A Travel Price Comparison for Thailand Chumphon vs. Koh Chang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Chumphon or Koh Chang?

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

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Chang? 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: Chumphon or Koh Chang?

Chumphon

Sometimes tourism has a tendency to spoil the natural beauty of a place. This is not the case in the magical city of Chumphon, Thailand. As the gateway to the Chumphon Archipelago, this city has maintained natural, untouched beauty. Its miles of coastline are full of fine beaches with fishing, swimming and a number of other activities.

Koh Chang

Most people pick Thailand for their destination because they're anxious to collapse on a breathtaking beach. If that is you, Ko Chang does not disappoint. As one the country's most beautiful islands, Ko Chang is full of white beaches and incredible wildlife. Beware, though, you're not the only one with Ko Chang in mind. During the high season, the island can become quite crowded with tourists.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Chiang Mai, The Best 10-Day Tours from Bangkok, The Best 2-Week Tours from Bangkok, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Thailand.


Which place is cheaper, Koh Chang or Chumphon?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Chumphon is $36, while the average daily cost in Koh Chang is $48. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Chumphon and Koh Chang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Chumphon $16
    Koh Chang $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Chumphon $32
    Koh Chang $48
Compare Hotels in Chumphon and Koh Chang

Looking for a hotel in Chumphon or Koh Chang? 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 Chumphon


Hotels in Koh Chang


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Chumphon Hotel Prices and Koh Chang Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Chumphon $6.32
    Koh Chang $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Koh Chang

Also for Koh Chang, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Trat Airport: Shared Transfers to/from Koh Chang with Ferry: $26
  • Private Transfer from Trat to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport: $209
  • Private Transfer from Trat to Don Mueang (DMK) Airport: $215
  • Private Transfer from Koh Chang to Bangkok Airport or Don Muang Airport: $199
  • Departure Private Airport Transfer : Koh Chang to Bangkok Airport: $117
  • Arrival Bangkok Airport Private Transfer : Trat/ Koh Chang: $117

Is it cheaper to fly into Chumphon or Koh Chang?

Prices for flights to both Koh Chang and Chumphon 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
    Chumphon $13
    Koh Chang $17
Typical Food Prices in Chumphon

For Chumphon, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Ice Cream
    $0.16
  • Fruit at the Market
    $0.55
  • Breakfast
    $1.09

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Chumphon $10
    Koh Chang $5.46

Tours and Activities in Koh Chang

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

  • 1-Day Adventure in Diving in Koh Chang: $283
  • Bubblemaker, experience dive for kids from 8 to 10 years old (Koh Chang): $84
  • Full-Day Koh Chang Tour with Lunch : $54
  • PADI Discover Scuba Dive Experience: $153
  • Private Kayak Experience in Bang Bao Bay with Lunch: $22

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Chumphon $11
    Koh Chang $4.68
Typical Alcohol Prices in Chumphon

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Chumphon are as follows:


  • Beer (2)
    $3.82


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Chumphon and Koh Chang, we can see that Koh Chang is more expensive. And not only is Chumphon much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Chumphon would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chumphon 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 Koh Chang would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Koh Chang than you might in Chumphon.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Chumphon Expensive? and Is Koh Chang Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Chumphon or Koh Chang?

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

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Chang in the Summer?

Both Koh Chang and Chumphon are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Chumphon throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Koh Chang because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Koh Chang. It's quite rainy in Chumphon. In July, Chumphon usually receives less rain than Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain, while Koh Chang receives 440 mm (17.3 in) of rain each month for the summer.

Chumphon usually receives more sunshine than Koh Chang during summer. Chumphon gets 195 hours of sunny skies, while Koh Chang receives 143 hours of full sun in the summer.

Chumphon is around the same temperature as Koh Chang in the summer. The daily temperature in Chumphon averages around 28°C (82°F) in July, and Koh Chang fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Chumphon 28°C (82°F) 
    Koh Chang 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Chang in the Autumn?

Both Koh Chang and Chumphon during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Chumphon because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Koh Chang year-round.

November to February is the dry season in Koh Chang. June to October is the rainy season in Koh Chang. Koh Chang gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Chumphon. Chumphon usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 276 mm (10.9 in) of rain, while Koh Chang receives 280 mm (11 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the autumn, Chumphon often gets less sunshine than Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 167 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Koh Chang receives 193 hours of full sun.

In the autumn, Chumphon is around the same temperature as Koh Chang. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Chumphon in October average around 27°C (81°F), and Koh Chang averages at about 27°C (81°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Chumphon 27°C (81°F) 
    Koh Chang 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Chang in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Chumphon and Koh Chang. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Chumphon year-round. Koh Chang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

November to February in Koh Chang is the dry season. In January, Chumphon usually receives more rain than Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Koh Chang receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Koh Chang this time of the year. In Chumphon, it's very sunny this time of the year. Chumphon usually receives less sunshine than Koh Chang during winter. Chumphon gets 255 hours of sunny skies, while Koh Chang receives 282 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Chumphon is generally around the same temperature as Koh Chang. Daily temperatures in Chumphon average around 25°C (77°F), and Koh Chang fluctuates around 26°C (79°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Chumphon 25°C (77°F) 
    Koh Chang 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Chang in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Chumphon as well as Koh Chang. Chumphon attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Koh Chang throughout the year.

June to October in Koh Chang is the rainy season. It's quite rainy in Koh Chang. Chumphon usually gets less rain in April than Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 74 mm (2.9 in) of rain, while Koh Chang receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Koh Chang. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Chumphon this time of the year. In the spring, Chumphon often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Koh Chang. Chumphon gets 239 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Koh Chang receives 247 hours of full sun.

Chumphon is around the same temperature as Koh Chang in the spring. The daily temperature in Chumphon averages around 29°C (84°F) in April, and Koh Chang fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Chumphon 29°C (84°F) 
    Koh Chang 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Koh Chang and Chumphon

Chumphon Koh Chang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 25°C (77°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Feb 26°C (80°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 27°C (81°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 27°C (81°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 28°C (82°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 29°C (84°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
May 28°C (83°F) 189 mm (7.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 356 mm (14 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in) 28°C (82°F) 513 mm (20.2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in) 28°C (82°F) 440 mm (17.3 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 206 mm (8.1 in) 27°C (81°F) 514 mm (20.2 in)
Sep 28°C (82°F) 158 mm (6.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 476 mm (18.7 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 276 mm (10.9 in) 27°C (81°F) 280 mm (11 in)
Nov 26°C (79°F) 380 mm (15 in) 27°C (80°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Dec 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in) 26°C (79°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)