If you are planning a trip to Thailand it is important to get the most out of your hard-earned cash. It starts before you arrive in Thailand with money and getting the best exchange rates. Read on to learn about …
- Thai Money
- The best place to exchange money in Bangkok Airport
- Where to change money in Bangkok
- Thailand ATM Fees 2020
- The cheapest ATM Fee in Thailand 2020 & lots more!
The Currency of Thailand is the baht (THB). It comes in both notes and coins. The baht is subdivided into 100 Satang. The notes are issued in baht denominations of 20 (Green color), 50 (Blue), 100 (Red), 500 (Violet/Purple), 1000 (Brown). The coins you will mostly encounter are 10 (Silver color with a Bronze center), 5 (Silver), 2 (both Silver and Bronze), 1 (Silver). You are unlikely to encounter satang but if you do it will be the 50, and 25 which are both Copper colored. The 2-baht coin can easily be confused with the 1 baht coin due to the small difference in size.
Some people write a 2 on them to aid identification. If you do this BE SURE not to write on the King’s head which would be offensive to Thai people. Try to carry plenty of smaller notes with you as outside of large shops and restaurants it can be difficult to change 500/1000 notes. Don’t try to pay for small value items, taxis or tuk-tuks with high-value notes.
Bangkok Airport Exchange Rate
The Bangkok Airport Exchange Rate is excellent if you go to the right place. Do not change money in the baggage claim area or in the arrivals hall. You will get at least 5 to 10% more if wait till you have exited immigration & customs.
Best place to exchange money in Bangkok Airport
Where to change money in Bangkok Airport? If you are arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) go to the basement airport rail link station. This is the best place to exchange money in Bangkok Airport. The exchanges offer better rates than those in the terminal. There are also automated exchange machines at the same rate.
Money Exchange at Don Muang Airport
If you are arriving at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) the best rates are available at Don Muang Railway Station.
Where to change money in Bangkok
Knowing where to change money in Bangkok can be confusing for tourists as there are many currency exchanges. Most are conveniently located in malls, stations & on streets in tourist areas. There are also mobile ATM minivans which are often parked in tourist areas.
Exchange rates at Thai Banks
Thai banks all offer similar rates and don’t charge commission. Thai banks offer the worst exchange rates. The worst rates are offered by SCB (purple). The best rates are offered by Kasikorn (green). Note that banknotes that are damaged, look old, or have writing on will be refused. Thai banks don’t like Scottish banknotes. They will often refuse them
Thai banks are open from 8.30 – 15.30 Monday – Friday, except for public holidays. Branches in shopping malls are open 7 days a week including holidays from 10.00 to 19/20.00.
Best Money Exchange in Bangkok
Where to change money in Bangkok? – The best money exchange in Bangkok is…
- Superrich Orange
- Superrich Green
- Happy Rich
- Twelve Victory
- Value Plus
SuperRich Thailand – Best Money Exchange Bangkok
The best money exchange in Bangkok is an independent money changer called SuperRich Thailand. Their booths are orange colored and should not be confused with another exchange called Superrich who has green booths. However, both of them usually offer the same rate.
There are several SuperRich clones, SuperRich Green, Happy Rich, Value Plus & Twelve Victory who will offer similar rates depending on location. SuperRich will also let you withdraw money at SuperRich rates using a credit card though there is a 3% charge.
You can check the latest SuperRich rates at different branches & convert currencies here …
SuperRich Bangkok Branches
You can find SuperRich (Orange) exchanges at the following locations ….
- BTS Stations – Chit Lom, Siam, Asoke, Nana, On-Nut & Victory Monument Stations.
- MRT Stations – Sukhumvit, Phra Ram 9, Khlong Toei, Chatuchak Park Stations.
- Malls – Icon Siam, Central Embassy, Central World, Silom Complex, MBK, Gaysorn Tower, IconSiam, Pantip Plaza, Central Ladphrao, Big C Rajdamri
- Airport Rail Link Stations – Phaya Thai, Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Silom (near Chong Nonsi intersection)
- Chinatown Station One, Yaowarat
- Hualamphong Railway Station
- Interchange 21 Tower at Asoke
- Bangkok Hospital
- Phloenchit at Lang Suan.
The SuperRich Thailand Head Office branch is at (Rajdamri Road, Opposite Central World). This the best money exchange in Bangkok and is where you will get the best Superrich Thailand rate. The difference with the exchange booths is negligible but if you are changing a large sum it is worthwhile. If you are traveling on to other countries after Thailand or back to your home country you will get a good deal exchanging currencies here compared to when you arrive at your next destination. You will need your passport. They do not exchange traveler’s checks. There is a second head office, take a left at the end of the soi. This branch is quieter and you will get served quicker.
SuperRich Thailand Branches
Outside Bangkok, there are SuperRich Thailand branches in
- Khon Kaen
- Hua Hin
- Udon Thani
- Ubon Ratchathani.