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Marathon, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Marathon?

You should plan to spend around $158 per day on your vacation in Marathon. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $51 on meals
  • $47 on local transportation
  • $152 on hotels

A one week trip to Marathon for two people costs, on average, $2,211. 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 Marathon cost?

A one week trip to Marathon usually costs around $1,105 for one person and $2,211 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Marathon on average costs around $2,211 for one person and $4,422 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 Marathon will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Marathon on average costs around $4,738 for one person and $9,475 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 Marathon 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 Marathon expensive to visit?

Prices in Marathon 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, Marathon is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Columbus or Santa Fe.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $152
Local Transportation 1 $47
Food 2 $51
Entertainment 1 $27
Alcohol 2 $12 - 36
Accommodation Budget in Marathon
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Marathon is $76. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Marathon is $152. 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 Marathon

Looking for a hotel in Marathon? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Marathon based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $265. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Marathon
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Marathon is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 per person, per day, on local transportation in Marathon.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

Rental Cars in Marathon
The price of renting a car in Marathon 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 Marathon
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Marathon can vary, the average cost of food in Marathon is $51 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Marathon should cost around $21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Marathon is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Marathon
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Marathon typically cost an average of $27 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Marathon
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $24 on alcoholic beverages in Marathon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Marathon on a Budget
Marathon Marathon Key
You step outside your deluxe suite onto the balcony and are greeted with nothing less than tropical perfection. The hum of the ocean, the whispers of the palm trees, the songs of the seagulls - you bask in this paradise otherwise known as Marathon, Florida. A 10-mile-long island, the chain contains Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key and Grassy Key, along with Duck Key just another few minutes up the road.

Cultivated in the old Key's lifestyle and marinaded in the traditions of seafaring, Marathon is known to give a warm welcome to snowbirds and beach bums alike. Magnificent coral reefs, gorgeous beaches, and amazing nature refuges - Marathon works to retain the wonder of Floridian wilderness. However, if you decide to go beyond the mangroves and alligators, you will surely not be disappointed as Marathon acquires a wide range of shops and restaurants to choose. Marathon is so passionate about its cooking that it even holds annual seafood festivals. With 10,255 friendly inhabitants waiting, open the gateway to your tropical dreams in Marathon, Florida.
A gorgeous wildlife reserve, a wonderful museum, and unforgettable nature trails - take a walk into the beauties of Florida at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. A key point of interest for many travelers and a sight readily encouraged by most, Crane Point offers an endless assortment of activities to choose from. The Crane Point Museum offers a trip back in time to old Florida with its displays of local wildlife, marine life, dioramas and dramatic exhibits featuring artifacts and objects of cultural interest. However, if you find you need to stretch your legs a bit, Crane Point offers over 63 acres of nature trails, where visitors were be greeted by native plant and animal species of the Florida Keys. The trails also offer a taste of history, with tours given to the significant Adderley House and Crane House. Be sure to meet and greet with Marathon's feathery locals at the Marathon Wild Bird Center, where visitors get to admire the recovering birds before they take flight. Besides this, Crane Point also offers kayak and trolley tours. Admission is around $15.

Get acquainted with the history of Marathon's inhabitants and enter the Pigeon Key Historic District. Located off of U.S. 1 in Pigeon Key, Florida, the region contains over 11 historic buildings and 3 structures. The island gained its unique name due to abundance of white-crowned pigeons that roosted there. Some of its key architecture includes the old Seven Mile Bridge created during the building of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad Key West Extension. Most of the key historic sights are from the Flagler area, including a rare three-way bridge. However, this neat little town cannot be accessed by foot or wheel, only by ferry and/or other private watercraft. Get a taste of the traditional seaside architecture and learn of how civilization came to be in Marathon.

Don't just get acquainted with Marathon's two-legged inhabitants, be sure to give a friendly hello to its finned ones as well at the Dolphin Research Center. Established in 1984 by Jayne Shannon-Rodriguez and Armando "Mandy" Rodriguez, the Dolphin Research Center seeks to provide forever homes for its dolphin friends, while providing educational and research programs in order to learn about these complex mammals. The facility keeps bottlenose dolphins as well as California sea lions in its safe, spacious quarters. The Dolphin Research Center offers a wide array of programs, including camps, training institutions, field trips, and laboratories. Shake fins with a dolphin and cuddle with a sea lion at the Dolphin Research Center.

If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly place to stay, check out the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, which is just a few minutes from Marathon. You'll find a gorgeous pool, beautiful calm beaches, plenty of great food, and fun activities for the whole family. It's about half way between Miami and Key West, so the whole area is a good spot to base yourself for a trip to the Florida Keys.
Food and Dining
From all these activities, you will probably find yourself getting hungry. Cast away your troubles at Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Built in 1951, Castaway was taken over by John and Arlene Jones in 1999, where it became the savory seafood spot that it is today. Its menu features all S's, including seafood, sushi, spirits, and steaks. With a mouth-watering menu and 52 beers on tap, Castaway takes pride in its nutritious diversity. Some of its meals include stone crab, shrimp alfredo, sauteed gator, coconut shrimp, Florida lobster, and crab cakes. Enjoy the salty taste of the sea at Castaway!

From the Florida Keys Marathon Airport, there are a wide variety of ground transportation methods for you to take on you trip. If you are looking for a car rental service, such services can be provided in- and outside the airport with major retailers being Hertz, Enterprise, and Budget. Taxi and shuttle services are also located at the airport as well as around the island, including Bob Narley Taxi, Ahoy Taxi, and Keyhopper Taxi and Transportation. Marathon also provides bus services through the the Lower Keys Shuttle Lime. Take a load off and have an adventure in Marathon, Florida!
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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.