If you are thinking of changing money at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, knowing the best place to go to can put some extra money in your pocket, as much as three Baht for every US Dollar. That is substantial. For example, if you are changing 1000 USD, you will get 3000 Baht as a bonus. In this article, I will tell you exactly where to get those extra Thai Baht, and the available timings to do it.
First, let me see where not to change money at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Money Exchange Counters To Avoid At Suvarnabhumi Airport
When you arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the first money exchange counters you will come across, will be in the Visa/Immigration area. Those are the absolute worst places to change money, offering horrible exchange rates. Unless you need to change money to pay for visa fee, just ignore those counters, even if some of them are displaying claims of offering the best exchange rates in Thailand. Those claims are false.
Similarly, when you cross Customs and step into the arrival area, you will see exchange counters there too. The exchange rates there are slightly better than the visa/immigration area, but still bad. You should avoid those counters too, unless you are arriving between midnight and 5.00 am. The best money exchange place at Suvarnabhumi Airport I am going to show you, closes during those hours.
Level B For Best Exchange Rates – Directions
As you can see in the floor-wise plan of the airport in the image above, the airport rail link is located at level B. Take one of the elevators or escalators and get there.
Once on Level B, you will see this entry to the rail link, as shown in the above image.
Inside, you will see this ticketing area. From there, turn left and turn right again. You are going behind the exchange counters.
Behind the exchange counters is the way to the money exchange area, where one can get the best exchange rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
How Many Exchange Counters
In December 2022, there were three exchange counters in this area, and more are likely to open in the future. I will update this page when I see that happen.
This money exchange area opens between 5.00 am and midnight. However, some exchange counters open between 5.30 am and 11.30 pm.
I have posted a YouTube video showing these money exchange counters and other details, which is available on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeJlR7RiJsI
I hope this article helped. If you need any other information or wish to leave your feedback, please write a comment below, and I will respond as soon as possible.