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Send money to Thailand

Find the best way to transfer money from the United States to Thailand.

Looking for the best way to send money from the United States to family, friends or businesses in Thailand (or even to your own bank account)? Don't head straight to your American bank - turn to online money transfer services instead. They nearly always offer better exchange rates and lower fees - which means for the same amount of dollars you send, the recipient will receive more bahts.

Compare ways of sending money to Thailand

Use our table below to compare services that send money from America to Thailand. Compare the money transfer providers' fees and speeds, then click "Go to site" when you've found the best one to send your US Dollars to Thailand.

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Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer) Learn More
OFX
24 hours
$0

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OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies.
CurrencyTransfer
24 hours
$0

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Exclusive: Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally $5,000).
CurrencyTransfer lets you shop around for the best exchange rate on its online marketplace.
Currencies Direct
Within an hour

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CurrenciesDirect makes transferring money abroad simple with bank-beating exchange rates.
Xe
Within minutes
$3

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Xe has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
CurrencyFair
24 hours
€3

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CurrencyFair has bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
Currencies Direct
Within an hour

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CurrenciesDirect makes transferring money abroad simple with bank-beating exchange rates.
WorldRemit
Within an hour
From $1.99

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Use the code ‘4FREEFINDER’ to get 4 free transfers if you are a first time user. Eligible countries only.
WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
OFX International Money Transfers (Business)
24 hours
$0

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Business customers: Send safe, no-limit transfers with no fees and competitive exchange rates.
Wise (TransferWise)
Within an hour
From 0.41%

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Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 45+ currencies.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Currencies Direct (business)
Within an hour

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Minimizes costs of international transactions and offers custom solutions for business clients.
CurrencyTransfer for Business
24 hours
$0

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Increase business efficiency with zero transaction fees and same-day transfers.
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How to send money to Thailand from the United States

Here's our simple process for sending a money transfer to Thailand as a cash pickup or bank transfer - the two options are similar:

  1. Compare your options.
    Use our table above to find a money transfer provider that sends USD to Thailand. One may be better for cash pickups while another might be better suited to a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click Go to site.
  2. Register for an account.
    You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
  3. Provide recipient details.
    Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Thai bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
  4. Enter the transfer amount.
    Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Many services give the amount of Baht your recipient should receive, so double check this.
  5. Complete your transfer.
    Send your money transfer to Thailand. Keep any reference number safe so you can track your transfer - your recipient may need it too.

If you send to a Thai bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your Thai recipient will need to show some form of photo ID in order to pick up the funds. It's also important that you give them the transaction reference number to streamline the process.

For larger transfer amounts, you may need to phone the agent location to ensure it has enough cash available.

Ways to send and receive money

How to decide which option is best for you to send money to Thailand.

  • Bank deposit. Most major banks in America let you wire money to banks in Thailand. However, you might get weaker exchange rates and pay higher fees all for the privilege of a slower transfer.
  • Online money transfer services. Online companies like OFX and CurrencyTransfer make international money transfers to Thailand easy with bank transfers or cell phone top ups often offered as easy delivery options.
  • Transfer agents across America. Many transfer providers have locations dotted all across America, making it easy for you to send money that can be easily picked up in similar agent locations in Thailand.
  • Checks and money orders. If speed is not an issue, you can always pick up an international check from your bank or the US Postal Service to send to Thailand.
  • Cash pick-up. Xe and WorldRemit allow you to collect cash, even if you don't have a bank account in Thailand.
  • Bank deposit. If you have a Thai bank account, you can have money transferred directly into this without having to make any trips to a money transfer agent location.
  • PayPal. The Xoom app allows you to receive money from the United States onto your cell phone, into your Thai bank account, or as a cash pick-up.
  • Checks and money orders. Both personal checks and money orders can be sent directly to you where you live but these tend to be the slower options.

What documents do I need to transfer money to Thailand?

To send money from the United States to Thailand, you'll need the following:

1. Photo identification

Most providers require a driver's license, passport or other American government-issued ID. You can send transfers without the above but may need to give alternate ID instead.

2. Payment method

Your options depend on the provider's services. Popular methods include cash, debit or credit card payments, bank account transfers and personal checks.

3. Recipient information

You'll need their name (matching their ID) plus contact details. If sending to a Thai bank account, you'll need the a/c number, SWIFT and branch details.

What documents do I need to receive money in Thailand?

To collect money in person in Thailand, the recipient will need:

1. Transfer number

The reference number - sometimes called a PIN, MTCN or tracking number.

2. Government-issued ID

A official ID, such as a Thai passport or driving license.

3. The transfer amount

To know how much has been sent, usually to within 10% of the total.

4. Sender information

The sender's name and address and the country from where the money was sent.

How much does it cost to send money to Thailand from America?

The cost of sending money to Thailand from the United States depends on the exchange rate between USD to THB, the fees, how you want your recipient to receive your transfer and the turnaround time:

  • Exchange rates. The mid-market rate is the rate banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It is the best rate that you can get. But not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rate so compare the exchange rate you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
  • Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Thailand for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
  • Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for a quick delivery. Companies such as Xe and WorldRemit offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services can offer the best value, usually getting your money to Thailand faster and cheaper than banks.
  • Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service. For example, one provider may have a send limit of $10,000 while another may allow you to transfer up to $1 million. For smaller transfers, check the fees. For large transfers, look harder at the exchange rate. Some providers encourage large transfers with low fees.
  • Transfer type. Does your recipient have a Thai bank account or is cash or cell phone top up the better option? Each transfer type will have different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers.
  • Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up while others may offer you a discount if you transfer more than a certain amount.
Looking for the best exchange rate? Discover the USD/THB exchange rate rates and historical changes.

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    JeromeJuly 9, 2019

    Friends suggested to use bitcoin and send it to Thailand. I used a service called cryptobaht.io and it worked great, the money arrived like 10 minutes later on the bank account of my girlfriend. However, I wonder if this is legal? In my understanding, I send this company bitcoin and they send out the Thai baht to my girlfriend, but if they decide to scam me I can’t do anything against it because bitcoin is totally private and anonymous?

    Anyways, the service worked great, but maybe in the future I will try something else. I have read about TransferWise and it takes 2 days or something like that ’til the money arrives, seems that bitcoin is way faster.

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      nikkiangcoJuly 10, 2019

      Hi Jerome,

      Thanks for leaving a question on our page.

      It’s great to know that cryptobaht.io worked great for you. As of this writing, we don’t have any information about them, therefore, we aren’t able to let you know if it is a legitimate company or share a review about their service.

      However, if you are looking to send money to Thailand, aside from TransferWise, you can use our comparison calculator to assess transfer fees, exchange rates and other details for sending funds to Thailand with a money transfer service that might be suitable for you.

      If you are worried about falling victim to, you can use our checklist to help you detect and avoid Bitcoin scams in the future. Researching about the exchange before using their service will also help in keeping you safe from scams.

      Hope this helps! For any further questions, feel free to reach out to us again, we’re here to help.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    GailJuly 10, 2018

    The safest way to send $1000 US to Thailand

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      AshJuly 11, 2018

      Hi Gail,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      All the providers listed above are safe and legitimate. You may compare each provider by the speed of transfer and method. The quickest transfer speed is the same day which are for WorldRemit and Pangea.

      I hope this helps.

      Let us know if there is anything else that we may assist you with.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    ShobhitApril 3, 2017

    I want to transfer USD to Thailand bank account from India using equivalent INR from my credit card.
    How can I do that?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      HaroldJuly 11, 2017Staff

      Hi Shobhit,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      We do have a list of money transfer service providers who can help you send money to Thailand. Try to directly transfer the funds from India to Thailand to save costs.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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