Travel money comparison

Swanning off somewhere lovely? Make your mojito money go further with these foreign exchange deals.

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Hotel, check. Flights, check. Suitcase, check. Travel money? Compare your options with our table below, or scroll further down to find out more. Don’t get ripped off at the airport, sort your travel money today before you jet off!
It’s worth bearing in mind that while the traditional way of getting travel money is all well and good, there’s a range of digital apps that can make the process even simpler. These include Starling, Revolut and N26. If these new age solutions float your boat, you can read our guide to learn more about them.

Compare travel money services

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 250 GBP 0.00 1.174 EUR
587
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GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.176 EUR
588
Get the best travel cash rates delivered within 24 hours to your place. All deliveries are free for orders above £750. Go to site Show details
GBP 1 GBP 0.00 1.159 EUR
580
With over 240 stores, Debenhams offers travel money, money transfer and money exchange services. OFFER: Get £5 off £20 spend voucher; load your leftover currency on to a Debenhams gift card, and get an extra 20% free. Go to site Show details
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.163 EUR
582
Click & collect – eurochange deliver convenience and value, both online and in over 145 branches. They provide travel money in over 70 currencies. Click & Collect in 60 seconds in branch. Go to site Show details
GBP 0 GBP 0.00 1.163 EUR
582
Click & collect – One of the UK’s most popular foreign exchange retailers, with a network of stores across the country. Local service and customer commitment are the two main features of No.1 Currency’s service. Go to site Show details
GBP 10 GBP 0.00 1.158 EUR
579
Click & collect – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site Show details

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.176 EUR
588
Get the best travel cash rates delivered within 24 hours to your place. All deliveries are free for orders above £750. Go to site Show details
GBP 300 GBP 6.50 1.171 EUR
578
Cash via post – Griffin Financial is a specialist dealer in foreign currency and can offer some of the most competitive rates around. Go to site Show details
GBP 300 GBP 5.00 1.175 EUR
582
Cash via post – Travel FX Ltd is a specialist dealer in currency providing an alternative to banks and bureaux de change. Go to site Show details
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.164 EUR
582
Cash via post – eurochange deliver convenience and value, both online and in over 145 branches. They provide travel money in over 70 currencies, and next day home delivery is free on orders over £400. Go to site Show details
GBP 300 GBP 2.99 1.164 EUR
579
Cash via post – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site Show details
GBP 400 GBP 4.95 1.164 EUR
576
Cash via post – Free delivery on all orders of £800 and over. All orders are dispatched fully insured through Royal Mail Special Delivery Go to site Show details

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.176 EUR
588
Prepaid card – Get £10 travel money free! Join WeSwap today and get £10 free on your WeSwap card (T&Cs apply). Go to site Show details
GBP 200 GBP 0.00 1.167 EUR
584
Prepaid card – Chip and Pin protected, and accepted everywhere you see the Mastercard® Acceptance Mark worldwide. Go to site Show details
GBP 100 GBP 0.00 1.158 EUR
579
Prepaid card – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site Show details

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Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques were once a widely used form of travel money, but they’re going the way of the dinosaur. You can weigh up whether they’re worth your time below:

How a travellers cheque could still work for you

  • Safe and secure. Travellers cheques are an extremely secure method to spend money overseas. They can be easily replaced if lost or stolen.

Things to keep in mind

  • Cost. You might be charged a purchase fee when you first pick up your travellers cheque.
  • Acceptance. Travellers cheques are generally accepted less often than Visa or Mastercards.
  • Ease of use. Travellers cheques can be bulky and awkward to carry. Plus, you’ll have to go to the effort of getting them cashed rather than having immediate access to your cash like you would with a card.

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    DavidFebruary 25, 2019

    Can I use my FairFX Travel Card in New Zealand?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaFebruary 27, 2019Staff

      Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Yes, you can use your FairFX Travel Card in New Zealand. We do have a FairFX Travel Money review on this page. You may also read this guide as it helps you know what services does FairFX offer and what currencies you can order through FairFX.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    MasonDecember 31, 2018

    What is the best way to get Indian rupees?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaJanuary 1, 2019Staff

      Hi Mason,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      The best way to get Indian Rupees depends on your needs, preference, and budget. If you plan to exchange your money to Indian Rupees, you can check local currency exchange rates within your area. You can also check online and find services who may do so.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    JohnDecember 31, 2018

    I will be working in France. I’m looking for a travel card to use while I’m there but also one I can top up using cash.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaJanuary 1, 2019Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Upon checking, you might want to check this page. It is our travel money guide for France. On the same page, you will also find a list of travel cards that you can use in France. Most of them allow you to top up using cash.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    ShitalApril 7, 2018

    Hi going to indian Surat at end of April want to get prepaid card. Which card be best to use at atm need to withdraw 5000 pound in two weeks. Wedding shopping

    Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaApril 8, 2018Staff

      Hi Shital,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder.

      I might not be able to tell you which prepaid card is the best option for you since I don’t know all your personal details and needs. However, I can help you make a better decision by providing general information.

      Please go to this page to compare prepaid travel cards. On that page, you will find prepaid cards that you can use in India. Though our table on that page does not include Indian Rupees, you can still use those cards in India as long as you see the Mastercard or Visa logo.

      To know more about their ATM fees and other charges, please click on the “Go to site” green button to be redirected to their official website.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    JanMarch 9, 2018

    I will be going to MALTA this summer. Am I best to buy euros before I go or wait until I get there?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMarch 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Jan,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      The decision of buying/converting your money to EUR before heading to Malta would actually depend on your preference and travel plans. You may want to consider some factors before buying like the conversion rates and fees as well. We have here an article – https://www.finder.com.au/travel-money/europe on travel money guide to Europe, which you might find useful. This will also give you an idea on what card to bring in case.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    AlwenaFebruary 12, 2018

    I am travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia soon – would a 28 Degrees Mastercard be helpful for me?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaMarch 1, 2018Staff

      Hi Alwena Tomos,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder.

      It’s nice to know that you are preparing for your next trip.

      We currently don’t have a page on 28 Degrees Mastercard. But upon checking, the card doesn’t charge fees on overseas purchases when travelling, doing overseas purchases when shopping online, and converting international currencies.

      Please refer to this page to know more about credit cards specifically designed for overseas use.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    JeanNovember 15, 2017

    We (husband and me) are going to Australia for a month and wanted to open an Australian Bank Account so that all the hotels, car hire etc can be paid in local dollars. We would like to transfer X amount of £ (say about £7000) to cover our month stay to this account. When we leave if we had money left over we would transfer it to our Son who lives there at the moment and has an Australian Bank account. He can then transfer money back to us from his UK account. We just feel this would be easier than alot of payments with a UK debit card. Can we do this? I can see if we were on a working holiday we may be able to but we have ETA. visa’s. Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JudithNovember 15, 2017Staff

      Hi Jean,

      Thanks for contacting finder about your question. Yes, you may open a bank account in Australia. Non-resident accounts for tourists and visitors are offered by some Australian banks.

      You may check this page about opening a bank account for foreigners. On the other hand, you may check this page, for you to see the other list of options and read a comprehensive guide in opening a bank account in Australia. Click the links on the pages I have provided to find out more about Australian banks and what they can offer you as a non-resident. You may contact them directly to discuss what they can offer you as a non-resident.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Judith

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    MelanieOctober 25, 2017

    As I cannot buy Indian rupees in the UK, is it best to take cash & exchange it when I get there? Or is there an alternative e.g cash card. I’d rather not take debit/credit cards?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanOctober 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Melanie,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We understand you want some guidance on how to get rupees on your trip.

      Due to current Indian financial regulation, we can’t take rupees in or out of India. As such, tourists must buy their rupees on arrival in most instances.

      However, there may be travel prepaid cards that you allow reloading of multiple currencies that include INR. You may talk to some prospect banks and have your card request completed several days before departure. This will ensure it gets there before you go out of country.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    GERRYSeptember 17, 2017

    WHERE’S BEST TO BUY USA DOLLAR TRAVELLERS CHEQUES

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      DanielleSeptember 17, 2017

      Hi Gerry,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      We don’t have a specific article listing options where you can buy them, however you may refer to this page for options that may suit your needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    KFAugust 11, 2017

    What is the best currency to take to Thailand from the U.K for holiday money? Many thanks.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MayAugust 11, 2017Staff

      Hi KF,

      Thanks for your question. As we are a comparison website, we may not be able to recommend a specific product to you as the best option would ultimately depend on your financial situation, travel plans, and spending habits.

      Nonetheless, the travel card that you may like to bring to Thailand is the one that can hold Thai Bhat (TBH) currency. The cards can lock in TBH are issued by Travelex and Post Office. You can find the review and details for the Travelex here and Post Office Travel Money on this page. If you’d like to apply for any of the two cards, please click on the green ‘Go to site’ button.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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