Trip to Thailand- the cost for two in 2022
How much will a trip to Thailand cost? A question that worries many travelers. From this review, you’ll learn the most important things – when and where to go on vacation in a colorful Asian state, whether you need a visa and insurance, how much is the food, accommodation, transportation and other services.
What a tourist needs to know before a trip to Thailand
Thailand is a popular choice among Russian tourists as a monthly vacation, as well as for winter vacations. There are picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches and attractions, local color and reasonable prices for all services. Before you travel it is important to take out an insurance policy, check everything is in order with your passport and choose the right resort.
When to go on vacation in Thailand
From October to January, many resorts of the country (Samui, Hua Hin, Phangan) have heavy rains and the sea is dirty. In Bangkok, Pattaya and Ko Chang you can vacation all year round, but the best time is from November to early March. Read more in my article about the weather in Thailand. Let’s take a closer look at the main tourist destinations.
Pay attention to the mountainous island of Phuket with tropical forests. The entire west coast of Phuket is sandy beaches with clear azure water. The island has an international airport, taking direct flights from Russia. The tourist infrastructure is excellent: a lot of hotel complexes of different categories of stars, spas, restaurants, stores. There are markets, nightclubs, shopping centers in the capital of the same name.
The capital of the Kingdom of Thailand is a true Asia. Tourists are usually passing through here. They walk around the city, explore the ancient temples and climb the observation decks with a great view. In Bangkok, you can do extensive shopping at affordable prices.
Last minute tour to Pattaya is most often bought by young active tourists who value a fun nightlife. There are dozens of entertainment and clubs. From Bangkok to the resort can be reached in 3 hours. The beaches are not very clean and comfortable, it’s better to go swimming on the island of Ko Lan (half an hour by ferry). Many specialized institutions for Russian tourists – kindergartens, schools, cafeterias. Tourists from Russia spend the winter here often and in large numbers.
One of the most famous resorts, second largest island in Thailand. It successfully combines the beautiful nature and developed tourism infrastructure. On Koh Samui is the most famous beaches:
Accommodations can be chosen for all tastes – from single rooms in a 3* hotel to luxury villas. You can’t get to the island by direct flight from Russia, you have to change flights. To get to the island by land, it takes 2 hours by ferry. This is almost the main disadvantage of the resort. Otherwise – it’s really a good place for a vacation. Samui is full of attractions, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, there is a modern medical center.
A picturesque island in the Gulf of Thailand not far from Samui. There’s no airport and it’s even more difficult to get to Koh Samui. On Pangan is organized by a large-scale party FullMoonParty. Here come all the practitioners of yoga, raw food and other spiritual directions. The island has a good infrastructure: clean and comfortable beaches, supermarkets, cafes. Accommodation rents, mostly by the month. Another drawback – there is no good medical center.
It is a province in south-west Thailand, 2.5 hours drive from Phuket, with sheer limestone cliffs, mangroves and tropical forests. It consists of eight districts. From here you can get to the Raleigh Peninsula, whose beaches are some of the best in the world. There are no problems with accommodation. In Krabi you can try the real food of the ordinary Thais and fine dishes of European cuisine.
Insurance in Thailand
Before a trip to Thailand, it’s better to get insurance. Nowadays, the insurance is easy to arrange online, for example, on the most popular website – Cherehapa. It is not a required document for crossing the border, but without it the Kingdom can be bad. Medical care in Thailand is expensive. If an accident happens, treatment can cost several times more than the vacation itself. Especially relevant medical insurance policy for travelers with children.
What ailments are most common in Thailand:
- Sunburns. The sunniest month in the Kingdom is April. You should sunbathe either early in the morning or late in the evening. Be sure to include a sunburn assistance option in your policy. It is available from insurance companies EUROINS (ERV), Hyde, and others.
- Dengue fever is a mandatory risk on your insurance policy. The disease is very common in Thailand, especially in the forests of the northern part of the country. Mosquitoes are a vector of the infection. This insurance policy is covered by Allianz.
- Allergies. Take medications that can knock out an exacerbation. Be wary of unfamiliar foods, especially fruit.
- Intestinal infections. A change of climate, a heavy acclimatization, a new unfamiliar diet provoke problems with the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, do not hesitate and see a doctor! Beforehand, buy good insurance that will cover the cost of treatment.
An important role when choosing an insurance offer is the work of the assistance company – the intermediary between the client and the insurance brand. On his shoulders rests the selection of medical center and payment of expenses. Almost everything depends on prompt and quality work of the assistance company. The mediators from insurance companies Allianz, EUR-INS (ERV) and Renaissance have proven to be excellent.
Validity period of passport for a trip to Thailand
One needs a passport to enter the Kingdom. After crossing the border, the document must be valid for 6 months. Tourist is not allowed to travel to the territory of neighboring states of Thailand. The purpose of the trip must be touristic: acquaintance with the sights, culture and history of the country.
Visa to Thailand
There is a visa-free regime between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Thailand if the travel period doesn’t exceed 30 days. The day of entry and departure also counts. Return air ticket must be on hand, just its electronic booking is allowed. To cross the border no fees are charged, no special vaccinations are required.
Where best to buy a tour to Thailand
A trip is the most convenient way to travel. Prepare a vacation in this case are engaged professionals. Now you can buy a tour to Thailand without leaving home online. The best-known services for selling tours are Travelata and level.tavel, when you buy a tour it already includes everything: airfare, insurance, transfers, food and accommodation.
Hotels in Thailand
Lek Jomtien Hotel
If you are going to have a rest in Pattaya, pay attention to the 2*Lek Jomtien Hotel. Budget, but not a bad accommodation option at a cost of 87 thousand for 7 nights. Well suited for a cheerful group of friends or a couple without children. It is right in the center of the city, on Jomtien beach. Transport access is excellent. Public sandy beach, to which walk 700m. This is the 2nd coastal line. The hotel room capacity consists of 65 apartments of different categories. Thorough cleaning of rooms, a good variety of breakfasts, polite staff at the reception – the main pluses of the complex.
Pataya Garden Hotel
The 2*Pataya Garden Hotel is located on Wongamat Beach. Staying in it for 7 days will cost 97599 rubles. Rooms include satellite TV, balcony or terrace, telephone, shower or bathtub. Of entertainment Thai massage and table tennis (for a fee). You can have fun in the two outdoor pools, bar, restaurant. Good value for money!
Orchidacea Resort Kata Beach
The 3* Orchidacea Resort Kata Beach offers guests excellent service. It is five 4 story buildings with a large landscaped grounds around it. The view from the windows is wonderful. The airport is 50 km away. The beach is 200 m away. The sun beds are free of charge, sun loungers and umbrellas are extra charge. Rooms after a cosmetic repair, with good furniture and a full set of household appliances. The bathroom has new plumbing. Room cleaning is done daily, as well as a change of towels. The staff is excellent, Russian speaking. Breakfast was very good but not too typical. Breakfast will not cost us more than 109 for 7 days.
Naithonburi Beach Resort.
Naithonburi Beach Resort is another excellent 3-star complex. Located in the mountains, close to the beach Nai Ton. Phuket Airport is located 11 km. Total number of rooms – 438. The complex area is large and well-groomed. Public beach is located 100 meters (first shoreline). From the hotel on the coast leads asphalt road. All beach equipment (umbrellas, sun loungers) – free of charge. Decent solution for a relaxing vacation! For accommodations for 7 days you will pay from 116700 rubles.
Phuket Island View Hotel
Good reviews have 3 * Phuket Island View Hotel. The restoration of buildings occurred in 2013. The complex is located in the western part of Phuket. The international airport is 50 km away. In total there are 197 rooms. The total area of the territory is 13600 m². Public beach – 150 m. All equipment is paid. Of the advantages worth allocating tasty breakfasts, beautiful view of the sea from the windows, clean bright rooms. The cost for a 7-day stay with departure – from 135300 rubles.
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
If you’re looking for a 4* hotel in Phuket, look no further: Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. It is located in one of the most picturesque places of the island, in a tropical garden. Nearby – shopping centers, cafes, souvenir shops. The first coastal line, to the coast with yellow sand – 20 m. The beach itself stretches for 850 m. Towels are free, sun loungers and umbrellas for an additional cost. The hotel infrastructure is rich: there is a beauty salon, banquet hall, children’s and sports grounds, swimming pools with water entertainment, lobby bars, restaurants with international and Asian cuisine. Excellent service, staff is courteous, works well. For accommodation in a room for two – 120300 rubles (7 days).
Ramada Phuket Southsea
Ramada Phuket Southsea is a 4 * hotel in Thai style on the beach Karon Beach. At 10 km to the town of Patong. The hotel consists of 3 buildings of different numbers – from 2 to 4. Public beach with fine sand is located 50 meters from the hotel (1st coastal line). Each room has a TV, air conditioning, safe, tea/coffee set, mini-bar. Balcony with picturesque view. The bathroom has a cosmetics kit, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, towels which are changed daily. There is high speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the complex. Stay in a double room with one king bed (7 days) – from 119700 rubles.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Definitely deserves the attention of the hotel 5 * Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, which is 6 km from Patong Beach, 50 km from the international airport. The hotel stands in the western part of Phuket. Includes ten 4-story buildings and as many villas. The area of the complex is huge – more than 64,000 square meters. The clean, well-appointed beach is 50 m from the main building. On the territory of the hotel:
- Spa (services of a massage therapist, beautician paid);
- bars, restaurants;
- Children’s playgrounds.
The complex is ideal for couples with children. Accommodation for 7 days – from 169700 rubles.
The Slate (Ex. The Slate Phuket Pearl Resort) is a 5* hotel designed by the best Thai designers. The hotel has its own beach with fine sand. All equipment, umbrellas, deck chairs, towels, guests are free of charge. The room inventory includes 259 apartments, each of which has a picturesque view. An excellent choice for a vacation with children! Babysitting services can be ordered, there is a children’s pool, a play area and a hobby club. A crib is available in the room upon request. There are 2 tennis courts, 3 bars and restaurants each, a spa, and a business center. Available lessons of yoga, Thai boxing, tennis, billiards. Volleyball is free to play on the beach. Hotel charges from 165900 rubles for 7 nights in a double room with breakfast included.
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Hotel 5* Outrigger Laguna Phuket Phuket Beach Resort will appeal to lovers of outdoor activities. There are a lot of activities on the territory: free non-motorized rides, squash, gym with new equipment, archery, badminton and volleyball. There are 2 restaurants with European and Asian menus, 3 lobby bars (free soft drinks and snacks), SPA salon, 2 outdoor pools, internet cafe. The rooms are gorgeous, newly renovated. The hotel has a necessary set of equipment and furniture. The cost of double room for 7 nights with a flight from Moscow – 162532 rubles.
Flights to Thailand
For those who plan to travel independently, it is important to calculate the cost of airfare. You can get to Thailand from Russia by direct flight from the following cities:
- Moscow (Phuket or Bangkok);
- St. Petersburg (Bangkok);
- Yekaterinburg (Bangkok);
- Irkutsk, Novosibirsk (Bangkok).
The ticket prices vary, starting at 25 000 rubles per person (Irkutsk-Bangkok flight). From Moscow, tickets to Phuket will cost from 40 thousand rubles. Travel time is 9 hours. But you can find cheaper!
Trip to Thailand – the cost for two people
Let’s make an indicative budget for a vacation. The national currency in the kingdom is Thai baht. The exchange rate against the Russian ruble: 1:2,13. At shopping malls, hotels, large restaurants you can pay with an international card, but you’ll definitely need cash. You can change money on arrival at the airport or bank branches. There are plenty of them in the country. Many hotels and shopping centers have currency exchange offices.
The Cost of Public Transportation
Expenses in Thailand for two people include tickets for public transportation. City buses run only in the Thai capital, and fares are ridiculous. Intercity buses with good padded seats, air conditioning and TV cost from 800 baht. Thai trains are also in demand. An air-conditioned coach on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route costs 800 baht. Very popular is the tuk-tuk (covered scooter). There the price depends on the distance – from 100 baht.
In the capital cabs are cheap, but at the resorts – the prices are significant, even higher than in Moscow. It costs 1000 baht to get from the Phuket airport to the center (about 50 km). From the airport the easiest way to the hotel is by Kiwitaxi, it can be booked in advance online and you will be met at the airport by a driver.
The cost of renting a bike
Many tourists rent a bike. Rent a personal vehicle a day will cost 200 baht + fuel costs (30 baht per 1 liter).
Your trip to Thailand will be cheaper than before.
Cellular phones in Thailand are expensive. One minute call costs 2 baht. There is no one to call, therefore you can safely communicate with relatives via Internet. Mobile Internet3G/4G operates in the country. Depending on the traffic, the cost of services ranges from 300 baht per month for 3 GB of traffic to 800 for 12 GB. All hotels have free Wi-Fi.
If you decide to rent an apartment, the Internet is paid separately (about 500 baht per month). Its speed will not exceed 10 megabits.
The cost of hotels
Accommodation prices depend on many factors. A simple room in a gesthouse reaches 800 baht per night, but you can find one for 500. Room in a hotel 2.3 * – up to 1500 baht per night. For 2,500-3,000 baht you’ll be offered a spacious apartment in a 5* hotel complex.
The Kingdom of Thailand is ready to offer guests a wide variety of entertainment. Excursions start from 250 baht. This hour-long sightseeing programs with a simple route. More serious tours with an experienced Russian-speaking guide, an interesting story about the culture, history, sights will be more expensive – about 600 baht. Programs for 1-2 days will cost from 1500 baht per person. Boat trips start at 1500 baht. For motor boat rentals start at 3000 baht. Jet ski for 10 minutes costs from 250 baht. Water park ticket costs 1200 baht. A museum visit will cost you from 100 to 500 baht (depends on the popularity of the place). If you want to see the beauty of national parks, be prepared to pay 150 baht on average.
The cost of products
Prices in Thai grocery stores and supermarkets are similar to those in Moscow. Familiar to the Russian person buckwheat, sour cream, cottage cheese, kefir, crackers or gingerbread are not there. Cheese is not cheap – 800 baht per 1 kg. Bread weighing 450 grams costs up to 100 baht, chocolate the same. A lot of vegetables, fruits even more. A kilo of mango in the peak season, you pay 30 baht, 20 baht for a papaya, pineapple – 30 baht. Potatoes – 30 baht per kilo, eggs – 50 baht for 10 pieces. Shrimp costs 350 baht, pork – 100 baht per kilo.
Food costs in restaurants
The most expensive food on Phuket Island, but the choice of restaurants there is huge. European breakfast for one – 100 baht, seafood soup – 150 baht, fish with side dishes – 300 baht, meat dish – 70 baht. Dinner and wine for two – 2000-3000 Baht. Thailand is a beautiful country, where you can spend a great vacation. Prepare for your trip in advance, book flights and hotel rooms. Do not forget to calculate the basic costs, and your trip will be great!
The cost of excursions in Thailand can start from 200 baht and above, it all depends on its duration and what it will include.
How much does a vacation in Thailand
Thailand is ready to take you with any budget and even with almost none. Let’s calculate how much a budget and beautiful vacation will cost. Find out how to save money and how much money to bring to Thailand in 2022.
Exchange rate: 1 Thai Baht (THB) ≈ 1.5 RUB.
As of May 1, 2022 Thailand is fully open for vaccinated tourists (“Sputnik V” is recognized). From now on, only the unvaccinated need to undergo a PCR test before departure. In addition, all tourists must buy insurance and obtain ThailandPass. Tour from Moscow now costs from 120,000 ₽ for two people for 7 nights. Here are the optional prices for stays and flights. Information on flights and other aspects of holidays in Thailand may not be up to date now, check with official resources. Check the list of open countries.
Ultra budget trip to Thailand
Holidays in Thailand are no longer so cheap, but everything is fixable. For those who want exotic, but do not want to spend the native penny – see how much it costs to go to Thailand superbudget and how to arrange it.
Tickets. The cheapest, but uncomfortable flights from Moscow with connections cost from 24000 rubles. But the most economical tourists and it’s expensive! Catch promotions: sometimes tickets to Thailand are only 17000 rubles per person. Catch hot charters: from 3000 rubles one way, but it’s almost impossible to catch such a flight back. Find out: how to get a cheap flight to Phuket or Bangkok.
Tours. How much is the cheapest trip to Thailand for two? You won’t believe it, but sometimes it’s even cheaper than the plane tickets alone! There are tours on sale for 10 days from Moscow for only 20K rubles per person. We buy last minute tours on Travelate. Want to save money? Check out our 7 rules for buying tours online.
Accommodation. Couchsurfing helps – find a host and live for free. In Pattaya, a modest hostel costs from $11 for two, a room in an apartment – from $10 per person, and a bed in a shared room in a hostel – from $5 per person. Don’t expect much – Spartan conditions await you. Look for discounted hotels on Rumguru and see our tips on how to book a hotel inexpensively.
An extreme and completely free option is Wat Tam Wua Forest Monastery in northern Thailand. Everything there is free: food, drinks, clothing, and meditation. However, it is better to thank the monks for their kindness with a donation!
Food – We eat at the macashnikas and cafes for local people for $ 10 per day for two. Seems unbelievable, but it’s real – just look for local cafes and food courts and makashnas, and go to the night market in the evening. Rice or noodles and meat cost from 25฿. In Pattaya it’s easy to find these prices, in Phuket it’s harder.
In large supermarkets in the evening there are good discounts on ready meals, fruit, juices and food with a “burning” expiration date. Cheap snacks like sausages or sandwiches for 20-30฿ are available at FamilyMart and 7/11.
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Transportation. You can get a cheap ride around town or to the beach by tuk-tuk (10-20฿ in Pattaya). Air-conditioned buses and minibuses run between cities. For example, to Bangkok airport from Pattaya is 250฿, from Phuket airport to the beaches is 180-200฿. Rent a moped from 150฿ per day.
Entertainment. Look for free or inexpensive entertainment and attractions. In Pattaya, for example, these include Pratamnak Lookout, temples, Big Buddha, piers, concerts.
How much is an ultra budget trip to Thailand for 10 days:
- A share ticket is $265.
- bed in a hostel – $50
- inexpensive food – $50
- Clothes and souvenirs: $15
- transfers and transportation – $15
- for a moped and gasoline for three days – $20
- We are looking for free entertainment.
Total: $ 415 (27,000 rubles) per person.
How much money to bring: $ 100 (6400 rubles) per person with modest expenditures on food, shopping and transportation. This amount is enough to survive, but comfort will not be enough.
Inexpensive seafood at the night market in Patong everyone can afford.
Economical trip to Thailand
To eat seafood and try exotic cuisine, lay on the beach and go on excursions – all this can be obtained for a relatively small amount of money. Let’s calculate how much it costs to vacation in Thailand with reasonable savings without sacrificing comfort.
Tickets. A direct flight Moscow – Bangkok and back costs from 28000 rubles per person, with a connection – from 24000 rubles. Learn how to get to Phuket or Bangkok cheaply.
You can get your cheapest tour to Pattaya from Moscow to 3* hotels from 60 000 rubles for two people for 10 nights. These are hotels in 2-3 lines without meals or only with breakfast. If you are going only to one Thai resort and it’s not for long, it is better to take a tour. Discounted tours we buy on Travelate. Do you want to save money? Check out our 7 rules for buying tours online.
Accommodation. Small apartments, a room in a hostel or a clean, but a modest hostel start at $ 15 per night for two. Pretty hotels near Patong Beach in Phuket start at $20. Look for discounted hotels on Rumguru and see our tips on how to book a hotel inexpensively.
Food – For $20 for two per night in Thailand you can eat well: sometimes eat seafood dishes at the coastal cafes, buy some alcohol and different delicious things like banana pancakes and milkshakes.
To save money on seafood, buy it at Big C instead of cafes and ask to have it cooked right away. Do the same at the night markets.
Transport. Tuk-tuks 10-20฿ around town, buses between towns. It is more convenient to go to / from the airport by minibuses. Micro from Phuket airport to Patong, Kata, and Karon beaches is 180-200฿, and shuttles are about $25. Inexpensive cabs around town can be called through the Grab app, but you need a local SIM card.
Entertainment. Take a couple of inexpensive excursions or an expensive one. For example, from Phuket go to the famous Phi Phi Islands ($75) or Bond Island ($75). The most budget option – rent a bike or car and see the beaches and attractions themselves. We always do that ourselves.
How much does it cost to go to Thailand economically for 10 days:
- connecting tickets – $375.
- A modest, but decent hostel – $150
- Meals – $100
- Clothes and souvenirs – $30
- transfers, tuk-tuks and cabs – $30
- for a moped and gasoline for three days – $20
- Entertainment and sightseeing – $100.
Total: $800 (51,000 rubles) per person.
How much money to bring in Thailand: $ 180 (11500 rubles) per person. This money is enough for the average tourist for a comfortable rest. The hardships you will not experience, but also not luxurious.
Surin Beach is suitable for an inexpensive holiday in Phuket.
Beautiful vacation in Thailand.
Do you want to feel posh? You will be welcomed with open arms in Thailand!
Tickets. Nonstop flights from Moscow to Phuket cost from 32,000. To other resorts, except for Pattaya, it’s even more expensive and only with connections. Take advantage of our cheap flights to Phuket and Bangkok.
The tours from Moscow to hotels 4-5* in the first line with breakfast + dinner will cost from 120 thousand rubles for two people. With full board – from 150 thousand, “all inclusive” – from 200 thousand. We buy our tours on Travelate. Would you like to save money? Check out our 7 rules for buying tours online.
Lodging. 4* hotels cost from $40, 5* – from $75. Villas range from $150 to infinity, depending on size, beach and other conditions. Look for discounted hotels on Rumguru and see our tips on how to book a hotel inexpensively.
Food. Thailand has many fancy restaurants – usually located on the beaches or at expensive hotels. The average bill at beach restaurants from 500฿, but the price tag at the hotels can be exorbitant – some items cost 4,000฿ (for example, in Sizzle Rooftop in Patong). Choose by rating and reviews, because the high price ≠ the highest quality.
Transportation. In taxi-meter 5 km is 50-60฿. Transfer from Phuket airport – from 25$.
Entertainment. Take an unusual excursion, where there will be few tourists: a cruise or a trip to the uninhabited islands of Ko Pai or Princess ($68-90). Go scuba diving ($160) or take an individual tour to secluded Khanom to see a very different Thailand ($310).
How much does 10 days of a beautiful vacation in Thailand cost:
- Direct flight to Phuket – $500
- Hotel at least 4* – $ 200
- restaurants, cafes, bars – $300
- for basic shopping – $ 100,
- for frequent trips by cab – $ 100,
- entertainments and excursions – 400$.
Total: $ 1600 (102,000 rubles) per person.
How much money to bring in Thailand: $ 600 (38,000 rubles) per person. With that amount you can relax, without denying yourself anything: seafood, restaurants, bars, shopping, daily entertainment and the most impressive excursions.
Banana Beach is a beautiful wild beach in Phuket.