Heathrow exchange rates: What you need to know

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Heathrow offers a convenient way to buy a multitude of different currencies. However, foreign exchange rates represent a major pricing point and there is often little clarity around them. We researched Heathrow’s travel money exchange rates to provide you a table showcasing their currency rate spread. Hopefully we can help you save money on your holidays.

Heathrow exchange rates: Information and tips

Know the latest interbank exchange rate for your currency pairs

The interbank rate (also called mid-market rate) is the midpoint between the buy price and sell price of two currencies on the currency markets. Heathrow does not offer the interbank rate but instead adds a margin to it, which makes the foreign currency transaction more expensive for you. Before using Heathrow for your travel money needs, make sure to know the current interbank exchange rate. That way, you’ll be able to calculate FX losses on the currency conversion. You can find the latest interbank rates using our currency converter.

How to calculate exchange rate loss

Here’s what you need to do in order to determine how much Heathrow’s travel money exchange rate spread is going to cost you:

  1. Find the current interbank rate for your currencies using our currency converter
  2. Multiply your original amount by the current interbank rate
  3. Multiply your original amount by the exchange rate Heathrow offers
  4. Subtract the first amount from the second amount
  5. This is the amount you’ll lose through currency conversion with Heathrow

Order your currency online and in advance

Ordering your foreign currency before your trip allows you to compare with rates and fees of other providers. Ordering it online also is usually much cheaper than buying currency at the airport or on arrival to your holiday destination. Make sure to always compare exchange rates before finalising an order.


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Heathrow exchange rate research

The exchange rate spreads below are for ordering foreign currency online. Rates on other services might differ. Those exchange rate margins are indicative at the time of research. Use the Heathrow currency converter or visit the nearest branch to get the latest rates. Please note, for Heathrow’s currency exchange, the airport uses Travelex for their provider. You can find out more about Travelex here.

Currency ISO Code Exchange Rate Mid-Market Rate Exchange Rate Margin / Loss
Euro EUR 1.12 1.14739 2.39%
US Dollar USD 1.27 1.28826 1.42%
Australian Dollar AUD 1.74 1.79138 2.61%
Canadian Collar CAD 1.65 1.70577 3.21%
Bulgarian Lev BGN 2.09 2.24402 6.97%
Chinese Renminbi CNY 8.43 8.96524 6.00%
New Zealand Dollar NZD 1.8621 1.91177 2.60%
Croatia Kuna HRK 8.033 8.51931 5.71%
Czech Republic Koruna CZK 27.85 29.78896 6.52%
Danish Krone DKK 8.2747 8.56166 3.35%
Dominican Republic Peso DOP 58.65 64.2713 8.75%
Fijian Dollar FJD 2.547 2.74113 7.08%
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 9.7973 10.08693 2.87%
Hungary Forint HUF 337.4743 370.45108 8.90%
Iceland Krona ISK 147.546 159.19587 7.32%
Indonesia Rupiah IDR 17,214.30 19089.74491 9.82%
Israel Shekel ILS 4.4956 4.75979 5.55%
Japan Yen JPY 140.9911 147.0276 4.11%
Jordan Dinar JOD 0.871 0.91346 4.65%
Kenya Shilling KES 123.223 132.05517 6.69%
Korea (South) Won KRW 1,336.48 1461.58069 8.56%
South Africa Rand ZAR 17.7504 18.70002 5.08%
Swiss Franc CHF 1.2717 1.30408 2.48%
Malaysia Ringgit MYR 5.1388 5.40325 4.89%
Mauritius Rupee MUR 42.0763 44.64467 5.75%
Mexico Peso MXN 24.7696 26.31163 5.86%
Norway Krone NOK 10.5118 10.97497 4.22%
Philippines Peso PHP 63.39 68.46258 7.41%
Poland Zloty PLN 4.5614 4.93521 7.57%
Qatar Riyal QAR 4.5254 4.68968 3.50%
Russia Ruble RUB 81.11 87.33057 7.12%
Saudi Arabia Riyal SAR 4.7196 4.8314 2.31%
Singapore Dollar SGD 1.7168 1.78315 3.72%
Sweden Krona SEK 11.3383 11.74636 3.47%
Taiwan New Dollar TWD 37.3369 39.81117 6.22%
Thailand Baht THB 40.4895 42.55211 4.85%
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD 7.8821 8.68312 9.23%
Turkey Lira TRY 6.6704 7.11287 6.22%
United Arab Emirates Dirham AED 4.5714 4.73155 3.38%
Viet Nam Dong VND 27,490.28 30004.5654 8.38%

Heathrow’s exchange rate was collected from Heathrow’s website on 12/11/2018. Interbank rates collected from x-rates.com on 12/11/2018. The information displayed on this site is subject to change at any time and we do not guarantee 100% accuracy of the information.
For the today’s rates, visit Heathrow’s website, contact Heathrow’s customer support or log into your online banking and search for their exchange rate calculator. Currencyfees.com is not liable for any financial decisions based on the above information. Currencyfees.com is supported by referral compensations by some of the companies listed in our articles.

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