Travel Budget for Krabi

Changwat Krabi, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Krabi?

How much money will you need for your trip to Krabi? You should plan to spend around ฿1,486 ($48) per day on your vacation in Krabi, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿367 ($12) on meals for one day and ฿134 ($4.29) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Krabi for a couple is ฿1,854 ($59). So, a trip to Krabi for two people for one week costs on average ฿20,808 ($666). 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 Krabi for one week usually costs around ฿10,404 for one person. So, a trip to Krabi for two people costs around ฿20,808 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿41,615 in Krabi. 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 Krabi can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Krabi?

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

While meal prices in Krabi can vary, the average cost of food in Krabi is ฿367 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Krabi should cost around ฿147 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Krabi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Krabi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿134 per person, per day, on local transportation in Krabi.

  • 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.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2019
Flights to Krabi

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

How much money do I need for Krabi?

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

  • Ferry to Railay Bay (for 2)
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
  • Sim Card
  • Drinks on the Beach
  • Sit Down Dinner (for Two)
  • Thai-English Book
  • Scooter Rental
  • Nice Dinner (for Two)
  • Thai Massages (for Two)
  • Bikini & Sarong
  • Yoga Class (1 Hour)
  • Mango Shake
  • Short Tuk-Tuk Ride
  • Backgammon Set (travel size)
  • Kayak Trip (for Two)
  • Pad Thai
Typical tour prices for Krabi

How much do tours to Krabi 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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Thailand is covered in beaches, but if you're more interested in immersion in Thai culture than the salty ocean, consider a trip to Krabi, also known as "Krabi Town". Pronounced "Grabee," this small, but bustling city is just up the river from the coast, and is the gateway to the beaches in the surrounding Province of Krabi. Krabi Town is full of hotels, agencies and western restaurants, but if you look hard enough, you'll easily see the energy and life of Thailand. While there are no beaches in the town itself, there is plenty of Thai culture to experience.
One of the most famous sights in Krabi is Tiger Temple or Wat Tham Seua. Located on the top of a mountain just outside of Krabi, this temple is at the top of a path of 1,260 stairs to the top. Bring lots of water for your trip. The only places for water are at your final destination. This trek will take you approximately 30 to 40 minutes, but not only will you see the most beautiful temple, but also a complete view of the area and the sea. Have your camera ready for golden Buddha statues and gilded stupa. Take in the sights of the temple, and then have a walk around. Following a small loop trail, you'll be lead through a forest valley. Take a peek into the limestone caves hiding Buddha images, statues and altars. Please remember that this is a sacred area of worship so be sure to dress appropriately. Cover your knees, shoulders and leave the tight outfits at the hotel.

For more Buddha icons, take a quick trip to the Wat Kaew Korawaram temple. There are certainly some interesting 19th and 20th-century pieces. The buildings are interesting and the dragon-flanked staircase is one of a kind.

You can also take a day trip to the symbol of the city - the Khao Kanab Nam. The two limestone massifs are located just north of the town center, and it's completely possible to climb one of the two. There are many caves along the way for you to explore. Several human skeletons were found in these caves, and were thought to be the remains of people trapped here during an ancient flood.

Just outside of the city there are more stunning sights to see. Tham Phra Nang Nai is a marvelous natural wonder. Follow the wooden walkway through a series of illuminated caverns to feel like you've stepped into another world. You'll be surrounded by beautiful limestone formations and chirping bats, but because of the shifting rain patterns, it's not a magnificent as it once was.

While you're exploring outside of Krabi, take a walk along the Hat Railay East trail. About halfway through you'll see a sharp path leading up to a cliff made of jungles and a hidden lagoon. It's a strenuous hike, but the scenery is well worth it.

And Krabi, being one of the larger towns in southern Thailand, makes for a great base to explore other areas. Or, it's often a transportation town where many people pass through while island hopping through southern Thailand.

Food and Dining
Because of its standing as a tourist home base, Krabi has seen a number of western influenced restaurants pop up in their city. However, that is not to say traditional and delicious Thai food can not be found here. Your best bet is to try one of the many local markets. The Maharat Soi market can be found in the center of town. Here you'll find plenty of fresh fruit and traditionally cooked meals.

If you're an early riser, the covered morning market is the biggest one in South Thailand. After 8 am everything in that market closes down, so you have to be a very committed early bird.

On the other hand, night owls have their own market, as well. Located next to the Tha Khong Kha, this night market is the most popular dinner spot in town. Take a look through the menu and consider the som-dam, wok-friend noodles, dom yang gung, grilled snapper, and, of course, the Thai desserts. You won't be disappointed.

Remember that many restaurants in town will be closed during the off-season.

The most popular way to get around Krabi is by taxi or songthaew. The songthaew literally means "two rows," and it's a passenger vehicle adapted from a pick-up truck. There are benches and a roof added to the bed of the truck for your riding convenience.

If you're a thrill seeker, you can consider renting your own car. Proceed with caution, though, as driving in Thai cities can be dangerous with reckless drivers on the road.
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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.

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