Pounds (GBP) to US Dollars (USD) Currency Exchange Rate

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.

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Why choose Tesco Bank Travel Money

  • Purchase instantly at our in-store travel money bureaux.Purchase instantly at our in-store travel money bureaux.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and selected customer service desks. Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and selected customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux. The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

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

    Buy your Dollars online and collect them from selected Tesco stores

    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?

    We offer next day collection for many currencies if you order before 1.30pm. You'll get a choice of collection dates when you place your order and these can vary depending on the store. So it's worth checking nearby alternatives if you don't see a date that suits.

        Find a Store to get your Travel Money

        With Click & Collect you can order your travel money online and pick it up from selected Tesco stores near you, or you can buy instantly from an in-store travel money bureau.

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          How far your US Dollars could go

          Chicago

          Chicago

          • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $72.50
          • Cappuccino: $4.31
          • 0.5 litre of beer: $6.00
          • Soft drink: $2.02
          • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $3.13
          • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): $3.25
          • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): $1.68
          • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.50
          • Litre of petrol: $0.72

          Information sourced from Numbeo.com, March 2021.

            Las Vegas

            Las Vegas

            • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $67.50
            • Cappuccino: $4.46
            • 0.5 litre of beer: $6.00
            • Soft drink: $1.89
            • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $2.67
            • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): $3.50
            • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): $1.79
            • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
            • Litre of petrol: $0.70

            Information sourced from Numbeo.com, March 2021.

              San Francisco

              San Francisco

              • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $80.00
              • Cappuccino: $4.83
              • 0.5 litre of beer: $8.00
              • Soft drink: $2.49
              • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $3.80
              • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): $3.50
              • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): $1.86
              • One-way ticket on local transport: $3.00
              • Litre of petrol: $0.95

              Information sourced from Numbeo.com, March 2021.

                Orlando

                Orlando

                • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $50.00
                • Cappuccino: $4.38
                • 0.5 litre of beer: $4.50
                • Soft drink: $1.89
                • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $2.88
                • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): $2.75
                • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): $1.49
                • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
                • Litre of petrol: $0.55

                Information sourced from Numbeo.com, March 2021.

                  New York

                  New York

                  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $100.00
                  • Cappuccino: $4.96
                  • 0.5 litre of beer: $7.00
                  • Soft drink: $2.05
                  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): $3.96
                  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): $3.50
                  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): $1.86
                  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.75
                  • Litre of petrol: $0.70

                  Information sourced from Numbeo.com, March 2021.

                    Buy 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 online 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.

                        Some common questions about the US Dollar

                        What is the US Dollar?

                        The US Dollar is the currency used in the United States. It is used in other states, regions, and countries too, including Ecuador, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. Thanks to the size of America and the number of other places that use and accept US Dollars, it is the most commonly used currency in the world.

                        There are also 65 countries that don’t use the US Dollar as their official currency, but they do peg their own currencies to it. This means the national government or central bank of those countries sets a fixed exchange rate for its currency and the US Dollar.

                          What countries use the US Dollar?

                          There are many countries that use the US Dollar as their official currency, including:

                          • The United States of AmericaThe United States of America
                          • Commonwealth of Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
                          • EcuadorEcuador
                          • Republic of El SalvadorRepublic of El Salvador
                          • Republic of ZimbabweRepublic of Zimbabwe
                          • GuamGuam
                          • The Virgin Islands of the United StatesThe Virgin Islands of the United States
                          • The British Virgin IslandsThe British Virgin Islands
                          • Democratic Republic of Timor-LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste
                          • BonaireBonaire
                          • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
                          • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
                          • Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesia
                          • Republic of PalauRepublic of Palau
                          • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
                          • PanamaPanama
                          • Turks and CaicosTurks and Caicos

                          Some countries don’t officially use the US Dollar, but they will accept it alongside their own currency. When you’re visiting places like Canada and Mexico, you will usually be able to pay in US Dollars. The same is true for the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Belize, Nicaragua, Sint Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis, as well as the ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and the BES Islands including Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba.

                            What demonisations does the US Dollar come in?

                            Notes come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Dollars. Coins come in 1 Cent, 5 Cent, 10 Cent and 25 Cent pieces, but are referred to as a Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter respectively.

                              Looking for a different currency?

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

                              Important information

                              Card fees and cancellations

                              Buying foreign currency using a credit or debit card

                              No matter how you purchase your travel money, whether it be in store, online or over the phone, you will not be charged any card handling fee by us. However, regardless of your card type, your card provider may apply fees, e.g. cash advance fees or other fees, so please check with them before you purchase your travel money.

                                Click & Collect cancellations

                                You can cancel a Click & Collect order any time prior to collection. We'll refund you with the full Sterling amount that you paid for your order, unless you cancel less than 24 hours before your collection date, in which case we'll charge a £10 late cancellation fee.

                                We are unable to refund any fees charged by your card issuer, so please contact them if you have any further queries.

                                  Currency buy back

                                  When you get home, we'll buy your travel money back

                                  Let us turn your unspent holiday money into Pounds. It couldn't be simpler.

                                  Just pop into one of our in-store Travel Money Bureaux when you get home. We buy back all the currencies we sell in most banknote values and also the Multi-currency Cash Passport™. Buy back rates may vary during the day.

                                  It doesn't matter where you bought your travel money, even if it wasn't from a Tesco Travel Money Bureau, we'll still buy it back.

                                  More about currency buy back

                                    Key product information

                                    Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

                                    Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered No. 04621879. Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered No. 03797356. Registered Office for both companies: Worldwide House, Thorpewood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

                                    Multi-currency Cash Passport™ prepaid currency card is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited (PPS) pursuant to license by Mastercard International. PPS is an electronic money institution authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN:900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments, with its registered office at Floor 6, 3 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6HY, UK. PPS is registered in England under company number 04008083. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.