Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Russian Rubles (RUB)

Finding the best deal to buy Russian Rubles (RUB) can be difficult because every company has different exchange rates and fees. That’s where we help you. We bring together all your options, highlight the fees and rates per provider, and show you the best possible deals.

Buy Russian rubles online at the best exchange rate for your travel money
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Where to buy Russian Ruble in Australia?

You can buy Russian ruble (RUB) from a few places in Australia that offer currency exchange. It is a rarer currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Russian ruble include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

To find out exactly where you can buy Russian ruble, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:

What currency is used in Russia?

Ruble is the currency used in Russia and is represented by the symbol ₽.

Notes: 5₽, 10₽, 50₽, 100₽, 200₽, 500₽, 1,000₽, 2,000₽ and 5,000₽

Coins: 1 kopeck, 5 kopeck, 10 kopeck, 50 kopeck, 1₽, 2₽, 5₽ and 10₽

Russian banknotes have different colours. 5₽ is green and white, 10₽ is yellow and blue, 50₽ is white, green and orange, 100₽ is white and brown, 200₽ is green, 500₽ is purple and brown, 1,000₽ is white and green, 2,000₽ is bright blue and 5,000₽ is orange and brown.

Russian coins are called 'kon' and 'kopecks'. They are silver and gold in colour.

What is the best currency to take to Russia?

Ruble is the best currency to take to Russia. Russia does not use the euro as it's official currency. Most accommodation, shops and restaurants do not accept euro, while some tourist shops accept euro.

The ruble is the currency used in Russia. Your travel money should consist of Russian ruble currency and credit cards.

How do I get the best exchange rate for Russian ruble?

Get the best exchange rates when you buy your Russian ruble online. You can pick up or select home delivery.

Get the best exchange rate for Russian rubles in Australia with our rate tracker. It keeps track of the RUB to AUD or AUD to RUB exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate you chose to buy Russian rubles.

The rub to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.02, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.035 in early 2011 and the low was 0.017 in early 2021. Currently it's 0.017, so ₽1,000 could buy you $17 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to rub exchange rate average is close to 47.94, over the past 10 years. The high was 58.47 in early 2021 and the low was 28.11 in early 2011. Currently it's 58.44, so $1,000 could buy you ₽58,440 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy Russian rubles in Australia for travel money?

How to get Russian rubles for your travel money at a good exchange rate for your currency exchange.

Buying Russian rubles in Australia is relatively easy.

  1. Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you to the currency exchange outlet.
  2. Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your Russian rubles.
  3. Ask for the Russian rubles amount and the currency exchange will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
  4. Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your Russian rubles.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.

Is it safe?

Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.

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Last updated
February 4th, 2021