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

Should you visit Krabi or Chumphon?

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 Chumphon can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Krabi or Chumphon?

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.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Thailand, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Thailand, The Best 2-Week Tours in Thailand, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Thailand.


Which place is cheaper, Chumphon or Krabi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Krabi is $55, while the average daily cost in Chumphon is $36. 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 Krabi and Chumphon in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Krabi $36
    Chumphon $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Krabi $72
    Chumphon $32
Compare Hotels in Krabi and Chumphon

Looking for a hotel in Krabi 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 Krabi


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: Krabi Hotel Prices and Chumphon Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Krabi $3.80
    Chumphon $6.32
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Krabi

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


  • Scooter Rental
    $8.18
  • Short Tuk-Tuk Ride
    $2.73
  • 2 Bottles of Gasoline
    $2.18
  • Longboat Taxi from Town
    $5.46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Krabi

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

  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT Transfer to PHUKET TOWN (SHA Plus): $39
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to TRI TRANG BEACH: $34
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to SIRAY BAY: $39
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to ROYAL YACHT HAVEN: $28
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to RAWAI BEACH: $42
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to PHUKET TOWN: $31
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to NATAI BEACH: $39
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to NAIYANG BEACH: $27
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to MAI KHAO BEACH: $28
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to LAYAN BEACH: $24
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to LAGUNA BEACH: $24
  • VAN PHUKET AIRPORT TRANSFER to LAEM HIN PIER, COCONUT ISLAND: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Krabi or Chumphon?

Prices for flights to both Chumphon 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 $13
    Chumphon $13
Typical Food Prices in Krabi

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $6.82
  • Drinks on the Beach
    $6.55
  • Sit Down Dinner (for Two)
    $17
  • Nice Dinner (for Two)
    $30
  • Mango Shake
    $1.36
  • Pad Thai
    $2.73
  • Fruit from the Market
    $1.64
  • Pancakes
    $2.73
  • Coffee & Cake
    $2.05

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Krabi

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

  • Snorkeling and Sunset Dinner Trip From Krabi: $33
  • 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner & Night Snorkeling by Longtail Boat: $34
  • Small-Group Smart Thai Cooking Class in Krabi: $36
  • Snorkeling and Sunset to Krabi 7 Islands by Longtail Boat + Buffet BBQ Dinner: $36
  • Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Smart Cook: $37
  • 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner & Plankton: $38
  • 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling: $38
  • Evening Thai Cooking Class at Ya's Cookery: $39
  • Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner: $41
  • 4 Islands Sunset Longtail Boat Tour with BBQ Dinner: $41
  • Authentic Thai cooking class with market tour: $42
  • Krabi 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling: $42

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.
    Krabi $10
    Chumphon $10
Typical Entertainment Prices in Krabi

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


  • Thai-English Book
    $9.00
  • Thai Massages (for Two)
    $22
  • Bikini & Sarong
    $16
  • Yoga Class (1 Hour)
    $12
  • Backgammon Set (travel size)
    $6.82
  • Kayak Trip (for Two)
    $52

Tours and Activities in Krabi

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

  • Full Day Guided Tour in Bor Thor Caves and Mangroves : $147
  • Phi Phi Islands Tour with Bioluminescent Planktons from krabi: $79
  • 1 Hour Horse Riding Tour On The Beach Krabi: $43
  • 2 Hour Horse Riding Tour On The Beach Krabi: $61
  • 4 Island Speed Boat Adventure by Sea Eagle Tour from Krabi: $35
  • 4 Island Sunset Snorkeling Cruise + bioluminescent Night Snorkel: $104
  • 4 Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi: $28
  • 4 Islands & Sunset Tour by Long Tail Boat with Plankton : $71
  • 4 Islands Day Tour by Speed Boat (from Ao Nang, Krabi): $39
  • 4 Islands Day Tour from Krabi with Tub, Chicken, Poda Island & Phra Nang Cave: $51
  • 4 Islands Full-day Tour from Krabi with Tub, Chicken, Poda Island & Phra Nang: $55
  • 4 Islands Full-day Tour from Krabi with Tub, Chicken, Poda Island & Phra Nang: $55

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Krabi $4.34
    Chumphon $11
Typical Alcohol Prices in Krabi

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


  • Beer
    $2.45
  • Cocktails (for Two)
    $8.18

Sample the Local Flavors in Krabi

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Krabi:

  • Railay Pub Crawl: $14

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 Krabi and Chumphon, we can see that Krabi 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 Krabi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Krabi 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 Krabi Expensive? and Is Chumphon Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Krabi or Chumphon?

Chumphon has a larger population, and is about 79% larger than the population of Krabi. When comparing the sizes of Krabi 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 Krabi or Chumphon?

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 Krabi or Chumphon in the Summer?

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

The rainy season in Krabi is August to October. It rains a lot this time of the year in Chumphon. It's quite rainy in Krabi. In July, Krabi usually receives more rain than Chumphon. Krabi gets 287 mm (11.3 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Krabi. Krabi usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Chumphon during summer. Krabi gets 206 hours of sunny skies, while Chumphon receives 195 hours of full sun in the summer.

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


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

Should I visit Krabi or Chumphon in the Autumn?

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

December to March is the dry season in Krabi. August to October is the rainy season in Krabi. Chumphon gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Krabi. Krabi usually gets more rain in October than Chumphon. Krabi gets 304 mm (12 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 276 mm (10.9 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the autumn, Krabi often gets more sunshine than Chumphon. Krabi gets 181 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chumphon receives 167 hours of full sun.

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


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

Should I visit Krabi or Chumphon in the Winter?

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

December to March in Krabi is the dry season. In January, Krabi usually receives less rain than Chumphon. Krabi gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Chumphon this time of the year. In Krabi, it's very sunny this time of the year. Krabi usually receives more sunshine than Chumphon during winter. Krabi gets 287 hours of sunny skies, while Chumphon receives 255 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Krabi is generally around the same temperature as Chumphon. Daily temperatures in Krabi average around 28°C (82°F), and Chumphon fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Krabi 28°C (82°F) 
    Chumphon 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Krabi or Chumphon in the Spring?

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

Krabi receives a lot of rain in the spring. Krabi usually gets more rain in April than Chumphon. Krabi gets 120 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Chumphon receives 74 mm (2.9 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Chumphon. 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 Chumphon. Krabi gets 249 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chumphon receives 239 hours of full sun.

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


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

Typical Weather for Chumphon and Krabi

Krabi Chumphon
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Feb 28°C (83°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 26°C (80°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Mar 29°C (84°F) 52 mm (2 in) 27°C (81°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 29°C (84°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 29°C (84°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
May 28°C (83°F) 318 mm (12.5 in) 28°C (83°F) 189 mm (7.4 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 279 mm (11 in) 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 287 mm (11.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 262 mm (10.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 206 mm (8.1 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 399 mm (15.7 in) 28°C (82°F) 158 mm (6.2 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 304 mm (12 in) 27°C (81°F) 276 mm (10.9 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 165 mm (6.5 in) 26°C (79°F) 380 mm (15 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)