Travelling on a Budget – Bangkok

Travelling on a Budget – Bangkok

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Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. We all know traveling in Bangkok is cheap. But you can make it  even cheaper. By travelling cheaper you can stay longer in your favourite destination. Find here some tips which will help you save money when you visit Bangkok.

Typical Costs



Average cost of food – In Bangkok, Street food can be bought for as low as 30-40 THB for each meal.  Buying fresh fruit or Thai ice tea will cost around 20 THB. Semi-formal eateries start at 50 THB for each dinner while Western nourishment starts at around 100 THB and go as high as you need! ZEN Rooms have hotels which provide on-site restaurants. They are super convenient and doesn’t cost much. So check well our amenities lists!


Sim Card: Traveller nowadays rely on services offered by mobile apps: Google Maps, Whatsapp & web browsers to find attractions and references. Cheap and reliable data plan can be found by Traveller SIM proposing 1.5 GB data plan. That’s enough for a 10 day trip with moderate usage. You can find it in nearby telco stores or mini-marts. Prices start at THB 270.


Transportation costs – City transports can be exceptionally crowded, but they are helpful and economical. For 15 THB, you can travel to almost all place in the city. If you take a cab from the air terminal to city centre it will cost you around 500 THB while a Metro is around 20 THB. Travelling by taxis is very expensive. It is cheaper to travel by SkyTrain or Metro, they cost around 15-50 THB for a one way ticket.



Hotel prices – Hotels in prime locations can cost up to 3000 THB per night. But you can find better value for money accommodation in town. ZEN Rooms provides rooms which are not only cheap but are also clean, have free Wi-Fi, A/C and friendly staff. ZEN rates start from 480 THB per night. You can find your ZEN Room in Suhkumvit / Ekkamai (list other quarter)

Money Saving Tips

Here are some ways to save money on your trip to Bangkok. Just stick to local areas and not travel too much in western influenced places. Below are some simple tips to save money while in Bangkok:

Eat from the street stalls – Food from road vendors in Thailand is very cheap and you will love it as well. A local dish would cost around 30 THB. Not just is it the best food around, it’s the least expensive!

Use public transportation – Utilize the public transport and BTS frameworks as much as you can to get wherever you have to go in Bangkok. To spare cash, you can do likewise. Public transport may just cost 10 THB while the same distance in taxi may cost you 120 THB minimum.

Take the waterway – Travelling in Bangkok can be expensive but you can move around parts of the city faster by taking waterways which is less expensive than taxis or the Sky Train. It usually cost anywhere between 5-15 THB.

Top Things Do in Bangkok

Khao San Road – Khao San Road is the explorer/traveller road in Bangkok. All travel streets lead all through here. In any case, it is more than only a travel centre point for voyagers. Here, you can discover nightlife, extraordinary food, awesome shopping malls.

Floating Market – The floating market is a must visit location of Bangkok which is located outside the city and can be reached easily. Public buses are leaving from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Damnoen Saduak every 40 minutes from 6am. Fare is around THB 50 one way. The tours start at early in the morning and mostly takes up to half a day. It’s an incredible spot for photography and eating local dishes.

Shopping – Bangkok has such a large number of shopping centres. Bangkok has all that you could ever require and at awesome costs. Some of the places to go for cheap stuff are Pantip for cheap hardware, MBK for cheap knockoffs and Platinum for cheap, stylish garments.


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