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Family Holiday in Thailand: A Comprehensive Cost Guide

Thailand is a fantastic destination for family travel. It’s easy to navigate, diverse, offers excellent healthcare, and is accessible via direct flights. But how much does a family holiday in Thailand cost? Let’s break it down into three main categories: travel costs, living expenses, and fun activities.

Our Thailand Family Holiday Checklist

  • Destination: Thailand
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Period: Summer holiday
  • Travelers: 2 adults, 2 kids

We plan to explore the “land of smiles” extensively, starting with a few days in Bangkok, then taking the night train to Chang Mai, and finally flying to Surat Thani and Koh Samui.

1# Costs of a Family Holiday in Thailand: Travel Expenses

The largest expense is typically the flight tickets. I’ve considered the cost for 2 kids aged 2 years and older. Prices can vary significantly, so I’ve taken an average based on our previous trips.

Tickets € 2.200
Transfer: Airport – hotel € 12
Transfer: Hotel – airport € 12
Total € 2.224

2# Costs of a Family Holiday in Thailand: Living Expenses

Thailand is a popular destination for backpackers due to its affordability. However, you can also opt for a more luxurious experience. The most significant living expense is accommodation. We prefer clean hotels with a pool or beach access, as most kids love water.

Overnight stays € 1.575
Food & drinks € 525
Transport € 105
Train Bangkok – Chang Mai € 100
Flight Chang Mai – Surat Thani € 240
Flight Koh Samui – Bangkok € 700
Ferry Surat Thani – Koh Samui € 40
Total € 3.285

The most significant expense is the flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok, but cheaper alternatives are available, such as taking the ferry to Surat Thani and then a train or plane to Bangkok.

3# Costs of a Family Holiday in Thailand: Fun Activities

The cost of fun activities depends entirely on your budget and preferences.

Koa Sok € 350
Biking in Bangkok € 80
Biking in Chang Mai € 60
Other excursions and trips € 420
Total € 910

The total cost of a family holiday in Thailand is approximately € 6.419,-

How to Save Money on Your Thailand Family Holiday

  • Travel outside of the high season
  • Opt for indirect flights
  • Take the ferry and train or bus from Koh Samui to Bangkok instead of flying
  • Prepare your own breakfast and/or lunches
  • Rent bicycles and plan your own bike rides with Google Maps

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