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Super easy to use; convenient to order in advance. Would be helpful to improve navigation of mobile version of website when adding value to money card. Not a huge obstacle. Money card is definitely most convenient; read up on ATM fees in destination country.Kari
Very dependable company. They get you your foreign currency quickly with no hassle.Brian McCormick
Great servicePaul Koldras
Great fast service. I find it more convenient to get currency before I travel rather than via ATM overseas. Just returned fron 2 week tour of Europe. Several people in te group had bad experiences with ATMs over there.Glenn Lawson
This was so much easier than going through my bank. I put in my order online, chose a day for delivery and there it was! Easy, peasy!!!Anna Krassovsky
Speed and Fast service .But They Charge to you EXTRA..!!Paramjeet Singh
Easy online ordering and quick, convenient pickup at the airport. I will use Travelex again.Diane D.
Always good serviceWayne Tamaska
Travelex was speedy! I needed currency exchanged when I was travelling to China and they got it to me in less than two days. I would use their service again.Customer
So easy! No fee and they let me know what the money was ready to pick up, one whole day sooner than scheduled!Lori
Easy to use website, funds arrived on designated date, and no problems whatsoever! This is a wonderful way to get the currency you need for travel. I would definitely use Travelex again!K. Oneil
I have had good service on the phone when I have called and it has provided ease of use and efficiency in my travel. I do have one concern. I received a gift card from Amazon and if Travelex is sharing my information with Amazon, I want to know it!Marie Elaine Cresss
Easy transaction for 5 different currencies. Delivered on time safely with delivery requiring signature, and a buy back offer.Raymond Weaver
Simply the Best!AlexP
I loaded the card with Euros, then used it throughout my trip to pay expenses. This is much better than carrying cash. I only encountered one restaurant that didn't accept the card - they only accepted VISA.George Meyer
You can convert one currency into another using an exchange rate. For example, an exchange rate of 15 Mexican Pesos to one US dollar means that you could convert 15 Mexican Pesos into one US dollar – or one US dollar into 15 Mexican Pesos. Pretty simple! In reality, you’ll get a slightly different exchange rate depending on whether you’re buying or selling a currency. To get to grips with the different kinds of exchange rate you might hear about, see our Currency Jargon Explained section.
A company providing foreign currency needs to cover the additional costs that come from supplying people with currency. The cost of supplying foreign currency online are much less, so you’ll usually get a better rate online. If you leave buying currency to the last minute, you’ll probably end up paying over the odds, so it makes sense to plan ahead.
Currencies constantly move up and down against each other because they’re traded on financial markets. Market changes can be caused by supply and demand, as well as by political and economic events.
You can’t predict when exchange rates will go up or down. But our currency converter above will show you historical rates, to give you an idea of how the current conversion rate compares to the past few months or year.
You can convert your US dollars into over 45 currencies with Travelex, either online or at one of our many stores across the US.