Thailand Post provides postal services in Thailand and was privatized in 2003. The website is in both Thai and English and provides information on financial services, ticket reservation, postage rates, online shopping, and tracking packages.
Post sent from Thailand usually takes between 1-2 weeks to arrive at its final destination. Typically, a usual letter or card will cost around 25 baht to send out of Thailand, and a postcard will be 15 baht. It is cheaper to send things domestically in Thailand. For a complete listing of prices, go to the Thai Post's postage rates.
Post can be sent by air mail for quicker (and consequently more expensive) service and by recorded delivery (for an additional price).
Parcels are usually sent as boxes rather than padded envelopes. The cost varies according to their weight, and therefore it is impossible to provide specific details. In addition to Thai Post, DHL, Fed Ex, Mail Boxes and UPS are all also found in Thailand.
Post offices in Thailand are all red and have a sign identifying them as Thailand Post Office. Post offices are generally open from 8:00 to 16:30 on weekdays. Some offices in major urban centers will also open on a Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00.
Post boxes are also very common in Thailand. They too are red, but have two different slots - one for Bangkok and one for "other".
Thailand Post Co., Ltd
111 M.3 Changwattana Road, Laksi,
Bangkok, Thailand 10210-0299
Tel : 0 2831 3131
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
When writing an address in Thailand, you can use both the Roman script as well as Thai script. The name of the addressee should be first, followed by the house/apartment number and building name. This is followed by the street name, the sub-district, the town and postcode, then the country if this is necessary.
A postcode is composed of five digits. The first two digits indicate which province you are in, the middle number is the district and the last two numbers indicate the sub-district.
Customs Duties for Packages in Thailand
The Thai post office completes the customs formalities when using parcel post. Packages up to a value of 22 euro are released from a customs tariff.
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