A Travel Price Comparison for Thailand Krabi vs. Ao Nang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Krabi or Ao Nang?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Krabi and Ao Nang can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Krabi or Ao Nang?

Krabi

Thailand is covered in beaches, but if you're more interested in immersion in Thai culture than the salty ocean, consider a trip to Krabi, also known as "Krabi Town". Pronounced "Grabee," this small, but bustling city is just up the river from the coast, and is the gateway to the beaches in the surrounding Province of Krabi. Krabi Town is full of hotels, agencies and western restaurants, but if you look hard enough, you'll easily see the energy and life of Thailand. While there are no beaches in the town itself, there is plenty of Thai culture to experience.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Ao Nang or Krabi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Krabi is $44, while the average daily cost in Ao Nang is $84. 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 Krabi and Ao Nang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Krabi $29
    Ao Nang $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Krabi $58
    Ao Nang $82
Compare Hotels in Krabi and Ao Nang

Looking for a hotel in Krabi or Ao Nang? 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 Krabi


Hotels in Ao Nang


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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: Krabi Hotel Prices and Ao Nang Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Krabi $3.59
    Ao Nang $44
Typical Local Transportation prices in Krabi

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Krabi are as follows:


  • Scooter Rental
    $8.05
  • Short Tuk-Tuk Ride
    $2.68
  • 2 Bottles of Gasoline
    $2.15
  • Longboat Taxi from Town
    $5.36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Krabi

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

  • Superfast Transfer from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi by Arisa Speed Boat: $37
  • Private Transfer from Krabi to Phuket with 2h of Sightseeing: $91
  • Private Transfer from Krabi City to Krabi (KBV) Airport: $41
  • Private Round Trip Transfer between Krabi Town and KBV Krabi Airport: $39
  • Private Departure Transfer from Krabi Town to KBV Krabi Airport: $19
  • Phuket: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don: $31
  • Private Transfer To/From Khao Sok Area: $141
  • Ferry Transfer To/From Koh Phi Phi with Van Transfer: $14
  • Krabi Airport: Private Transfers to/from Hotels in Koh Lanta: $87
  • Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi: $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ao Nang

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

  • TAXI PHUKET AIRPORT Transfer to SURIN Beach Area: $27
  • TAXI PHUKET AIRPORT Transfer to PATONG Beach Area: $36
  • Private Transfer to Phuket with Jimmy Phuket Taxi: $68
  • Private Transfer from Railay Beach to Krabi (KBV) Airport: $41
  • Private Transfer from Ao Nang Beach to Krabi (KBV) Airport: $41
  • Private Transfer Ao Nang Beach Krabi To Phuket Airport: $90
  • Private Transfer : Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport Departure: $21
  • Private Transfer : Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport Departure: $21
  • Private Transfer : Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport Departure: $36
  • Private Round Trip Transfer between Ao Nang and KBV Krabi Airport: $44
  • Private Departure Transfer from Ao Nang to KBV Krabi Airport: $22
  • Private Departure Transfer : Krabi Hotel to Krabi Airport: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Krabi or Ao Nang?

Prices for flights to both Ao Nang and Krabi 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
    Krabi $9.84
    Ao Nang $19
Typical Food prices in Krabi

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $6.70
  • Drinks on the Beach
    $6.44
  • Sit Down Dinner (for Two)
    $17
  • Nice Dinner (for Two)
    $30
  • Mango Shake
    $1.34
  • Pad Thai
    $2.68
  • Fruit from the Market
    $1.61
  • Pancakes
    $2.68
  • Coffee & Cake
    $2.01

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Krabi

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

  • Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner: $721

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Krabi $8.00
    Ao Nang $8.58
Typical Entertainment prices in Krabi

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Krabi's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Thai-English Book
    $8.85
  • Thai Massages (for Two)
    $21
  • Bikini & Sarong
    $16
  • Yoga Class (1 Hour)
    $12
  • Backgammon Set (travel size)
    $6.70
  • Kayak Trip (for Two)
    $51

Tours and Activities in Krabi

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

  • From Koh Phi Phi: Island Hopping and Snorkeling Tour: $55
  • From 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat: $306
  • Ko Lanta: Koh Rok and Koh Haa Snorkelling Tour by Speedboat: $62
  • Ko Lanta: Mangrove Kayaking Half-Day Tour: $36
  • Koh Lanta: Half-Day 3 Island and Kayaking Tour: $152
  • Koh Phi Phi to Phuket by Phi Phi Cruiser: $17
  • Krabi 4 Island Tour By Speed Boat From Krabi: $54
  • Krabi : 4-Hour City Tour with Tiger Cave Temple: $81
  • ATV Adventure: $39
  • Half-Day Zip Line Adventure: $58
  • Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint: $41
  • Island-Hopping Tour to Railay Beach, Poda, and More: $330

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

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Krabi $3.42
    Ao Nang $12
Typical Alcohol prices in Krabi

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


  • Beer
    $2.41
  • Cocktails (for Two)
    $8.05


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Krabi and Ao Nang, we can see that Ao Nang is more expensive. And not only is Krabi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Krabi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Krabi 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 Krabi.


When is the best time to visit Krabi or Ao Nang?

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 Krabi or Ao Nang in the Summer?

Both Ao Nang and Krabi are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Krabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Ao Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Ao Nang. It's quite rainy in Krabi. In July, Krabi usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 287 mm (11.3 in) of rain, while Ao Nang receives 287 mm (11.3 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Ao Nang. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Krabi. Krabi usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Ao Nang during summer. Krabi gets 206 hours of sunny skies, while Ao Nang receives 206 hours of full sun in the summer.

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


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

Should I visit Krabi or Ao Nang in the Autumn?

Both Ao Nang and Krabi during the autumn are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Krabi throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Ao Nang throughout the year.

Ao Nang gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Krabi. Krabi usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 304 mm (12 in) of rain, while Ao Nang receives 304 mm (12 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the autumn, Krabi often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 181 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ao Nang receives 181 hours of full sun.

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


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Krabi 27°C (81°F) 
    Ao Nang 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Krabi or Ao Nang in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Krabi and Ao Nang. Plenty of visitors come to Krabi because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Ao Nang because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In January, Krabi usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Ao Nang receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Ao Nang this time of the year. In Krabi, it's very sunny this time of the year. Krabi usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Ao Nang during winter. Krabi gets 287 hours of sunny skies, while Ao Nang receives 287 hours of full sun in the winter.

In the winter, Krabi is around the same temperature as Ao Nang. Typically, the winter temperatures in Krabi in January are around 28°C (82°F), and Ao Nang is about 28°C (82°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Krabi 28°C (82°F) 
    Ao Nang 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Krabi or Ao Nang in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Krabi as well as Ao Nang. Krabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Ao Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It's quite rainy in Ao Nang. Krabi receives a lot of rain in the spring. Krabi usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 120 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Ao Nang receives 120 mm (4.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Ao Nang. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Krabi this time of the year. In the spring, Krabi often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Ao Nang. Krabi gets 249 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ao Nang receives 249 hours of full sun.

In April, Krabi is generally around the same temperature as Ao Nang. Temperatures in Krabi average around 29°C (84°F), and Ao Nang stays around 29°C (84°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Krabi 29°C (84°F) 
    Ao Nang 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Ao Nang and Krabi

Krabi Ao Nang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 28°C (82°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 28°C (83°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 28°C (83°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Mar 29°C (84°F) 52 mm (2 in) 29°C (84°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Apr 29°C (84°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 29°C (84°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
May 28°C (83°F) 318 mm (12.5 in) 28°C (83°F) 318 mm (12.5 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 279 mm (11 in) 28°C (82°F) 279 mm (11 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 287 mm (11.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 287 mm (11.3 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 262 mm (10.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 262 mm (10.3 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 399 mm (15.7 in) 27°C (81°F) 399 mm (15.7 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 304 mm (12 in) 27°C (81°F) 304 mm (12 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 165 mm (6.5 in) 27°C (81°F) 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)


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