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Buy travel money

Buy, exchange money and order foreign currency online, by phone, or at our bureaux.

How to get travel money with Sainsbury’s Bank

Need holiday money? Order currency online, by phone or visit a Sainsbury’s store with a bureau today. Or get a Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money Card for easy and secure spending overseas.

Travel money

There are various ways to buy travel money with Sainsbury’s Bank. Choose the method that’s easiest for you. 

1.    Buy currency online for home delivery. 
2.    Order currency online and collect instore. 4-hour click and collect available. T&Cs apply. 
3.    Buy currency via telephone.
4.    Visit one of our bureaux to buy currency in a Sainsbury’s store.

Buy a prepaid travel money card

Our travel money card makes it safe and easy to manage and spend your holiday money. 

1.    Order for collection – Collect your travel money card from your nearest Sainsbury’s Bank bureau.
2.    Order for delivery – We’ll send your travel money card straight to you.
3.    Download the app or log in online – Check your balance, exchange between currencies, top up and manage your account.

Where can you get foreign currency with Sainsbury’s?

Get travel money delivered to you

Order online or by phone and we’ll mail your holiday money to you securely via special delivery. Order more than £400 of foreign currency and get free delivery.

Collect travel money instore

Visit a store with an instore travel bureau to collect your travel money on your next weekly shop.

In a hurry? You can now order and collect Euros, US Dollars, and Travel Money Card pre-paid orders in as little as 4 hours with our click and collect travel money service^.

Click and collect currency the same day at a Sainsbury’s Bank travel money bureau when you:

  • Order Euros, US Dollars, or a Travel Money Card
  • Place your order on a Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), and
  • Order at least 4hr before the bureau’s scheduled closure time

For orders made outside of this period, or for any other currency, you will be able to select your preferred collection date when placing your online order. 

Get your travel money card delivered to you

We’ll send your travel money card straight to you, with your PIN arriving separately for security.

Visit one of our bureaux 

We have stores with instore travel bureaux across the UK where you can pick up holiday money on the day.

Why use Sainsbury’s Bank for foreign currency

  • Wide range of currencies, including USD and EUR
    We offer over 50 different foreign currencies, so it’s easy to get the holiday money you need.
  • Nectar Prices
    Nectar members get better exchange rates both online, on the phone and at our bureaux. See our Nectar member benefits.*
  • Currency buy-back 
    Got holiday money left over when you get home? We’ll buy back most foreign currency, so you’re not out of pocket. 
  • Pick up your travel money in one of our stores
    Within travel bureaux across the UK, it’s convenient to pick up holiday money as you shop with Sainsbury’s Bank.
  • Multiple ways to order and receive travel money
    Order online or by telephone, collect instore or receive holiday money by post – the choice is yours.
  • 24/7 telephone assistance and online portal  
    Our team are on hand to help with your travel money card any time of the day or night, no matter where you are in the world. 
  • Access to Western Union
    You can send an international money transfer instore with Western Union Money Transfer® services.

Choose your foreign currency

From Euro and US Dollar to Swedish Krona and Japanese Yen, we have more than 50 foreign currencies from all over the world. 

Take a look at our most popular currencies.


Euro (EUR)

Add to your travel money card to withdraw and spend on holiday.

US Dollar - USD

US Dollar (USD)

Order by telephone and receive your travel money in the post.

United Arab Emirates Dirham - AED

Dirham (AED)

Order online for bureau collection or buy directly instore.

Turkish Lira - TRK

Turkish Lira (TRK)

Buy travel money at one of our bureaux de change.

Thai Baht - THB

Thai Baht (THB)

Order currency online and get free delivery over £400.

Canadian Dollar - CAD

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Get a travel money card instore to use on holiday in Canada.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any administration fees?

No, we don't charge any administration fees when you order currency from us.

Will I be charged for using my credit/debit card?

No, we don’t charge any extra when you buy foreign currency by card.

Some card providers may charge a cash advance fee and interest for buying currencies. Cash advance fees will not show on your travel money order, but you’ll be able to see them on your card statement. If you’re not sure, you should check with your card issuer.

There is no cash advance fee when you use a Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Card. No interest will be charged, as long as the full outstanding balance on the credit card is cleared during the current billing cycle. If a balance remains on the account at the end of the billing cycle, interest will be charged and may apply to the currency purchased.

Do I get any benefits for being a Nectar member?

Yes, you do. If you tell us your Nectar card number when you place your order, we’ll give you a better exchange rate*. Not a Nectar member? Sign up today.

When will I receive my home delivery order?

You can select a specific working day delivery date up to seven days in advance. Please note Saturday deliveries are not guaranteed. Also, if you’ve chosen a Monday delivery, Royal Mail may try to deliver on Saturday.

The earliest day you’ll be able to select for delivery is:

Order confirmed** Order delivered**
Before 2pm, Monday to Friday Next working day
After 2pm, Monday to Friday By 1pm on the day of your choice, Monday to Saturday

What are the home delivery fees?

Order value Delivery fee
£400 or more Free
Up to £399.99 £4.99
The minimum order for home delivery is £100.

How much money can I order online?

Orders for collection at any Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money Bureau or for home delivery are subject to a maximum value of £4,500 per person per day.

All home delivery orders are subject to a minimum value of £100** and a maximum of £2,500. There is no minimum order value for orders for collection at a Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money Bureau.

How long will my travel money card take to arrive?

We’ll send out your travel money card as soon as you order it, so it should be with you in three to five working days. You can also get a travel money card immediately at our bureaux if you need yours at short notice. 

Can I exchange unused travel money?

Yes, we can buy back your foreign currency. Just bring your unused currency back to a Sainsbury’s Bank travel money bureau and we’ll exchange it back to sterling. Please note that we can buy back notes but not coins. 

Can I pay using Apple Pay?

Yes, as long as the card issuer you are using is Maestro, Mastercard or VISA.

Terms and conditions

*Nectar members receive better exchange rates on single purchase transactions of all available foreign currencies. Excludes travel money card home delivery orders and online reloads. Exchange rates may vary depending on whether you buy instore, online or by phone.©
You need to tell us your Nectar card number at the time of your transaction. No cash alternative is available. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.

**You can order currency for a secure home delivery by 1pm on the day of your choice by Royal Mail (Mon- Sat). For next day delivery your order needs to be confirmed before 2pm (Mon- Fri). Please note that whilst Royal Mail make every effort to delivery on schedule, we cannot guarantee this as it is beyond our control. Highlands and Islands (including Channel Islands) are not guaranteed next day delivery. Delivery is free on all cash orders £400 or more (£4.99 for orders between £100 and £399.99). The minimum order for home delivery is £100. The delivery day quoted is dependent on the order day being a working day; if one of those days is a public holiday then additional day(s) will be added accordingly. All home delivery orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless we advise you otherwise, to your billing address, and a signature will be required upon delivery. A valid telephone number is required for home delivery.

^For Euro, US Dollar and Travel Money Card only:

If you selected same-day collection your order will be available 4 hours from the initial order confirmation email received or if your order was placed before 6 am then the earliest your order will be available to collect is from 10 am. Please allow at least 4 hours for your order to be processed. Remember to check the bureau opening hours before collecting your order.

If you selected tomorrow or a future date your order will be ready from 10 am on your chosen collection date.

For all other currencies

Your order will be available from 2.00 pm on your chosen collection date.

Your order should be collected within 72 hours or will be subject to cancellation.

Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money Card is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited pursuant to license by Mastercard International. PrePay Technologies Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.


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