Travelex exchange rates: What you need to know

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Jan 2, 2019

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Travelex 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 Travelex’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.

Travelex 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. Travelex 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 Travelex 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 Travelex’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 Travelex offers
  4. Subtract the first amount from the second amount
  5. This is the amount you’ll lose through currency conversion with Travelex

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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Travelex 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 Travelex currency converter or visit the nearest branch to get the latest rates.

Currency ISO Code Exchange Rate Mid-Market Rate Exchange Rate Margin / Loss
U.S. Dollar USD 1.20963 1.29735 6.76%
Australian Dollar AUD 1.63934 1.80186 9.02%
Bahraini Dinar BHD 0.45467 0.4878 6.79%
Bangladeshi Taka BDT 91.74312 108.69813 15.60%
Canadian Dollar CAD 1.55885 1.70096 8.35%
Chinese Renminbi CNY 7.75795 8.93873 13.21%
Danish Krone DKK 7.73395 8.49976 9.01%
Euro EUR 1.02428 1.13928 10.09%
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 9.22509 10.14132 9.03%
Indonesian Rupiah IDR 15,063 19401.80216 22.36%
Iraqi Dinar IQD 1,428.00 1543.84124 7.50%
Japanese Yen JPY 120.48193 146.86704 17.97%
Jordanian Dinar JOD 0.8476 0.91982 7.85%
Kenyan Shilling KES 111.11111 131.42104 15.45%
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 0.36212 0.39452 8.21%
Lebanon, Pound LBP 1,666.67 1955.74841 14.78%
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 4.86618 5.40022 9.89%
Mauritian Rupee MUR 36.49635 45.60166 19.97%
Moroccan Dirham MAD 10.35197 12.35916 16.24%
Nepalese Rupee NPR 121.95122 152.06731 19.80%
New Zealand Dollar NZD 1.79437 1.949 7.93%
Norwegian Krone NOK 9.83284 10.85593 9.42%
Omani Rial OMR 0.46703 0.49883 6.37%
Pakistani Rupee PKR 149.25373 173.61063 14.03%
Philippine Peso PHP 61.34969 68.90832 10.97%
Russian Ruble RUB 70.92199 86.79868 18.29%
Saudi Riyal SAR 4.55996 4.86505 6.27%
Singapore Dollar SGD 1.64285 1.78549 7.99%
South African Rand ZAR 16.26016 18.54825 12.34%
South Korean Won KRW 1,250 1449.26962 13.75%
Sri Lankan Rupee LKR 178.57143 226.19181 21.05%
Swedish Krona SEK 10.46025 11.75369 11.00%
Swiss Franc CHF 1.17925 1.30163 9.40%
Thai Baht THB 38.61004 42.61122 9.39%
Turkish New Lira TRY 5.21105 7.04391 26.02%
UAE Dirham AED 4.519 4.7645 5.15%
Yemeni Rial YER 277.77778 324.20667 14.32%

How we collect our data & advertiser disclosure

Travelex’s exchange rate was collected from Travelex’s website on 04/11/2018. Interbank rates collected from x-rates.com on 04/11/2018. 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 Travelex’s website, contact Travelex’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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