We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

Leeds, United...
3 posts
Save Topic
Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

hello

is it possible to purchase any other country currency from Airport...?

Likely To Sell Out
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath...
5,388 Reviews
from US$125.70*
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, Pub...
2,148 Reviews
from US$128.40*
Likely To Sell Out
Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of...
540 Reviews
from US$113.40*
Cardiff, United...
Destination Expert
for Cardiff
Level Contributor
9,026 posts
63 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

Well, this is such a vague and slightly strange question, that I'm just going to answer it.

Yes it is.

Cotswolds
Level Contributor
11,388 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

By ordering it online in advance to collect at the airport you can often get (much) better rate

Level Contributor
1,508 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

If it is a less "popular" currency it may have to be ordered so just turning up may leave you disappointed.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Bargain Travel, Cruises, Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Neath, Port Talbot
Level Contributor
65,472 posts
453 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

It can be done, but the rates will be worse than in the high street. Can't you just use an ATM at your destination?

UK
Level Contributor
8,013 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

What airport, and what currency?

Euro at Heathrow - of course.

Indian Rupees at Leeds Bradford - probably not.

Mentioned in this post
The Euro Hotel
The Euro Hotel
755 Reviews
London, UK
Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, UK
Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
Level Contributor
95,774 posts
14 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Can I purchase foreign currency at Airport?

Even if you can, the exchange rate at an airport is likely to be quite a bit worse than what you would get by taking a debit card (or a travel card) and getting money out of ATMs at your destination.