The average price of a 7-day trip to Koh Tao is $2,186 for a solo traveler, $3,926 for a couple, and $7,360 for a family of 4. Koh Tao hotels range from $8 to $105 per night with an average of $37, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $460 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Samui Airport (USM) are between $1,546 and $2,797 per person for economy flights and $4,851 to $8,777 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $22 to $35 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Koh Tao, TH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to USM and stay in a Koh Tao hotel:

  • February 26th to April 1st
  • May 7th to July 15th
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th, October 1st and November 5th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Koh Tao is usually mid June.

 

Average Koh Tao Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Koh Tao for a week is $1,217-$3,370($174-$481 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $889 to $2,489 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $41 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Koh Tao for a week is $3,574-$6,720($511-$960 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,778 to $4,978 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $41 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Koh Tao for a week is $4,520-$11,824($646-$1,689 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,556 to $9,956 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $82 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $148 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Koh Tao

How cheap can you make a vacation to Koh Tao? The cheapest trip to Koh Tao is about $143 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 6% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $7.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Koh Tao for a week is $1,001-$2,929($143-$418 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $20 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $889 to $2,489 for economy

Lodging: $7 to $8 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Koh Tao for a week is $1,960-$5,558($280-$794 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,778 to $4,978 for economy

Lodging: $7 to $8 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Koh Tao for a week is $3,920-$10,966($560-$1,567 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,556 to $9,956 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $16 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $75 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Koh Tao cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Koh Tao Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Koh Tao.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Koh Tao for a week is $3,056-$13,733($437-$1,962 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $74 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,214 to $7,143 for first class

Lodging: $89 to $105 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $460 to $1,012 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Koh Tao for a week is $5,578-$21,394($797-$3,056 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $148 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,428 to $14,286 for first class

Lodging: $89 to $105 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $460 to $1,012 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Koh Tao for a week is $11,156-$40,358($1,594-$5,765 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $296 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $8,856 to $28,572 for first class

Lodging: $178 to $210 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $690 to $1,619 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Koh Tao Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Koh Tao is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Koh Tao due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Koh Tao Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Koh Tao hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Koh Tao.

 

Flight Costs to Koh Tao

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,797 average in late December to a low of $1,546 in mid June. Median flight price is $1,526. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Koh Tao our data includes 47 originating airports, and 68 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Koh Tao from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $11,841 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Krabi (KBV) in Krabi (Thailand) at an average of just $231.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Friday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Koh Tao, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,251, so you can easily save about 81% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Koh Tao can easily cost $150 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $300 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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