to a prestigious local family.

Arizona Historical Society-Pioneer Museum has several interesting exhibits and artifacts on local history.

The Museum of Northern Arizona has exhibits on Native American life in the area as well as folk art and the region's natural history.
Downtown Flagstaff is narrow and squeezed between the NAU campus to the south and the Museum of Northern Arizona to the north. Northwest Flagstaff, just north of Downtown, is where the Snowbowl and the Museum of Northern Arizona are located. West Flagstaff is to the south and west of Downtown. This is where the airport, Pepsi Amphitheater, and NAU are located. East Flagstaff has a large residential area with a more rural feel. It is also where you'll find the Harkins movie theater, the city's main mall, and a country club and golf course.

Buffalo Park is located on top of McMillan Mesa and is Flagstaff's "urban forest park".

Flagstaff has a number of nearby activities that visitors can enjoy. The nearby Arizona Snowbowl is one of only three places in Arizona where you can enjoy skiing. Also nearby are countless places to hike, mountain bike, or go rock climbing. Head to Mount Elden for a wide variety of outdoor activities including the popular Elden Lookout Trail, which climbs from the base to the summit, ending with a spectacular view of the city. Another popular hike is Mt Humphrey's Peak, which begins at Snowbowl Ski Lodge. While the hike starts relatively easy, be prepared for the final stretch to get intense.
Food and Dining
Flagstaff has a wide and diverse range of restaurants to choose from. There are a number of different ethnic restaurants around town including Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and more. There are also a wide range of styles, including cafes, breweries, bars, bistros, and fine dining options. Local restaurants are common, but so are the typical chain restaurants that you find in most major cities.

Located along Route 66, Flagstaff is a small city with a simple bus system. It's very beneficial to have a car to explore the area, especially because there are many popular sights outside of town.

The city does have a well developed bike system, and many roads have designated bike lanes. The Flagstaff Urban Trails System has over 50 miles of paved and unpaved trails that wander through town.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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