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Buy your Thai baht online at Post Office
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Order your Thai baht online and pick it up next working day in branch
With our Click & 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.
Get our best rates online. The more you buy the better the rate.
*We’ll send your currency via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
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, picturesque countryside, 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 700 baht per day by staying in cheaper hostels, using local transport, without splurging on expensive meals out or large quantities of alcohol. 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.
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 & Collect service or in thousands of Post Office branches that sell currency. Find your nearest here. 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 23 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.
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