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Koh Chang, Changwat Trat, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Koh Chang?

You should plan to spend around $50 (฿1,772) per day on your vacation in Koh Chang. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (฿609) on meals
  • $13 (฿470) on local transportation
  • $50 (฿1,757) on hotels

A one week trip to Koh Chang for two people costs, on average, $701 (฿24,811). 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 Koh Chang cost?

A one week trip to Koh Chang usually costs around $350 (฿12,405) for one person and $701 (฿24,811) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Koh Chang on average costs around $701 (฿24,811) for one person and $1,402 (฿49,621) 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 Koh Chang will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Koh Chang on average costs around $1,502 (฿53,166) for one person and $3,004 (฿106,331) 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 Koh Chang 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 Koh Chang expensive to visit?

Koh Chang is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Koh Chang in depth.

Within Asia, Koh Chang is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Koh Chang?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿1,757 ($50)
Local Transportation 1 ฿470 ($13)
Food 2 ฿609 ($17)
Entertainment 1 ฿200 ($6)
Alcohol 2 ฿86 - 257 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Koh Chang
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Koh Chang is $25 (฿879). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Koh Chang is $50 (฿1,757). 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 Koh Chang

Looking for a hotel in Koh Chang? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Koh Chang based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $27. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Koh Chang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Chang is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (฿470) per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Chang.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Koh Chang
How much does it cost to go to Koh Chang? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Koh Chang
The price of renting a car in Koh Chang will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Koh Chang
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Koh Chang can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Chang is $17 (฿609) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Chang should cost around $6.88 (฿243) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Chang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Koh Chang
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Koh Chang typically cost an average of $5.65 (฿200) 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 Koh Chang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.84 (฿171) on alcoholic beverages in Koh Chang per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Koh Chang On a Budget
Koh Chang Koh Chang, Thailand
Most people pick Thailand for their destination because they're anxious to collapse on a breathtaking beach. If that is you, Ko Chang does not disappoint. As one the country's most beautiful islands, Ko Chang is full of white beaches and incredible wildlife. Beware, though, you're not the only one with Ko Chang in mind. During the high season, the island can become quite crowded with tourists.

The island was once home to coconut growers and fruit farmers. In the 1970s, however, travelers began backpacking in on local fishing boats, and only in the last decade or so has this island experienced the tourism boom that comes with being a luxurious destination. There are resorts going up left and right.

As the largest island in the Ko Chang Archipelago, Ko Chang still experiences a tranquil atmosphere of 70% undisturbed rainforest. Its name means Elephant Island, but not because of its size. The island itself is shaped like the head of an elephant.

This region has the same seasons as nearby Bangkok. You'll likely want to plan your trip for the cooler months from November to February. March to May are entirely too hot, while it rains pretty heavily from June to October.
Some of the best sights on Ko Chang are the coastlines that seem to go on for days. On the west coast Ao Yai is sprinkled with spectacular marbled white and black sand. Look to the sky to try and spot one of the gorgeous sea eagles, or simply walk along one of the many trails.

Another popular and plentiful attraction on Ko Chang are the waterfalls. There is Klong Plu in the west, Klong Nonsi in the east, Khiri Petch just outside of the Salak Petch village and Klong Nueng which is said to be the most beautiful of them all.

We all know that one of the greatest draws to island life is sometimes what's happening under the waters we love to stare at. In Ko Chang scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing are some of the most popular activities. There are several places to find instructors or drivers to take you out for the day.

Jungle trekking is also a great way to pass the time on this island. This activity is typically divided into the two parts – the north and the south. Trekking in the north is a bit more leisurely. It's more of a nature walk with fruits and plants to sample along the way. Trekking through the south will take you through fishing villages. In the south you may even come face to face with the likes of monkeys, snakes, lizards and a wide variety of birds.
Food and Dining
The food in Ko Chang is relatively similar to what you might find in the rest of the country. Most of the restaurants you'll find will be sprinkled along the beaches and open both daytime and nighttime. No doubt most of them will offer some of the delicious local seafood and the most romantic views at night.

If you're looking for something a tad more luxurious, you'll want to visit the restaurants on White Sand Beach. The Top Resort has a spectacular view form their terrace seated at the top of a cliff. Apple offers some of your more basic food selections, and the Nong Bua Seafood restaurant offers varieties of international cuisine and some of the freshest seafood. You'll want to make a reservation as this spot is a popular, family-owned restaurant that's been around for more than thirty years.

No matter where you dine, be sure to ask for a bottle of Ko Chang's very own wine. It's served in a variety of flavors from mangosteen to pineapple to grape.

One of the most popular forms of transportation in Thailand is the songtheaw, and Ko Chang is no exception. The rates here are a bit steeper than other areas of the country, but most of the vehicles you will find are new and in very good condition.

There are also small motorbikes or even cars to rent. The main road is not yet complete – it circles almost all of the island. If you are going to rent a car, a 4x4 is recommended as some roads are still in rough condition especially near Lonely Beach.


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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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