Foreign exchange rates

Why do exchange rates change?

  • Tourist exchange rates change when the demand for a currency goes up or down.
  • Demand could change for many reasons, such as increased business activity or rising interest rates in a country.
  • The amount of travel money you receive will vary from day to day according the exchange rate at the time of purchase.
  • Use our exchange rate graph to show you how the Pound Sterling exchange rate has changed over time.


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Get the best value for money

How can I ensure I’m getting the best value for my money?

  • Avoid currency exchange counters at airports, stations and hotels. Although they’re convenient, they offer the worst rates.
  • Order your currency online in advance to ensure you’re getting a favourable rate. 
  • Guarantees of the best rate don’t always equal the best value. Look at the complete service on offer.
  • Look for options for branch pickup, home delivery or offers to buy back your unused currency. Our foreign exchange service offers all this and more


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Ways to buy your Travel Money

Click and Collect

  • Order euros or US dollars online now and they can be ready to collect at a selected Post Office branch in just two hours*
  • All other currencies will be ready the next working day**
  • We're open longer - some branches from 7.30am to 10.30pm and some on Sundays
  • Save time: pick it up from a dedicated Travel Money counter in some larger branches

Free, secure delivery to your home

  • Delivery is free for orders worth £500 or more
  • Pay just £4.99 delivery for orders under £500
  • It's secure - we use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm
  • Get your money the next working day if you order before 3pm on a working day

See when your nearest branch is open: Branch Finder

*Applies to orders made before 2pm Monday to Friday, excludes Bank Holidays.
**Applies to orders made before 3pm Monday to Friday, excludes Bank Holidays.

The UK's favourite Travel Money

Post Office Money was voted 'Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer' at the British Travel Awards 2016 - and not for the first time.

That's a real vote of confidence by the UK public. No wonder we processed on average one foreign currency transaction every four seconds in 2016.

Currency advice and tips for popular destinations

New €50 note
The new €50 is released in 2017 - keep a look out for it in your travel money!

Travel the US
The US offers plenty of ways to enjoy a Hollywood experience on an indie budget.

Discover exotic Turkey
Better value than much of Mediterranean Europe and with just as much sunshine.

Visit the vibrant UAE
Learn more about the Middle East’s most glamorous country.

Adventure in Australia
Something for every traveller – from world-class beaches to vibrant cities.

Discover Thailand
Despite its popularity, Thailand remains a comparatively inexpensive country to visit.

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It's easy to buy currency here today, get our best rates when you order online. Choose between collecting your travel money in branch in or having it delivered.


Travel Money Support

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