If you are heading overseas and want to buy currency at Adelaide Airport, this guide is for you.

We compare the different ways you can buy currency and give you some practical tips to get more out of your money.

Currency Exchange in Adelaide Airport

There are two ways of exchanging money:

1. Buy online and pick it up at the gate

This is by far, the cheapest way to buy currency at the airport. Depending on your currency, you can save up to 10%, compared to the cost of buying it over the counter.


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2. Over the counter in person

Travelex have 3 stores and 1 FX ATM you can use to buy foreign exchange. They are all located in Terminal 1.

  • Travelex has 3 outlets in the Arrivals section. One near baggage, on the lower level and in the main section
  • Travelex also have one in the Departures section of terminal 1 and an ATM on level 2

Related: Where to Get the Best Currency Exchange Rates in the Adelaide CBD

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How to Save Money at Adelaide Airport

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The best exchange rates are either online or outside of Adelaide airport. If you are prepared, you can compare exchange rates online or over the phone. Find the best deal and arrange to either buy it in person or online (picking it up later).

Fees and Charges

Travelex don't charge commission over the counter however their exchange rates are considerably worse than outside Adelaide airport. Online, they have a  0.8% card fee that Travelex apply to online transactions.

If you are buying currency online, choose to pay through BPAY to avoid the card fee. Please note that if you are going to use this option you need to allow 3-4 business days before your trip to allow time to pick it up in time.

 

Consider Buying Your Currency Abroad

In some cases, it is cheaper to buy your currency in the country you are going to rather than converting it before you leave. Good examples are Bali, Singapore and New Zealand (depending on where you go). Of course, it is a lot harder to find the best exchange rate when you are outside of Australia and you are running a higher risk of being scammed.

As a rule of thumb, the further away you are travelling, the less likely you'll find better exchange rates overseas. This is because the further away from Australia you go, the less common Australian notes and coins are. As a result, they are also less likely to give you a good exchange rate.

Helping You Save Money on Currency

Buying travel money or transferring money overseas can be expensive and confusing. So how do you make the best choice and get the most out of your money?

An easy way is to use a comparison table for either international money transfers or currency exchange. These tables list and compare the banks with other large foreign exchange companies.

We’ve also put together tons of helpful videosguides and reviews that will help you make the right decision. You can work out a cheaper way of converting currency while still keeping your money safe.