Although nowadays everyone uses credit and debit cards, it’s always better to have some cash with you on your trip. Because you’ll definitely need some cash when traveling around the Hawaiian Islands. Especially when exploring the local culture and small souvenir shops or farmer’s markets. The legal currency in Hawaii is the US dollar (USD/$). So if you haven’t exchanged money yet, here’s a little guide to money exchange in Honolulu.
Australian Dollar vs. American Dollar
If you only need to see the current value of for example an Australian Dollar to a US Dollar, the easiest way to find out is probably Google. Click here to see the most recent exchange rate of Australian Dollar to US Dollar.
Canadian Dollar vs. US Dollar
Wondering where the Canadian Dollar stands compared to the US Dollar? Follow the link to see the current exchange rate of Canadian Dollar to US Dollar.
Honolulu Money Exchange
If you need cash, always go to a bigger city. So if you’re on the Oahu, Honolulu is definitely your best bet. In Honolulu, you can easily find currency exchange counters right at the Honolulu International Airport, at some of the major hotels, and of course in the famous vacation destination – in Waikiki.
Popular exchange counters in Waikiki
- Pacific Money Exchange
Location: 339 Royal Hawaiian Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Open: 11AM – 4:30PM
Phone number: (808) 924-9318
- Currency Exchange International
Location: 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Open: 11AM – 7PM
Phone number: (808) 664-0216
- DFS Galleria Money Exchange
Location: 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Open: 9:30AM – 10PM
Phone number: (808) 931-2700
- d’R Exchange Currency Exchange
Location: 353 Royal Hawaiian Ave Honolulu, HI 96815
Open: 11AM – 7PM
Phone number: (808) 779-7791
- ABC Foreign Money Exchange
Location: 333 Royal Hawaiian Ave Honolulu, HI 96815
Open: 8AM – 10:30PM
Phone number: (808) 921-2700
These are the most popular places to exchange money in the Waikiki area of Honolulu. Our ranking is based on popularity on yelp.com. However, be sure to check their website for the latest updates and accurate user reviews. Another area where you are most likely to find currency exchange offices may be Ala Moana. Also, if you need some cash, try to exchange it at local banks. Like Bank of Hawaii, which have several branches around Honolulu. But keep in mind that most currency exchange transactions do involve a commission and/or service fee.
We hope that this Honolulu money exchange guide will help you to enjoy your vacation in Hawaii! Last but not least, if you have any questions or recommendations related to this topic, please make sure to be active in our Facebook Group – Hawaii Vacation Planning, and plan a trip to Hawaii with us.