A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Lahore vs. Bangkok for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lahore or Bangkok?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Lahore and Bangkok. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Lahore or Bangkok?

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

Bangkok

Bangkok: a name synonymous with all things exotic. The vibrant and exciting capital of Thailand is not just a hub for Southeast Asia, but also a destination into itself. Known for an active nightlife and party scene, as well as great food, historic temples, and busy markets, Bangkok offers a diversity to entertain even the most experienced travelers.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Pakistan, The Best Cultural Tours in Pakistan, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Thailand, and The Best Wildlife Tours to Thailand.


Which place is cheaper, Bangkok or Lahore?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lahore is $57, while the average daily cost in Bangkok is $76. 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 Lahore and Bangkok in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lahore $37
    Bangkok $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lahore $74
    Bangkok $82
Compare Hotels in Lahore and Bangkok

Looking for a hotel in Lahore or Bangkok? 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 Lahore


Hotels in Bangkok


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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: Lahore Hotel Prices and Bangkok Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lahore $9.98
    Bangkok $5.74

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
    $2.17
  • Skytrain Ticket
    $4.35
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
    $0.87
  • Ferry Ride
    $0.71
  • Taxi From Airport
    $6.79
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $2.45
  • Boat Taxi
    $1.36
  • Trains to airport
    $4.35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Chiang Rai with 2h of Sightseeing: $296
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with 2h of Sightseeing: $265
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Surat Thani with 2h of Sightseeing: $246
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Lampang with 2h of Sightseeing: $231
  • Private Transfer from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Trat: $220
  • Private Transfer from Don Muang Airport to Koh Chang Hotel: $199
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Koh Chang hotel: $193
  • Private Transfer from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Pran Buri: $185
  • Private Transfer from Ayutthaya to Pattaya : $178
  • Limousine one way transfer: BKKAirport to/from U-Tapao Airport: $170
  • Private Transfer Bangkok Airport - Koh Chang Island: $150
  • Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Trat: $146

Is it cheaper to fly into Lahore or Bangkok?

Prices for flights to both Bangkok and Lahore 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
    Lahore $14
    Bangkok $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110

Typical Food Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (for Two)
    $24
  • Casual Lunch of Prawns (for Two)
    $5.43
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
    $1.22
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
    $0.82
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
    $5.43
  • Pad Thai
    $1.90
  • Airport Lunch for 2
    $15
  • Lunch for 2
    $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bangkok

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

  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $26
  • Nopparat Thai Dinner with Classical Dance: $28
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket With Dinner or Lunch: $28
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket with Lunch or Dinner : $28
  • Bangkok Riverside Dinner Buffet Cruised Tour On Chao Phraya: $28
  • River Star Princess Dinner Cruise: Bangkok Chao Phraya River: $31
  • White Orchid River Dinner Cruise at Bangkok - Admission Ticket: $32
  • Amazing Sunset Dinner Cruise by Chao Phraya Princess (SHA Plus): $32
  • Amazing Sunset Dinner Cruise by Chao Phraya Princess (SHA Plus): $32
  • Luxury Alangka Dinner Cruise from Iconsiam or Asiatique in Bangkok: $33
  • Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise - Ticket Only: $33
  • Tingly Thai Cooking School Evening Class: $34

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lahore $5.08
    Bangkok $16

Tours and Activities in Lahore

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lahore.

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahori Food Experience: $65
  • Wahga Border Flag Ceremony & Shalimar Garden Private Tour: $70
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Half Day Private Tuk Tuk ( Trishaw ) Guided Tour : $95
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $102
  • Rangeela Rickshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Rangeela Rikshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip : $120
  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Movie Ticket
    $4.35
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
    $9.51
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
    $1.36
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
    $5.43
  • Club Cover Charge
    $10
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
    $65
  • Fish Pedicure
    $4.08
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
    $2.72
  • Siriraj Museum (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

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

  • Ayutthaya Historic Park Group Tour from Bangkok: $65
  • Ayutthaya Historic Park Tour Group Tour from Bangkok: $55
  • Bangkok 5 Hour Cultural & Temples Tour Private: $82
  • Bangkok Hindu Landmark City, Grand Palace & Temples Tours with Lunch: $288
  • Bangkok Sea Life + Madame Tussauds Entrance Tickets : $46
  • Bangkok Thrilling Tuk Tuk Tour (Private & All-Inclusive): $95
  • Full-Day Erawan Waterfall and River Kwai Private Guided Tour: $150
  • Tuk-Tuk Tour Bangkok By Night With Chinatown Street: $65
  • 10 Hours Private Tour Ayuttaya: $115
  • 2 Hours Bangkok Canal Tour By Longtail Boat : $59
  • 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok: $228
  • 2-Day River Kwai Jungle Rafts Experience from Bangkok: $203

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lahore $4.89
    Bangkok $5.95

Typical Alcohol Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Beer
    $1.09

Sample the Local Flavors in Bangkok

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bangkok:

  • 6-Hour Pub Crawl in Bangkok: $25


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

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


Which is Bigger, Lahore or Bangkok?

Lahore has a larger population, and is about 24% larger than the population of Bangkok. When comparing the sizes of Lahore and Bangkok, 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 Lahore or Bangkok?

Lahore has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bangkok experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Lahore or Bangkok in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Lahore as well as Bangkok. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bangkok throughout the year.

It's very hot in Lahore this time of the year. Lahore is a little warmer than Bangkok in the summer. The daily temperature in Lahore averages around 33°C (91°F) in July, and Bangkok fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lahore this time of the year. In the summer, Lahore often gets more sunshine than Bangkok. Lahore gets 228 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bangkok receives 176 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Bangkok. Lahore receives a lot of rain in the summer. Lahore usually gets more rain in July than Bangkok. Lahore gets 202 mm (8 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 155 mm (6.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Lahore 33°C (91°F) 
    Bangkok 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Bangkok in the Autumn?

Both Bangkok and Lahore are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Bangkok because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the autumn, Lahore is around the same temperature as Bangkok. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Lahore in October average around 27°C (81°F), and Bangkok averages at about 28°C (83°F).

It's quite sunny in Bangkok. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lahore. Lahore usually receives more sunshine than Bangkok during autumn. Lahore gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Bangkok receives 206 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Bangkok. In October, Lahore usually receives less rain than Bangkok. Lahore gets 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 242 mm (9.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn. The dry season in Bangkok is November to February. The rainy season in Bangkok is May to October.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Lahore 27°C (81°F) 
    Bangkok 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Bangkok in the Winter?

Both Bangkok and Lahore during the winter are popular places to visit. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bangkok year-round.

In January, Lahore is generally much colder than Bangkok. Daily temperatures in Lahore average around 14°C (58°F), and Bangkok fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).

In Bangkok, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Lahore. In the winter, Lahore often gets less sunshine than Bangkok. Lahore gets 220 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bangkok receives 276 hours of full sun.

Lahore usually gets more rain in January than Bangkok. Lahore gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year. November to February is the dry season in Bangkok.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Lahore 14°C (58°F) 
    Bangkok 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Lahore or Bangkok in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Lahore and Bangkok. Bangkok attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Lahore is around the same temperature as Bangkok in the spring. The daily temperature in Lahore averages around 28°C (83°F) in April, and Bangkok fluctuates around 31°C (87°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bangkok this time of the year. In Lahore, it's very sunny this time of the year. Lahore usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bangkok during spring. Lahore gets 278 hours of sunny skies, while Bangkok receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Lahore usually receives less rain than Bangkok. Lahore gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring. Also, May to October is the rainy season in Bangkok.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Lahore 28°C (83°F) 
    Bangkok 31°C (87°F)

Typical Weather for Bangkok and Lahore

Lahore Bangkok
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 29°C (85°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 31°C (87°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 30°C (86°F) 220 mm (8.7 in)
Jun 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 29°C (85°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in) 29°C (84°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)
Aug 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 29°C (84°F) 197 mm (7.8 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 344 mm (13.5 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 28°C (83°F) 242 mm (9.5 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)