When it comes to buying your travel money, getting the best value is all about finding the most purse-friendly exchange rate. It's important here to to look at the total price that a trasaction is going to be and not just at the exchange rate, since there can sometimes be additional fees added to your purchase.
Just like when you buy your flights, you'll generally get a better deal on your travel money by planning in advance in order to secure the best exchange rates.
However, if you've left it to the last minute, there's no worry! At Travelex, you can buy your currency online from us and pick it up as little as four hours later from one of our stores, or you can even have it delivered to your home.Order your currency
Using your debit or credit card
Generally, it’s a good rule of thumb to try not to use your debit or credit card abroad, because you risk being charged hefty transaction fees each time that you do. Lots of debit card providers will add on an extra pound or two each time that you use your card to buy something, and will add on even more when you use your card to withdraw money from an ATM.
As for credit cards, you’ll often be charged around 3% each time that you use them, so try not to give in to the temptation!
Using pre-paid cards
If you’d like to budget your travel money before you leave but don’t fancy carrying a load of cash on you, a pre-paid currency card can be a great way to get a good deal. Simply load the card up with your chosen amount before you go away, and you can then use it just like a debit card to withdraw money or make purchases without worrying about overseas bank fees.
With most pre-paid cards, you’ll be able to top up whilst you’re abroad too. With the Travelex Money Card* you'll be able to lock in your exchange rate each time you load or reload your Card, so you can take advantage of a great currency exchange rate as well as knowing exactly how much you’re spending. What’s more, the cards aren’t linked to your bank account so if it’s lost or stolen, it’s easily replaceable without any concern for your cash.
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Reliable and efficeint service.
Reliable and efficeint service.Ms Davies
Arrived as ordered on the date…
Arrived as ordered on the date requested with plenty of denominations of Euro's.....Thank youMary Hughes
So far so good
So far so good, a couple of niggles when first using the App, but other than that everything seems to be running smoothly.THOMAS COOK
Very happy with the service
Very happy with the service. Cash arrived on time as promised. Totally safe.Joan Domin
Like all the other times I needed to buy currency, it didn’t disappoint. Online order, picked up at the designated location. Easy and reliable.Paula
Exactly what's needed
Simple to use and provides the required options. Very efficient delivery systems, particularly in respect of the desired delivery day.P W HARPER
Easy ordering quick and eady
Easy ordering , good rates and delivered to your door.Mrs ELIZABETH STONE
Excellent service from a very helpful…
Excellent service from a very helpful customer service representative at the Selfridges branch. Also very easy to arrange for collection when convenient.Karen
Easy process, simple to collect monies and a fair exchange rate.Rex
Super-easy and friendly and polite…
Super-easy and friendly and polite staff.Gemma
Very good service
Very good service. Ordered currency for Monday arrived Saturday as explained might happen, perfectly satisfied with service.Phillip Howells
Thank you travelex
Thank you travelex, always a good rate of exchange, never had any problems with travelex, always delivered on time excellent servicelinda skinner
Friendly, efficient service
Ordered currency on line the evening before, found staff approachable, friendly and dispensed my order without any issues.Mark Barrow
I always use Travelex
I always use Travelex. Their rates are good, easy to order and prompt service.Lesley Wrapson
Service was quick
Service was quickMichael Summers
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