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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

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Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


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



Ordering your Chinese Yuan  online is simple. There are over 200 Travelex stores across the US to pick up your order from, or you can have it delivered straight to your door.

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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

I ordered twice in 4 days

I ordered twice in 4 days. The exchange rate was excellent and the fee was nominal. I ordered $1000 (usa) in Euros and when I ordered them on a Friday, I had them in my hands by Monday. When I ordered late on Wednesday I had them on Friday. I ordered the second batch because Travelex included a form which allows us to exchange Euros we return with. Awesome! To my friends who use plastic, I mentioned that we go touring and guides don't typically have credit card capabilities. Nor do door men or gondoliers.

John Mansfield

The transaction was quick and efficient.

The transaction was quick and efficient.

Robert Jordan

Easy to use and easy to add more money…

Easy to use and easy to add more money to the card. I recommended it to so many people while I was in Europe.

Patty K

I received the travel card in a short…

I received the travel card in a short period of time. Activating the card was easy. Thanks

Steven Howe

Wonderful resource for international…

Wonderful resource for international travels!

Denise Tomer

On time,delivered at home,very easy…

On time,delivered at home,very easy process!

Michel Ferdinandy

Excellent customer service and the best rate!!!

Excellent customer service and great rate. I’ve ordered online and picked up at the location in NorthPark Mall. Easy and smooth transaction. Amy is very courteous, knowledgeable and very efficient. I would recommend this great location. A++ service. Thanks Amy.

Carmelo Joseph

Quick turn around.

Quick turn around.

Gary Nowitzke

Easy Purchase, but disappoint in pick up locations

It was very easy to purchase the currency. Was disappointed that the Travelex location at 18th and JFK in the city that I walk by every day was not on the list of pick up locations. I ended up having the currency shipped for a fee which I would have like to avoid.

Lori S

Quick & easy way to order foreign…

Quick & easy way to order foreign currency.

Daughter of Veteran

Money was delivered as promised.

Money was delivered as promised.

Michelle Foster

I loved the convenience of ordering…

I loved the convenience of ordering Euros online and having them delivered to my door. The exchange rate was ok but the delivery charge was a little expensive.

James McElroy

I got very lucky that someone had…

I got very lucky that someone had returned with excess SA rands. As a result, I was able to avoid a delivery fee. Always a nice surprise.

Linda Lipsky

Travelex made it very easy to pick up…

Travelex made it very easy to pick up Euros before I left for Europe. I didn't want to go out of the country without some cash on hand in case I had any problems with my bank card. I will definitely use this service again next time I travel internationally.

Catherine B.

Shows up exactly when promised and will…

Shows up exactly when promised and will buy back unused currency


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