Travel money - buy currency online
Competitive travel money rates
The build-up to a holiday can be exhausting. Don't worry, it's quick to order your travel money online and you can pop in and pick it up in store, along with any last minute holiday essentials. We also deliver straight to your door if that's more convenient.
From 13 December 2016, Travellers Cheques can only be purchased from our in-store bureaux and will no longer be available online.
Please note that exchange rates may vary whether buying in store, online or via phone.
Check our online live rates
Check our exchange rates to see live rates for all the currencies we offer.
Get your travel money when and how it suits you
What do we sell?
We sell a wide range of foreign currency notes and American Express Travellers Cheques.
|What we sell||Currencies available|
|Foreign currency notes||A wide range of currencies, including Euros and US Dollars, available to buy online|
|American Express Travellers Cheques||Sterling, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Australian Dollars|
- Exchange rates may vary whether buying in store, online or via phone.
- When you buy online using a credit card, we may charge extra, depending on the card you're using. If you have a Tesco Bank personal credit card or use any debit card you won't be charged any transaction fees.
Remember to check our fees and charges before buying. See fees and charges information
When you get back, we'll buy your travel money back
Turn your unspent holiday money into pounds with Tesco Bank.
Just pop into one of our in-store travel money bureaux when you get back to the UK and we'll buy back your unwanted money, in all the currencies we sell in most banknote values (this includes Travellers Cheques and the Cash Passport™ too).
It doesn't matter where you bought your money, we'll still buy it back.
Click & Collect
Free Click & Collect
Get your travel money delivered for free to your chosen Tesco Travel Money bureau. We have over 200 in-store travel money bureaux, all are open 7 days a week and most are open late on weekdays. Perfect for when there aren't enough hours in the day!
When will I be able to collect my money?
You can select a collection date up to 14 days in advance. Your order confirmation will be emailed to you and will confirm your exact collection date. The table below shows the earliest time your money will be ready to collect.
|Currency||Order placed before 2pm||Order placed after 2pm|
|Euros and US Dollars||Collect from 2pm the following day||Collect from 2pm two days later|
|Other currencies||Collect from 2pm three days later||Collect from 2pm four days later|
We ask that you collect your money within four days of your chosen collection date. Orders not collected in this timeframe will be returned and the value of the transaction automatically refunded onto the payment card, minus an administration charge of £10.
What you'll need when you come to collect your money
Because we take customer security so seriously, travel money must be collected by the person who placed the order. You must also bring the following items when you come to pick up your travel money:
- A valid photo ID (UK Photographic Driving Licence, Passport or EU ID card)
- Your order reference number
- The card you used to place your order
The convenience of home delivery
When you buy online, you can choose to have your money delivered direct to your door. That means you don't need to do anything - except be in to sign for it!
We send all travel money orders by secure Royal Mail Special Delivery.
How much does home delivery cost?
When you spend £500 or more, home delivery is free.
For orders less than £500, you pay £3.95 for delivery.
When will my money arrive?
You can select a delivery date up to 14 days in advance. We will email your order confirmation and will confirm your exact delivery date. The table below shows the earliest time your money can be delivered.
|Order confirmed||Order delivered|
|Before 2pm, Monday to Thursday||Next working day before 1pm|
|After 2pm, Monday to Wednesday||Two working days later before 1pm|
|After 2pm on Thursday and before 2pm on Friday||Saturday or Monday before 1pm (we can't guarantee Saturday deliveries)|
|After 2pm on Friday and any time on Saturday and Sunday||Tuesday before 1pm|
The timings given here apply to all the currencies we have available.
Please be aware that Bank Holidays and Public Holidays will affect delivery times.
Buy your travel money at the same time as doing the weekly shop
With over 200 in-store bureaux across the country, you can check rates and buy your foreign currency, Multi-currency Cash Passport™ or Travellers Cheques at the same time as doing your weekly shop.
If you've got a problem or query on your order, get in touch with us. We're here to help.
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Key product information
Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex
Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered no. 03797356. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered no. 04621879. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
All American Express Travellers Cheques are issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., a New York corporation. For any information please contact: American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales with number 1833139.
Multi-currency Cash Passport™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Inc. MasterCard® is registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. R. Raphael & Sons plc is a UK bank authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19/21 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 7ED, company registration number 01288938.
Tesco Bank Travel Insurance is provided by Ageas Insurance Limited.
Fees and charges
Home delivery charges
When you spend £500 or more online, home delivery is free.
For online orders less than £500, you pay £3.95 for delivery.
Buying foreign currency online using a credit or debit card
We won't apply any charges if you use a debit card or your personal Tesco Bank credit card to buy your travel money.
We charge extra when you pay with certain credit cards and the table below shows these rates. However, please note that, regardless of your credit or debit card type, your card provider may apply fees related to currency transactions (eg. cash advance or other fees) so please check with them before you buy.
|Credit and debit cards||Fee for online travel money purchases|
|All debit cards||No fee|
|Tesco Bank personal credit cards||No fee|
|Tesco Bank business credit cards||1.5% card handling fee (min £4, max £15)|
|Visa credit cards||No fee|
|MasterCard credit cards||1.5% card handling fee (min £4, max £15)|
American Express Travellers Cheques
- 0% commission on foreign currency Travellers Cheques
- 1.25% commission (min £2.50) applied on Sterling Travellers Cheques