I will be in Thailand in 2 weeks, Should I take Thai baht or dollars or a bit of both? I have been told I can use both.
Whats wrong with pound sterling?
I took a mixture of three: thai baht (just enough to get me through a few hours), a small amount of US dollars - it really isnt worth it.
Sterling was the best exchange.
Even better rate was given by using my nationwide account to draw money from the ATM - Nationwide dont charge any commission/withdrawl fee and was aslightly better than cash
I would definitely use the Nationwide card if you have one already, or even see if you have enough time to open an account but I think 2 weeks will be too short a time period.
Otherwise, just use your normal ATM card and take cash out that way. No point in losing out on exchange differences converting gbp to usd and then to thai bhat. And I'm sure you'll get a better rate through your cashcard in Thailand than getting it out here.
Hope you have a lovely holiday.
Change your money on arrival at the airport pounds to baht no commission and best rates see www.bangkokbob.net all the info you will need for Bangkok
There is no need to take Thai Baht with you as there are money changers at the airport directly after customs.
I would take UK sterling with you.
If you take US$ then you will have to pay exchange rates twice and that will not be worth it. The US$ is not too good at the moment in Thailand
This is the Bangkok Bank exchange rate site
The exchange rates at the airport are almost the same as they are everywhere else
I would suggest you do not use your hotel to change money as you will get a really bad rate.
There are many exchanges around the major tourist areas in the major cities.
Enjoy your trip I've only got 12 Days till I take off myself
Thank you all for the advice.
If you open a Nationwide account,make sure it's a FlexAccount.I tried to withdraw money in France last week on a Cashbuilder account and it didn't work.When I phoned Nationwide(number on the back of the card)I was told this account can only be used in the UK.
Good point, never thought about that although I do have a flex account; I thought it would apply to all accounts
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