A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Ao Nang vs. Nha Trang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Ao Nang or Nha Trang?

Ao Nang

If you're looking for a relaxing beach on the coast of Thailand, it might be time to make a trip to Ao Nang. This developed and "westernized" beach was once the place to be for backpackers, but is now quite popular with package tourist crowds, too, as prices have risen in recent decades. Here you'll find nice hotels, restaurants, and plenty of fun activities at the beach and nearby, too.

Nha Trang

For the relaxation of a small beach town, plus the energy of a young city, consider Nha Trang, Vietnam. As the most famous seaside town in Vietnam, Nha Trang is certainly livelier than many other beach resort towns. Visiting this part of Vietnam is not for the faint of heart. These people know the meaning of nightlife - and make the night last as long as they can.

Which city is cheaper, Nha Trang or Ao Nang?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Ao Nang is $83, while the average daily cost in Nha Trang is $33. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Ao Nang and Nha Trang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ao Nang $40
    Nha Trang $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ao Nang $80
    Nha Trang $22
Compare Hotels in Ao Nang and Nha Trang

Looking for a hotel in Ao Nang or Nha Trang? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Ao Nang


Hotels in Nha Trang


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ao Nang $44
    Nha Trang $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ao Nang

Also for Ao Nang, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Phuket Airport to Krabi City or Hotel Private Transfer: $119
  • Krabi Transfer to Khao Lak: $117
  • Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium Admission Ticket with Return Transfer: $111
  • Aonang any hotel to Khao Lak Private transfer: $110
  • Krabi to Phuket: Private City Transfer: $107
  • Aonang any hotel to Koh Lanta any hotel Private transfer: $107
  • Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium Admission Ticket with Return Transfer: $99
  • Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium Admission Ticket with Return Transfer: $99
  • Private Transfer Ao Nang Beach Krabi To Phuket Airport: $90
  • Full Day Jungle Tour With Elephan Trekking 30 Minutes + Tiger Cave + Transfers: $73
  • Private Transfer to Phuket with Jimmy Phuket Taxi: $68
  • Private Round Trip Transfer between Ao Nang and KBV Krabi Airport: $44

Typical Local Transportation prices in Nha Trang

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Nha Trang:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    $0.13
  • Taxi From Airport
    $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nha Trang

Also for Nha Trang, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Yangbay Waterfalls Half-Day Tour with Private Transfer: $58
  • Transfer from Hotel in Nha Trang city to Cam Ranh airport: $26
  • Private transfer: From Nha Trang hotel - Cam Ranh airport (CXR): $22
  • Private transfer: From Nha Trang city - Da Lat central hotel: $49
  • Private transfer from Nha Trang to Mui Ne by car 7 seater: $95
  • Private Van Transfer To Nha Trang From Airport: $42
  • Private Transfer from Nha Trang to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport: $294
  • Private Transfer from Nha Trang to Phu Cat (UIH) Airport: $193
  • Private Transfer from Nha Trang to Lien Khuong (DLI) Airport: $121
  • Private Transfer from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh (CXR) Airport: $29
  • Private Transfer from Hotel to Diamond Bay Golf and Drop off at Hotel: $48
  • Private Nha Trang Departure Transfer: Central Hotels to Airport: $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Ao Nang or Nha Trang?

Prices for flights to both Nha Trang and Ao Nang change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Ao Nang $19
    Nha Trang $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ao Nang

For Ao Nang, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Evening Couse Thai Cooking Class in Ao Nang, Krabi: $39
  • Krabi 7 Islands Sunset with Luminescent Plankton Swim & BBQ Dinner: $41
  • Half Day Thai Cooking Class in Ao Nang, Krabi: $43
  • Krabi 4 Island & Sunset Tour By Long Tail Boat + Dinner: $49
  • Krabi 4 Islands Sunset Cruise Dinner: $70
  • Romantic Sunset Cruise from Ao Nang with BBQ Seafood Dinner: $100

Typical Food prices in Nha Trang

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Nha Trang:


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $5.90

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nha Trang

For Nha Trang, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Street Food Tour With Chef Dat: $67
  • Afternoon Nha Trang Food Tour by Pedicab: $77
  • Nha Trang Private Authentic¬†Sunset River Cruise¬†for a nice dinner: $77
  • The Seafood Tour By Night In Nha Trang: $78
  • Nha Trang Sunset Cocktails and Dinner Cruise: $90
  • Nha Trang Street Food Tour by Cyclo: $90
  • Nha Trang Insider with Cooking Class: $95
  • Private Half-Day Cooking Class in Nha Trang with Pick Up: $95
  • Mud Bath Relaxing & Food Tour in Nha Trang: $98
  • Sunset Tour in Nha Trang Emperor Cruise with Dinner: $98
  • Nha Trang Bay Night Cruise Including Seafood Dinner: $100
  • River Cruises and Cooking Class: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ao Nang $8.53
    Nha Trang $8.04

Tours and Activities in Ao Nang

For Ao Nang, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2 Days 1 Night Khao Sok National Park Tour from Krabi: $285
  • 2D1N Khao Sok National Park Tour from Krabi: $285
  • 2D1N Khao Sok National Park Tour from Krabi: $285
  • 2D1N Khao Sok National Park Tour from Krabi: $285
  • All day Krabi Jungle Tour (Hot Spring Water, Emerald Pool, Tiger Cave Temple): $61
  • Aonang wonder Cocktail testing tour: $41
  • Ban Bor Thor Kayaking Full-Day Tour from Krabi with Lunch: $87
  • Ban Bor Thor Kayaking Full-Day Tour from Krabi with Lunch: $87
  • Deep mangrove and canyon Kayak Tour in Krabi: $36
  • Four Island Half Day Tour From Krabi By SpeedBoat: $75
  • Full Day Rock Climbing Tour Railay Beach, Krabi: $93
  • Full day Rock Climbing Experience @ Railay, Krabi: $109

Typical Entertainment prices in Nha Trang

For Nha Trang, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Po Ngar Cham Entrance (for Two)
    $1.35
  • Two Rental Lounge Chairs on Beach
    $2.95
  • Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
    $19
  • Fairy Spring Waterfall Entrance
    $0.42
  • Thap Ba Mud Bath
    $4.22
  • Cyclo Tour of City (One Day)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Nha Trang

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Nha Trang.

  • 01 Day Adventure from Nha Trang to Da Lat by motorbike: $90
  • 01 Day trip motorcycle Tour Nha trang to Dalat ( one way ): $83
  • 03 Days Highland Daklak, Da Lat Tour From Nha Trang: $400
  • 2 days private tour Nha Trang - Da Lat -Mui Ne(include Pongour Fall,Crazy House): $150
  • 2 days private tour from Nha Trang to Lak lake - and back Nha Trang: $75
  • 3 Hour Pedicab City Tour Nha Trang: $69
  • 3 Hour Pedicab Night Tour With Dance Show Performance: $69
  • 3-Day Central Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Nha Trang: $240
  • Advanced Adventurer Diver: $316
  • Amazing City Tour & Ba Ho waterfall: $67
  • Amazing Countryside & River Tour: $57
  • Biking to Countryside and One way River Cruises: $97

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ao Nang $12
    Nha Trang $16


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ao Nang and Nha Trang, we can see that Ao Nang is more expensive. And not only is Nha Trang much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nha Trang would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nha Trang and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Ao Nang would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ao Nang than you might in Nha Trang.


When is the best time to visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang?

Both destinations experience a tropical climate with warm weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Ao Nang and Nha Trang. Ao Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Nha Trang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

Ao Nang gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Ao Nang usually receives more rain than Nha Trang. At this time of the year, Ao Nang gets 287 mm (11.3 in) of rain, while Nha Trang receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain.

In July, Ao Nang is generally around the same temperature as Nha Trang. Temperatures in Ao Nang average around 28°C (82°F), and Nha Trang stays around 28°C (82°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Ao Nang 28°C (82°F) 
    Nha Trang 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Ao Nang as well as Nha Trang. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Ao Nang throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Nha Trang throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Nha Trang. Ao Nang receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Ao Nang usually gets more rain in October than Nha Trang. Ao Nang gets 304 mm (12 in) of rain, while Nha Trang receives 240 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

Ao Nang is around the same temperature as Nha Trang in the autumn. The temperature in Ao Nang is usually 27°C (81°F) in October, and Nha Trang stays around 26°C (79°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Ao Nang 27°C (81°F) 
    Nha Trang 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang in the Winter?

Both Nha Trang and Ao Nang are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Ao Nang because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Nha Trang because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In January, Ao Nang usually receives less rain than Nha Trang. At this time of the year, Ao Nang gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Nha Trang receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain.

In the winter, Ao Nang is a little warmer than Nha Trang. Typically, the winter temperatures in Ao Nang in January are around 28°C (82°F), and Nha Trang is about 24°C (75°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Ao Nang 28°C (82°F) 
    Nha Trang 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Ao Nang or Nha Trang in the Spring?

Both Nha Trang and Ao Nang during the spring are popular places to visit. Ao Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Nha Trang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Ao Nang. Ao Nang usually gets more rain in April than Nha Trang. Ao Nang gets 120 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Nha Trang receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In April, Ao Nang is generally a little warmer than Nha Trang. Temperatures in Ao Nang average around 29°C (84°F), and Nha Trang stays around 26°C (79°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Ao Nang 29°C (84°F) 
    Nha Trang 26°C (79°F)

Typical Weather for Nha Trang and Ao Nang

Ao Nang Nha Trang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 24°C (75°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Feb 28°C (83°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 29°C (84°F) 52 mm (2 in) 25°C (77°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Apr 29°C (84°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 28°C (83°F) 318 mm (12.5 in) 29°C (84°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 279 mm (11 in) 27°C (81°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 287 mm (11.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 262 mm (10.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 399 mm (15.7 in) 27°C (81°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 304 mm (12 in) 26°C (79°F) 240 mm (9.4 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 165 mm (6.5 in) 25°C (77°F) 240 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 170 mm (6.7 in)


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