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Vietnamese Dong

  • Order your Vietnamese Dong online - collect from your nearest branch or get free next day delivery
  • Order between £400 and £2,500 and get a better rate the more you spend
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If you're going to Vietnam, you've come to the right place for your travel money

Whether you're a frequent traveller or it's your first visit, you'll love the contrasts of Vietnam; from vibrant cities to secluded beaches, from French colonial houses and Chinese temples to skyscrapers, and from colourful street markets to designer boutiques. We think you'll be rather taken by the rate we give you for your Vietnamese dong too.

We give you our best rates when you buy your Dongs online. Just check today's rate using our currency calculator then click to order. You'll be able to pick up your Vietnamese currency the next working day.

Buy your Vietnamese Dong here to enjoy our best rate

Order online to get more Dongs for your pound. The more you order the better your rate.

Zilch commission to pay

There are no nasty surprises when you buy your Vietnamese money with us. We don't charge any commission.

Knock knock - your Dongs delivered to your home

We can arrange for your Vietnamese currency to be delivered to your home. If you order it before 3pm on a working day, we'll can drop it off for free the next working day by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 1pm. You can also have it delivered on a Saturday for just a £1.50 charge, as long as you order it at least a day in advance.

If you don't spend all your Dongs we'll buy them back for no charge

Don't worry if you return with any unspent Dongs. We'll buy them back from you, and if you show us the receipt you were given when you bought them, we won't charge you any commission either.

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Some notes about Dongs

  • The official currency in Vietnam is the Dong (abbreviated as the VND, or Vietnamese Dong) and it's illegal to list prices or ask for payment in any other currency in Vietnam.
  • The notes come in thousands; 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000 and 500,000.
  • However they aren't as big as they sound. A 500,000 VND note in your wallet may make you feel flush, but it's only worth a little more than £21.
  • To keep things simple, locals usually drop off the thousands when they refer to thousand dong notes too, so a 2,000 note is just a two, a ten thousand note just a 10 and so on.
  • Be careful not to mix your 20,000 VND with 500,000 VND notes. They look very similar, so you'll be well advised to keep your 500,000 VND separate from the rest.
  • Coins come in 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 denominations, although locals may occasionally refuse to accept them as they prefer notes.

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.

Making the most of your money in Vietnam

As in everywhere across Asia, street markets are a cheap and interesting alternative to eating in restaurants. Street dishes cost as little as 3,000 or 4,000 VND, but portions are small so you might need more than one to fill you up.

If you need transport around a city a motorcycle taxi costs around 10,000 VND. You can hire a driver for a whole day, including waiting time, for around 100,000 to 150,000 VND - that's only about £5! The average car taxi ride is 20 to 30,000 VND.

Taking the bus

Buses are unsurprisingly very cheap, typically costing about 20,000 VND, to take you 50 km. However they also tend to be very uncomfortable and overcrowded, so you might prefer to take a first class bus or bus tour. You'll find all the bus and rail times and their current prices on the 12g.asia site.

Alternatively, if you prefer to drive yourself around, a bike is around 100,000 to 150,000 VND a day to hire in tourist towns.

Museums and national parks typically charge around 20,000 to 40,000 VND for admission. However if you use a guide inside a park you may have to pay another 100,000 to 200,000 VND and park transport can be expensive too.

How does the exchange rate for Dongs compare over a year?

Is it a good time to buy Dong? Or might you be better to wait and see if the rate improves? Our Historical Exchange Rate tool shows you how prices have compared over time to help you make an informed decision.

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