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Khao Lak, Changwat Phangnga, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Khao Lak?

You should plan to spend around $116 (฿4,119) per day on your vacation in Khao Lak. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $32 (฿1,119) on meals
  • $54 (฿1,917) on local transportation
  • $105 (฿3,732) on hotels

A one week trip to Khao Lak for two people costs, on average, $1,629 (฿57,661). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Khao Lak cost?

A one week trip to Khao Lak usually costs around $815 (฿28,831) for one person and $1,629 (฿57,661) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Khao Lak on average costs around $1,629 (฿57,661) for one person and $3,258 (฿115,323) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 Khao Lak will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Khao Lak on average costs around $3,491 (฿123,560) for one person and $6,982 (฿247,120) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Khao Lak has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Khao Lak expensive to visit?

Prices in Khao Lak are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Khao Lak is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Khao Lak is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Khao Lak Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Khao Lak?

The average Khao Lak trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Khao Lak travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿3,732 ($105)
Local Transportation 1 ฿1,917 ($54)
Food 2 ฿1,119 ($32)
Entertainment 1 ฿700 ($20)
Alcohol 2 ฿245 - 735 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Khao Lak
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Khao Lak is $53 (฿1,866). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Khao Lak is $105 (฿3,732). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Khao Lak

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Khao Lak based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $36. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Khao Lak
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Khao Lak is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $54 (฿1,917) per person, per day, on local transportation in Khao Lak.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Khao Lak
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Rental Cars in Khao Lak
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Food Budget in Khao Lak
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Khao Lak can vary, the average cost of food in Khao Lak is $32 (฿1,119) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Khao Lak should cost around $13 (฿448) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Khao Lak is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Khao Lak
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Khao Lak typically cost an average of $20 (฿700) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Khao Lak
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (฿490) on alcoholic beverages in Khao Lak per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2022
Khao Lak On a Budget
Khao Lak The beach at Khao Lak, Thailand
Resiliency and relaxation. Those are the two words used to describe one of Thailand's most breathtaking cities. Khao Lak is located in southern Thailand, and when the tsunami of 2004 hit, this area saw the most damage. With more than 4,000 fatalities, 3,000 still unaccounted for and enormous structural damages, many thought Khao Lak would not be able to bounce back. They have proved everyone wrong with a strong and impressive recovery. Now it has returned to its status of vacation hotspot. Unlike neighboring Phuket, though, the resorts in Khao Lak are designed for families and some peace and quiet.
Each region has its own stunning sights to see in Khao Lak. In the south, for example, is the Lampi Waterfall. Located just outside of the city this waterfall is best seen during the morning when the sun rises and shines through the mist. While you're there, take a dip and cool off.

In Bang La On is the Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. Take a stroll along these trails and find the peace and tranquility that makes this area of Thailand famous.

Bang Niang is home to another stunning waterfall – the Chong Fah Waterfall. Like Lampi, this one is a great view and an even greater dip on a hot day.

Travel just a bit inland and you'll find Police Boat 813. This was one of two police boats guarding Khun Phum Jensen, son of former Royal Princess Ubol Ratana when the tsunami hit in 2004. He was jet skiing as the wave crashed in killing him and the crew of one sunken police boat. Police Boat 813 was swept inland and remains in the spot where it landed as a memorial to those lost.

And all the way to the north you'll find the Khao Sok National Park. Here you can trek through the jungle on your feet, or on the back of a friendly elephant. Visit the waterfalls, enjoy a canoe ride down the river and enjoy the natural history displays set by the park headquarters. It makes for a lovely day out.
Thanks to the early settlers of this region, it is essentially laid out in population centers along side one another. From the south to the north they are known as Bang La On, Bang Niang, and Khuk Khuk. Each region has its own hotels, resorts and businesses.

Bang La On is the most popular region for tourists. The sidewalks easily lead you down rows and rows of shops. If you are taking any sort of public transportation and ask to go to "Khao Lak," you'll likely be dropped off in Bang La On. Bang Niang is just north of Bang La On, and is quieter and less touristy – except at night. Bang Niang is home to several bars that create the area's most alluring nightlife. Just north of Bang Niang is Khuk Khuk. This is where the locals live and work. Head down there to get a real view of the local Thai culture and lifestyle.

Khao Lak is not the easiest city to navigate. Public transportation is rather weak and there really aren't any sidewalks for walking. Renting a car is not recommended as the Thais are known for excessive speeding on their only major highway.

Renting a motorbike and staying on local roads is a good option, however. Many renters will insist on holding your passport when you rent one of their bikes. Avoid doing this at all costs. Instead offer to give them a photocopy of your passport.

Many locals will get around on songthaews. These colorful pickup trucks are plentiful – running up and down the main road every 15 minutes. When you flag one down simply tell the driver your destination. He will tell you whether or not he can go there.

If you are look for the simplest and most convenient transportation, hire a taxi. Keep in mind that there are no metered taxis based in Khao Lak. If you're hiring someone to take you somewhere, be sure to agree on a price before you get in the vehicle. Also be sure to check with your hotel as many of them offer free transportation at certain times of the day.


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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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