Manchester Airport Travel Money

There are several options to secure your travel money before your trip, from going to the Post Office, a local travel agent or supermarket, or buying it at the airport. But how do you know how to get the best deal? Let's take a look at the different options.

Currency Exchange at Manchester Airport

Travelex at Manchester Airport

Located throughout all three terminals for your convenience, travelex is here to provide you will all of your foreign currency needs. Collect your pre-ordered cash or currency card, add to your existing card balance or simply purchase your currency easily with a desk located before and after security in each terminal.

Why use travelex?

  • Order currency online
  • World's Largest FX provider
  • Located Before and After Security Control
  • Best Price Promise
  • Home Delivery
  • 6 desks throughout the 3 terminals

Travelex is the world's biggest foreign currency exchange provider, serving over 30 million customers each year. They can provide all your usual currency exchange services, along with a VAT refund service for non-EU residents. Why not use the tool above to calculate your exchange rate, and if you're happy, order your foreign currency online and arrange to collect from one of the 6 desks throughout the 3 terminals at Manchester?

The Post Office at Manchester Airport

The Post Office have a branch in Terminal 1. Their exchange rates are very competitive, as they take 0% commission and will buy back any money you don’t spend.

They have over 60 currencies available from Australian dollars to Vietnamese dong, and the more you buy, the better the rate – on every currency (minimum and maximum spends apply). If you’re picking up Euros or US Dollars, select “Click & Collect” at checkout, and collect in 2 hours from selected branches. All other currencies are available to collect from branch the next working day if you order before 3pm (Monday – Friday) – with some branches even offering immediate pickup. And if your holiday is cancelled, we offer a 100% refund guarantee. T&Cs apply.


Carrying Foreign Currency as Cash

You might be thinking of carrying your travel money in cash and so let's talk about the pros and cons of foreign currency exchange cash.
Cash Benefits
  • 0% Commission rates offered
  • Convenient Spending Method
  • Competitive Rates when ordered online
  • Home Delivery Available
  • Fixed-rate upon purchase
Cash Drawbacks
  • No section 75 purchase protection
  • Not as secure as cards
  • Traveller's cheques less convenient

Prepaid Travel Money Cards

If you prefer to take your travel money in plastic form rather than wads of notes, then pre-paid travel money cards might be just the thing for you!

Travelex Money Card

With the Travelex Money Card, you'll benefit from locked-in exchange rates when you load on one of the ten available currencies, free cash withdrawals worldwide, plus 24/7 assistance should you need it, as well as access to the merchant, offers if you opt for their Platinum Card.

Post Office Travel Money Card

With the Post Office travel money card, you can store up to 23 currencies! It's a much safer way to use money as it's not linked to your bank account and via their app, you can manage your account and even freeze the card should you need to! The card is accepted in 36 locations in more than 200 countries.