Buy US Dollars

Whatever you have planned for your trip to the United States, you can check the Pound to Dollar exchange rate and buy Dollars online before you fly.

Buying US Dollars is a breeze thanks to our range of travel money services. Our currency converter can help when you’re trying to compare the Dollar rate, and we have a range of ways to buy US Dollars:

  • Buy US Dollars from over 300 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you buy dollars worth £500 or more online.
  • Free Click & Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 100 customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

The Pound to Dollar exchange rate may vary during the day and will vary depending on whether you’re buying US Dollars in store, online or over the phone.

How many Pounds worth of US Dollars would you like to buy?

Buy Dollars online

Buy Dollars online and collect them from over 400 Tesco stores

Buy Dollars online

Travelling to the States? Pick up your Dollars with the weekly shop.

If you need to buy Dollars for your next trip, why not give Click & Collect a try?

Simply order your US Dollars online and you can pick up your currency from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. You can select a date to collect your currency when you place your order.

How far your US Dollars could go

Chicago

Chicago

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $60.00
  • Cappuccino: $4.10
  • Pint of beer: $5.00
  • Soft drink: $1.90
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $2.50
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): $20.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.50
  • Litre of petrol: $0.80

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked May 2018.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $50.00
  • Cappuccino: $3.80
  • Pint of beer: $4.80
  • Soft drink: $1.80
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $2.80
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): $19.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
  • Litre of petrol: $0.80

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked May 2018.

San Francisco

San Francisco

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $75.00
  • Cappuccino: $4.40
  • Pint of beer: $7.00
  • Soft drink: $2.20
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $4.20
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): $21.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.80
  • Litre of petrol: $0.90

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Orlando

Orlando

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $45.00
  • Cappuccino: $3.90
  • Pint of beer: $3.50
  • Soft drink: $1.90
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $2.60
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): $18.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
  • Litre of petrol: $0.70

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked May 2018.

New York

New York

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $75.00
  • Cappuccino: $4.20
  • Pint of beer: $7.00
  • Soft drink: $2.00
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $3.60
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): $19.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.80
  • Litre of petrol: $0.70

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked May 2018.

Buy US Dollars before you fly

Benefits of planning ahead

It's a good idea to exchange your Pounds for Dollars before you leave, so you can pay for travel essentials like food, drink, tips and transport when you arrive.

Buying your Dollars before you head off means you won’t need to worry about finding an ATM while you’re away. You’ll also be able to avoid any additional withdrawal charges.

It’s worth remembering that foreign exchange rates can go up and down. When you buy your Dollars in advance, you can be sure of the rate you are going to get. If you withdraw cash when you arrive in the United States, you may not get the same exchange rate.

Get your currency when it’s convenient for you

Use Click & Collect and arrange to pick up your US Dollars as part of your weekly shop, either from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. Or, you could try our home delivery service – free on all orders of £500 or more.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

Handy information about US Dollars (USD)

Countries officially using US Dollars

  • North America: El Salvador, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands (US and British), Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States of America
  • South America: Ecuador
  • Oceania: American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau
  • Asia: East Timor
  • Africa: Zimbabwe

Currency denominations

US Dollar Cents: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢

US Dollars: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

We can sell you US Dollar notes in all denominations except for $2.

Remember, when you get back you’ll only be able to exchange your leftover Dollar notes for Pounds. Dollar coins can’t be changed at most travel money bureaux but you could give your leftover currency to charity or keep it as a reminder of your holiday.

Looking for a different currency?

We sell over 50 currencies. Order online for home delivery or collect from over 400 stores.

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Important information

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.

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.