Buy Thai baht online

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Why buy Thai baht from M&S Bank?

Picturesque white beaches, a vibrant nightlife and diverse cuisine - Thailand isn't called the Land of Smiles for nothing. And, with a steady stream of holidaymakers visiting every year, it remains as popular and vibrant as ever.

We offer a number of benefits when you buy Thai baht with M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy Thai baht online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect Thai baht

THB Thai baht exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's Thai baht exchange rate here. Or use our Thai baht converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back Thai baht

Do you have left over Thai baht from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order Thai baht

Our online and in-store services make ordering your Thai baht simple:

  • Order your Thai baht online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change. Or order before 4pm and collect in store the same day, using our SameDay Click & Collect service*.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy Thai baht*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your Thai baht at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept Thai baht

The only place you'll be able to use your Thai baht is Thailand. The currency isn't accepted anywhere else. If you have any Thai baht left over after your visit to Thailand, you can use our buy back currency service to change your Thai baht into pounds again.

Why visit Thailand?

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it's not hard to see why. With nearly 1000 islands and around 1500 miles of coastline the beaches are out of this world, with crystal clear waters and fine white sand. With its dramatic landscapes and lush tropical forests, Thailand is so much more than just beaches though.

You'll find Buddhist temples, buzzing street markets, incredible cuisine, bustling traffic on the city roads, friendly and welcoming locals and a nightlife scene like no other.

The Thai currency is the Thai Baht. The exchange rate with the pound to Thai baht is usually favourable, making Thailand a great choice whether you're travelling on a budget or aiming for a luxurious break.

With our currency converter you can see how many Thai Baht your pound will buy.

Thai baht facts

The Thai baht is the official currency of Thailand. It's made up of 100 satang to a baht. The currency code is THB and you'll see prices written with the symbol ฿.

Thai baht banknotes come in the following denominations:

  • 20 THB
  • 50 THB
  • 100 THB
  • 500 THB
  • 1,000 THB

1, 2, 5 and 10 baht are coins, as are 25 and 50 satang.

You can buy Thai baht online using our Click & Collect service.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in Thailand?

Credit and debit cards are accepted in Thailand. It's a well-trodden tourist destination, so you'll find plenty of ATMS. While you'll be able to use your card to withdraw Thai baht, many ATMs will levy a charge for taking out cash, on top of any international transaction fees your own bank might charge.

Outside of the major cities and tourist areas, you will need to carry cash for most of your day to day spending.

Can you use other currencies in Thailand?

The only currency you can spend in Thailand is the baht.

Do you need a visa to visit Thailand?

If you're just travelling to Thailand for a holiday, you'll be able to enter the country without a visa if you're travelling on a British passport. You'll be able to stay up to 30 days as a tourist. For stays longer than this, or if you're planning on working while you're in Thailand, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel.

You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Should you tip in Thailand?

Tipping in Thailand is normal in restaurants, where adding 10% to your bill for good service is standard.

There are no hard and fast rules outside that though, which can make it a little confusing for travellers. Tips are not generally expected in other situations, but are usually appreciated.

For taxi fares, you might round up to the nearest round number of baht, for example if your fare was 64baht, you could pay 70baht.

For other services like tour guides, spa attendants or masseuses, porters, you'll need to use your discretion. If someone has helped you or given great service rewarding them with a tip will be welcomed. For a 300 baht massage, you might leave between 50 and 100 baht as a tip. For a whole day's tour guiding, anything up to 1,000baht would be appropriate.

What languages are spoken in Thailand?

The official language spoken throughout Thailand is the Thai language. Thai is a tonal language, and can be quite difficult for foreigners to learn as different inflections can change the meaning of a word.

Luckily though, as Thailand is such a popular holiday destination, English is spoken well by many people in the main tourist areas. It acts as an unofficial second language across the country. Many maps, road signs and menus will also have a written English translation, which helps no end when trying to navigate your way around.

What is the latest government travel advice for Thailand?

Check online before you travel as the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office publishes travel advice for Thailand which might affect your trip.

While Thailand is generally safe to visit, occasionally the government might need to advise against all but essential travel to certain regions. If you travel to these places when advice is in effect, your travel insurance could be invalidated.

When is the best time of year to visit Thailand?

High season in Thailand is from November to March. This is after the monsoons, and generally brings settled, more manageable temperatures than the sweltering period from March until June.

The wet season is from July until October. While downpours are common during monsoon season, they don't last long so you'll usually be able to get back onto the beach if you wait it out.

Planning your Thai adventure? Check out the latest exchange rate for Thai baht and take care of your travel money online.

Important documents

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

US dollar
Australian dollars
New Zealand dollars

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† Subject to store opening hours