The average price of a 7-day trip to South Thailand is $528 for a solo traveler, $948 for a couple, and $1,778 for a family of 4. South Thailand hotels range from $24 to $108 per night with an average of $27, while most vacation rentals will cost $110 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST) are between $39 and $87 per person for economy flights and $122 to $273 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $18 to $39 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 South Thailand

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to NST and stay in a South Thailand hotel:

  • August 13th to September 16th
  • October 22nd to March 25th (except the week of December 24th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in South Thailand is usually mid February.

 

Average South Thailand Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit South Thailand for a week is $336-$831($48-$119 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $48 to $72 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $30 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $81 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit South Thailand for a week is $492-$1,206($70-$172 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $96 to $144 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $30 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $81 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit South Thailand for a week is $1,020-$2,058($146-$294 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $192 to $288 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $60 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $92 to $113 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to South Thailand

How cheap can you make a vacation to South Thailand? The cheapest trip to South Thailand is about $32 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 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 $19.

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 South Thailand for a week is $225-$444($32-$63 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $9 to $18 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $48 to $72 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $24 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit South Thailand for a week is $336-$642($48-$92 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $36 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $96 to $144 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $24 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit South Thailand for a week is $636-$1,188($91-$170 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $72 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $192 to $288 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $48 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $66 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to South Thailand cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury South Thailand Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit South Thailand for a week is $687-$5,342($98-$763 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $125 to $204 for first class

Lodging: $54 to $108 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $756 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit South Thailand for a week is $1,050-$6,148($150-$878 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $172 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $250 to $408 for first class

Lodging: $54 to $108 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $756 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit South Thailand for a week is $2,100-$10,484($300-$1,498 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $344 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $500 to $816 for first class

Lodging: $108 to $216 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $576 to $1,210 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

South Thailand Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in South Thailand is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in South Thailand 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.

South Thailand 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 South Thailand 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 South Thailand.

 

Flight Costs to South Thailand

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $87 average in early to mid April to a low of $39 in mid February. Median flight price is $49. These prices are based on millions of flights. For South Thailand our data includes 6 originating airports, and 3 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to South Thailand from an airport like Don Mueang International (DMK) in Bangkok (Thailand) for an average $56 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Don Mueang International (DMK) in Bangkok (Thailand) at an average of just $56.–>

 

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 Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In South Thailand, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $48, so you can easily save about 121% 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 South Thailand can easily cost $140 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $9 per person. Private tours can cost $270 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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