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

Should you visit Krabi or Nha Trang?

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 Nha Trang can help you decide which place is right for you.

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.

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 Krabi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Krabi is $43, while the average daily cost in Nha Trang is $34. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Krabi and Nha Trang in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around $54 in Krabi For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Nha Trang, $24 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Nha Trang, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $12, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Krabi $27
    Nha Trang $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Krabi $54
    Nha Trang $24

Local Transportation

To get around in Krabi, the average visitor spends $3.91 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Nha Trang than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $12 on transportation in Nha Trang on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Krabi $3.91
    Nha Trang $12
Typical Local Transportation prices in Krabi

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


  • Scooter Rental
    $8.76
  • Short Tuk-Tuk Ride
    $2.92
  • 2 Bottles of Gasoline
    $2.34
  • Longboat Taxi from Town
    $5.84

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Krabi

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

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

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
    $17

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 Krabi or Nha Trang?

Prices for flights to both Nha Trang 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

On average, meal and food prices in Krabi cost around $11 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $4.40.

While meal prices in Nha Trang can vary, the average travelers spends about $13 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Nha Trang should cost around $5.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nha Trang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Krabi $11
    Nha Trang $13
Typical Food prices in Krabi

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $7.30
  • Drinks on the Beach
    $7.01
  • Sit Down Dinner (for Two)
    $18
  • Nice Dinner (for Two)
    $32
  • Mango Shake
    $1.46
  • Pad Thai
    $2.92
  • Fruit from the Market
    $1.75
  • Pancakes
    $2.92
  • Coffee & Cake
    $2.19

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

Typical Food prices in Nha Trang

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $6.10

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

In Krabi, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $8.71 per person, per day.

Sightseeing expenses in Nha Trang, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $8.30 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Krabi $8.71
    Nha Trang $8.30
Typical Entertainment prices in Krabi

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


  • Thai-English Book
    $9.64
  • Thai Massages (for Two)
    $23
  • Bikini & Sarong
    $18
  • Yoga Class (1 Hour)
    $13
  • Backgammon Set (travel size)
    $7.30
  • Kayak Trip (for Two)
    $56

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

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)
    $1.39
  • Two Rental Lounge Chairs on Beach
    $3.05
  • Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
    $20
  • Fairy Spring Waterfall Entrance
    $0.44
  • Thap Ba Mud Bath
    $4.35
  • 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

Typically, people visiting Krabi spend on average $3.72 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Nha Trang, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $16.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Krabi $3.72
    Nha Trang $16
Typical Alcohol prices in Krabi

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


  • Beer
    $2.63
  • Cocktails (for Two)
    $8.76


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Krabi and Nha Trang, we can see that Krabi 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 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 Nha Trang.

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