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Min online spend £400, max £2,500
Today’s online rate: 1 GBP
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  • Order US dollars online and pick up in as little as 2 hours
  • The more you buy the better the rate
  • Have your US dollars delivered to your home or pick up in branch​
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Illustration of an open wallet with currency notes spread out at the top of the wallet
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America awaits. Get your holiday money here

The Golden Gate Bridge, Jeff Bridges, Bridges of Madison County, Madison Square Gardens, the Garden State…even in a game of word association, the USA has too many iconic landmarks to list. And in a country so enormous and diverse, you’re going to need your holiday money to hand.

Whether that’s in cash or on a Travel Money Card (or both), get your travel money with us. You can order online before 2pm Monday to Friday and pick up your US dollars at a participating branch in as little as 2 hours. 

And if you come back with a few banknotes left over, we’ll even buy them back from you. We’ll refund you every cent within 28 days of purchase* if your holiday gets cancelled. Plus, don’t forget your travel insurance, available here too.

Today’s online rates

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£400+
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£500+
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£1000+
1.2283 1.2399 1.2512

Rate correct as of 13/06/2024

Travel Money Card (TMC) rates may differ. Branch rates may vary. Delivery methods may vary. Terms and conditions apply

Get your US dollars with Post Office

Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ by the UK public at the British Travel Awards 2022

  • Pick up US dollars within 2 hours of ordering

  • Order online for our best rates and get better rates the more you buy

  • Delivery is free on orders of £500 or more, or pay just £4.99 for deliveries of less

  • Use our refund guarantee if your holiday is cancelled within 28 days of purchase. T&Cs apply

  • Or you can sell us back any currency notes you don’t spend

  • Get a Travel Money Card for cashless payments

  • And use our travel app to top it up, buy travel insurance and much more

Click and collect in branch

Order online by 2pm and pick up the same working day from your nearest participating branch.

Home delivery

Want to stay home? Order by 3pm and get your US dollars delivered the next working day.

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Go digital in the USA

Get our Travel Money Card and top up with US dollars. Accepted anywhere you see the Mastercard® symbol.

What do things cost in the USA?

Our Post Office Travel Money Holiday Money Report looks at prices from some popular  destinations, including Orlando, Florida.

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Cup of coffee

£2.33

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Suncream

£6.81

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Family meal

£65.02

How far will your US dollars go?

  • The United States is vast and it’s common for specific tax laws to be decided at a federal level. That means pricing for individual items might differ by state

  • Destinations that are popular with tourists might see prices inflated compared to other areas, but this isn’t always the case

  • Remember that travel insurance – particularly with good medical cover – is vital if you’re going to the USA. We’ve lots of information on what to expect in America

Some common questions

  • Post Office have numerous ways to get US Dollars for your trip abroad. With our Click and Collect service, any orders placed before 2pm on working days to allow you to pick up your US Dollars within 2 hours from your nearest participating branch. You can also pick up within 2 hours on a Saturday if you order before 1pm.

    If you prefer, you can get your US Dollars delivered to your home next working day if you order by 3pm. It’s sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.

    And don’t forget our Travel Money Card. This is a prepaid Mastercard® that you can fill with up to 22 currencies – of which US Dollars is one. You can also manage your account with our Travel Money app, including top up, transfer funds, freeze your card, view your PIN and even buy travel insurance.

  • The US Dollar is the formal currency of the USA as well as the de facto currency of numerous other states and regions. It is the most traded currency in the world, as well as the currency most held in reserve.

    The US Dollar is a relatively stable currency, which has meant that some countries have introduced it at times when their own currency is volatile. Some countries, such as Lebanon, unofficially use US Dollars in conjunction with their own tender. Other territories – for instance the British Turks and Caicos Islands – officially use the US Dollar on the exchange too.

  • Officially, the countries and territories that use the US Dollar are:

    • United States of America
    • American Samoa
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Guam
    • East Timor
    • Marshall Islands
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Palau, Northern Mariana Islands
    • Puerto Rico
    • Turks
    • Caicos
    • US Virgin Islands
    • Spanish Virgin Islands
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
    • Bonaire
    • Saint Eustatius
    • Saba

    There are also many more countries whose currencies are fixed to the US Dollar, meaning that they can use US Dollars in everyday transactions and on the exchange

  • Need travel money today? We can help with that. Many of our branches keep euros and US Dollars in stock.

    You can check which branches near you offer euros on demand using our branch finder. Search your location, the select ‘filter services’ and choose ‘Foreign Currency – Euros Available’ under 'Travel'.

    Availability varies so it’s always best to order currency online or in branch and collect it later.

    When placing online orders, select the collection/delivery date of your choice. An option is available to obtain currency the same day, as long as there are branches in the area that have sufficient currency stocks to fulfil your order. If there aren't any, this choice won't be displayed in the dropdown list. You will, however, be offered a home or branch delivery service, which is available next working day, provided you order before 3pm.

  • Read all travel money FAQs

Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license by Mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.