How Much it Cost to Travel to Bangkok: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Bangkok is truly one of the world’s great cities, and also a bargain for travelers in almost every way. The gateway to Southeast Asia is also the best place to start a visit to the region. Not only are the attractions top-notch, but the tourist infrastructure is far better than anywhere else in the region.

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Travel Costs to Bangkok

Population 9,100,000
Area 12,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Thai baht
Airports Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$27.45
1 USD = 36.6500 THB
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Bangkok?

Bangkok Hotel Seasons

Bangkok Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar8.00 - 14.00
starstarstarstarstar11.00 - 48.00
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar24.00 - 62.00
starstarstarstarstar72.00 - 147.00

Bangkok Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.00 - 17.00

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Bangkok?

Best tours in Bangkok

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Grand PalaceThe top attraction in Bangkok is located in the larger Dusit Palace Park complex. Admission fee includes entrance to Vimanmek Mansion on another day.
adults
13.64
Wat PhoThis huge temple complex contains the famous Reclining Buddha, among other things. You can also hire an English speaking guide for about 200 to 400 baht.
adults
2.73
Wat ArunAnother famous and striking temple that most people visit.
adults
1.36
Jim Thompson HouseThis complex was put together by an American after WWII and houses a great collection of silk and art items. Price includes a tour.
adults
2.73
National MuseumThis refurbished museum houses great collections of historical Thai arts and craft items.
adults
5.46

What’s the average price of food and drink in Bangkok?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany hotels include breakfast in their rates. Street stalls are easy to find everywhere, but sit-down restaurants charge a lot more.0.82 - 3.27
Budget lunchStreet stalls are easy to find everywhere and serve tasty and (usually) safe meals at all hours. Food courts in shopping areas are also a good budget bet.1.36 - 5.46
Budget dinnerAgain, the range here is wide because traditional restaurants aren't nearly as cheap as other street-side options.2.18 - 6.82
Pint of beerHappy hours are common, but otherwise beer is not the bargain it is elsewhere in SE Asia.1.64 - 4.09
PizzaAmerican-style big pizzas are available, though not cheap, and small European-style pizzas are easy to find.3.27 - 9.55
Can of cold beerThere are 7-Elevens on every block, and cold local beers are a relative bargain.0.68 - 1.09
Cup of coffeeCoffee in Thailand is usually made from instant powder and it's relatively expensive.0.82 - 1.64

What are the costs of transportation in Bangkok?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center7.56 - 10.91
Airport train to city center1.23 - 2.46
3km tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok1.36 - 2.73
Skytrain ride in Bangkok0.41 - 1.42
3km taxi ride in Bangkok1.80 - 2.73

Getting to Bangkok

Getting around Bangkok

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When to visit Bangkok

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January90700.4
February91741.2
March93771.1
April95792.6
May93788.7
June92785.9
July91776.1
August91777.8
September907614.0
October90769.5
November89741.9
December88690.4

Bangkok Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:22am6:29pm
21 Jun5:51am6:48pm
21 Sep6:07am6:15pm
21 Dec6:37am5:55pm

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