Bangkok On A Budget

[spacer height=”20px”]Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. The place is on the list of every traveler. Throughout crowded with tourists & travelers, the buzz of this place is amazing. When traveling to this wonderful place; it is very easy to lose an account of money. I went for 4 days & spent around 15K INR inclusive of everything. The place is dirt cheap according to western traveler & I too feel the same. Here is my guide to cover Bangkok On A Budget.
I have covered 3 countries till now (out of India) under INR 1 Lac cumulatively. When I circulate this fact, their eyes pops out.

So the big question

How I managed to keep my expenses low?

This post is the guide for Bangkok on a budget. However, the main principles to save money while traveling remains the same for each & every place.

Let’s Start

Expenses are generally bifurcated into broad headings like flight tickets, Accommodations, Activities, Food & site seeing. Out of all these expenses, the major chunk of money goes into Flight tickets. If this factor is catered, then it is easy to manage other heads.
Flights: Here is the tip, a TO & FRO Flights cost less compared to two individual flights. The prices of tickets from India to Thailand has dropped dramatically. During offer, it is easy to find flight tickets at a price of INR 3.5 K one way. Yeah!!!! Just INR 7 K from India to Thailand. But usually, the offer is from one or two airports only. In my case, I chose Chennai for my departure. I got an offer of 5K INR from Chennai. Whereas, the same flight costs me approx. 11K INR from Mumbai. Thus, I traveled to Chennai via train & boarded a flight from Chennai. This way, I was able to cut down on my flight charges. The best place to find cheap tickets is SKYSCANNER.[spacer height=”20px”]

[spacer height=”20px”]Accommodation: Staying is another factor which can pull a major chunk of money. However, as Thailand is much cheaper than western countries &hence it is easy to find good accommodation at a cheap rate. Hostels price starts from as low as INR 150 & goes up to INR 1500 for a night. I booked a hostel through BOOKING.COM & stayed in one of the best hostels at the premium location of Khan Sao Road; at a cost of INR 250 per night. I prefer hostels for two reasons; one it costs very low & second it provides an opportunity to meet new people. I made several friends while staying at hostels.[spacer height=”20px”]

[spacer height=”20px”]Food: Being vegetarian it is difficult to survive outside India. One of the best ways to eat cheap & veg food is to have food on streets. I was able to eat noodles, rice, bread & butter, juices all on the street that to at the cheapest of prices. A price of noodle plate costs INR 40; whereas the same plate cost approx. INR 120 in some restaurants. There is not a major difference in the taste but there is surely a difference in prices. There is one departmental store in Bangkok which is 7 11. It is the best departmental store I came across ever. The place is open 24 * 7 & it offers everything on an MRP. Thus, no matter where you are, you can always find a good offer in this shop. This shop is located at every corner of Bangkok. So, the best way to have anything is from this shop only.[spacer height=”20px”]

[spacer height=”20px”]Public Transport: Bangkok has a very efficient public transport system, buses, metro & waterway all have a decent connectivity. The buses run from each corner & connect major points in Bangkok. I traveled mostly through Buses & ferries. I liked ferries more as it was a nice change for me as it also gave a feeling of some movie. The prices of bus tickets are as low as INR 2.[spacer height=”20px”]

[spacer height=”20px”]Also, I have not done activities which do not excite me, I am a person who believes in experiences, so rather than doing everything; I just did the things which were interesting enough for me. This is a nice way to keep cost on a check.
All these techniques helped me to reduce price subsequently. If on a single trip one can save upto 40% of the trip cost (which is a huge cost); it is always a blessing. There will be many people who will be against such thinking, but it is ok. I am here to share my stories ;).
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21 thoughts on “Bangkok On A Budget

  1. Hello Anand,
    I and my friends are planning a Thailand trip. Please help and suggest a budget trip. trip date December 1st week.

  2. Hi Anand,
    We, a group of 4 friends are planning to visit Bangkok for 5 days during NEW YEAR 2020 .
    We have a budget of 30k per head (including airfare) . Please let me know if the budget is okay. Also a 5 day itinerary from you will be really helpful. We will be traveling from Bangalore.

  3. Hi Anand. We, a group of 3 friends are planning to visit Bangkok for 5 days during Christmas this year.
    We have a budget of 20k per head (including airfare) . Please let me know if the budget is okay. Also a 5 day itinerary from you will be really helpful. We will be traveling from Kolkata.

  4. Hi Mr.Anand
    I’m newly married and planning for a Thailand trip

    I have so many doubts regarding my trip, can u pls send ur tips to my mail I’d

  5. Hi Mr. Anand
    Me and my 3 friends were planning to visit Thailand and explore all around the county Bangkok, water activities, etc…. Can you please share and suggest details – which areas is best for Accomdation, food etc…

  6. Actually I’m a Nepali citizen and staying currently in Mumbai.. what about visa process and all

  7. Hi sir could you help to me something else that you could mention me at your experience

  8. Hi Anand,

    Actually am planning the same way of 4 days trip, so could you please help me with the details of you trip.

    This would be really helpful

  9. Hi,
    I really liked the way you managed trip. I have a question. Which places have you seen there?

  10. Any list of things to do on a budget in Bangkok must include getting a fantastic hour-long Thai massage for about $10 and a visit to the Bangkok Zoo near Victory Monument.

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