Foreign Currency Exchange at Glasgow Airport
Changing your money at the airport or at your destination are the most expensive ways to get your foreign currency. We recommend ordering it in advance or picking it up on the high street, see our Travel Money advice. But if you are leaving it until you get to the airport, here are your options:
Inside the airport: Travelex
Travelex is here to look after your foreign exchange at Glasgow Airport. There are three on-site and can help you exchange over 50 currencies
What are Travelex Opening Hours at Glasgow Airport? Travelex is open 4am until the last departure flight (usually 9pm or shortly after).
Basically, while there are passengers around the airport, Travelex should be open so you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Where is Travelex at the airport? You can find Travelex Money Exchange both before and after security and in both the Main Terminal and T2. Before the Main terminal, you can find it nearby the Car Hire department and the Tescos Express on the right side of the airport as you come in. After security, you can find Travelex on the first floor, past World Duty Free. At Terminal 2, you can find Travelex near the entrance, before security.
How does Travelex’s VAT refund work? Unfortunately, VAT refund isn’t available at Glasgow Airport, you can access these services via Manchester and Heathrow Airports. VAT refund is basically what it says on the tin: when you buy something in the UK, ask for a VAT refund receipt to go with your purchase, download the forms and drop into a Travelex before security to get your 20% VAT back to you in pounds and pence (again, not available in Glasgow).
See more about Travelex and the pre-loaded Travelex Money card.
Nearby Glasgow Airport: Post Office
Left getting your foreign currencies until the last minute and are looking for a Travelex alternative? No problem, there are over 11,000 Post Offices in the UK, many of which have Bureau de Changes and there are 5 available post offices with a Bureau de Change nearby to Glasgow Airport.
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.
Where are the neighbouring Post Offices with a Bureau de Change?
- 19 Broomlands Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2LT. Open 8:45 – 20:00
- Unit 2, Tannahill Centre, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 1NR. Open 9:00 – 17:30
- 14-16 High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BS. Open 9:00 – 17:30
- The Post Office, Springbank Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2PA. Open 9:00 – 17:30
Some of these services only offer Euro exchange as part of their Foreign Currencies so it’s worth checking ahead if you’re going somewhere more exotic.
In Glasgow City Centre: ICE
If Travelex and the Post Office aren’t quite the right fit for you and you’re looking for another comparitor, let’s take a look at ICE, the International Currency Exchange.
Where can I find ICE in Glasgow? ICE’s local address is 66 Gordan Street, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, G1 3RS, opposite Glasgow Central Station. Open 8:00 – 19:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 – 18:00 on Sundays.
The best way of using this service is ordering your currency online in advance and popping in to store to pick it up en route to your flight.
What to do with left-over Euros at Glasgow Airport?
It’s a good idea to spend or save your left over currency rather than getting charged to turn it back into UK money. Most airports will let you pay in euros if you’re on your way back into the UK from elsewhere in Europe.
However, they won’t accept anything higher than €20, may charge a different price to cover the conversion rate and often your change will be given in pounds. In short, yes but don’t count on it and what’s the harm in keeping hold of a few euros for your next holiday away?
See Glasgow Airport shops for inspiration of what your spare change could go on from presents for others, designer clothes and snacks.