Best Thailand Tourist Sim Card And How To Buy A Thailand Sim Card

Last updated on January 1st, 2021 at 02:47 am

thailand tourist sim card, thailand tourist sim, tourist sim card thailand, sim card in thailand, thailand sim card, AIS, DTAC, True Move Thailand

In this guide you will learn how to buy a sim card in Thailand and the best Thailand tourist sim card for your trip. Prices are so affordable and the connection was working great in most of the touristic places that we visited in Thailand but in remote places like the mountains you could find weak connection.

It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location for apps like Grab. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also your own SIM is important for communicating with locals and meeting other travelers.

Read here our most Instagrammable places in Thailand, how to get to Khao San Road from the airport, our favorite Thailand Tourist Spots and budget travel Thailand.

Read here Brunei sim card for tourist, Dubai sim card for tourist, Korea tourist sim cardChina tourist sim cardHong Kong tourist sim cardSingapore tourist sim cardMaldives sim cardCambodia sim cardsim card in Bali

Also Japan tourist sim card, Kazakhstan tourist sim card, Laos sim cardMalaysia sim cardTaiwan sim cardMyanmar sim cardSri LankaMacau tourist sim card and Philippines sim card.

SIM CARD IN THAILAND AND BEST THAILAND TOURIST SIM CARD

SIM CARD IN THAILAND BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Thailand is working great especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from. In Thailand you will find in most of the places 4G and good wifi connection even night buses. Only in a few remote places in Thailand the connection can be intermittent.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Thailand to connect anytime. We recommend you to get you to get in the airport if you are in a hurry. Since there is no big difference with prices and packages.

It’s so useful to leave the airport with your prepaid sim card in Thailand to order Grab or checking maps to your next destination. You will have to show your passport if you buy your Thailand sim card in the airport or even if you book online or in a local shop in the city.

Click here to book online your sim card in Thailand with Klook!

GETTING THAILAND PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

For us the best way for buying our Thailand tourist sim card was booking online and pick up your sim card in Thailand airport since it will be faster. And they help you to install and activate if you wish.

Since you get to a new country and as sooner you are connected you will start checking maps, contacting people and checking information. In Bangkok Airport is pretty easy and just getting your stamp in your passport different companies will offer prices and packages.

If you buy your Thailand sim card at the airport it will be little bit more expensive and you will get worse packages than buying in the phone shops outside the airport or online. But seriously the difference will be only just a few dollars for a month package.

WHERE TO GET THAILAND TOURIST SIM CARD

Apart from the airport you can buy your Thailand sim card in the official shops and 7 Eleven but please don’t trust street sellers. You will find many of them everywhere. Just make sure that you bring your passport they will explain their packages to get your prepaid Thailand sim card.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD IN THAILAND

The most popular phone companies are True, DTAC and AIS. And there are two small providers: CAT and TOT. All of them with packages valid for 8 days, 15 days and 30 days depending and how long you are planning to stay traveling in Thailand. We will tell you prices and packages below with True, DTAC and AIS.

True Move Thailand

thailand tourist sim card, thailand tourist sim, tourist sim card thailand, sim card in thailand, thailand sim card, True Move Thailand

True Move has great coverage from the North to the South. The tourist sim card costs $10 USD with 15 GB is valid for 8 days.

For $20 USD with 30 GB and valid for 15 days. If you stay longer for a month you can purchase the sim card in Thailand for $2 USD and top up depending of the packages that they offer. Also you will get included local calls and sms.

DTAC

thailand tourist sim card, thailand tourist sim, tourist sim card thailand, sim card in thailand, thailand sim card, DTAC

DTAC is the third provider in Thailand. You can get them in the airport, phone shops and 7 Eleven. Happy Tourist Sim will offer different packages and it’s becoming so popular between travelers in Thailand.

For $10 USD you get 15 GB unlimited data at max speed. For $20 USD you will get 30 GB in the same conditions. For $5 USD free unlimited internet for 4 days. Also you will get included local calls and sms. If you stay longer you can get the sim for $2 USD and top up great option if you stay for a month or more in Thailand.

AIS

thailand tourist sim card, thailand tourist sim, tourist sim card thailand, sim card in thailand, thailand sim card, AIS

AIS is the largest provider in Thailand. For $30 USD you will get 75 GB and its valid for a month. You can get also a tourist sim card for 15 days that costs $25 USD and you will have 30 GB. Also you will get included local calls and sms.

THAILAND POCKET WIFI

If you prefer Thailand Pocket Wifi a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Thailand you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

You will get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices. If you use more than 1GB in a day your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs.

The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

If you prefer click here to get a discount Thailand Pocket Wifi with Klook!

SIM CARD IN THAILAND CONCLUSION

If you ask me for a Thailand Card Conclusion. I would choose DTAC because it has better packages usually. But you have to check and compare since coverage prices and packages are similar. It depends in how long you are traveling in Thailand. We have been a few times and all of them work great!

BEST TIME TO GO TO THAILAND

The best season to go to Thailand is during winter from December to January. It is not very warm and it´s also not rainy. It’s the perfect season to travel in Thailand so you will be able to explore the country without any hassle with the weather.

Click here to know more about the weather in Thailand!

CASH AND ATM IN THAILAND

There are ATMs almost everywhere and they charge S5 USD fee commission every time you withdraw money. You can also exchange money everywhere and the rate is around $1 USD= 31 THB.

Check here to know the exact rate in Thailand!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN THAILAND

Budget to travel in Thailand, street food in Thailand, cheap accommodation in Thailand

If you go to local places, prices start from $2-3 USD for a meal in a local restaurant, but it could be even cheaper in the street. You can spend one whole day with $10 USD for food, juices and a few bottles of beer.

You can get a noodle soup, pad thai (noodles with chicken for example), rice with chicken, and as well as seafood for $2-3 USD. Thai food is really affordable and delicious. Click here to know our favorite street food dishes around Southeast Asia.

Book your accommodations in Thailand through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Thailand and get deals for $15. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

ENTRANCE FEES IN THAILAND

Always remember that you have to keep some of your pocket money for entrance fees. For example, in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, there are entrance fees for temples like Wat Pho and King Palace. In the rest of the country, there is also some small fees in the beaches and waterfalls. A few temples will cost you for free, as cheap as $1 USD or it can cost around $10 USD like King Palace in Bangkok.

TOURS AND ISLAND HOPING

You can find island hoping tours starting from $20-25 USD and it will include lunch and snorkeling. It lasts around 4-5 hours.

Click here if you want to get your discount booking activities in the Bangkok and Thailand with Klook!

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN THAILAND

In the southern part of the country, around the beach, accommodation is a little bit more expensive. You can find a room from $10-20 USD if you are on a budget. The accommodation is always fine and they usually provide a towel and internet. You can stay in a mid budget hotel for as low as $40-60 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $100 USD.

Book your accommodations in Thailand through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Thailand and get deals for $15. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here if you want to get your discount booking activities in the Bangkok and Thailand with Klook!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

Feel free to use our links with discounts for BookingAgodaAirbnb and Klook. By using our links, you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys. 

Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!