MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Want to go see the Super Bowl in person?
There are many costs to consider, including tickets to the game, airfare, and hotel accommodations.
While we go over some of the cheaper options below, if you want the luxury experience — a full weekend in Miami and a stay at the Stadium Hotel — the experience will cost you roughly $6,683 per person.
How did we get this total?
- $363 round-trip flight out of SFO (American Airlines), leaving Friday, Jan. 31, returning Monday, Feb. 3.
- $2,100 for three nights at the Stadium Hotel.
- $4,000 Super Bowl ticket (nosebleed section).
- $220 for food and transportation for about four days.
Read our breakdown of all associated costs below and find some of our alternative options, such as hostels and Airbnbs. Keep in mind, prices listed are estimations from searching Google Flights on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and may not reflect actual costs as prices fluctuate.
Flights out of Sacramento International Airport (SMF) could cost as high as $400 for a round-trip flight. However, if you were to purchase two separate one-way flights, which depend on which day and time you are planning to fly, you could save money.
For instance, if you make your return trip a red-eye flight, you can save as much as $120 dollars with certain airlines. Alternatively, if you fly to Miami from Sacramento as early as Tuesday, Jan. 28, a one-way ticket will only cost about $129.
Pricing for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is significantly cheaper. A round trip ticket will cost between $220 - $400, again depending on when you are flying and which airline you choose. A one-way ticket will run you anywhere from $130 - $200, but if you decide to fly out as early as Monday, Jan, 27, you can pay will only have to pay $87 with certain airlines.
That is quite the steal!
You could also bust out an old fashioned road trip. Miami is 3,042 miles away from Sacramento, or a 47 hour, 33 minute drive. According to Check-Distance.com, your gas consumption will be around 121.68 gallons. Although, with gas prices at $3 or higher in many areas, you might as well just fly.
Once you get to Miami though, there is another cost to factor in — hotel accommodations.
A single hotel/motel room in Miami can cost anywhere from $276 - $15,000 a night. Luckily, we did not go with the most expensive option, though a luxury suite sounds nice.
Hostels are much cheaper since they are priced by the bed, not the room, and often means sharing a space with other people. For instance, a bunk bed at Hostel Bed Q costs only $15 per night. Airbnb also has some options, with many private rooms running about $50 a night.
Now, in order to see the Super Bowl in person, you'll definitely need tickets to the game.
The lowest-priced tickets on most sites will run you between $4,000 - $5,000 each, and these are just for seats in the nosebleed sections. According to ticketing platform SeatGeek, this is pretty standard pricing for Super Bowl tickets.
The average ticket is selling for a whopping $7,806 on the secondary market, according to SeatGeek. However, that price generally tends to fall as kickoff approaches and people become desperate to unload their tickets, so it may be in your best interest to hold off to get the lowest price possible. You can track resale ticket prices here.
Then, of course, there is food and transportation. According to BudgetYourTrip.com, past travelers have spent, on average, $32 on meals and $23 on local transportation for one day. This cost, of course, does not include all of the yummy stadium food and swag that you'll want to get at the game.
So, with all of that considered, do you think you'll make it to Miami next weekend?
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