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Koh Lanta, Changwat Krabi, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Koh Lanta?

You should plan to spend around $48 (฿1,754) per day on your vacation in Koh Lanta. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $11 (฿395) on meals
  • $5.70 (฿208) on local transportation
  • $49 (฿1,794) on hotels

A one week trip to Koh Lanta for two people costs, on average, $674 (฿24,563). 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
    $48
    ฿1,754
  • One Week Per person
    $337
    ฿12,281
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $674
    ฿24,563
  • One Month Per person
    $1,444
    ฿52,635
  • One Week For a couple
    $674
    ฿24,563
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,347
    ฿49,126
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,887
    ฿105,269
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Koh Lanta cost?

A one week trip to Koh Lanta usually costs around $337 (฿12,281) for one person and $674 (฿24,563) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Koh Lanta on average costs around $674 (฿24,563) for one person and $1,347 (฿49,126) 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 Lanta will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Koh Lanta on average costs around $1,444 (฿52,635) for one person and $2,887 (฿105,269) 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 Lanta 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 Lanta expensive to visit?

Koh Lanta is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Koh Lanta 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 Lanta Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿1,794 ($49)
Local Transportation 1 ฿208 ($6)
Food 2 ฿395 ($11)
Entertainment 1 ฿1,123 ($31)
Tips and Handouts 1 ฿22 - 66 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 ฿69 - 208 ($2 - 6)
Accommodation Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Koh Lanta is $25 (฿897). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Koh Lanta is $49 (฿1,794). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $25
    ฿897
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $49
    ฿1,794

Hotel Prices in Koh Lanta

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Koh Lanta 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 Lanta
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Lanta is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.70 (฿208) per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Lanta.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $5.70
    ฿208

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Rental Cars in Koh Lanta
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Koh Lanta?

Typical prices for Transportation in Koh Lanta are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Koh Lanta, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta
    ฿600


Food Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Koh Lanta can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Lanta is $11 (฿395) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Lanta should cost around $4.34 (฿158) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Lanta is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $11
    ฿395

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What did other people spend on Food in Koh Lanta?

Typical prices for Food in Koh Lanta are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Koh Lanta, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Casual Breakfast
    ฿160
  • Casual Lunch
    ฿270
  • Casual Dinner
    ฿445
  • Fancy Dinner (for Two)
    ฿1,697


Entertainment Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Koh Lanta typically cost an average of $31 (฿1,123) 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.
    $31
    ฿1,123

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Koh Lanta?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Koh Lanta are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Koh Lanta, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Emerald Cave Tour
    ฿700
  • Yoga Session (1 Hour)
    ฿350


Tips and Handouts Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Koh Lanta is $1.20 (฿44) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Koh Lanta is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.20
    ฿44


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Koh Lanta is $1.37 (฿50), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.37
    ฿50


Alcohol Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $3.81 (฿139) on alcoholic beverages in Koh Lanta per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $3.81
    ฿139


Water Budget in Koh Lanta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.56 (฿57) on bottled water in Koh Lanta per day. The public water in Koh Lanta is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.56
    ฿57


Last Updated: Feb 6, 2023
Koh Lanta on a Budget
Koh Lanta Koh Lanta, Thailand
Located on the southern coast of Thailand is a place populated by long beaches and diving hotspots. Consisting of several islands, Koh Lanta is a large island with nine beaches along the coast. The beautiful scenery makes this a quiet and relaxing spot for tourists. The crowds on this island tend to be older than the party-seekers on Ko Phi Phi so you'll find more activities like serene walks on the beach or travelers catching a sunset.

The weather in this region is very tropical with two monsoon seasons. From November to April there is the dry monsoon. Northeastern winds blow through and bring on very dry air. With months of no rain, the island becomes very dusty. During the months of May to October, the island experiences the wet monsoon season. This is when the southwestern winds bring rain from the Indian Ocean. During this season change in April the increase in rain creates a very lush and tropical atmosphere.
Sights
One of the most magnificent sights on the island are Khao Mai Kaew Caves. Located at the center of the island, the caves are made of rocks and caverns with the most stunning stalactites and stalagmites. In order to tour the caves, you will definitely need a guide. One unique option is to take an elephant ride around the caves. Be sure to bring good shoes, as the ground can be rather slippery.

For a look into the unique makeup of Koh Lanta, take a trip down to Lanta Old Town. This small village on the east side of island is home to Chinese merchants, Thai fishing families and an ancient sea gypsy community. This area was once the part and commercial center for the island as trading ships from Phuket, Penang and Singapore sailed through here. Today, it's a very endearing area with great restaurants and shopping.

And of course, who goes to an island and doesn't take in the gorgeous beach scenery? Kor Kwang is a shallow and stunning beach, while Pra Ae is a crescent shaped coast with a stunning silence.

Klong Dao is the most popular beach on Koh Lanta. It's white sand and clear waters are attractive to any visitor, but because it is so long, it never feels overly crowded.

If you need more than white sand and crashing waves, Klong Nin is also covered with coconut and pine trees with a gorgeous rain forest as your backdrop. Like every beach on Koh Lanta, this beach is perfect for a quiet day of reflection and relaxation.

If you're looking for the best spot to watch the sunsets of Koh Lanta, head to Relax Beach. There aren't many options for restaurants along this beach, but all you really need is a cocktail to enjoy the sun setting on another beautiful day of your vacation.
Neighborhoods
Ko Lanta two largest islands are Ko Lanta Noi meaning "small Lanta island," and Ko Lanta Yai meaning "big Lanta island." Most of the tourist attractions are located on Ko Lanta Yai.

Activities
Koh Lanta is a great spot for people who love exploring the life just under the sea. There is sea kayaking, fishing, and, of course, snorkeling. Koh Haa is the best snorkel site in all of Thailand. Lately, Koh Haa saw its fish population significantly grow due to new, strict conservation policies.

Just a short boat ride away from Koh Lanta are some of the most impressive dive sites in the world. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are have more than two hundred corals over one hundred reef fish to explore. Keep your eyes wide for whale sharks.
Food and Dining
Look out for the spices of southern Thai food (which has an Indian influence). If you're not used to it, it can come as quite a surprise. That doesn't mean you should pass up some specialty dishes of the area like indian-style Muslim curry, rice noodles in fish curry sauce or chicken birayani.

Transportation
The main roads on the island are paved, and many resorts and dive shops offer transportation to their guests. Many locals will ride motorbikes, and subsequently many are available to rent. It's also possible to hire a motorbike with a sidecar as a taxi – just be sure to negotiate the price beforehand.


Related:

Partying in Chiang Mai or other parts of Thailand?
Going to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan?
Hitting the beach in Koh Samui?

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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.