Flying is obviously the most expensive but quickest way to get around . Thailand is one of the few countries in the region with a decent rail network. As trains don’t go everywhere in Thailand , taking the bus is your second- best option. Don’t rent a car in Thailand .
Bus is the most popular mean of transport and the most used by Thai people. There are also many mini-vans companies. The train serves the four cardinal points but not all major cities. There are no train to popular tourist destinations such as Phuket and Sukhothai.
How much does it cost our trip around Thailand ? We spent on 273 days [8 months] traveling in Thailand a total of 356,484 Baht. Our travel cost in Thailand per day, per person, was 635 Bath. We spent less than 20 USD dollars per day per person.
You should plan to spend around ฿2,122 ($71) per day on your vacation in Thailand , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿472 ($16) on meals for one day and ฿374 ($12) on local transportation.
8 Things to Avoid in Thailand (and What to Do Instead) Places for backpackers to stay. Avoid : Khao San Road. Taking taxis. Avoid : Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. Thai entertainment. Avoid : Ping Pong Shows. What to do in Pattaya. Avoid : Seedy areas of Pattaya. Shopping the markets. What to do in Phuket. Elephant tourist attractions. Tours and sightseeing.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money in Thailand . If you’re backpacking Thailand , plan to budget between 825–1150 BHT ($25–35 USD) per day .
Since taxis are cheap and the drivers work all hours in traffic that is legendary, a small tip is often appreciated.
But taxis are pretty safe ! A taxi that you get through the public taxi sign up desks on the first floor are okay. The taxis that agree to use that system are registered, are supposed to be newer and also to use the meter. You do pay a 50 baht surcharge plus any toll charges.
A songthaew ( Thai : สองแถว, lit. ‘two rows’, RTGS: songthaeo, pronounced [sɔ̌ːŋ. tʰɛ̌w]; Lao: ສອງແຖວ, [sɔ̌ːŋtʰíw]; Malay: dua baris) is a passenger vehicle in Thailand and Laos adapted from a pick-up or a larger truck and used as a share taxi or bus.
1,000 baht a day is a lot more than the minimum wage (in the formal job market and way way more than up country) in Thailand. Few people would come Thailand to holiday as a poor Thai.
Online Prices Can range from 1000 – 1500 Baht Short time. Long time Add 500- 1000 Baht . The online method is also a great way to find a holiday Thai girlfriend for a few days or weeks at a time.
Convert US Dollar to Thai Baht
|1 USD||30.0412 THB|
|5 USD||150.206 THB|
|10 USD||300.412 THB|
|25 USD||751.030 THB|
Banks or private money changers offer the best foreign- exchange rates . When buying baht , US dollars is the most accepted currency, followed by British pounds and euros. Most banks charge a commission and duty for each travellers cheque cashed.
The average cost of a basic Thai meal in a restaurant is 90 – 150 baht . Seafood invariably costs more. A plate of noodles in a basic restaurant in Sukhumvit is around 100 baht . Thai portions are often smaller, so you may end up eating an extra meal or snacking during the day!
Bali is generally cheaper for most things but Thailand overall is of a higher standard eg – Kuta/Legian etc is quite dirty and facilities etc low grade where Thailand (Phuket) is much cleaner . Well, Thailand is an entire country and Bali is just one island within Indonesia.