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Money and Cards in Thailand

There are alternatives to carrying cash. Thai banks honor all internationally recognized travelers’ checks such as American Express and Thomas Cook. Credit cards and debit cards are a safe and convenient way to manage your funds, and provide you with certain consumer rights. Established names are best – Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa will all get you cash from ATMs all over Thailand. Cards can be cancelled if stolen, and the wholesale exchange rates are better than those of checks and cash. Western Union Money Transfer has offices in many major department stores, including the Silom and Chidlom branches of Central. You can also transfer money to all major banks.

Avoid fraud. Never lose sight of your card when making a purchase, and keep it with you at all times. Card hotlines in Bangkok:


  • Diners Club: 02-238 3660
  • MasterCard: 02-260 8572
  • Visa: 02-256 7326 to 7
  • Amex: 02-273 5544