San Diego Currency Exchange Information


The US Dollar


The legal currency in US is the United States dollar (USD or US$ or $).


Money Exchange (Cash)


Change minimal required currency at the Airport for immediate needs.
San Diego International airport has currency exchange counters like Travelex currency and others.
You can also exchange currency at banks, however will have to pay fees/commission. If you are changing large amount of currency then it is worth checking with a few banks as every bank exchange rates and fees differ slightly.
You can also buy US Dollars at home from your bank before getting on to the plane for San Diego.


Credit cards


Your credit card provides you with the best exchange rate for purchases in the US.
Please check beforehand with your bank for the additional fees on the top of the exchange rate for using your card in a foreign country before you decide to use you credit card.
Visa and Master cards are widely accepted all over in the Greater San Diego area establishments.




ATM machines allows cash withdrawal in local US$ using international credits cards like Visa/Plus and Mastercard/Cirrus. Please check with your bank for any additional fees for using your ATM card in a foreign country before you decide to use you ATM card.


Traveller cheques


Traveller's cheques are accepted by hotels and banks in the US. Traveller cheques may be subject to a fee.