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Buy Chinese yuan

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What to spend your yuan on:

  • Admission to the Great Wall of China

    40 yuan

  • Tourist t-shirt

    30 yuan

  • Bottle of water

    3 yuan

  • Postcard and a stamp

    5 yuan

  • 3-mile taxi ride

    12.5 yuan

How many yuan will I need?

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  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


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Must-sees in China

  • Xi'an
  • This beautiful walled-city has plenty to explore. And what's more, just a short ride outside Xi'an lie the thousands of famous terracotta warriors.
  • Dali
  • Dali is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Western China and is frequented by foreign and Chinese tourists alike. This a top spot for fans of mountain climbing.
  • Macau
  • The sister city to Hong Kong, Macau is steeped in a long and interesting history. It's also a gambling mecca for anyone who likes to hit the slots!

Trust in Travelex

Being able to order online and pickup at a convenient location at no charge was real plus. This is the second time we've use this service and are very pleased.Robin S.

Excellent. Everything was ready for me to pick up.Janet R.

This was a first time experience but I can say the staff was very professional and informativeCheryle L.

A deep dive on yuan renminbi

The name 'renimbi' literally means 'peoples currency'. It's the legal currency of mainland China.



It's easily exchanged in Hong Kong and Macau but it's not the official currency there.

More info about yuan renminbi

The most commonly used bills for Chinese yuan are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.

What to consider when ordering your currency online

Thinking about the rate is just one consideration when it comes to getting your foreign currency, but don’t worry because we’re here to help make things really simple for you.

  1. Check the rates – Use our handy currency rate tracker to check how rates change over time 
  2. Think about how much you need – Your budget will help you to work out just how much you need to take with you, depending on how long you’re going for, how many of you are going and how big of a spender you are!
  3. How you want to get your money – If lining up to get your money isn’t your style, then you can order your currency to be delivered direct to your door. Alternatively, if you like to see a friendly face when you get your money, you can pick up at one of our stores across the US.

Buying Chinese Yuan Online is Easy


Cash

Cash

Ordering your Chinese Yuan  online is simple. There are over 100 Travelex stores across the US to pick up your order from, or you can have it delivered straight to your door.

Order your Chinese Yuan

Travelex Money card

Travelex Money card

If you prefer plastic to cash, why not try our Cash Passport? A prepaid card, simply top up with Chinese Yuan before your trip and use abroad wherever you see the MasterCard logo.

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Read our reviews on Trustpilot reviews


Super easy to use

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

Very dependable company. They get you your foreign currency quickly with no hassle.

Brian McCormick

Great service

Great service

Paul Koldras

Great fast service

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…

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

EXTRA AMOUNT THEY MAKE TO YOU PAY..!!

Speed and Fast service .But They Charge to you EXTRA..!!

Paramjeet Singh

Easy and Convenient

Easy online ordering and quick, convenient pickup at the airport. I will use Travelex again.

Diane D.

Always good service

Always good service

Wayne Tamaska

Travelex was speedy

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!

So easy! No fee and they let me know what the money was ready to pick up, one whole day sooner than scheduled!

Lori

Really good website

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…

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…

Easy transaction for 5 different currencies. Delivered on time safely with delivery requiring signature, and a buy back offer.

Raymond Weaver

Simply the Best!

Simply the Best!

AlexP

very convenient

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

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 3601 reviews

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Whether you’re looking for pesos or pounds, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.