A reasonable price for direct cremation ranges from $595 to $1,200 depending on the region. Adding visiting hours, a funeral service, or casket can increase the price substantially. It makes no difference whether you buy a direct cremation from a funeral home or from a cremation-only business. When a funeral home uses a third-party crematory, which is common, an additional cremation charge is usually between $200 and $400. Be sure to check if that charge is included in the quoted price for the cremation or if it’s additional.