“Where can I exchange money on a Sunday?”

Whether you’re getting ready for an international trip and need to exchange US dollars into a foreign currency, or have money leftover from your trip abroad that you want to change back into American dollars, it’s important to know where to find a currency exchange open on Sunday. The options for exchanging currency on a Sunday are fairly limited, but there are a few. Read on to find out where to find a currency exchange with Sunday hours.

Covered in This Article:

  • Whether banks will exchange currency on a Sunday

  • How to find a currency exchange business that is open on a Sunday

  • The convenience of ATMs for currency exchange on a Sunday

  • Other ways to exchange currency on a Sunday, including the use of traveler’s checks

  • Currency exchange options on Saturdays

  • And More…

Banks That Exchange Currency on Sundays

Locally, you won’t have much luck getting foreign currency at a bank on a Sunday. Even on a weekday, banks often have to order foreign currency, which typically takes two days to arrive at local branches; however, there are some that are open on Sundays, and they might have your currency in stock. Changing foreign money into USD is generally an easier process.

1. Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank offers more than 70 major currencies for banknote purchases and sales at any of their branches. Select grocery store branches are open on Sundays. 

  • Sunday hours: Varied.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes.
  • Find your nearest Citizens Bank
  • Read more about currency exchange on the Citizens Bank website

2. TD Bank (East Coast)

TD Bank has approximately 1,300 locations along the east coast, and they offer over 75 currencies. They’ll also help you exchange foreign currency into U.S. dollars, on the spot, at any location.

  • Sunday hours: 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes. Inventory includes the Canadian Dollar, European Union Euro, and the United Kingdom Pound. For other currencies, order in-person at a local branch, and pick up within two days. 
  • Can you order currency online? No. You have to do it in person, at a branch.
  • Find your nearest TD Bank
  • Read more about currency exchange on the TD Bank website.

3. Academy Bank (Walmart Locations)

Academy Bank facilities are located at select Walmart locations. When we called Academy Bank, we were told that they do not sell foreign currency. However, certain branches will exchange foreign currency for American dollars, although it is at their discretion since each branch operates independently. To see if the Academy Bank near you offers this service, use the location finder below and call to verify. 

  • Sunday hours: 11 AM to 4 PM (Walmart locations only)
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes, at the discretion of the individual branch, and for current customers only.
  • Exchanges out of USD? No.
  • Can you order currency online? No.
  • Find your nearest Academy Bank Walmart location
  • Read more on the Academy Bank website

4. Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank’s Kroger branches are open from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sundays, and these branches buy and sell foreign currency.

Currency Exchange Businesses That Exchange Currency on Sundays

Besides banks, there are various foreign currency exchange businesses with locations across the United States that allow you to either exchange foreign currency for U.S. dollars, or order currency of another country. Unfortunately, the number of U.S. currency exchange businesses that are open on Sundays is limited. Since office hours are dependent upon location, try an internet search for “currency exchange near me,” and check the results for places that are open on a Sunday (it might require a phone call to be certain). You’ll have the most luck if there is a Currency Exchange International (CXI)  or a Travelex near you.

5. CXI

CXI offers competitive exchange rates for more than 80 foreign currencies and satisfies a walk-up demand for major foreign currencies.

6. Travelex

You can order currency from Travelex and either pick it up at a local airport on a Sunday or have it delivered to your door.

  • Sunday hours: Only open at airport locations.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes.
  • Find your nearest Travelex location
  • Read more on the Travelex website

ATMs

ATMs within the United States do not stock foreign currency. However, if you’re traveling abroad, you can receive foreign currency via an ATM at a major bank at your destination. Call your bank ahead of time, or look online, to see where you can withdraw money without paying a transaction fee. Even if the bank at your destination charges a withdrawal fee of a few dollars (which is common), you’ll typically still get a good exchange rate.

Airports That Exchange Currency on Sundays

Most airports have currency exchange kiosks that are open on Sundays. If you’re taking a red-eye, however, don’t count on them to be open in the middle of the night. These kiosks often have long lines and the automated ones sometimes go out of service, so while they’re readily available at major international airports, it’s best not to rely on them if you can help it. Here are a few things you should know about exchanging money at the airport:

  • The companies that run airport currency exchange kiosks know that their customers are in a bind; therefore, they can offer less favorable exchange rates and charge higher fees than a bank would.
  • Although you may see currency exchange kiosks offering “zero fees,” you should be cautious, since they are most likely making up for it by offering very poor exchange rates or tacking on “service charges” that are fees in all but name.

Hotels That Exchange Currency on Sundays

Like airports, hotels should be one of your last resorts for exchanging currency on a Sunday. Although it may be convenient, hotels tend to charge steep transaction fees and offer poor exchange rates. Still, you can rely on most hotels to be able to exchange currency on a Sunday if you’re in a pinch.

What About Traveler’s Checks?

Traveler’s checks were used before ATMs became popular as a convenient and safe way to spend money abroad. Many smaller vendors no longer accept them. Although your local bank branch may be open on Sundays, traveler’s checks might not be the right solution to your currency exchange problem. For one thing, traveler’s checks are only useful if you’re looking to spend money in a foreign country — not if you have the foreign currency you need to convert into USD. But depending on your particular travel plans, traveler’s checks may be a good option for you.

How do Traveler’s Checks Work?

To obtain a traveler’s check, go to your local bank, AAA office, or American Express office. You will purchase the traveler’s check in person and pay a small fee, which is typically 1% – 3% of the total purchase amount. Your bank may not charge a fee if you’re a customer. Once you get to your destination, you will either exchange the check for cash at a currency exchange business or bank or use the traveler’s check to pay a merchant who accepts it as payment.

Benefits of Traveler’s Checks

  • Traveler’s checks can be cashed at banks and currency exchange businesses. Some merchants will even accept them as payments and give you cash back.
  • If you don’t need cash to get to the airport (or train station) or the hotel, but you’re uncertain about the availability of ATMs or local banks, you may be able to cash a traveler’s check into the local currency at your hotel.
  • Unlike cash, traveler’s checks are replaceable if lost or stolen.
  • They help you stick to a budget on your trip.

Disadvantages of Traveler’s Checks

  • Not all vendors accept them.
  • You’ll have to pay a transaction fee when you purchase them. (This is typically between 1% and 3%.)

Where to Exchange Currency on a Saturday

When exchanging currency on a Sunday, your options are fairly limited, however, if you have a chance to exchange currency on a Saturday, your options are greatly increased. Besides CXI and Travelex branches, the following banks offer currency exchange on Saturdays.

1. Bank of America

Customers with Bank of America checking and savings accounts can order foreign currency online. Customers with credit cards only can order currency at a financial center.

  • Saturday hours: 9 AM to 1 PM at select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes, only for customers who have checking and savings accounts.
  • Find a Bank of America location that is open Saturdays.

2. Chase

A select number of Chase Bank branches offer foreign currency exchange to customers and are also open Saturdays.

  • Saturday hours: Vary. Select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? No.
  • Find a Chase Bank location that is open Saturdays.

3. Citibank

Citibank allows current customers to exchange currency at their local branch or by ordering over the phone.

  • Saturday hours: Vary. Select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? No.
  • Find a Citibank branch that is open Saturdays.

4. First National Bank

First National Bank offers foreign currency exchange at select locations in Iowa and Nebraska only. Some currencies are available for immediate purchase, while others have to be ordered and typically arrive at the branch for pickup after 1-3 business days.

  • Saturday hours: Select branches only. 9 AM – 1 PM
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? No.
  • Currency exchange is offered at the following branches; all open on Saturdays:
    • 133th & Maple – 13310 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164
    • 114th & Dodge – 11404 W. Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154
    • 132nd & Center – 2605 S. 133rd Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144
    • 16th & Dodge (2nd Floor) – 1620 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102
    • Shadow Lake – 7960 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE 68046
    • 175th & Center – 2625 S 175th St Omaha, NE 68130
    • 84th & Frederick – 8418 Frederick St Omaha, NE 68124
    • Lincoln SouthPointe – 6600 S 27th St Lincoln, NE 68512
    • Lincoln Downtown- 134 S 13th St Ste. 100 Lincoln, NE 68508
    • Metro Crossing – 3815 Denmark Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51501

5. HSBC

HSBC exchanges foreign currency either online, in person, or over the phone.

  • Saturday hours: Vary. Select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes.
  • Find an HSBC branch that is open Saturdays.

6. U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank has partnered with Travelex Currency Services, Inc. to provide convenient internet access to foreign currency and other international travel-related services through the Travelex “My Travel Wallet” program. This program offers more than 70 foreign currencies available in the form of cash, shipped to your door. In-person currency exchange on a Saturday may also be available at select branches.

  • Saturday hours: Vary. Select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes.
  • Find a US Bank branch that is open Saturdays.

7. Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo sells currency to customers with a checking or savings account. Credit cards are not accepted for these transactions; customers must pay in cash. Foreign currency is available for over 100 countries, with over 70 currencies available through the online order site.

  • Saturday hours: Vary. Select branches only.
  • Exchanges into USD? Yes.
  • Exchanges out of USD? Yes.
  • Can you order currency online? Yes.
  • Find a Wells Fargo branch that is open Saturdays.

Conclusion on Where to Find a Currency Exchange Open on Sunday

Most currency exchange Sunday hours are nonexistent. Many banks and currency exchange businesses simply are not open or have very limited hours on weekends, and not all banks offer foreign currency exchange in the first place. But if you need to exchange currency within the United States on the weekend, you do have some options, such as select bank branches in grocery stores or companies like Travelex or CXI. If you need to exchange money on the weekend, you’ll have better luck finding a location that is open on a Saturday rather than on a Sunday.