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Foreign Exchange Cash & Cheques - Gatwick Airport Guide

Travelling abroad can be an expensive pastime, there is no room for wasting money so you need to know the best ways to make your money go as fast as you can. One certain way of saving money is by exchanging your holiday cash before you get to Gatwick Airport. there are plenty of foreign exchange providers located at the Airport, but you can almost guarantee their exchange rates will be less favorable than if you were to order it online or buy it at an outlet beforehand.

Cash & Cheque Benefits

  • 0% Commission rates offered
  • Convenient Spending Method
  • Competitive Rates when ordered online
  • Home Delivery Available
  • Fixed rate upon purchase

Cash & Cheque Drawbacks

  • No section 75 purchase protection
  • Not as secure as cards
  • Travellers cheques less convenient

If you pre order your money you can get the best deals, collect it when it is suitable for you, or even have it delivered straight to your door.

Some Bureau de Change actually let you order online before your trip but collect your money at gatwick Airport in both the North and South Terminal. Be sure to get the terminal correct at the time of booking as they are not near each other and you cannot travel between terminals once you have passed security. You also need to plan for your collection and make sure you get to the airport in time to get through check-in, security and collect your cash before you get on the plane.

Bureau de Change at Gatwick Airport

If you plan on getting the online deals and collecting at the airport the following Bureux de Change have locations at the Gatwick airport. Here are the details:


  • Home Delivery Available
  • South Terminal Arrivals
  • Convenient Spending Method

Pick up your last minute travel essentials. ICE offers a foreign currency exchange service with the option to have a convenient travellers cash card, pick up some travel insurance or phone cards. You can even order your currency to pick up at the airport or be delivered to your home. The ICE branch is located in the arrivals area of the South Terminal, near the railway concourse.

Bureau de Change outside Gatwick Airport

These foreign currency exchange providers do not have bureau de change situated in Gatwick airport but are popular travel money providers who can give you great rates online, and you can pick up in one of their high street branches, or some offer home delivery. You will still be better to order online from them and pick up or have the cash delivered than going to purchase the holiday cash in their branch.


As the world's biggest foreign currency exchange provider, serving over 30 million customers each year. Travelex can provide all your usual currency exchange services, along with a VAT refund service for non EU residents. The currency exchange desk is located before security.

Post Office

Post Office

The Post Office are a really well known travel money provider in the UK and can offer home delivery of your holiday cash Monday to Saturday. You can also go into one of their 12,500 branches to pick your currency up, but be sure to order online first to guarantee the best rates possible.