How to buy Thai Baht

The inviting beaches have attracted both locals and tourists to the islands for many years, and with good reason. It’s no surprise, especially as an average of 400,000 British tourists make their way to Thailand every year. 

If you’re planning on holidaying to the land of smiles, you can buy Thai Baht online from us.


Competitive rates

We monitor the currency exchange market daily to make sure we offer you a great rate to buy Thai Baht online or in-store.

Delivered to you

Order Thai Baht online with next working day home delivery. Online orders can also be collected from a Waitrose or John Lewis near you at the earliest pick-up date.

No commission fees

You won’t have to pay a commission fee when you buy Thai Baht online or in-store.

Experience the local splendours of Thailand

Thailand’s award-winning resorts, eclectic nightlife, and impressive landmarks are only a grain in the sand of its many unique experiences. The Southeast Asian country has long inspired travellers to write, paint and sing about its tropical wonders.

Within the beauty of Thailand, travellers can explore Michelin-awarded hawkers in Bangkok and the sights of the Adaman Sea islands on the back of a jet ski. A traditional Thai massage is also ideal for those who need that extra sense of relaxation, especially in the open air on a Ko Samui beach. Then there’s Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, perfect for anyone who wants to pick up a little souvenir. These experiences are best had with local vendors, many of which rely on cash payments

Whether you’re off on your honeymoon or planning a family holiday, ensuring you have enough Thai Baht for your trip is important. Order your Thai Baht online and have them delivered straight to your front door, or pick them up at your local John Lewis or Waitrose store. 

Sell your leftover Thai Baht

Once you’re back from your holiday to Thailand, you can sell back any of your leftover Thai Baht banknotes. Exchanging foreign currency to pounds can only be made in-store, so just visit your local John Lewis Bureau de Change with a valid form of ID.   

If your trip to Thailand has been cancelled, you can return your Baht for a full refund within 35 days of the purchase date. Make sure you have your original order receipt or order confirmation when you make the return. Please note returns and buybacks can only be made in-store.


Frequently asked questions

Thailand is the only country in the world that uses Thai Baht. If you’re planning on travelling to neighbouring countries the official currency they use are:

Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong

Malaysia: Malaysian Ringgit

Singapore: Singapore Dollar

The currencies listed above are available to order online on John Lewis Finance. You can order multiple currencies all in one go if you’re looking to travel to multiple countries in one holiday.


Exchange rates online may vary from those offered in-store. 

You can check today’s online rates on our main currency page. Today’s in-store buy and sell rates can be found on the Bureau de Change store locator.

We sell Thai Baht in select John Lewis Bureaux de Change, so if your local Bureau de Change does not sell Thai Baht, they'll be available to order online on the John Lewis Finance website. 

For online orders, you can buy between £250 to £2,500 worth of Thai Baht. Please note, when travelling with Thai Baht in cash, you can only carry no more than 500,000THB into and out of the country. 


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John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners Bureau de Change are both trading names of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis plc introduce the panel of carefully chosen providers in Bureau de Change products and services, whom each hold the appropriate licences with the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.

Foreign Currency online from both John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners is provided by First Rate Exchange Services Limited registration number 04287490 (Money Service Business licence number MLR-64068), whose registered office is at Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, West London, TW8 9DF England.

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