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Surat Thani, Changwat Surat Thani, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Surat Thani?

You should plan to spend around $54 (฿1,955) per day on your vacation in Surat Thani. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $15 (฿527) on meals
  • $24 (฿868) on local transportation
  • $51 (฿1,821) on hotels

A one week trip to Surat Thani for two people costs, on average, $762 (฿27,372). 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 Surat Thani cost?

A one week trip to Surat Thani usually costs around $381 (฿13,686) for one person and $762 (฿27,372) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Surat Thani on average costs around $762 (฿27,372) for one person and $1,524 (฿54,743) 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 Surat Thani will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Surat Thani on average costs around $1,633 (฿58,653) for one person and $3,267 (฿117,306) 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 Surat Thani 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 Surat Thani expensive to visit?

Surat Thani 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 falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Surat Thani is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kathmandu or Harbin.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Surat Thani?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿1,821 ($51)
Local Transportation 1 ฿868 ($24)
Food 2 ฿527 ($15)
Entertainment 1 ฿182 ($5)
Alcohol 2 ฿91 - 273 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in Surat Thani
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Surat Thani is $25 (฿911). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Surat Thani is $51 (฿1,821). 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 Surat Thani

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Transportation Budget in Surat Thani
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Surat Thani is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (฿868) per person, per day, on local transportation in Surat Thani.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Surat Thani
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Surat Thani can vary, the average cost of food in Surat Thani is $15 (฿527) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Surat Thani should cost around $5.87 (฿211) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Surat Thani is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Surat Thani?

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

  • Dinner

Entertainment Budget in Surat Thani
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  • Entertainment and activities in Surat Thani typically cost an average of $5.07 (฿182) 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 Surat Thani
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  • The average person spends about $5.06 (฿182) on alcoholic beverages in Surat Thani per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Surat Thani
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  • On average, people spend $1.04 (฿38) on bottled water in Surat Thani per day. The public water in Surat Thani is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Surat Thani On a Budget
Surat Thani Surat Thani, Thailand
The best way to see the real culture of a country is to go where the tourists are not. If you are itching to experience real Thai culture, you may want to visit the city of Surat Thani. Located on the central gulf coast of southern Thailand, this city is usually the gateway to other Thai islands – meaning visitors run through it without stopping. Stay a while and get to know Surat Thani – known to the locals as the "City of Good People."
The Khao Sok National Park is Thailand's oldest virgin forest. Walk around the lush environment surrounded by limestone towers. This eco-tourism hotspot is popular for hiking, elehphant trekking, cave diving and so much wildlife sightseeing. Float down the rivers in some relaxing raft houses, or take a daring ride in a river tube.

One of the many attractions of the Khao Sok National Park is the Chiaw Lan Lake is a beautiful, man-made area consisting of a shale-clay dam called Ratchaprapha. Take in the sights of the limestone jutting over nine hundred meters into the air. Charter boats from the locals will take you to explore the many natural wonders around the lake including coves, canals, caves and cul-de-sacs.

There are also two caves that can be accessed by foot from the southwestern shore of the lake. Be careful where you walk, though, especially during the rainy season. The Tham Nam Thalu displays amazing limestone formations and subterranean streams. The Tham Si Ru is made up of four converging passageways. It was once used as a hideout for communists between 1975 and 1982.

For a more unique place to visit, check out the monkey training college. Here you will see the trainer instructing monkeys on how to collect coconuts. It is all animal-friendly – no punishments here.

If you are looking to push yourself closer to enlightenment on your vacation, journey into the lush forest to he Wat Suan Mokkhaphalaram, or the "Garden of Liberation." This retreat offers a ten-day program including food, lodging and instruction. Run by the International Dharma Hermitage, this experience includes guidance in Zen, Taoist and Christian elements, along with the traditional Theravada teachings.

For the perfect start to the best date night, take your loved one to the oyster farm. This famous mood-setting food is grown and cultivated in the waters of the Kadae and Tha Thong rivers. This unique atmosphere creates large and succulent oysters for you to select for your lunch.

To truly get in touch with this city, visit the life force of the people – the Tapi River. This is a central point of transportation for many of the locals. After the sun goes down, the area really comes to life. The life is in the light of the fireflies. Make sure you visit to see them light up the mangrove forest.
Food and Dining
Given that this city is a place many travelers pass through, there is a variety of Thai and western food to pick from. For the biggest variety of local flavors, visit the night market. Several restaurants that provide the perfect setting for market people watching surround the market. Sip on freshly squeezed juices, or nibble on some corn on the cob. Try the squid-kebabs, fried chicken, saffron rice, pad Thai and more.

If you're out for an evening, but aren't too interested in the market, make your way to the night pier. This is a great spot for many to get dinner and a drink before hopping on a night boat to destinations like Ko Tao or Ko Pha Ngan. Expect to find several food carts complete with seafood and noodles.

For a more romantic setting, visit Kampan. The garden atmosphere creates the perfect date night. If you have some special dietary preferences, Vegetarian might appeal to your senses. This spot offers traditional dishes like Thai curry, soups and snacks. Pick up one of their unique bottled juices.

The public transportation in Surat Thani is a little difficult to navigate. There are three bus stations in town and all have complicated routes. Unless you speak Thai and have an amazing sense of direction, try to arrange private transportation in Surat Thani.


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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.