Thailand Currency. Exchange. Bank Cards
Thai Baht is the official currency of Thailand. As with almost all currencies around the world, it consists of coins and notes.
USD to THB Exchange Rate
1 THB ≈ 0.03 USD
1 USD ≈ 33.33 THB
How To Change US Dollars To Thai Baht
When you are changing US Dollars to Thai Baht, you will always get a better rate when changing larger denominations (i.e. 100's or 50's). Try not to bring dollar banknotes printed before 1996 with you, since you might have problems changing them.
Where To Change US Dollars to Thai Baht
If you are looking for the best place to change US Dollars to Thai Baht, avoid exchange outlets in airports, railway stations and hotels. Usually the best exchange rates are given by currency exchange booths located inside shopping malls or in the main streets of the key cities.
Bank Cards And ATM
Though there are a lot of places in Thailand where you can pay for goods and services with a bank card, some travelers might have problems using foreign bank cards, so carrying some cash in local currency is a smart approach.
ATM’s can be found at every corner. If you plan to withdraw money from an ATM, get ready to pay a fee of 150 bahts plus a fee for currency conversation. To avoid money loss, withdraw large sums of money instead of small amounts.
Bank Card Safety Tips
Using your bank card in Thailand can put your personal safety, identity and money at risk. When paying for goods and services, insist on having the card swiped through the card reader in your presence. Use your card in major department stores, shopping malls and well-known restaurants. The rest of the time, pay by cash.