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

Should you visit Koh Lanta or Chumphon?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Koh Lanta and Chumphon can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Koh Lanta or Chumphon?

Koh Lanta

Located on the southern coast of Thailand is a place populated by long beaches and diving hotspots. Consisting of several islands, Koh Lanta is a large island with nine beaches along the coast. The beautiful scenery makes this a quiet and relaxing spot for tourists. The crowds on this island tend to be older than the party-seekers on Ko Phi Phi so you'll find more activities like serene walks on the beach or travelers catching a sunset.

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.

Which place is cheaper, Chumphon or Koh Lanta?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Koh Lanta is $49, while the average daily cost in Chumphon is $37. 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 Koh Lanta and Chumphon in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Koh Lanta $25
    Chumphon $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Koh Lanta $50
    Chumphon $32
Compare Hotels in Koh Lanta and Chumphon

Looking for a hotel in Koh Lanta or Chumphon? 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 Koh Lanta


Hotels in Chumphon


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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: Koh Lanta Hotel Prices and Chumphon Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Koh Lanta $5.78
    Chumphon $6.45
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Koh Lanta

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Koh Lanta:


  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta
    $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Koh Lanta

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Koh Lanta:

  • Shared Transfer from Lanta to Railay: $46
  • Shared Transfer from Lanta to Phuket: $43
  • Shared Transfer from Lanta to Phi Phi islands: $20
  • Shared Transfer from Lanta to Krabi: $46
  • Shared Transfer from Lanta to Ao Nang: $46
  • Shared Transfer from Lanta Hotels to Koh Yao Yai by Speed Boat: $57
  • Shared Transfer by speed boat from Lanta to Koh Yao Noi: $57
  • Pravate Transfer Lanta Island to Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao nang: $76
  • One-Way Transfer from Koh Lanta to Krabi Town or Airport by Minivan: $11
  • Long Beach to Long Beach Airport (LGB) - Departure Private Transfer: $59
  • Long Beach to Carnival Cruise Terminal - Departure Private Transfer: $54
  • Koh lanta to phuket any hotel Private transfer: $176

Is it cheaper to fly into Koh Lanta or Chumphon?

Prices for flights to both Chumphon and Koh Lanta 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
    Koh Lanta $11
    Chumphon $14
Typical Food Prices in Koh Lanta

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Koh Lanta:


  • Casual Breakfast
    $4.46
  • Casual Lunch
    $7.52
  • Casual Dinner
    $12
  • Fancy Dinner (for Two)
    $47

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Koh Lanta

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Koh Lanta.

  • Cooking Experience at Lanta Thai Cookery School From Koh Lanta: $49
  • Sukho Cuisine Thai Cooking School From Koh Lanta: $53
  • Short Authentic Lunch Cooking Class with Thai Master Chef at Sukho Cuisine Lanta: $53
  • Cooking Class and Market Tour at Lanta Thai Cookery School on Koh Lanta: $55
  • Dinner Cooking Class with Thai Master Chef at Sukho Cuisine Koh Lanta: $60
  • Cooking Class & Market Tour with Thai Master Chef at Sukho Cuisine, Lanta: $64
  • Lanta Mangroves Forest Tour with Thai Food Cooking with us: $73

Typical Food Prices in Chumphon

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


  • Ice Cream
    $0.17
  • Fruit at the Market
    $0.56
  • Breakfast
    $1.11

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Koh Lanta $31
    Chumphon $10
Typical Entertainment Prices in Koh Lanta

Here are a few typical costs in Koh Lanta for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Emerald Cave Tour
    $19
  • Yoga Session (1 Hour)
    $9.75

Tours and Activities in Koh Lanta

Here are a few actual costs in Koh Lanta for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 4 Island Snorkel Tour to Emerald Cave by Speed Boat from Koh Lanta: $46
  • 4 Island Tour to Emerald Cave by Longtail Boat from Koh Lanta: $28
  • 4 Islands Day Tour By Opal Travel Speedboat: $43
  • 4 Islands Snorkeling + Mangrove Forest From Lanta by Tin Adventure Sea Tour: $38
  • Full Day Sea Cave and Mangrove Kayaking Tour From Koh Lanta: $53
  • Half Day 2 Caves Ko Skull Tour Ko Lanta and Kayaking Ko Talabeng: $26
  • Half Day Mangrove Forest Kayaking Tour From Koh Lanta: $40
  • Koh Ha Koh Rok Day Tour by Opal Travel Speed boat: $48
  • Koh Ngai, Koh Muk + Emerald Cave Snorkeling Tour by Classic Longtail Boat: $37
  • Koh Phi Phi Day Tour by Opal Travel Speedboat: $43
  • Lanta 4 Islands + Emerald Cave Snorkeling Tour: $33
  • Lanta 4 Islands + Emerald Cave Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat: $51

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Koh Lanta $3.87
    Chumphon $11

Typical Alcohol Prices in Chumphon

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


  • Beer (2)
    $3.90


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Koh Lanta and Chumphon, we can see that Koh Lanta 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 Lanta would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Koh Lanta 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 Koh Lanta Expensive? and Is Chumphon Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Koh Lanta or Chumphon?

Chumphon has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Koh Lanta. When comparing the sizes of Koh Lanta and Chumphon, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


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

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Koh Lanta or Chumphon in the Summer?

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

June to September in Koh Lanta is the rainy season. It's quite rainy in Chumphon. Koh Lanta receives a lot of rain in the summer. Koh Lanta usually gets more rain in July than Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 269 mm (10.6 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain this time of the year.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Koh Lanta this time of the year. In the summer, Koh Lanta often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 206 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chumphon receives 195 hours of full sun.

In July, Koh Lanta is generally around the same temperature as Chumphon. Daily temperatures in Koh Lanta average around 27°C (81°F), and Chumphon fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Koh Lanta 27°C (81°F) 
    Chumphon 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Koh Lanta or Chumphon in the Autumn?

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

It rains a lot this time of the year in Chumphon. It's quite rainy in Koh Lanta. In October, Koh Lanta usually receives around the same amount of rain as Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 281 mm (11.1 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 276 mm (10.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

Koh Lanta usually receives more sunshine than Chumphon during autumn. Koh Lanta gets 181 hours of sunny skies, while Chumphon receives 167 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Koh Lanta is around the same temperature as Chumphon in the autumn. The daily temperature in Koh Lanta averages around 27°C (81°F) in October, and Chumphon fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).


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

Should I visit Koh Lanta or Chumphon in the Winter?

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

January to April is the dry season in Koh Lanta. Koh Lanta usually gets less rain in January than Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Chumphon, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Koh Lanta. In the winter, Koh Lanta often gets more sunshine than Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 287 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chumphon receives 255 hours of full sun.

In the winter, Koh Lanta is around the same temperature as Chumphon. Typically, the winter temperatures in Koh Lanta in January average around 27°C (80°F), and Chumphon averages at about 25°C (77°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Koh Lanta 27°C (80°F) 
    Chumphon 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Koh Lanta or Chumphon in the Spring?

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

January to April in Koh Lanta is the dry season. Also, June to September is the rainy season in Koh Lanta. Koh Lanta gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Koh Lanta usually receives more rain than Chumphon. Koh Lanta gets 124 mm (4.9 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 74 mm (2.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Chumphon this time of the year. In Koh Lanta, it's very sunny this time of the year. Koh Lanta usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Chumphon during spring. Koh Lanta gets 249 hours of sunny skies, while Chumphon receives 239 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Koh Lanta is generally around the same temperature as Chumphon. Daily temperatures in Koh Lanta average around 29°C (85°F), and Chumphon fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Koh Lanta 29°C (85°F) 
    Chumphon 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Chumphon and Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta Chumphon
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (80°F) 50 mm (2 in) 25°C (77°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Feb 28°C (82°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 26°C (80°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Mar 29°C (84°F) 51 mm (2 in) 27°C (81°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 29°C (85°F) 124 mm (4.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
May 29°C (83°F) 244 mm (9.6 in) 28°C (83°F) 189 mm (7.4 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 224 mm (8.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 269 mm (10.6 in) 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 262 mm (10.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 206 mm (8.1 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 355 mm (14 in) 28°C (82°F) 158 mm (6.2 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 281 mm (11.1 in) 27°C (81°F) 276 mm (10.9 in)
Nov 27°C (80°F) 204 mm (8 in) 26°C (79°F) 380 mm (15 in)
Dec 27°C (80°F) 116 mm (4.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)