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.

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Choose to purchase any single currency from £800 to £2,500 and get a better exchange rate

In light of the current circumstances we are currently offering the following Travel Money services:

  • Online ordering for home delivery (please note Royal Mail collection times are no longer guaranteed for next day)
  • Online ordering for in-store collection at over 200 Tesco stores around the UK

We have reopened a limited number of in-store Travel Money bureaux. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by those that remain closed.

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

      Why choose Tesco Bank Travel Money

      • Over 360 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
      • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
      • Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 200 customer service desks.
      • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

        Buy your Dollars online and collect them from over 560 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?

        If you order US Dollars online before 2pm you will be able to pick up your currency from most Tesco Travel Money bureau the next day or selected customer service desks the next week day.

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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.

                          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 560 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 back to the UK. We buy back all the currencies we sell in most banknote values and also the Multi-currency Cash Passport™.

                                It doesn't matter where you bought your money, even if you didn't buy it from a Tesco Travel Money Bureau.

                                  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.