Tropical beaches, roadside noodle joints, island-hopping... Thailand is both exotic and sultry, cultured and historic, and it is enticing from every angle. So, if this is the destination of your next holiday - lucky you! But before you go, don't forget to organise your Thai Baht, as you're going to need some while you're there.
The Thai Baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, but it is thought to have been in circulation since the 1400's!
Each single baht consists of 100 satang, but most retailers don't trade in satangs anymore. The most common notes used are the ฿20 (green), ฿50 (blue), ฿100 (red), ฿500 (purple), and ฿1000 (brown) notes.
The Thai Baht is also unofficially used in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, so stock up on your THB if you are heading to any of the destinations too!
If you're not sure on how much THB you might need, speak to one of our Travel Money Experts in any of our 20+ stores across New Zealand. Or, if you've already sorted your budget - order online whenever you want and pick up your THB from your closest Travel Money NZ store.
1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 satang, ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, ฿10
฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000
How do I get my THB?
Use our conversion rate calculator or click on the button below to order your currency online in a few easy steps.
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Did you know? THB Currency Facts
- All Thai Baht coins and notes bear a portrait of a member of the Royal Family, so its seen as a sign of disrespect if banknotes and coins are thrown or stood on
- For this reason, it is also disrespectful if you put your wallet in your the back pocket of your pants and sit on it
- 540,000 THB (more than US$15,000) is what you will pay for the world's most expensive cocktail, served in Vivaldi Restaurant in Bangkok. The cocktail is garnished with a 5-karat ruby instead of an olive! Holy moly!
- Some rural areas of Thailand put small denomination notes on display in their shop windows to show respect to the King
- You can be fined up to 2000 THB in Thailand if you are caught littering on the pavement, so watch where you throw that gum wrapper
Want to see how far your Baht will take you? Check out our Travel Money Guide here for expert tips and destination costs.
Why exchange with Travel Money NZ
Need to exchange THB to NZD?
Have some Thailand baht left over from your trip and aren't sure what to do with them?
We can help you with that too! Just visit us in store for our best rates and we'll gladly put Kiwi dollars back in your pocket!