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Fast, easy ways to get your US Dollars

  • Click now, collect your US$ in 2 hours from a Post Office near you
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Not only are our rates hard to beat, but when you click & collect the money can be in your pocket in just two hours.

Enjoy our best rates when you buy US Dollars online

You'll get even better rates when you buy your dollars here. The more you buy, the better the rate.

No commission to pay

There's absolutely zero commission to pay too. That's another good reason to choose Post Office Money's Click & Collect Express for your US Dollars.

Knock knock. Your US Dollars are ready for you

We can deliver your money to your home address if you prefer. Online orders before 3pm on a working day will arrive the next working day using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 1pm. When an order is placed on a Friday and delivery to your home is required on a Saturday, there's a small charge of £1.50.

Greenback buy back

You don't have to spend all your US Dollars when you're in the States. We'll buy any that you bring back home with you. Remember to show us your receipt and you won't have any commission to pay either.

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Why buy your US$ from Post Office Money?

Load up your US Dollars on a Travel Money Card Plus

As well as providing you with foreign currency we offer you our award-winning Post Office Travel Money Card Plus - perfect if you don't want to carry large amounts of US Dollars around with you.

Just pop into a convenient Post Office and we'll give you one of our award-winning cards that you can preload with Sterling . Then we'll convert it into US Dollars, ready for you to use straightaway in the USA. You will be restricted to an annual load and spend limit of £750 or currency equivalent. This limit can be increased by registering your card and passing our verification checks.

Alternatively you can order a card online, if you pass the enhanced identity & verification checks you can load as little as £50 and as much as £5,000 on your card. We'll send it to your home address within six to eight working days.

  • You'll be able to quickly & easily top up anytime you like with our mobile app.
  • You can use your Travel Money Plus Card to make purchases wherever you see the Mastercard sign.
  • Take out cash at over 1.5 million ATMs around the globe.
  • Even better, you won't pay a fee for using your Travel Money Card Plus in the country of the currency on your card, if your bill in the USA is $50 you will pay $50 on your US Dollar card (fees apply when using cards in countries where your currency is not the national currency).
  • If your card is lost or stolen it's simple to cancel and order a replacement.

Pick up your Travel Money Card Plus at your local Post Office today, or order it online for delivery to your home address. It should arrive within six to eight working days.

Our mobile apps lets you see what you're spending, wherever you are

Check your holiday spending, convert local prices into pounds and order travel money with our free smartphone apps. There are three handy apps to download for iOS and Android: Travel Essentials, Travel Money Card Plus and Currency Converter. You can also download an instant currency converter for your Apple Watch.

How much is that holiday really going to cost?

You know how much it's going to cost to get to the States. And you know how much it's going to cost to stay. But do you know how much everything else will be?

We've gathered data on the price of all those holiday essentials like rating out, travelling by cab, food and drink and more. So whichever part of the States you're visiting you'll know in advance what you're likely to pay.

Use our Travel Barometer to find the true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

 

Holiday Costs Barometer

If you are travelling to Austria: Vienna

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Vienna.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you are travelling to Belgium: Bruges & Brussels

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Bruges.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Brussels.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Finland: Helsinki

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Helsinki.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you are travelling to France: Lille, Nice, Paris & Strasbourg

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Lille.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Nice.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Paris.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Strasbourg.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to: Germany: Berlin

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Berlin.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Greece: Athens

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Athens.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Ireland: Dublin

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Dublin.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Italy: Rome, Venice

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Rome.Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Venice.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Netherlands: Amsterdam

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Amsterdam.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Portugal: Lisbon

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Lisbon.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

If you're travelling to Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Palma Majorca

Post Office city costs barometer logoInfographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Barcelona.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Madrid.
Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Palma, Majorca.

Use our Travel Barometer to find out true cost of your holiday in other destinations too.

City Costs data relates to exchange rates on 10 March 2016. Prices are supplied by National and Regional Tourist Offices of participating countries.

Some notes about US Dollars

  • US dollar bills come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Dollar denominations. There's also a 2-dollar bill but it is fairly rare. There are also 1, 5, 10 and 25-cent US coins, as well as rarer 50 cent and 1 dollar coins.
  • When you order your currency ask for lower-denomination $10 and $20 dollar bills that are more widely accepted in taxis and smaller shops.
  • Tipping is widespread, so take plenty of $1 bills for hotels, bars and restaurants.

How to make more of your US money on holiday

Obviously the price of your American holiday depends to an extent on where you're staying. For example, Texas and the deep south don't cost much for dining out or buying souvenirs, compared to Boston, York or Chicago. However there are some general rules to heed, if you want your holiday spending to go further.

  • Public transport is usually cheaper with many cities offering good-value travel passes. Alternatively you might consider renting a car.
  • Whether you want to visit the theatre or watch a ball game ticket prices vary significantly from tour operator to tour operator and among agents so it's best to shop around.
  • And if you are intend to pack in a lot of sightseeing, you can money with a CityPASS, which covers admission to multiple major attractions in 10 US cities.

Tip if you think it's worth it

While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in many circumstances for service, especially at almost all sit-down restaurants which offer table service and many food servers depend on tips as an essential part of their wage. Generally, the average tip is 15% to 20% of the total meal cost.

A little help to choose when to buy US dollars?

Unless you have to go to America right now, you might want to buy your Dollars when you think the price is right. Our Historical Exchange Rate tool can help you make a better decision.

Remember to pack everything

It's not just your US money that you have to sort out before you set off. Here's a pre-travel checklist to help make sure you don't forget anything.

Travel money. Sorted. Order your US Dollars now.

Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Pick it up from the dedicated Travel Money counter at your nearest Post Office.

Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home.