Travel Money & Foreign Exchange - Bristol Airport Guide

Changing your travel money and obtaining the cheapest foreign currency exchange rates can be a bit of a hassle before you go on holiday but many people just don't realise how much difference there can be between the price you pay for the different methods of getting the best foreign exchange.

Foreign Cash Exchange
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The method you use will depend a lot on when you are going on holiday. Exchange rates also change daily so a deal you will get one day from one provider may change the next day and mean another provider is cheaper at the time you need to change your holiday money.

We have researched the different ways you can purchase your travel money and found the best solutions for everyone to help make sure you get the best rates and save money, time and hassle!

Currency Exchange at Bristol Airport

Purchasing currency at the airport can often be the most expensive way to get your foreign exchange, but not if you are on the ball and order it online with one of the providers offering a bureau de change outlet at the airport beforehand.

There is 1 bureau de change desks throughout Bristol Airport where you can order currency. Whether you are just arriving in Bristol Airport or setting out from Bristol Airport you will find a foreign currency exchange outlet ready to provide you with your holiday cash! Over 50 currencies are available at competitive exchange rates. You can pay with debit cards, credit cards or cash.

You can take advantage of the providers online rate (which is usually much better) and then just pick up your currency at the airport, saving you money and time which is often in short supply when you are trying to make sure you don't miss your flight!

Prepaid Currency Cards

Relatively new to the travel money market are pre loaded currency cards. The cards are essentially like a debit card which load with currency which can be which can be either in the one currency you are going to be needing, or can be in pounds which will then be converted to the relevant currency when used abroad.

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 buy options your holiday money available. 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.

Home Delivery

If you want to make sure that you don't have to worry about rushing around picking your foreign currency up at the airport you may find that having your travel money delivered to your home before you set off is a good option.

There are a few currency exchange providers who will do this, and many offer free next day delivery for orders above a certain amount (usually £500). This means that you can take advantage of the providers online rates, which are often a lot cheaper than they are at the airport or at high street branches, so it's a great option all around!