The Thai Baht rates below were last updated 2 minutes ago
If you're travelling to Thailand soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Thai Baht. Our free comparison service compares the best Thai Baht rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 23 suppliers selling Thai Baht in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 40.4979 to 43.2460.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Thai Baht exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to if you find a better deal!
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.
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 travel advice comes directly from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): "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.
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.
Over the past week the Thai Baht has increased by 0.19% from last Sunday's rate of 43.1661 to today's rate of 43.2460 which means £750 will buy you ฿59.92 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 43.3819 on Thursday and the worst rate was 43.1177 on Tuesday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Thai Baht rate increase by 0.46% from 43.0477 on 23rd October 2017 to 43.2460 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you ฿148.73 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 43.3819 on 18th January 2018 and a low rate of 42.3618 on 16th December 2017.
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Updated: 19th January 2018
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