Send Money to Thailand Cheaply

send money to thailandYou can now send money to friends and family in Thailand quickly and with minimal fees.

There may be many reasons that you need to send money to Thailand. Perhaps you have family or friends in need of emergency funds or you must pay outstanding bills or business expenses. Whatever your reason, you can now find simple and cost effective ways to send money overseas from Canada to Thailand.

Use the table below to compare services and products which allow transfers to Thailand from Canada. Using the table headings, you can compare minimum transfer amounts, fees and other options offered by companies. If you would like to know more about a product, click ‘More info’ or click ‘Go to Site’ to open an account.

Browse money transfer services below.

Rates last updated November 24th, 2017
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 45 currencies.
Exclusive: World First International Money Transfers
AUD 2,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade only.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.
Exclusive: OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
AUD 250
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Exclusive offer: Discounted exchange rates for your first and ongoing transactions. $0 transfer fee.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in 45 currencies.
FC Exchange International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
FC Exchange can save you money with its Best Exchange Rate Guarantee. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in 43 currencies.
Compass Global Markets International Money Transfers
AUD 1,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Send money overseas in at least 140 currencies.
HiFX International Money Transfers
AUD 50
2 days
Online, Phone, Agent
Make your first transfer for free
Send money in more than 40 currencies.
Currency Solutions International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
2 days
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Send money in 39 currencies.
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Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

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Case study: Banks vs money transfer companies

Nahm fell in love with Canada while on vacation and decided to move here after finding a new job. As the oldest of three children, Nahm was helping her younger brother pay for university in Thailand and wanted to continue to do so after she moved to Canada.

Before making the move, Nahm decided to research which cash transfer options were available to send $1,000 dollars a month back to Thailand to help her brother. You can see the results of her research below.

Canadian bankMoney transfer service
Exchange rate$1 CAD = 23.45 THB$1 CAD = 25.69 THB
Transfer fee$25$12
Amount in Thai Baht for every $1,000 Canadian dollars23,450 THB25,690 THB
Transfer timeTwo to five business days.Less than 24 hours.
Options availableBank account to bank account transfers only.Direct to bank account or for an additional fee can be cash pickup.

What is the difference?

If Nahm uses the specialist money transfer service, her brother will receive 2,240 THB more each time $1000 is transferred. Furthermore, the fees cost $13 less with the transfer service compared to the bank and the money will arrive much faster. If Nahm wants to send cash for her brother to pick-up using the money transfer service, she may have to pay an additional fee of $15, however the exchange rate is still much more competitive with the money transfer service and will still save her money even if she does pay more for fees.

How do I compare transfer companies when sending money to Thailand?

When sending money from Canada to Thailand, consider the following factors:

  • Competitive exchange rate. Exchange rates vary across different companies. Some service providers will offer great exchange rates but hide this big fees with the competitive rate. Other companies will offer reasonable or low fees and a competitive exchange rate. It is important to shop around and compare this factor to find a good deal.
  • Little to no fees. Every company will charge some kind of fee. As mentioned above, compare the exchange rate and the fee to determine how much money you will be charged. Make sure you are aware of any fees taking place on both your end and your recipient’s end. If you send over a certain amount of money to Thailand, some companies will waive their fees completely, however this is generally if you transfer $10,000 or more.
  • Fast turnaround time. If you are sending regular payments, you may not mind if the money takes a few days to reach its destination. However if you are sending emergency funds, you may require a fast turnaround time of just minutes. Shop around and compare your options.
  • A range of convenient pick up methods. Consider the types of money pick up options offered by different companies. Some services can send directly to a bank account while others will offer cash pick up only. Fees will vary depending on the method, so consider what is best for both you to send the money and your recipient to receive it.
  • Flexible transfer amounts. If you plan on sending large amounts of money at a time, find out which companies allow the biggest amounts to be transferred regularly. Keep in mind some companies may also have minimum limits, so consider your options.

How do I send money to Thailand?

The Thai Baht is a frequently traded currency in the worldwide market and many financial institutions can transfer funds overseas easily and quickly to Thailand. Here are some companies and banks that may provide money transfer services to Thailand:

  • Money transfer services. Almost all money transfer services will allow you to transfer funds to Thailand. These include online only and cash pick up services like MoneyGram, Western Union, TorFX, FairFX, WorldRemit and others.
  • Banks. Most Canadian banks will allow you to send money to Thailand. This can be carried out at branches or online by using your internet banking. Keep in mind that bank fees tend to be higher and you may have to settle for a less competitive exchange rate.

Sending an emergency cash transfer to Thailand

Travellers to Thailand also need to consider how they can get cash in the event of an emergency. Here are a few options to consider when you need emergency cash:

  • Bank-to-bank transfer. You may be able to contact your local Canadian bank and have cash sent to you at a bank in Thailand. Ask both your bank and the receiving bank how much the fees will be for this service.
  • Travel insurance emergency assist. If you purchased a travel insurance policy or have travel insurance linked to your credit card prior to your trip to Thailand, you may be able to recover emergency funds by contacting your credit card provider or bank.
  • Cash transfer company. You can pick up emergency cash at a money service provider. Have a friend or relative send you money and pick it up at a designated location. You will need valid photo ID to pick up the cash and will need basic details about the transaction including the amount of money sent and the sender’s full name.

MoneyGram and Western Union cash pick up locations in Thailand

Western Union

Bangkok

  • Thailand Post Bang Pakaew

    337 34 35 Moo 7 Suksawat
    13 Road Bangpakok
    Rat Burana, Bangkok 10141
    Phone: +2 2 831 3271
    Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday

  • Bay Surawong

    182 Surawong Road
    Si Phraya Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
    Phone: +66 2 233 9760
    Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Hat Yai

  • Bay Big C Hay Yai

    111 19 Moo 4 Klong Hae Hat Yai
    Hat Yai, Songhkhla 90110
    Phone: +66 74 214570
    Open 7 Days a week 10 am to 8 pm

  • Bay Central Festival Hat Yai

    1518 1518 1 2 Kanchanawanit Rd.
    Hat Yai Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110
    Phone: + 66 74 339913
    Open 7 days a week from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

MoneyGram

Bangkok

  • Siam Commercial Bank

    #5347 Senafest 1st
    Fl 542542 1-2 Charoennakorn Rd.
    Khlongtonsai Khlongsan Bangkok
    Phone: 21089025
    Open 7 days a week from 11 am to 7:30 pm

  • TMB Bank

    #078149/911 Surawong Road

    Bankgkok, 10500
    Phone: +6622665230

    Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Hat Yai

  • Siam Commercial Bank

    #0590 Hat Yain
    1097 Phet Kasem Rd Hat YaiSongkhla, 90000
    Phone: +6674235540

    Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Closed on Saturday and Sunday

  • Cimb Thai Bank

    Thanon phet Kasem Hat y430-3-4 Phet Kasem Road

    Hat YaiSongkhla, 90110

    Phone: 743675003

    Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Sunday closed.

Tips for picking up cash in Thailand

The Canadian Government recommend that visitors to Thailand exercise a high degree of caution. Be especially careful when picking up cash from a designated location and try to choose one that is inside of a local bank with added security. Take a friend with you for support and refrain from using public transportation. Ask your hotel to call you a trusted taxi service and return immediately to put the cash in a safe place.

What documentation do I need to send funds?

You can choose between sending cash or bank to bank transfers to Thailand from Canada. When using a cash transfer service, you will need to know your recipient’s contact information and full name. If you choose to use a bank for the transfer you will have to do the following:

  • Bank account. You will need to have an existing bank account with the bank you choose to conduct the transfer with.
  • Know your recipient’s bank information. You will need to know their account number, routing number and SWIFT number for the transaction.
  • Know your recipient’s full name. The full name of the account holder.
  • Know your recipient’s address. Make sure that you know the exact address of the person who you are sending the money to.

Many banks will allow you to store this information online, so if you send regular payments you may be able to select the recipient and send the funds without inputting all of the information again.


Sending funds from Canada to Thailand has never been more affordable or simple. Browsing your options for money transfers to Thailand can save you a lot of money.

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    tonyJuly 17, 2015

    how much money can i send to thailand in one transaction

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      JodieJuly 17, 2015Staff

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for contacting finder.com , a financial comparison website.

      Each different transfer company has their own restrictions on how much they will allow you to send per transfer and these can differ depending on the way you are processing your transfer, use the comparison above to find who would be the best option for you with the amount you wish to transfer and contact them to discuss.

      Regards
      Jodie