Pounds to US Dollars Exchange Rate

Order US Dollars online and collect in 2 hours from your nearest branch or get next day delivery.

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  • Order between £400 and £2,500 - get the best exchange rate for US Dollars the more you spend
  • Order before 2pm on Monday-Friday and collect your US Dollars in 2 hours
  • Or get your money delivered the next working day - just order Monday-Friday before 3pm
  • Use our Exchange Rate tool to help you decide when to buy your US Dollars

 

Buy US Dollars

Click and Collect options

Order US dollars online now and they can be ready to collect at a selected Post Office branch near you in just two hours.*

  • Choose the branch you want to collect your US Dollars from
  • 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

 

Buy US Dollars

 

See when your nearest branch is open: Branch Finder

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

Free, secure delivery

We can deliver your Travel Money order to your home if you prefer.

  • Delivery's 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

Ordering on a Friday but need your currency on Saturday? There's just an additional £1.50 charge.

More Travel Money options

Travel Money Card

If you're a regular traveller, Travel Money Card is a simple, safe, hassle-free way to pay.

A prepaid card that stores 13 currencies, it's accepted at 36 million locations in over 200 countries.

Check your balance, top up and swap currencies online or with our mobile app. And if your card's lost or stolen we'll replace it in just 24 hours.

Order online or in branch.

More about the Travel Money Card

Small Travel Money order? Buy in branch

If you need less than £400 worth of currency, pop into one of our 11,500 UK branches - and there's no minimum order when buying in branch.

Many are open longer - some from 7.30am to 10.30pm or even on Sundays.

And many of our larger branches have dedicated Travel Money counters.

Find your nearest Post Office branch

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.

Useful info about US Dollars

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 CityPASSopens in new window, 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.

Important information

You can find out more information by reading the Post Office Travel Money terms and conditions

Post Office Travel Money is provided by First Rate Exchange Services.

Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

Post Office Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered number 2154540. Registered office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ.

During the Post Office Money Flash Sale, currency fluctuations may cause the advertised sale exchange rate to change during the promotional priod. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

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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.

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