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Comparing Thai Bahts from 15 suppliers with exchange rates ranging from 46.3090 to 49.3900.

Best Thai Baht Exchange Rates

If you're going to Thailand soon, make sure you get the best deal on your Thai Baht by comparing them at Compare Holiday Money. We compare the biggest currency providers in the UK so you can be confident we'll show you the best deals. Get the best Thai Baht exchange rates by comparing and buying online.

We found 15 suppliers offering Thai Bahts in the UK. Compare them all using our free comparison service and let us show you who could save you the most money.

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Travel Alerts

The FCO issue regularly updated travel alerts to try and keep travelers safe. We monitor all alerts for Thailand and update this page as soon as the advice changes.

  • The FCO advise against all travel to parts of the country bordering Cambodia.
  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to regions bordering Malaysia.

Thai Baht Currency Guide

Our statistics show that the average Brit takes around £815 (based upon orders placed between August 1st and October 31st 2013) worth of Thai Baht with them when they visit Thailand. If you want to change money whilst you are over there, it is normal to have to pay commission on both cash and travellers cheques, so it is best to plan ahead and buy your currency before you leave. Until recently there used to be two Thai Baht exchange rates; one for buying currency abroad and one for changing currency within Thailand. The rates used to vary by as much as 10%, but in the last five years these two rates have converged and more often than not the international rate is the more competitive due to competition between providers. You may also find that you are unable to convert Scottish or Irish bank notes whilst in Thailand.

…find yourself with no money…

Some currency suppliers (although none of the ones we work with) will offer to sell you Thai Baht for pick-up at Bangkok airport. These could be very competitive but if there was a problem with your order you could find yourself with no money and no one prepared to help so we would recommend avoiding this and using one of the trusted suppliers above.

The following advice comes from the FCO Travel Advice¹. “Be aware of the possibility of credit card fraud and do not lose sight of your credit card during transactions. Be careful to observe demarcation lines between shops and stalls, particularly in market areas and at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Taking items from one shop’s area to another may be treated as suspected theft. If this happens you may be arrested by police and asked to pay a substantial fine and/or face imprisonment.”

The Thai Baht is very widely stocked by most UK suppliers, which means competition is strong and some good deals can be found – particularly if you order online.

For more information on visiting Thailand you should see the the FCO Know Before You Go External link opens in a new window pages.

What do Thai Baht bank notes look like?

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Thai Baht Official and Unofficial Users

Thai Bahts are the offical currency of Thailand but are also accepted in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Visas for Entry to Thailand

In order to enter Thailand you are required to provide evidence of a return ticket or onward travel before entering the country. Some airlines may refuse boarding if you do not book your plans in advance. All British passport holders that fly into Thailand are allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days without a visa as long as your passport is valid for at least 6 months upon entry and there are no missing pages as it has been known for the Thai authorities to refuse entry based on these requirements.

If you enter Thailand via land then you are only allowed to stay for up to 15 days without a visa and if you plan on staying for longer or you intend to work in Thailand then you are advised to apply for a working permit or for an appropriate visa before travelling to the country as applying whilst you are in the country can be very difficult and you could face arrest. If you happen to overstay whilst in Thailand then punishment is very serious ranging from fines of up to 500 Thai Bhat per day with a maximum fine of 20,000 Thai Bhat. You could be detained and then deported resulting in you being blacklisted from re-entering Thailand in the future.

You are advised to not get involved in drugs or trafficking of drugs in or out of Thailand. Rules and punishment are extremely harsh for class A drugs including imprisonment and even the death sentence. If you carry cigarettes into Thailand then you are only allowed to carry up to 200 per person and if you are found carrying more, then these will be confiscated and you will be fined anything up to ten times the face value of the goods. When out and about you are advised to always carry your passport including details of your next of kin in the back of the passport otherwise you could face arrest.

Safety Tips for Thailand

There are ongoing political problems in Thailand which sometimes results in protests and large demonstrations in the capital Bangkok and this can be volatile and dangerous for tourists. You are advised to keep clear as violence can break out in the streets.

In recent years there have been British nationals murdered in Thailand. You are advised to keep safe at night time especially if you are out partying. Drinks can be spiked which can result in robbery or rape of both men and women. Drinks served at bars can often be much stronger than in the UK and make sure you do not accept drinks or drugs from strangers. Thailand has various gangs and you are advised to keep your belongings safe as unprovoked attacks can occur.

You are able hire vehicles to drive in Thailand using an International Driving Permit. Driving in Thailand is particularly dangerous compared to the UK as they have a much higher accident and death rate due to poor safety standards. When, hiring motorcycles or scooters be sure to not hand over your passport as security for the lease agreement as you may not get it back if you end up damaging the vehicle. Some vendors lease illegal vehicles and in these circumstances make sure your travel insurance covers you before driving away. According to Thai law you are required to wear a safety helmet at all times and be careful driving at night.

If you plan on taking part in adventure sports or water sports make sure you are happy that the company have all the required safety equipment. Again do not hand over your passport as a guarantee against hired equipment as if you damage anything you could be left with no passport unless an agreement can be found. During the rainy season between May and October be very careful in the water or swimming as strong riptides can drown even the strongest swimmers. Make sure you follow any signage about swimming on approved beaches and within the red flags.

In Thailand there are a number of good private hospitals should you need treatment, however, you will be required to pay up front for your healthcare before any treatment can take place. You are advised to make sure you have satisfactory travel insurance before travelling to ensure you are fully covered for any healthcare requirements. The air quality in Thailand during March and April can be poor which can result in aggravated asthmatic or sinus conditions. Any medication that is sold on the street is unlikely to be safe and could be a serious risk to your health if taken.

If you need any further information about safety in Thailand partners with the FCO to promote the ‘Know Before You Go externallinks travel information campaign. Alternatively, to find out more about Thailand please visit the official tourism website externallinks

¹source: External link opens in a new window

Last updated 25/11/2013
25/11 Editorial Change: Average order value update.
23/08 Editorial Change: Added currency Images.
22/07 Editorial Change: Average order value update.
15/07 Editorial Change: Updated the FCO link to the new site.


FCO. (2013). Thailand travel advice – GOV.UK. Available: Last accessed 25th November 2013.

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We found 15 currency suppliers in the UK offering Thai Bahts.

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This is the exchange rate that each supplier is currently offering if you order online now.

£750 Buys

This is the amount of currency you will receive if you spend £750, and includes any applicable delivery costs.

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Indicates whether or not you can collect your currency in person from the supplier.

A special case applies to the Post Office. You can order your currency online from the Post Office at their advertised rate and have it delivered to your local branch for collection, but if you walk in "off the street" to your local branch you will usually get a lower rate than if you ordered online.

Delivery Cost

The delivery costs associated with ordering from each supplier.

These costs have been automatically accounted for under the '£750 Buys' column, with the amount of currency you would receive being adjusted accordingly.

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