Travelling to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam

Hi Everyone,

At the end of this month I will be travelling to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. I was just wondering if Monzo will be a good card to use while I am out there?

Trying to figure out money things at the moment!

Thank you in advance :slight_smile:

Quick search and there are threads for all three:

Have a great trip!!

Some careful advice I can give you about using your cards for ATM withdrawals in Thailand: unlike ATMs in the UK, some Thai ATMs give you back your card only after they’ve dispensed your money. This means if you get distracted, it can be easy to forget to collect your card from the ATM at the end of the transaction.

This happened to me last time I was there. Keep this in mind when making ATM withdrawals.


Perfect thank you I will definitely keep this in mind!

Where you both using Monzo and a normal bank card?

Thank you for the links to some other discussions, I will take a look at them! :slight_smile:

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Yes, it happens whichever one you use. After that, you just need to remember.

Luckily, I had several bank cards with me, but on that occasion, I lost my Starling one - so had to rely instead on other options.

Just got back from Thailand.

  • All the cash points charge for taking money out.
  • Not everywhere accepts Monzo
  • You’re limited to £200 per person not per card.

I took some £ notes with me. Get fresh £50 notes from the bank and you’ll get a good exchange rate from a street exchange place. Make sure none of the bank notes have writing on them - they don’t accept them.


Not everywhere accepts cards of any type but the ones that do have all accepted Monzo. Not all of them have worked with Google Pay though.