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  • Check the GBP to Thai baht exchange rate for the best deal
  • Order your Thai baht online and pick it up next working day in branch
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Thailand awaits. Get your holiday money here

If you want to buy Thai baht from Post Office, you can buy your travel money online, order currency in thousands of branches or on a Travel Money Card

With our click and collect service, you can order Thai baht online and pick up your cash at your nearest branch. Order before 3pm and you can pick it up the next working day or have it delivered to your home. 

If you buy your Thai baht online, you could get a better rate than buying in branch. And, whenever you’re planning your trip, try to buy when Thai baht exchange rate is good to save more. 

You can sell us back any spare currency you bring home. If your trip’s cancelled, we can refund your holiday money within 28 days of when you bought it. And you can buy your travel insurance at Post Office, too. 

Get our best rates online. The more you buy the better the rate.

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  • 0% commission, competitive rates on over 60 foreign currencies

  • Order from £400 to £2,500 – and get better rates for Thai baht the more you spend

  • Get our best rates online – and choose to collect in branch or have it delivered

  • Home delivery is free for online orders of £500 or more (£4.99 delivery for orders under £500)

  • Order before 3pm on a working day for delivery the next working day* 

  • We’ll buy back leftover Thai banknotes commission-free – just bring your Post Office receipt

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Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Pick your order up from your nearest Post Office.

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Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home.

How much do items cost in Thailand?

Our annual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Money Report compiles prices for everyday items you might buy on holidays in worldwide destinations. Here’s a selection of them for Phuket:

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Three-course meal for two

£61.28

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Coffee

£2.30

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Sun lotion

£8.96

Thailand: how its currency compares

  • One of the reasons millions of tourists flock to Thailand every year is the favourable exchange rate. The Thai baht compares well with most European and North American currencies

  • You’d normally pay an arm and a leg for stunning white beaches, fragrant cuisine and buzzing nightlife. Not so in Thailand. No wonder it’s one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations of the last decade

  • It’s possible to get by on a budget of a few hundred baht per day by staying in cheaper hostels, using local transport, splurging on expensive meals out

  • Street food can be a good option to keep costs down but you may need an adventurous palate

  • Quieter islands like Ko Chang, national parks like Khao Yai and Khao Sok, or rural Isaan in the north of the country see far fewer tourists

  • Another way to beat the crowds and save money is to visit in the low season of July and August, when prices will be at their lowest

Some common questions

  • The Thai baht is the sole legal currency of Thailand and is issued by the Bank of Thailand. There are 100 satang to a baht.

    In 2007 the Bank of Thailand introduced a new silver 2 baht coin that was only slightly larger than the existing 1 baht coin, and consequently very easily confused. You will often find that someone has written a number ‘2’ on the coin with a marker, in order to differentiate it. A new, brass-coloured, 2 baht coin was issued in 2009, in order to reduce this confusion.

    Name: Thai baht

    Currency abbreviation: THB

    Currency symbol: ฿

  • Notes: 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000

    Coins: 25 and 50 satang, 1, 2, 5 and 10 baht

    The 10 baht note was replaced by a coin, so you won’t get new ones. But old 10 baht notes are still in circulation and used occasionally.

  • Thailand is the only country to use the Thai baht officially.

  • You can buy Thai baht online using our click and collect service or in thousands of Post Office branches that sell currency. Find your nearest branch. We can deliver Thai baht to your home if you order online, too.

    You may also get a better exchange rate if you order online. Buying larger quantities at a time can reduce the exchange rate further. And, if you buy at a good time for the pound, you can lock in that great rate.

    If you prefer to use plastic, there’s Travel Money Card. It’s a prepaid Mastercard® you can load before going away. It operates in 22 currencies, including Thai baht. It’s easy to manage and top up with our free Post Office travel app.

  • The highest value Thai baht banknote is 1000. The 25 and 50 satang coins are so low in value they’re almost worthless. Once received, they’re very hard to get rid of. Some tourists keep them as souvenirs. Others give them away to beggars or as tips.

  • Read all travel money FAQs

Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license by Mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.