Birmingham Airport Travel Money

Before you go on holiday you need to get your travel money sorted - but do you know the best method for you? Changing your cash may seem straightforward but ordering it online, grabbing it at the airport, taking a currency card or using your credit card are just some of the options available!

Our top reasons to get your Foreign currency online:
  • Order online for best, locked-in rates
  • You'll save time at the airport
  • You avoid those inflated airport rates
  • It's much more convenient

Currency Exchange at Birmingham Airport

It can be pretty expensive to pick up your current at the airport itself, although sometimes you just don't have much choice! However, if you order it online beforehand and pick it up at the airport, this avoids the inflated prices but you keep the convenience of collecting it before you go!

Travelex at Birmingham Airport

Travelex is the world's largest travel money provider, offering foreign exchange cash, Moneycards, international transfers and more.

Birmingham's Travelex store can be found after security in the departures lounge. It's open from 4:30am to 4pm daily.
You can pre-order your travel money and have it collected as early as the next day but make sure you place the order before 3pm if you want to collect it the next day. If you aren't so keen on handling cash, why not opt for a Travel Money Card? All the same benefits, but with the added bonus of 24hr assistance, free ATM withdrawals and locked-in exchange rates.

What is a Prepaid Currency Card?

There are now many of these cards available, and they work very much like a debit card. You load them up with money - either in one single currency or sometimes you load them with sterling and are then able to use them in multiple currencies.

If you have time to order one of these cards online for delivery before you travel, it can be one of the cheapest ways to take your holiday money with you.

You will usually need to leave around 7 days for delivery of your card to your home to get the best rates, but you can sometimes purchase the cards from providers operating a bureau de change at your airport.

They are often much cheaper to use abroad than using your normal debit card and are now offered by several different foreign exchange providers, including Travelex. Click on the image on the left to check out their Money Card.

Post Office at Birmingham Airport

Travel Money at Doncaster - post office

Why use The Post Office?

  • Order Currency - Post Office
  • Great rates online
  • 0% Commission
  • Home Delivery Mon-Sat
  • 12,500 branches for pick up
Stansted Airport Money Exchange
The Post Office aren't just for post! They are also a leading travel money provider in the UK and can offer home delivery of your holiday cash 6 days a week. You can also go into one of their 12,500 branches to pick your currency up, but be sure to order online first to guarantee the best rates possible.

Credit and Debit Cards

Using your credit or debit card abroad can be very risky. Some credit cards offer huge fees for transactions abroad, and you may find your holiday getting very expensive very quickly!

There are some credit cards that offer great deals when they are used abroad, but if you sign up for one of these it is best to keep it for use when abroad. They can compensate for their fabulous international rates by charges large fees for use in the UK. Our number one tip with credit and debit cards is to do your research, and know exactly what the fees and charges are before going away.

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