Compare Thai baht travel money rates

Get the best Thai baht exchange rate by comparing travel money deals from the UK's top foreign exchange providers

Thai baht
We found 18 travel money suppliers offering £750 worth of Thai baht for delivery and accepting payment by debit card
You receive ฿33,283.26 Exchange rate 44.4221 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Travel FX
You receive ฿33,283.13 Exchange rate 44.3775 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Currency Online Group
You receive ฿33,215.54 Exchange rate 44.4162 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
The Currency Club
You receive ฿33,212.33 Exchange rate 44.4119 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Sterling
You receive ฿33,209.48 Exchange rate 44.2793 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Travel Money Club
You receive ฿32,835.00 Exchange rate 43.78 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
eurochange
You receive ฿32,835.00 Exchange rate 43.78 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
NM Money
You receive ฿32,827.88 Exchange rate 43.7705 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Travelex
You receive ฿32,813.07 Exchange rate 44.4119 Insured delivery £8.99 Buy Now
Rapid Travel Money
You receive ฿32,773.58 Exchange rate 43.6981 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
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Best Thai baht exchange rate

Although not considered to be a major world currency, the Thai baht is one of the most important and actively traded currencies in Southeast Asia. As well as being the official currency of Thailand, the baht is also used as a reserve currency by some central banks in neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar who share close economic ties with the country.

If you're travelling to Thailand, it's important to shop around and compare currency suppliers to maximise your chances of getting a good deal. We can help you to find the best Thai baht exchange rate by comparing a wide range of UK travel money suppliers who have Thai baht in stock and ready to order online now. Our comparisons automatically factor in all costs and commission, so all you need to do is tell us how much you want to spend and we'll show you the top suppliers who fit the bill.

Compare before you buy

Some of the best travel money deals are only available when you buy online. By using a comparison site, you're more likely to see the full range of deals on offer and get the best rate.

Order online

Always place your order online, even if you plan to collect your currency in person. Most supermarkets and high street currency suppliers offer better exchange rates if you order online beforehand.

Combine orders

If you're travelling with others, consider placing one large currency order instead of buying individually. Many currency suppliers offer enhanced rates that improve as you order more.

Thai baht rate trend

Over the past 30 days, the Thai baht rate is up 0.1% from 44.4221 on 29 Jan to 44.4665 today. This means one pound will buy more Thai baht today than it would have a month ago. Right now, £750 is worth approximately ฿33,349.88 which is ฿33.3 more than you'd have got on 29 Jan.

These are the average Thai baht rates taken from our panel of UK travel money providers at the end of each day. You can explore this further on our British pound to Thai baht currency chart.

Thai baht banknotes and coins

Thai baht are governed and issued by Thailand's central bank: the Bank of Thailand. Thai banknotes are printed by the state-owned Security Printing Works in the Bang Sue district of Bangkok, while coins are minted by the Royal Thai Mint which is based in the Pathum Thani province, just outside of Bangkok.

One Thai baht (฿) can be subdivded into 100 satang, however, satang are rarely used due to their low value, and prices for most everyday transactions tend to be rounded to the nearest baht. The word 'baht' means 'portion' in Thai, and is pronounced 'bart'.

There are six denominations of Thai baht banknotes in circulation: ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000 and ฿5000, and five frequently-used coin denominations: ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, ฿10 and ฿25. Coins in denominations of 25 satang and 50 satang also exist, but they are gradually being phased out by the Thai government because the cost of their production is more than their face value.

Most Thai banknotes and coins feature images of kings and queens from the Chakri dynasty which has ruled Thailand since 1782. The monarchy is held in high regard in Thailand and is deeply respected by the people, and Thai currency is seen as an extension of the country's constitution. As such, it's considered impolite to fold banknotes in half because the King's head appears on one side, and you should take care not to throw or drop money, or carry banknotes in your back pocket for the same reason.

Thai baht banknote denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
฿20£0.45
฿50£1.13
฿100£2.25
฿500£11.26
฿1000£22.51
฿5000£112.56
Thai baht coin denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
25 satang£0.006
50 satang£0.01
฿1£0.02
฿2£0.05
฿5£0.11
฿10£0.23
฿25£0.56

Tips for saving money while visiting Thailand

Thailand is generally considered to be an affordable holiday destination for British travellers. Northern regions such as Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai tend to be cheaper than the southern islands like Phuket and Koh Samui, which are more touristy and have a higher cost of living. Bangkok can vary in price depending on where you stay and what you do.

  • Research your accommodation: Instead of booking an expensive hotel, look at more budget-friendly forms of accommodation such as hostels, AirBnB, and guesthouses. Or, for a truly authentic experience, consider booking a homestay. Homestays are a popular form of accommodation in Thailand that involve you staying with a local family in their home and sharing their meals and daily activities. It costs around the same as a hostel, but you'll get to experience what it's really like to live like a local!
  • Use public transport: Busses and trains are cheaper than private taxis and rental cars for travelling larger distances. Motorcycle taxis are popular for travelling around congested cities; and songthaews - which are a type of shared taxi or minibus - can be flagged down on the street and will take you to your destination for less than the cost of a regular taxi.
  • Find discount vouchers: Many tourist attractions and activities offer discount vouchers and codes that can save you money on entry fees and other perks. Look for vouchers online; sign up to newsletters and follow the social media accounts of places you're planning to visit.
  • Plan your itinerary: Thailand has hundreds of free museums, beaches, markets, parks and gardens, as well as over 40,000 temples such as Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok which is home to the famous Emerald Buddha statue, and Wat Rong Khun located in Chiang Rai which is made entirely of white plaster and is unlike any other temple you'll see in Thailand. Search for free attractions around the area you're planning to visit, and plan your itinerary around these.
  • Eat like a local: Street food is an integral part of Thai cuisine, and it's available in most towns and cities at a fraction of the cost of eating in a named restaurant. Street food vendors offer a wide variety of authentic Thai dishes such as stir-fried Pad Thai noodles and spicy Tom Yum soup, with prices starting from around 30 baht. Or, If your accommodation has a kitchen, consider shopping in the local markets and creating your own Thai-inspired dishes.
  • Take cash: Using cash will help you to stick to a budget more easily than paying by card, and you'll also avoid foreign transaction fees. If you do take a card with you, look out for ATMs that are affiliated with your UK bank to avoid ATM fees, and if you're asked whether you want to pay in pounds or Thai baht - always choose Thai baht. If you pay in pounds the merchant can set their own exchange rate which won't be in your favour.