Best places for currency exchange Hanoi | Vietnamese currency all you need to know

Every day, the topic of Vietnamese currency attracted the attention of many people, researchers, and collectors many travelers. This article will help you understand more about Vietnamese currency.

1. Best place to exchange money in Vietnam

Although USD is still accepted for payment in Vietnam. However,  carrying VND will help you travel more conveniently. These are some of the best money changers for tourists, especially those coming to Vietnam for the first time.

1.1. Money exchange at Airport 

Most airports in the world and Vietnam have money exchange services, but the exchange rate at the airport is usually not high compared to other places. Or you can also exchange a small amount for instant payment taxi fare. Then exchange more after you reach the city center.

money exchange hanoi airport

There are many bank exchanges at the airport
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1.2. Money exchange at the bank 

Banks often offer better rates, but you'll have to wait a while and fill out the required form to assure security.
Some money exchange banks in Vietnam, such as Vietcombank, Vietinbank, HSBC, VIB, Techcombank... all accept popular foreign currencies such as USD, EURO, AUD, JPY, etc. Or you can also withdraw money at ATMs but will probably have to pay a fee.
Note: If you want to go to the bank to change money, don't forget to bring your identification document like your passport
Banks in Vietnam usually work from Monday to Friday and Saturday morning

  • Morning from 08:00 - 11:30

  • Afternoon 13:30 - 17:00


  • Address: 110 Cau Go, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Phone: +84 4 3926 1236
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Techcombank Bat Dan

  • Address: 34 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
  • 024 3923 2932
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

SHB bank

  • Address: 8 Hang Hanh, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
  • 024 6270 0420
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00


  • Address: 84 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
  • 1900 585885
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Most hotels provide money exchange services. It saves your time and gives you safe because you do not have to carry a big amount to find a place for money exchange.

1.3. Money exchage at city central - Hanoi old quarter (Gold and Jewelry shop)


best place to exchange money in hanoi old quarter

At the gold and Jewelry they offer very good rate

Hanoi Old Quarter is not the only place for trade many products. Here is also a place where there are many money exchanges. You can visit some shops on Hang Bac Street and especially Ha Trung Street, where there are a lot of currency exchange shops with reasonable rates, do not have to wait long and are open most days of the week from 8 am to 9 pm.
Here are some famous stores

Hong Phat

  • Address: 25A, Ha Trung, Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

  • Phone number (84-4) 38 268 339

  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 21:00

Kim Linh

  • Address: 67 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

  • 024 3825 3649

Quoc Trinh

  • Address: 27 Ha Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam

  • Phone: +84 4 3826 8856

  • Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 08:00 – 22:00

Tu Binh Jewelry

  • Address: 54 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam

  • Phone: +84 4 3824 9799

  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:30 – 17:00

Besides, you can also find reputable travel agents in Hanoi to money exchange and combine sightseeing as well as find out more tourist information, some reputable travel agents in Hanoi's Old Quarter such as Go Viet Trip. They will also provide free and valuable tourist information for your upcoming trip.

2. Vietnam Currency Exchange Rate to US Dollar in 2024

You can quickly check the exchange rate between VND and USD through banks such as Vietcombank, TP bank, BIDV bank… The exchange rate is around 23.000 VND ~ 1 US$.
Please see the below Vietnam currency exchange rate chart for more information.


Vietnam Money

 Equivalent in US$

500,000 VND

 ~ $ 20

200,000 VND 

~ $ 8

100,000 VND 

~ $ 4

50,000 VND 

~ $ 2

20,000 VND

 ~ $ 0.75

10,000 VND 

~ $ 0.4

5,000 VND 

Too small to convert 

2,000 VND 

Too small to convert

1,000 VND 

Too small to convert

500 VND 

Too small to convert

200 VND 

Too small to convert


3. Vietnam Currency Rate to Other Currencies



~ 23300



~ 16000



~ 17000






~ 3500

01 EURO  












01 YEN 



















4. Vietnam currency symbol

The State Bank of Vietnam is the only money issuer of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the currency unit is "dong", the national symbol is "d", and the international character is "VND". Banknotes and coins issued by the State Bank of Vietnam are legal currencies and are used as an unrestricted means of payment in the territory of Vietnam.

5. Vietnam currency notes and coins

Most currencies are decorated with ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Besides, coins have appeared on the market for a few years but are not suitable for the spending style of Vietnamese people, so they are quickly classified as souvenirs.


vietnamese currency coin 

1. Banknote 500,000 VND - Polymer
Release date: December 17, 2003
Dimensions: 152mm x 65mm.
Overall color: Dark purple.
bank note 500 k
2. Banknote 200.000 VND - Polymer
Release date: August 30, 2006
Dimensions: 148mm x 65mm.
Overall color: Red-brown.
bank note 200 k
3. Banknote 100.000 VND - Polymer
Release date: September 1, 2004
Dimensions: 144mm x 65mm.
Printing paper: Polymer paper, which is durable, does not affect the environment, has certain security factors such as transparent windows, hidden or embossed images in the window.
Color: The overall decorative pattern and content on the front and back are dark green.
bank note 100 k
4. Banknote 50.000 VND - Polymer
Release date: December 17, 2003
Dimensions: 140mm x 65mm.
Overall color: Red purple-brown.
bank note 50 k
5. Banknote 20.000 VND - Polymer
Release date: May 17, 2006
Dimensions: 136mm x 65mm.
Overall color: Dark blue.
vietnamese currency 1 
6. Banknote 10,000 VND - Polymer
Release date: August 30, 2006
Dimensions: 132mm x 60mm.
Overall color: Dark brown on a yellow-green background.

Besides, there are other currencies with small values: 5000 VND, 2000VND, 1000DVND.
vietnamese currency 2 
And 500 VND, 200 VND, 100 VND. But not commonly used.
vietnamese currency small bill 

6. Vietnam Currency Tips

  • The polymer note can stick together, especially brand new or wet. Please be careful when you make the payment.
  • When you purchase something, please double-check the number of zero on VND. A couple of notes are similar colors, such as 500.000 VND with noted 20.000VND and 200.000VND with 10.000VND.
  • Do not trade at the back market to avoid victims of a scam.
  • Vietnamese use the symbol "K"- it represents a thousand, so just add three more zeros to replace the letter "K" each such as 50k is 50.000VND, 100k is 100.000VND, 500k is 500.000VND.

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Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

Photos: Internet


author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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