Travel Budget for Hat Yai

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How much does it cost to travel to Hat Yai?

How much money will you need for your trip to Hat Yai? You should plan to spend around ฿472 ($15) per day on your vacation in Hat Yai, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿297 ($9.61) on meals for one day and ฿18 ($0.59) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hat Yai for a couple is ฿300 ($9.71). So, a trip to Hat Yai for two people for one week costs on average ฿6,612 ($214). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Hat Yai for one week usually costs around ฿3,306 for one person. So, a trip to Hat Yai for two people costs around ฿6,612 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿13,224 in Hat Yai. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hat Yai can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Hat Yai?

How much does a trip to Hat Yai cost? Is Hat Yai expensive? The average Hat Yai trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hat Yai prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Hat Yai can vary, the average cost of food in Hat Yai is ฿297 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hat Yai should cost around ฿119 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hat Yai is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Hat Yai is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿18 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hat Yai.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Hat Yai

How much does it cost to go to Hat Yai? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Hat Yai?

Typical travel prices in Hat Yai are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Hat Yai. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Hat Yai can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bus to Krabi
  • Beer
  • Bathroom Fee
  • Roti Snack
  • Water
  • Train to Kuala Lumpur
Typical tour prices for Hat Yai

How much do tours to Hat Yai cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
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Hat Yai Hat Yai, Thailand
The fourth largest city of Thailand, Hat Yai is a popular tourist destination, especially on weekends and holidays for people in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. It is best known as a commercial hub and shopping destination, and for its floating market and Buddhist temple.
While most people visit Hat Yai to immerse themselves in the shopping, there are several sights worth seeing. On the northern outskirts of the city, Hat Yai Municipal Park has a number of attractions. A cable car runs to the top of a hill where the golden Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj statue is located and the Bodhisattva Kuan Im (Guan Yin) Temple. The park is also home to the Hat Yai Observatory, which allows visitors to explore science and astronomy.

As far as statues go, the most famous is probably the reclining Buddha (Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon) at Wat Hat Yai Nai. Measuring about 35 meters long, 15 meters tall, and 10 meters wide, it is thought to be the third largest reclining Buddha in the world and is well-regarded by locals and tourists alike. It is located near the Khlong U Taphao Bridge.

For those interested in escaping the city for a day, travel about 29 kilometers southwest out to Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary. Here visitors come to admire the Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, which has seven levels of flowing waters. The third level is the most beautiful, separating into two streams. The general area is popular for swimming and recreation.
Due to its shopping reputation, the downtown of Hat Yai is mostly developed into shopping and entertainment venues. For a more unique experience different from typical shopping malls and department stores, head to the Klong Hae floating market and do some shopping there. Hat Yai has additional markets sprinkled throughout its streets, some of which really come to life at night with lights and colors. No matter where you turn, if you are wandering the streets of central Hat Yai, there will be plenty to see, do, eat, and experience at every corner.

Hat Yai is also host to a few seasonal events and festivals. The Hat Yai Ice Dome, for example, near Hat Yai Park is a venue for a display of ice sculptures by sculptors from Harbin, China. Another annual event in the park is Hat Yai Lantern, held alongside the park's lake at the beginning of each year. Because of the city's large Thai Chinese population, the Chinese New Year is also well-celebrated, especially in the city center. Other significant festivals include the Songkran Festival held in April in honor of the Thai New Year, as well as Loi Krathong held in November when people pay their respects to the goddess of water with beautiful floating candles and lanterns.
Food and Dining
Being a large city, Hat Yai is host to a large amount of different food options. While there are international chains offering Japanese and Western food for the less adventurous palette, Thai street food is abundant and a must for experiencing the local flavors. Here are some of the favorites:

Thai Boat Noodle (Doy Kuay Teow Reua): small bowl with slices of pork, a pork ball, bean sprouts, kang kong (water spinach), and garnished with spring onions and coriander, can be served dry or in soup.

Pad Thai Noodles: national dish of Thailand, includes freshly fried noodles, tamarind, garlic, chili, peanuts and sometimes vegetables.

Thai Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping): seasoned with garlic, soy sauce, and sugar.

Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang): Thailand's version of street BBQ

Pad Kra Pao: minced pork or chicken stir-fried with Thai basil and chilies and served over white rice

Pad See Ew: warm and comforting dish of wide flat noodles stir-fried in a dark soy-sauce with chicken, pork, or beef, and some vegetables.

Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Neeo Mamuang): served with a coconut milk syrup.

These are just a few examples of the many tasty Thai dishes to try in Hat Yai.

Thailand Bus and Train Prices
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The main point of entry by plane is Hat Yai International Airport, located about 25 minutes southeast of central Hat Yai by car. From the airport, travelers can take a taxi, limo, van, car rental, or a songthaew, which is the cheapest option. Songthaew are basically pickup trucks that have been converted with benches for passengers and are operated as local buses and sometimes taxis.

Hat Yai is also connected by train to several locations including Bangkok, Sungai Kolok, Surat Thani, and Malaysia. Additionally long distance buses are available to and from major cities in the area.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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