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Thailand is one of the cheapest destinations to travel in Asia. Whether you are a backpacker or a mid-range traveller, Thailand can be covered within your budget. This brings us to the next question, how much does it actually cost to travel in Thailand?

The cost depends on many factors like style of travel, places covered, season during which you travel and the number of activities that you want to do.  Despite these variables, we have calculated an average budget for you.

If you intend to backpack around Thailand by staying in hostels, relying on street food and traveling in buses or trains between cities, then the cost for a one week trip can cost anywhere between INR 40,000 to INR 45,000.  If you are a mid-range traveler wanting to stay in decent hotels and take flights for traveling between cities, then it might cost anywhere between INR 50,000 to INR 55,000.

This budget is an average and it’s possible to minimize your travel cost further if you follow our travel hacks. So go through each major cost heads and learn ways to get the best bang for your Baht!!!

International Flight and Visa cost

The flight cost on an average from India to Thailand is anywhere between INR 15,000 to 20,000. For the best deals, check skyscanner.com.

Just as in the case of any international travel, it makes sense to book your tickets in advance.

Visa on arrival now costs INR 2000 per person. It’s a hassle free process and doesn’t take too much time. You can apply for visa from India too, but it might cost slightly more.

International Flights

Accommodation

Thailand has the whole range of stay options right from hostels to luxurious private pool villas. The room rates here depend on the place, season and the type of stay.  The prices in the north side of Thailand (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai) are in general cheaper than the south side (Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui). But no matter where you go, you will find accommodation options to suit your budget.

Cost of a dorm bed in a good hostel: INR 700 to 1200

Thailand Hostels

Cost of a room in a standard 3-star hotel: INR 2000 to 3000

Thailand Hotels

Koh Samui is an exception to this as the rates here are in general on the higher side. Also the prices tend to shoot up in islands like Koh Phangan around the full moon party dates. So it makes sense to make advance bookings if you are planning on attending the full moon party.

If you are looking for a richer experience, you could even look for properties on Airbnb. There are a wide range of accommodation options on Airbnb and they are all homely apartments. To economize on the costs, you can even share these apartments with the locals. It’s ideal if you are in going less numbers and just need a room to crash for the night.

Intercity and Local Transport

Getting around Thailand is pretty easy and cheap. Traveling between major cities can be done by flight, train and buses.

Thailand Internal Transport

On an average a return flight from Bangkok to the north side or south will cost around INR 3000 – 3500. Direct flights to Koh Samui though can be quiet expensive and cost around INR 14000 – 15000.

Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai costs INR 1500 – 1600 one way. Trains are used on this route mainly. You can even take trains to Surat Thani, the gateway to the southeast islands like Koh Samui.

Buses ply across Thailand to all major destinations with one way tickets costing around INR 1000. Taking an overnight bus or train is a great way to save cost of accommodation for that night.

Tickets can be booked online through 12go.asia. Airasia has combo offers which cover flight, bus and ferry to the southeast islands. They can be booked online too and roughly cost INR 2500.

The most commonly used local modes of transport in Thailand are its Tuk-Tuks (Auto’s), Songthaews (A hybrid between a truck and an auto) and private cabs. The average cost per day for in-city travel would be around INR 600. Of course there are cheaper ways to do it. Hiring a bike is probably the best way to explore Thailand and it’s easy on the wallet too. A single day bike rental costs between INR 300 – 500. Plus it gives you the freedom to travel as you please.

Songthaew

Cities like Bangkok even the underground metro (MTR) and sky trains (BTS). They cost INR 40-80 depending on the length of the trip. Using them is the best way to beat the Bangkok traffic.

Food and Drinks

Food in Thailand is quite budget friendly and the one on the streets is so delicious and cheap, that you will want to try everything.

A single dish like Pad Thai or a Noodle soup costs between INR 60 – 200 at street stalls. Multiple dishes including dessert and a main dish would cost between INR 200 – 400. The street food in Thailand is hygienic, safe, budget friendly and mouthwatering.  You get both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian.

Thailand Street Food

A meal at a sit-down restaurant would cost around INR 600. Western food generally costs more than Thai food.

But on average the cost of eating out in Thailand is around INR 1000 per day for all 3 meals.

If you are in Thailand, then you are going to party. The best way to get alcohol is to just buy it at a convenience store like 7/11, which you can find at almost every nook and corner. The local beer here starts at INR 80. You can drink on the roads, on the beach or in the comfort of your hotel room.

Small local bars sell beer starting at INR 200 and some of the fancier bars charge even more. Goes without saying, imported alcohol is more expensive than the local one.

Activities

Activities most popular in Thailand are adventures like scuba diving, island tours and temple visits. The cost depends on the activities, but on an average it would cost INR 10000 to 15000 per person.

Scuba diving is a must try activity in Thailand and it costs around INR 6000 to 7000. It’s cheaper to do scuba in Koh Tao and Koh Phi Phi, whereas it’s the most expensive in Koh Samui. Scuba diving in Koh Samui will cost INR 11,500.

Scuba Diving

Here are the costs for some of the craziest adventure sports in Thailand.

  • Sky diving : INR 20000
  • Bungee Jumping : INR 5000
  • Ziplining : INR 7000

The most popular Island tours cost in the range of INR 3000 to INR 7000. These island tours include trip to multiple scenic islands, snorkeling/ kayaking, lunch and hotel transfers.

Entrance cost to famous landmarks like the grand palace is INR 1000, while for famous temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun is INR 200.

Activities are what you are going to remember throughout the trip, so optimize your travel and stay costs and do as many activities as you can.

Now that you know how much it would cost to travel around Thailand, it’s time to pack your bags and take off!!!

 

The Free Trip Planning App for Thailand!

Highest Rated Travel Planning App on Android & iOS

If you want to avoid reading hundreds of articles like these to plan your trip, download Ithaka.

It is a fun way to discover Thailand and plan your entire trip by talking to someone who’s already been there and done that!

From helping you discover the coolest destinations to recommending activities, your travel buddy on Ithaka will help you plan your entire trip.

Download the App Now:

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