How to sell travel money to John Lewis

Selling your excess travel money back to John Lewis is as easy as buying foreign currency was. All you have to do is visit your closest Bureau with a valid form of ID and the currency you want to exchange, and we’ll convert it to GBP for you at the current exchange rate.

What you need to bring

When you’re buying or selling currency at a Bureau de Change, you'll need to have some valid ID with you. This can be any of the following:

  • Full UK Photocard Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • EU National Identity Photocard

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Currencies we buy

Currency Bureau sell rate Bureau buy rate
Euro (EUR) 1.1262 1.2688
US Dollar (USD) 1.2031 1.3679
Canadian Dollar (CAD) 1.6314 1.8589
Australian Dollar (AUD) 1.8539 2.1053
Barbadian Dollar (BBD) 2.2788 2.846
Bulgarian Lev (BGN) 2.1124 2.61
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) 8.0382 10.0246
Czech Koruna (CZK) 25.5216 30.9145
Danish Krone (DKK) 8.1216 9.5631
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 9.1055 10.7197
Hungarian Forint (HUF) 396.644 484.0782
Icelandic Krona (ISK) 159.2149 201.9143
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 16444.9294 21071.3411
Israeli Sheqel (ILS) 4.2662 5.205
Japanese Yen (JPY) 165.9819 191.1951
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) 5.241 6.599
Mauritian Rupee (MUR) 51.6043 65.0583
Mexican Peso (MXN) 20.3289 24.395
New Zealand Dollar (NZD) 1.9709 2.278
Norwegian Krone (NOK) 13.0855 15.1919
Polish Zloty (PLN) 4.9849 5.9138
Singapore Dollar (SGD) 1.5724 1.853
South African Rand (ZAR) 23.2604 27.3527
Swedish Krona (SEK) 12.6513 14.8704
Swiss Franc (CHF) 1.096 1.2465
Thai Baht (THB) 41.096 48.4435
Turkish Lira (TRY) 23.2576 28.9079
UAE Dirham (AED) 4.3935 5.0869

Bureau rates on Thursday 1 June 2023, 11:20

Buy back guarantee

If your holiday is cancelled, you can return your currency for a full refund within 35 days of your purchase date. Refunds will be for the full order amount only and you’ll just need your original order receipt or order confirmation, along with the ID you used to make your purchase.

Expert Quote

"There's never been a better time to return your leftover currency. We track the market every day to bring you great rates, and we don’t charge you commission. For a limited time only if you return £50 or more to your local John Lewis Bureau you’ll receive a £5 voucher to use in store on the same day" (T&Cs apply).

Frequently asked questions

At our bureaux we’re more than happy to buy back currency that you didn’t quite manage to spend on holiday. To see if you can sell us your leftover travel money, check the list of accepted currencies on our website. We can buy any accepted foreign currency notes in good condition, but regretfully foreign currency coins cannot be exchanged.

There are a select few closed currencies such as Egyptian pounds and Indian Rupees that we unfortunately cannot buy back. To check if we accept the currency you want to exchange, please check the list on our website.

While we can’t buy back your leftover currency online, we are more than happy to do so in person. To find your closest John Lewis Bureau use our handy locator and pay us a visit.

At John Lewis Bureaux you can’t directly trade one currency for another, but you can sell us your foreign currency first and then buy a different currency in sterling. A list of the currencies available to buy can be found on our website.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners Bureau de Change are both trading names of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis plc introduce the panel of carefully chosen providers in Bureau de Change products and services, whom each hold the appropriate licences with the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.

Foreign Currency online from both John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners is provided by First Rate Exchange Services Limited registration number 04287490 (Money Service Business licence number MLR-64068), whose registered office is at Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, West London, TW8 9DF England.

John Lewis Finance is a trading name of John Lewis plc, registered in England with company number 233462, registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 724309). Credit is provided by NewDay Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with registered number 7297722, registered office: 7 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DA. NewDay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with number 690292 and is also authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (Ref no: 555318) for the provision of payment services.

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