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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Transportation Costs in Thailand

Updated: Apr 19

A breakdown of transportation costs in Thailand from our month long trip in April 2019.

One thing that I always wanted to know when I was researching for our trip to Thailand was how much it cost for transportation and traveling between different places. We traveled a lot while we were in Thailand because we just wanted to get a taste for the different places in the country. When I go back again, I’ll travel a bit slower which will save money in this area. Here’s a list of all the different forms of transportation we took and how much it cost.

Round trip flight from PDX to BNK

From PDX to BNK – BNK to PDX

  • $1,385.78 (for 2 tickets)

  • $692.89 (each)

*Purchased online

Taxi from airport to Airbnb (Bangkok)

BTS (Skytrain) to/from MBK (Bangkok)

MRT (subway) to Hua Lompang station (Bangkok)

Overnight train to Chiang Mai

Taxi from Chiang Mai Train Station to Old City

Taxi to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket

Taxi to Airbnb on Phuket

Speed Boat from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi

Red Truck from Koh Yao Noi Pier to Sabai’s

Motorbike Rental (Koh Yao Noi)

Gas (Koh Yao Noi)

Taxi + Boat Tickets to Koh Lanta

Landing fee on Koh Lanta

Taxi from Pier to Resort

Motorbike Rental (Koh Lanta)

Motorbike Rental (Koh Samui)

Van + Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

Motorbike rental (Koh Phangan)

Travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Samui
  • Total Travel Time: 10 hr 40 min

  • Total Cost: 2700 baht – $86.13 (for 2 people); $43 each

We let our hotel in Koh Lanta at 7:50 am and arrived at our hotel in Koh Samui at 6:30 pm. This long and complicated form of transportation is way less expensive than flying. It still costs less for 2 people than it costs for 1 airplane ticket.

Taxi from hotel to Koh Lanta Pier

Red truck ride from Cha Da Resort to Koh Lanta Pier

Travel Time: 5 minutes

  • 100 baht – $3.24

We booked this the night before from the rental place across from our resort. We were able to get a red truck ride to the pier for 100 baht for the both of us.

Ferry from Koh Lanta to Krabi Town

Taxi from Krabi Town Pier to Lomprayah Station

Bus + Ferry Tickets from Krabi to Koh Samui

Start of trip back to PDX
  • Total Travel Time: 43 hours

  • From 11am on Thursday (in Thailand) to 4:20 pm on Friday (in Portland, Oregon).

Transportation from Koh Phangan To Surat Thani Airport

Pick up from hotel, catamaran from Koh Phangan Pier to Surat Thani Pier, and bus from Pier to Airport

  • 2140 baht – $69.43 (for 2 people)

Catamaran from Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan to Surat Thani Pier (2 hr 50 min) Bus from Surat Thani Pier to Airport (40 minutes)

Flight from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Shuttle from DMK to BKK

Second half of round trip flight

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