What to spend your baht on:
A bottle of water
One-day adult pass on the Bangkok metro
An elephant ride in the Khao Yai National Park
A bottle of local beer
A scuba-diving course in Bangkok
Must-sees in Thailand
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Buying with your baht
The Thai baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, although it is thought to have been in circulation since as early as the 1400s. The currency originated as a unit of weight of corresponding value and coins were originally denominated by weight.
When you first arrive, make sure you have some 5 and 10 baht coins to hand so you can get the best price possible for your taxi – if they see that you don’t have anything smaller than a 50 baht note, they may try to charge you more.
Tipping isn’t really expected in Thailand, except for the service charge you often find in restaurants and hotels. In that instance, you are safe rounding up to the nearest 20 baht.
Frequently used banknotes
Baht is among the ten most used currencies in the world, and each single baht consists of 100 satang, though most Thai sellers don’t tend to trade in satang. The most commonly used banknotes are for 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1000 (brown) baht.
Buying Thai baht Online is Easy
Order your Thai baht online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, or at the airport before you fly
- 1. Select your currency
Just tell us how much Thai baht you need
- 2. Choose how to get it
Collect your currency from over 120 stores including airports across Australia
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.