The 5 Best Money Changers in Bangkok

Bangkok Travel Guides / October 19, 2016
The 5 Best Money Changers in Bangkok

Let talk a bit about Bangkok’s money exchange scene before pointing out places with the best rates.

In Bangkok, one can easily find a money exchange booth at any street corner across the city. This suggests that there are a large number of this kind of service in Bangkok. The suggestion is confirmed if you ask a local-savvy local.

Bangkok money exchange services are available in forms of large currency exchange centers and small money changer kiosks. The good news is that they are all licensed.

Foreign exchange service providers in Bangkok are categorized into 3 groups: money exchange booths operated by banks, currency exchange chains, and independent money changers.

Rates vary between different providers, and also between different branches of the same chain. Among those kinds of service providers, currency exchange chains and independent money changers have the better rates.

There is one thing we know for sure: Converting currency in Bangkok will always get you more baht than in your country. Even if you engage a forex service at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport.

But we can always have the best among the best. With our money changer guide on hand, you will easily get to a reliable service that is close to your hotel or BTS and MRT stations.

Make sure that your passport is there with you whenever you show up at a money changer. It is legally required.

1. Super Rich Thailand

Super Rich Thailand Image credit: Super Rich Thailand

Super Rich Thailand has come into the scene for more than 50 years. This reputable money exchange chain has won people’s hearts through its excellent service and good rates. Their rates are usually the best in Bangkok.

All of 14 money changers of this chain are in close proximity to tourist places or busy shopping areas, including one kiosk at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

A Super Rich Thailand branch is easily recognized through its green branding color.

Best rates for
– USD
– EUR
– JPY
– SGD
– AUD
– CAD
– HKD
– CHF
– GBP
– MYR

Recommended branches
1. Super Rich Thailand @ Rajdamri
– It is Super Rich Thailand headquarter, providing better rates than its other branches.
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– It often has  a long queue of customers but its service is quick and efficient.
– Located at 45 Soi Rajdamri 1, Rajdamri, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330
– Phone: +66 (0)2 254-4444
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00 | Sat and Public Holidays 09:30 – 16:30

2. Super Rich Thailand @ Emporium, Sukhumvit
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies. Selling only USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, and CNY.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at B1 Floor, Customer & Tourist Service Center, Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
– Phone: +66 (0)2 254-4444
– Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 20:00

3. Super Rich Thailand @ Siam Paragon
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies. Selling only USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, and CNY.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at 3rd Floor, Siam Paragon Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
– Phone: +66 (0)2 254-4444
– Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 20:00

4. Super Rich Thailand @ BTS Chong Nonsi
– This branch is easy accessible due to its location near Chong Nonsi BTS station.
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies. Selling only USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, and CNY.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at Chong Nonsi Station (BTS Skytrain), Bang Rak, Bangkok
– Phone: +66 (0)2 254-4444
– Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 20:00

5. Super Rich Thailand @ Vibhavadi
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at 18/4 Soi Vibhavadi 22, Vibhavadi – Rangsit Rd. Chompon, Chatuchak, Bangkok
– Phone: +66 (0)2 254-4444
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10:00 – 17:00 | Sat 10:00 – 16:00

Note: The exchange rates vary slightly among the chain’s outlets. To check their today-exchange-rates, follow this link.

2. Super Rich 1965

Super Rich 1965 Image credit: Super Rich 1965

Operated since 1965, Super Rich 1965 is the biggest money exchange chain in the capital of Thailand. This chain has 22 handy-located branches; all offer good exchange rates, which are very close to the rates provided by Super Rich Thailand.

Rumour has it that the founders of Super Rich 1965 and Super Rich Thailand are brothers, but please keep it to yourself.

Orange color is a sign that helps you recognize a Super Rich 1965’s money changer booth.

Best rates for
– USD
– EUR
– GBP
– CHF
– AUD
– JPY
– MYR
– SGD
– HKD
– DKK

Recommended branches
1. Super Rich 1965 @ Rajdamri
– This branch is Super Rich 1965 head office, offering the best rates among its branches.
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at 47/11-13 Rajdamri Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
– Phone: (+66) 2-655-2488, 02-655-2400 (Auto Lines)
– Opening hours: Mon to Sat & Public Holidays 09:00 – 20:00 | Sun 09:00 – 19:00

2. Super Rich 1965 @ Silom
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at 491/5 – 491/7 Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
– Phone: (+66) 2-635-0900 (Auto Lines)
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00 | Sat & Public Holidays 09:00 – 17:00

3. Super Rich 1965 @ Big-C Ratchadamri
– This kiosk only buys foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at 97/11 GJA 001 Room, 1st fl. G in Department Big-C Super Store Ratchadamri rd, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
– Phone: 02-655-2400, 02-655-2488
– Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

4. Super Rich 1965 @ BTS Chidlom
– Well located at Chidlom BTS station
– This kiosk only buys foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at E1-2, E1-2 / 1 BTS Chidlom, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini,Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
– Phone: 02-655-2488
– Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

5. Super Rich 1965 @ MRT Sukhumvit
– Conveniently located at Sukhumvit MRT station
– This kiosk only buys foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– Located at MRT Subway Sukhumvit Station Room No. 17, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok
– Phone: (+66) 2-655-2488
– Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

Note: The exchange rates of its branches are not the same. To check the today-exchange-rates, follow this link.

3. Vasu Exchange

Vasu Exchange Image credit: Vasu Exchange

Vasu Exchange is a popular independent money changer in central Bangkok. Its location is right in front of Nana BTS, which is in the heart of the commercial Sukhumvit area.

Their exchange rates are very competitive. On some days, they give you a rate that is even better than what offered by the two Super Rich chains.

Best rates for
– EUR
– USD
– GBP
– CHF
– NZD
– JPY
– CAD
– DKK
– NOK
– SEK

Notes
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– To check their today-exchange-rates, follow this link

Contact
– Address: 133-133/1 Soi 7/1 Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok
– Phone: 02-253-1706-7,  02-251-1651
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00 | Sat 09:00 – 17:00 | Closed on Sunday

4. SIA Money Exchange

SIA Money Exchange Image credit: SIA Money Exchange

You can trust SIA Money Exchange, simply because they have over 30 years of experience in this field. Their business success lies in the consistency of providing good service and, of course, offering good rates.

Like Vasu Exchange, SIA Money Exchange has the best rates in the market every now and then.

Best rates for
– USD
– EUR
– GBP
– HKD
– CNY / RMB
– JPY
– SGD
– MYR
– KRW
– TWD / NT

Notes
– SIA Money Exchange is a part of Golden Wall & Travel Service Company.
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– To check their today-exchange-rates, follow this link

Head office
– Address: 1091/156-7 Soi Petchburi 33, New Petchburi Road, Makkasan, Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400
– Phone: (+662) 650 0864-8 | (+662) 255 6412-8
– Opening hours: Mon to Sat 09:00 – 18:00 | Closed on Sunday

Branch
Good Rate Exchange & Travel Service
– Address: 14/30 Soi Petchburi 19 (Soi Juldis), Phrayathai, Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400
– Phone: (+662) 253 4557
– Opening hours: Mon to Sat 07:00 – 20:00 | Sun 07:00 – 16:00

5. X-One Currency Exchange Center

X-One Currency Exchange Center Image credit: X-One Currency Exchange Center

If you are looking for the best exchange rate for British pound GBP, then X-One Currency Exchange Center is highly recommended. Their GBP buying and selling rates are often the most advantageous in the market.

Their offers for other currencies are also close to its counterparts’, and better than banks’ exchange rates.

X-One is located just 300m away from the popular tourist attraction Patpong. If you get around in Bangkok by MRT, you can alight at Samyan station and walk about 7 minutes to reach X-One.

Best rates for
– GBP
– JPY
– MOP
– TWD / NT
– KRW
– MYR
– CNY / RMB

Notes
– Services include buying and selling foreign currencies.
– Traveler’s cheques are accepted.
– To check its today exchange rates, follow this link

Contact
– Address: 149/7 Surawongse Road, Suriyawongse, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
– Phone: 02-634-1155
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00 | Sat & Public Holidays 09:00 – 17:00 | Closed on Sunday