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This lush and vibrant land is the perfect destination for great food, breath taking landscapes and a thriving cultural scene. Thrilling experiences await you in Thailand, so make sure you have enough baht!

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Buy Thai baht with a Travel Money Card

Buy Thai baht with a Travel Money Card

Another great option for spending in Thai baht is our Travelex Money Card.

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  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Thai baht
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  • Manage your Thai baht effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
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How to get your Thai baht

Discover the most convenient way to receive your travel money through our range of delivery, collection, and online options.

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Home Delivery

Enjoy effortless currency exchange with Home Delivery. Place your order online and have your Thai baht delivered directly to your doorstep, with Royal Mail Special Delivery. Free for orders totalling £500 or more.

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Store Click & Collect

Streamline your currency exchange with our free Click & Collect service. Simply place your order online and pick up your Thai baht from one of our stores. Enjoy a smooth beginning to your travels with our online rates.

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What to spend your Thai baht on

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    A bottle of water

    9.6 THB *

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    One-day adult pass on the Bangkok metro

    120 THB *

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    An elephant ride in the Khao Yai National Park

    3400 THB *

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    A bottle of local beer

    100 THB *

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    A scuba-diving course in Bangkok

    5500 THB *

How many baht will I need in Thailand?

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Must-sees in Thailand

Bangkok Thailand motorbike taxi
  • Bangkok
  • Home to gleaming temples and bustling streets lined with authentic street food stalls and tuk-tuks zipping through the crowds, there’s little wonder that Bangkok is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.
Chiang Mai Thailand Buddhism temple
  • Chiang Mai
  • Escape the crowds and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of Chiang Mai. Home to impressive sprawling landscapes and a rich historic quarter, there’s plenty of sightseeing to do.
Ko Tao island Thailand tropical coral reefs
  • Kho Tao
  • This small island is easy to get to and well worth the visit for the white sandy beaches and jungle hiking trails. There’s a thriving nightlife here too, making it the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail.

Key information about Thai baht

The Thai baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, although it's thought to have been in circulation since as early as the 1400s. The currency originated as a unit of weight of corresponding value and coins were originally denominated by weight.

The currency code of the Thai baht is THB and the symbol is ฿.

Tipping and spending in Thailand

When you first arrive, make sure you have some 5 and 10 baht coins to hand so you can get the best price possible for your taxi – if they see that you don’t have anything smaller than a 50 baht note, they may try to charge you more.

Tipping isn’t really expected in Thailand, except for the service charge you often find in restaurants and hotels. In that instance, you're safe rounding up to the nearest 20 baht.

Thai baht denominations

Baht is among the ten most used currencies in the world, and each single baht consists of 100 satangs, though most Thai sellers don’t tend to trade in satang.

Baht comes in five different note denominations:

  • 20 baht (green)
  • 50 baht (blue)
  • 100 baht (red)
  • 500 baht (purple)
  • 1,000 baht (brown)

Thai baht also comes in different coins, which are split into baht and satang:

  • 1 satang
  • 5 satang
  • 10 satang
  • 25 satang
  • 50 satang
  • 1 baht
  • 2 baht
  • 5 baht
  • 10 baht

Common questions about Thai baht

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  • Where can I spend my Thai baht?

    The Thai baht can only be spent in Thailand. You can’t spend this currency in any other country.

  • Can I sell my unused Thai baht?

    Yes, you can! With our Buy Back Promise, we can buy back your unused Thai baht notes at any one of our UK retail stores at the original transaction exchange rate up to a maximum value of £250, for just a fee of £4.99. T&Cs apply.

  • When’s the best time to buy Thai baht?

    Getting the best rates for Thai baht can be tricky. Economic indicators, commodities prices, and regional stability can affect the THB, making our rate tracker an essential tool for your journey to Thailand.

  • Can I spend Thai baht as cash when abroad?

    Yes, cash is still frequently used in Thailand. We'd recommend carrying a mix of Thai baht and our Travelex Money Card ensures convenience for your small and large purchases.

  • Can I buy Thai baht with a credit or debit card?

    You can purchase your Thai baht from us via credit or debit card. When you purchase Thai baht, either online or at our stores, we ensure no credit card handling fees are applied. However, it's wise to check with your card issuer for any potential charges they might apply.

  • Can I use my bank card in Thailand?

    When in Thailand, you can use your bank cards freely. Keep an eye out for any charges your bank might apply for transactions in THB. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad.

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for dollars or dirham, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.