General Travel Information I Key information
WELCOME TO THE LAND OF SMILES
The Kingdom of Thailand is a vibrant collection of venues, culture, and stories. We’ve compiled some useful information to help you get familiar.
Thailand Standard Time (THA) is GMT +7. Daylight savings is not observed.
Thailand’s currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Denominations include 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 in notes.
Major credit cards are accepted in most large hotels and major commercial areas, and ATMs are easily found in cities. But keep some cash handy when travelling to lesser areas, and when in more remote regions, it is good to keep small change.
Tipping is not required as most establishments include a service charge, but can be appreciated by service staff and taxi drivers.
Thailand uses 220V AC outlets. 2-prong round or flat sockets are the most common. A converter and adapter is required for most visitors from the U.S. and U.K.
Thailand has numerous satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi providers with excellent connectivity. All major mobile brands are available and compatible with local telecom networks.
191 - Universal emergency service
199 - Fire Department
1669 - Medical emergency call
1155 - Tourist Police
OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS
1133 - Fixed telephone directory assistance
1182 - Thai Meteorological Department
1543 - Service Centre traffic on the Turnpike (U.S. Route)
1348 - Bus route enquiry (BMTA public bus)
1690 - State Railway of Thailand
02 617 7300 - Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)
02 624 5200 - Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT)
1197 or 02 515 3020 - Traffic Command and Control Centre