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1. Posted by ahernster (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

hi everyone. Im hoping to go to thailand around june next year. I live in the UK and have been looking at flight prices online. the best deal i could get was £499 return. I am wanting to go for 3 weeks and expect to do a fair bit of traveling (thai only). Now, i have never left the UK before and i wonder if anyone can tell me how much cash id need to take? aslo does anyone know anywhere where i can get a cheaper flight deal then that? even tho to me, it seems a resonable price. thanks everyone

2. Posted by ahernster (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

please can someone reply! just a rough price on how much its going to cost

3. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Hi £499 is a pretty good price, you won't get that much cheaper then that. Do take a look at STA travel to see if it's any cheaper.

Thailand is generally very cheap for most things. It depends on where you want to stay (hotels/guesthouses/hostels?), whether you do a lot of activities etc. You can spend as little as £10 a day.

I'm not sure what kind of holiday you are looking for so couldn't really say how much you'd need.

If you would like to know the cost of things in Thailand please ask.

4. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

I booked a return flight to Thailand this year for 450 pounds through an internet company called 'holiday genie'.

If you do a google search you'll find their website (not sure if links are okay), but it helps if you're flexible with the dates you can fly. I tried a few different combinations (a couple of days either way) and the price varied between 450 - 475 depending on when I wanted to fly.

5. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

As fo spending money, if you're okay with staying in budget accomodation then you will probably get by on 10 pounds a day (I generally spend 300 pounds per month). It will also depend on how much travelling you do and where you go (some places are more expensive than others, e.g. Koh Samui).

For three weeks with a lot of travelling I would probably expect to spend about 250 pounds but I would try to take 400 - 500 just to be on the safe side.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1656 posts) 10y

Quoting ahernster

hi everyone. Im hoping to go to thailand around june next year. I live in the UK and have been looking at flight prices online. the best deal i could get was £499 return. I am wanting to go for 3 weeks and expect to do a fair bit of traveling (thai only). Now, i have never left the UK before and i wonder if anyone can tell me how much cash id need to take? aslo does anyone know anywhere where i can get a cheaper flight deal then that? even tho to me, it seems a resonable price. thanks everyone

Here is a couple things to think about. You are worrying about the price of a flight over 13 months from now. Lots of stuff can happen between now and then. You may get a "good deal" on some discount airline and put your money down and they go belly up!

First check the websites of some of the Asian carriers that fly from the UK to Thailand so that you can establish some sort of base price to compare other offers against. Don't fall in love with a particular departure date, check a few days before and a few days after your preferred date to see if the price changes. Avoid flying on Fridays, weekends, or holidays those prices MAY be higher. Airlines often have last minute specials that are quite a bit lower than the prices offered months before.

Your best chance for a cheaper flight is to NOT fly in June or July. If you can wait until after September or go before May the price may be lower. Summer months are usually "high season" for flying prices. Fortunately in Thailand the summer is "low season" for hotel prices.

You can probably get by on $20 (10 pounds?) a day or less but you miss out on some extras. Smaller towns in Thailand, like Pattaya have hotels even cheaper than Bangkok. You can even get a hotel with A/C and hot water and private toilet for 350 baht in some places.

Buying your water and beer in supermarkets (pick up some sliced meat and bread for sandwiches too) can stretch your money out a little. Some hotels have "all you can eat" breakfast buffets at a cheap price - pig out every couple days or so. Food courts in malls or lunch counters in supermarkets often have daily food specials. If you are a big tea or coffee drinker bring an electric coil hot water heater with you. This is the little metal coil thing that you stick in a cup and it boils water, you can also use the water for dehydrated soups too!

Good luck.

7. Posted by ahernster (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

thanks everyone!

8. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

Go to Thailand for the Songkran Festival, Thai New Year, mid April. An amazing time to be there. Check it out!