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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘sà·wàt·dee ’
( sà-wàt-dee )
Thai
Plug combo bc
Electricity
230V/50hz
More on electricity
Jan-Dec
Best time to go
Year round

Money and costs

Currency
Baht (฿)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated February 21, 2019 12:39PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
1000B
  • Basic guesthouse room: 600–1000B
  • Market/street stall meal: 40–100B
  • Small bottle of beer: 100B
  • Public transport around town: 20–50B
Midrange
1000–4000B
  • Flashpacker guesthouse or midrange hotel room: 1000–4000B
  • Western lunches and seafood dinner: 150–350B
  • Organised tour or activity: 1000–1500B
  • Motorbike hire: 150–250B
Top end (more than)
4000B
  • Boutique hotel room: 4000B
  • Meal at fine-dining restaurant: 350–1000B
  • Private tours: 2000B
  • Car hire: from 800B per day

Visas

For visitors from most countries, visas are generally not required for stays of up to 30 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Thailand from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
THA
Phuket Town
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
33259177
0.93
0.04
Jun – Aug
31258878
1.73
0.07
Sep – Nov
31248776
1.43
0.05
Dec – Feb
32248975
0.2
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Chiang Mai
Go Nov–Feb
Mar – May
34219370
0.43
0.02
Jun – Aug
32248975
1.0
0.04
Sep – Nov
31228771
0.63
0.02
Dec – Feb
30178662
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Bangkok
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
35279579
0.37
0.02
Jun – Aug
33269179
1.33
0.05
Sep – Nov
32259077
0.87
0.03
Dec – Feb
32239074
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Thailand

Flights to Thailand

The best price found from United States to Thailand is on January 5th, 2020, travelling with Alaska Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

ICT
Wichita Mid-Continent
from $577.00
BKK
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Getting around Thailand

Buses Extensive and affordable for travel between towns.

Air Cheap and frequent domestic connections on budget airlines.

Trains Slow but scenic between Bangkok, the north, the northeast and the south.

Car & motorcycle Easy to hire for local touring.

Local transport Shared and chartered taxis and motorcycles are widely available.

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