Best Money Exchange Rates in Bangkok

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


(Updated November 2016) Money Exchange options are aplenty in Bangkok starting from the exchange counters located in the arrival areas of Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airports. But that does not mean that all money exchange places give you the same value for the currency that you are carrying. The exchange counters at the airports in Thailand or in any other country for that matter usually offer very bad exchange rates for any currency. There is an easy way to check how much premium you are being made to pay for exchanging one currency into another. For example if you are planning to exchange USD into THB, just go to Google and type 'usd thb rate' in lower case without quotes and press enter. Google will show you the current inter-bank rate at the top of the page. Compare this rate with what the exchange counter at the airport is offering you. The result may shock you. At New Delhi's IGI Airport T3, the banks and Thomas Cook exchange counters charge a premium of roughly 10% over the inter-bank rates for selling you a foreign currency. When they buy a foreign currency from you, they buy at a discount of roughly 10%. Its a great business for them but for a tourist, it just makes the holiday more expensive by 10%. Exchange shops at the airports in Thailand do not charge 10% premium but if you compare Bangkok airport exchange rates with the best money exchange rates in Bangkok city, you will see quite a difference. So if you must buy some THB at an airport in Thailand, buy just enough to pay for the Visa and initial expenses. Once in Bangkok city, you can get the best money exchange rates by going to the right places that I reveal in this page. Keep reading...
Also read: Best Money Exchange Rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Super Rich Thailand Money Exchange, Bangkok

Best Money Exchange Rates in Bangkok

Super Rich Thailand (Head Office Rajdamri Soi 1) near Big C on Ratchadamri Road is the place for best exchange rates in Bangkok. These people function like a bank. Currency exchange process here starts with taking a copy of the customer's passport. Photocopy machine is on the right side after entering. The customer is then asked to write his/her hotel name on the passport copy and sent on to stand in one of the queues. At the counter, they count the money and give a token to the customer. Wait again, this time outside the queue. At last they call the token number on a public address system and one gets the desired currency with a printed receipt. The extra money one gets because of the favorable exchange rate makes all the hassle worth enduring. The place is air conditioned, and cool drinking water is available. Monday - Friday open from 9.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday/public holiday 9.30am to 4.30pm. You can see the exchange rates offered by Super Rich (Thailand) on their website which is updated several times during the day. This is the link: Current Super Rich Thailand Bangkok Exchange Rates. Just remember that by the time you get to their office the rates may have changed again, so don't get alarmed.

More Super Rich Thailand Locations

At the time of updating this article, Super Rich Thailand had at least one branch and 12 other kiosk locations in Bangkok (see list below). They even have a kiosk at Phuket International Airport and one counter at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Airport Link train area. I have yet to verify their exchange rates at the airport locations but if you are going there after seeing the rates on their website, you will know if there is any difference.

Later in this page, you will read about Super Rich (1965), another money exchange shop located close to Super Rich (Thailand). Also Visit: Best Money Exchange Rates in Pattaya and Best Money Exchange Strategy for Travel to Thailand

Super Rich Thailand Ratchadamri Head Office Location Map (click on the map to enlarge)

Super Rich Thailand Money Exchange Ratchadamri Bangkok Location Map

(Also see: Bangkok Visa on Arrival Procedure and Requirements)

Directions to Get to Super Rich (Thailand), Head Office Ratchadamri


Big C Ratchadamri Bangkok

Getting to Super Rich Thailand is easy. You can either get down at Chit Lom, Siam, or Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain stations. Ask someone for directions to Big C. It is walking distance from all the three stations but Siam and Chit Lom are a closer. Going from Chit Lom/Ratchadamri/Siam station, you will reach Big C as in the above picture. Walk past Big C and at the next main turn go right and again ask someone for Super Rich Thailand. It is very close from there. 

Other Super Rich (Thailand) Locations in Bangkok



Super Rich Thailand Money Exchange At Asiatique Riverfront Bangkok

This Super Rich Thailand exchange counter is inside Asiatique The Riverfront shopping Mall. A free boat ride in Chao Phraya River can take you to Asiatique. Its a nice experience. There are many other locations in shopping malls including Siam Paragon and other places in Bangkok. This is the complete list of all Super Rich Thailand Locations in Bangkok and Phuket:

1. Rajdamri Head Office
(Buy & Sell Foreign Currencies)

45 Soi Rajdamri 1, Rajdamri, Patumwan
Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 18:00
Saturday and Public Holidays
9:30 - 16:30

Call Center
T: +66 (0)2 254-4444
F: +66 (0)2 255-4455

2. Vibhavadi Branch
(Buy & Sell Foreign Currencies)

18/4 Soi Vibhavadi 22, Vibhavadi - Rangsit Rd.
Chompon, Chatuchak
Bangkok, 10900, Thailand

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00

3. Emporium
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

B1 Floor. Customer & Tourist Service Center Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 20:00

4. Asiatique
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Prayakrai District, Bangkor Laem, Bangkok 10120 (KK25)

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday - Sunday
17:00 - 22:00

5. Jewelery Trade Center
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

Jewelry Trade Center, Silom Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (JBG 06 )

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00 - 18:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00

6. Tha Maharaj
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

Tha Maharaj, Maharaj Road, Phranakorn District, Bangkok 10200 (Pier1)

Operating Hours
Open Daily
10:00 - 19:00

7. Siam Paragon
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

3rd Floor. Siam Paragon Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 20:00

8. Central Rama 9
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 19 foreign currencies

5th Floor. Central Plaza Grand Rama 9, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 20:00

9. BTS Chong Nonsi
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

Chong Nonsi Station (BTS Skytrain), Bang Rak, Bangkok

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 20:00

10. Suvarnabhumi
Sell & Buy foreign currencies

Suvarnabhumi Airport (Airport Link), Tambon Racha Thewa, Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
06:30 - 22:00

11. National Stadium
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

Lub d Bangkok - Siam 925/9 Rama 1 Rd. Wangmai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Operating Hours
Open Daily
10:00 - 19:00

12. Central Pinklao
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

4th Floor Central Plaza Pinklao, Boramratchonnani Road, Arun-Amarin, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 20:00

13. Paradise Park
Buy foreign currencies, Sell only 11 foreign currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, MYR, SGD, HKD, TWD, KRW, CNY)

2nd Floor. Paradise Park 61 Srinakarin road, Nongbon, Prawate, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
11:00 - 19:00

14. Phuket International Airport
Buy foreign currencies only

Phuket International Airport, 222 Tambon Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

Operating Hours
Open Daily
07:00 - 22:30

Super Rich (1965) (Orange Signage)


Super Rich (1965) Money Exchange Ratchadamri Bangkok

Super Rich (1965) has orange sign boards like you see in the picture above. Lately, the competition among these two exchange shops has increased so much that the staff of Super Rich (1965) stand opposing the entrance of Super Rich (Thailand) and try to call the customers to come to their shop instead. If that happens to you, you should just ignore them because the exchange rates offered by Super Rich (1965) are not as good. I have compared their exchange rates with those offered by Super Rich (Thailand) on different occasions and always found Super Rich (Thailand)'s rates to be better. For that matter I have compared Super Rich (Thailand)'s exchange rates with dozens of exchange shops & counters in Bangkok and never saw anyone beating Super Rich (Thailand).

Super Rich (1965) is open 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday. They even open on Sunday for a few hours. I have changed money with them a few times when Super Rich (Thailand) was closed. To be fair to them, Super Rich (1965) offers rates better than many other money changers in Bangkok but they just don't do better than Super Rich (Thailand). Lately, Super Rich 1965 have also started taking a copy of the customers' passports with the hotel name written on them which they were earlier not doing. Apart from this Head Office location, they have another 20 or so locations in Bangkok. Addresses and contact particulars of all Super Rich (1965) locations in Bangkok are as under:

1. Head Office (Buy & Sell)

Address : 47/11-13 Rajdamri Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok. 10330
Address : 67,69 Ratchadamri Rd. Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok. 10330
Address : 49,51 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok. 10330

Open : Monday - Saturday and Public Holiday
9.00 am - 6.00 pm (buy and sell)
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
(buy foreign currencies only)

Sunday
9.00 am. - 5.00 pm. (buy and sell)
5.00 pm. - 7.00 pm.
(buy foreign currencies only) :

Contact Tel : 02-655-2488, 02-655-2400
Fax : 02-251-5642, 02-253-7804
(For the locations where phone number is not mentioned, this head office phone number can be used)

2. Silom Branch (Buy & Sell)

Address : 491/5-7 Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok. 10500

Open : Monday - Friday 09.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday and Public Holiday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Contact : Tel 02-635-0900
Fax 02-635-0472-3

3. Thai Airways Branch (Buy & Sell)

Address : 18 Soi Vibhavadi 22 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chompon, Chatuchak, Bangkok. 10900

Open : Monday - Friday
9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Buy & Sell)

Saturday and Public Holiday
10.00 am - 5.00 pm (buy and sell)

Contact : Tel 02-512-5073,02-5138127

4. Big C Branch Rajdamri (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : 97/11 G Floor room GJA001, Big C Department Store Center (Branch Rajdamri) Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok. 10330

Open : Day : Open Daily
10.00 am - 8.00 pm

5. Pattanakarn 20 Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : 4 Pattanakarn 20, Pattanakarn Road, Suanluang, 10250.
Open : Monday - Saturday :12.00 pm - 9.00 pm

6. Tops Sukhumvit 41 Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : Log No.VT-R03 Sukhumvit.Rd Klongtonnue Wattana Bangkok 10260

Open : Daily : 10.00 am - 8.00 pm

7. Thanya Park (Buy foreign currencies only)  

Address : Thanya Park branch is open now, we are on 2nd Floor, B building. (Opposite Passport Office).
Open : Daily :10.30 am - 7.00 pm

8. MBK Center (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : Floor 2 nd. 44 MBK Building No. PLA.F02.C31F025
Phaya Thai Rd. Wangmai, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330.

Open : Daily :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

9. Central Ladprao Branch (Buy & Sell)

Adress :Central Ladprao
Floor B 803 Phahonyothin rd. Chatujak 10500

Open: Monday - Saturday
10.30 am - 5.00 pm. (buy and sell)
5.00pm - 8.00pm
(Buy foreign currencies only)

Sunday
10.30 am - 8.00 pm.
(Buy foreign currencies only)
Contact: Tel 02-512-5073,02-5138127

10. Central Embassy Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address :Room No.2 L2-11/2 at Central Embassy(2nd floor, on the left side of ZARA)
Phloen Chit Rd. Lumpini, pathumwan , Bangkok 10330.

Open : Daily :11.00 am - 8.00 pm

11. Central Festival EastVille Branch (Buy & Sell)

Address : Central EastVille 69,69/1,69/2 Praditmanutham.Rd Ladprao Bangkok.
Open : Daily :11.00 am - 8.00 pm

12. BTS Chidlom Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : E1-2, E1-2 / 1 BTS Chidlom, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini,Pathumwan, Bangkok. 10330

Open : Dayily : 10.00 am - 8.00 pm

13. BTS Asoke Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address :No.E4-1 BTS Asoke (Exit1)
Sukhumvit Rd. Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 .

Open : Daily :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

14. BTS Nana (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : On BTS Skytrain, Nana station (Down stairs from the station).
Open : Daily :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

15. BTS On-Nut (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : On BTS Skytrain, On-Nut station Exit 1.
Open : Daily :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

16. MRT Sukhumvit Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : MRT Sukhumvit Station Exit 1.
Open : Monday - Saturday :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

17. MRT Petchaburi (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address : On MRT Subway, Petchburi Station Exit 1, on the connect line to Airport Rail Link.
Open : Daily :10.00 am - 8.00 pm

18. MRT Phra Rama 9 Branch (Buy foreign currencies only)

Address :MRT Phra Ram 9 Station Exit 2, on the connect line to Central Plaza Grand Rama 9.
Open : Monday - Saturday : 10.00 am - 8.00 pm

19. Airport Rail Link Suvarnabhumi Station (Buy & Sell)

Address :Booth No. SVB RC29. Bangna-Trad Rd., Rachathewa Sub_Dist, Bangplee Dist, Samut Prakarn.
We are on Basement, near ARL Express Line.

Open : Daily : Monday - Sunday
06.00 am - 11.00 pm.
Contact : Tel 095-568-9009

20. Airport Rail Link Phayathai Station (Buy & Sell)

Address :Booth No. PTH R 05, Phayathai Rd., Thanon Phayathai Sub-Dist. Ratchathewi Dist. Bangkok
We are on the connection line between ARL & BTS Phayathai Station.

Open : Daily : Monday - Sunday
10.00 am - 8.00 pm.
Contact : Tel 095-568-9009

21. SuperRich Asia (Buy & Sell)

Address : 36 Langsuan Rd. Lumpini Pathumwan Bangkok.
Open : Daily :09.00 am - 6.00 pm
Contact : Tel 089-967-3700

Money Change At Other Places in Bangkok

Money exchange shops and counter can be found everywhere in Bangkok and I know it will not always be possible for you to go to Super Rich (Thailand). If you are forced to change money elsewhere, just try to compare the exchange rates being offered to you with the Online Rates of Super Rich (Thailand). That way at least you will know how much extra premium you are paying.







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