How to send money to Romania

Take the time to compare your options so you can save money when sending funds to Romania.

Last updated:

If you’re looking to send money to Romania, make sure you know your options. From bank transfers to money transfer companies, you have a few options that allow you to quickly exchange your New Zealand dollars for Romanian leu. Compare fees, exchange rates and processing times so you can find a good deal when you send money to your recipient in Romania.

Compare money transfer services to Romania

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
NZD 250 1 day NZD 0.00 2.701 RON
27,013
SendFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
Go to site Show details
NZD 0 1 day NZD 0.00 2.703 RON
27,032
Send money in more than 60 currencies. Fee-free international money transfers with a global brand. Go to site Show details
NZD 1 Within an hour NZD 3.99 2.69 RON
26,886
An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available. Go to site Show details
NZD 2,000 2 days NZD 0.00 2.702 RON
27,024
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade only.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.
Go to site Show details
NZD 1 1 - 2 days NZD 90.00 2.714 RON
26,896
Make online transfers with transparent exchange rates, low fees and low minimum amounts. Go to site Show details
NZD 10,000 1 - 2 days NZD 0.00 2.668 RON
26,679
Go to site Show details

Compare up to 4 providers


The “Rate” and “Amount Received” displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

Banks versus money transfer companies

Some major New Zealand banks may offer the option to send funds to Romania. But banks typically charge high transfer fees and offer exchange rates that are significantly lower than the mid-market rate — or the rate banks and transfer providers use when trading among themselves.

A reputable money transfer specialist can offer better exchange rates and also charge lower fees, saving you money and putting more Romanian leu into your recipient’s pocket. Some providers offer electronic transfers to bank accounts only, while others also provide cash pickups, mobile wallet payments and cash delivery services.

What are my options for sending money to Romania?

  • Bank transfers. Many major New Zealand banks will allow you to wire money to banks in Romania.
  • Money transfer providers. It’s simple and convenient to send an online money transfer to Romania from the comfort of your home.
  • Providers with cash pickup. Companies like Western Union and MoneyGram offer the option of cash pickups from thousands of agent locations across Romania.
  • PayPal. Electronic payment giant PayPal allows you to send money from New Zealand to Romania.
  • M-Pesa. M-Pesa is a safe, secure way to send, receive and store money through your mobile phone or an app. Top up your account at one of more than 287,000 agent locations and then send money to loved ones, who can visit an agent to withdraw their funds.
  • Checks and money orders. Although not a quick option, you could send an international check overseas. Your bank and the post office should have options for you.

Foreign exchange rates explained

Exchange rate is used by banks and money transfer companies to determine how much one country’s currency is worth when converted to the currency of another country. The New Zealand dollar is strong against the Romanian leu, which means you’ll be able to send more leu for every dollar you spend. But when you make a transfer, keep an eye on it. Exchange rates fluctuate regularly, so you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a good one.

See today’s NZD to RON exchange rate

What are the steps to sending money to Romania?

  1. Compare your options in the money transfer table above.
  2. Select a provider and click Go to site.
  3. Create an account with the provider.
  4. Start a transaction and provide your recipient’s information.
  5. Enter the amount you want to send and pay for your transfer.
  6. Save your transaction number or receipt.

You can use your tracking number to keep up with the progress of your transfer, and if you run into any problems, you can use it to check in with your provider to have your questions answered.


Emergency cash transfers to Romania

Emergency cash transfers to Romania are possible, but you’ll need to be prepared to spend more money on fees to send less leu to your recipient. This is because money transfer companies often charge higher fees and offer less favorable exchange rates when you need to make an emergency transfer. Although it can be quick, it will cost extra. Take your time to compare your rates and find a company that won’t charge you an arm and a leg for the transfer. This way, your recipient gets the money they need and you save on fees.

Tips for picking up cash in Romania

If your recipient decides to pick up cash, share these tips to help keep them safe when they travel with large amounts of money.

  • Call ahead. Learn the company’s business hours and choose a safe time to pick up your cash. Daylight hours are best.
  • Bring a friend. Carrying money when alone can be dangerous. Ask a friend to come along.
  • Deposit your money immediately. The likelihood of losing your money to theft or simple carelessness grows the longer you have it with you. Go straight to a bank and deposit your cash as soon as possible.
  • Keep your cash hidden. Place your money in your purse or wallet before leaving the office. Carrying cash out in the open could make you a target.

Bottom line

Sending money to Romania doesn’t need to be frustrating, especially if you plan on making multiple transfers. By comparing your rates, you can get the money your recipient needs without spending too much on fees and sacrificing good exchange rates. Read our international money transfer guide to better understand the process and learn more ways you can send money to Romania.

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site