Thailand Postal Service

Sending letters and postcards is no problem. Well, it is true that sometimes there are long, slow lines at the post office. Aside from that, no problem. Occasionally, people will complain that letters go missing. While this is no doubt true in some instances, yours truly has only experienced missing mail one time in well over a decade of living in the Land of Smiles.

Sending packages is easy too. You can buy several different sizes of boxes right at the post office. String and tape comes with the box, but they're a little stingy with the tape so you might want to bring your own.

Example Postal Rates (Economy Air, Thailand to USA) - 1kg = 2.2 lbs

Kg Baht kg Baht kg Baht
1 700 11 3700 21 6700
2 1000 12 4000 22 7000
3 1300 13 4300 23 7300
4 1600 14 4600 24 7600
5 1900 15 4900 25 7900
6 2200 16 5200 26 8200
7 2500 17 5500 27 8500
8 2800 18 5800 28 8800
9 3100 19 6100 29 9100
10 3400 20 6400 30 9400

Usually EMS letters or packages get to the USA or UK in less than a week. Sea Mail takes one to three months. Packages sent via Economy Air, as in the example above, usually take one to two weeks.

  No ID Required

While some countries require some form of ID to send letters or packages - especially of the registered variety - Thailand does not.

Mailing a registered letter or package does require filling out a form which includes your name and address. You will then receive a receipt which you keep until you are sure that your mail has arrived.

It's as simple as that.