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Compare the best Saudi Riyal exchange rates from 19 of the UK's biggest currency suppliers

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SR3,552.53
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1 GBP = 4.7367 SAR

Travel FX

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Travel FX are specialist dealers in foreign currency, providing a leading alternative to Bureau de Changes for clients seeking the best exchange rates. Travel FX offer some of the best rates on the market, with free home delivery over £700 and no commission.

SR3,552.45
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.7366 SAR

Sterling

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With over 35 years experience in the foreign exchange sector, Sterling has established an excellent reputation for offering the best exchange rates and excellent customer service to a long standing and ever expanding clientele.

SR3,545.85
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.7278 SAR

Airmoney

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Airmoney launched in 2016 to bring convenient and inexpensive travel money to consumers. We are a start-up owned by City Forex, a company based in London which has conducted over £5bn of foreign exchange transactions since 2004.

SR3,545.63
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.7275 SAR

NM Travel Money

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NM Travel Money are part of NoteMachine group, handling 2.5 million foreign exchange transactions each year. Opt for free next day delivery to over 160 eurochange or NM Money branches across the UK, or get your currency delivered to your home. Debit cards accepted.

SR3,536.20
Inc. £2.99 Delivery
1 GBP = 4.7338 SAR

The Currency Club

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The Currency Club's travel money service makes ordering online easy and efficient. We offer the best foreign exchange rates on global currencies, charge zero commission and offer a free delivery on every travel money transaction you make. The more you order, the better the rate you'll receive.

SR3,531.83
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.7091 SAR

Currency Online Group

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Currency Online Group specialise in providing travel money and currency buy back services. We offer exclusive, enhanced Currency Buyback rates to Compare Holiday Money customers that you won't find anywhere else.

SR3,519.90
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6932 SAR

Tesco Bank

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Tesco Bank provide a convenient and secure online ordering system where you can order your currency online for home delivery or pick it up from one of hundreds of dedicated Click & Collect stores around the UK. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.

SR3,501.90
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6692 SAR

Travelex

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Travelex was founded in 1976 and has since grown to become one of the most recognised brands in the Travel Money sector with over 1,100 branches worldwide. As well as providing currency services for many banks and supermarkets, Travelex also operate 900 ATMs around the world.

SR3,501.00
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6680 SAR

eurochange

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With over 40 years experience in selling and buying currency, nobody knows foreign exchange better than eurochange. Take advantage of great rates on over 70 currencies and use their boost your rate function to find improved rates on over 20 currencies. Order online for Click and Collect in just 60 seconds from over 160 branches, or order before 4pm for next day home delivery.

SR3,498.52
Inc. £5.00 Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6960 SAR

John Lewis

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John Lewis price match their rates every day. Visit a Bureau de change in your local John Lewis and Partners shop. Same great rates with 0% commission in store and online.Euros, US Dollars and 28 other currencies available instantly at our Bureau de change.

SR3,494.25
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6590 SAR

Ace FX are specialist foreign exchange dealers based in London who offer competitive exchange rates and first-class customer service. Over the years, we have established a reputation for honesty, reliability and quality of service and we are one of the few buy back providers who accept coins.

SR3,480.00
Collection Only
1 GBP = 4.6400 SAR

The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, the Group serves over 30 million customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

SR3,478.58
Collection Only
1 GBP = 4.6381 SAR

NatWest was formed in 1968 by the merger of National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank, and was acquired by RBS in 2000. Foreign currency forms part of their financial services, but NatWest are primarily known for their general banking services.

SR3,472.05
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.6294 SAR

Debenhams

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FREE £5 off £20 spend voucher in store plus preferential rates for Debenhams Cardholders. Extra 20% free when you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams Giftcard. Collect your currency from over 100 stores nationwide, or have it delivered to your door.

SR3,446.93
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.5959 SAR

ICE offer free next day delivery on orders over £1000 if ordered before 3pm. Saturday delivery available for 99p. 0% commission and no hidden costs on over 50 currencies and click and collect available from 45 locations nationwide including airport locations for convenience.

SR3,444.08
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.5921 SAR

Covent Garden FX

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Covent Garden FX is a family-owned and operated Bureau De Change located in the heart of Central London. Established for over 20 years, we offer extremely competitive exchange rates with no commission and no fees.

SR3,442.43
Collection Only
1 GBP = 4.5899 SAR

Barclays

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You can order currency and travel insurance from Barclays providing you hold one of their credit or debit cards. Your currency can be delivered to your home or you can pick it up from your local branch at your convenience.

SR3,415.05
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.5534 SAR

Sainsburys

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Nectar card holders get better exchange rates online and can collect Nectar points on every order. Sainsbury's Bank offer over 50 foreign currencies. Order online with the option to collect your travel money from one of over 250 Sainsbury's Bank in-store Travel Money bureaux at no extra cost, or have it delivered to your home with free delivery on orders over £500.

SR3,412.88
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 4.5505 SAR

Post Office

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Order your travel money online with the Post Office and collect it in any Post Office branch or get it delivered to your door for free. Multiples of 500 GBP attract better exchange rates. The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you will receive. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.

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We'll help you to get the best Saudi Riyal exchange rate

We compare the Saudi Riyal rates from dozens of the UK's biggest currency suppliers including the Post Office, supermarkets, high street banks and specialist online travel money providers, so you can see in an instant who is offering the best deals after commission and delivery charges have been accounted for. Many of our travel money affiliates also offer our customers exclusive exchange rates that are even better than if you go to them direct, and on average our customers save £59 when they compare with us.

Generally speaking, specialist online travel money providers and bureau de change offer the best Saudi Riyal exchange rates, followed by the supermarkets, the Post Office and then the banks. The absolute worst rates of all are found at the airports so try to avoid buying there at all costs. If you're short on time and need your currency in a hurry, check out our Click & Collect Saudi Riyals page to find a local supplier near you.

Saudi Riyal rate over the past 90 days

Over the past 90 days, the Saudi Riyal has dropped by 1.59% from 4.813 on the 22nd October to 4.7367 today. Back then, £750 would have bought you SR57.22 more than it would today. During this period the Saudi Riyal hit a high of 4.9053 on the 15th November and a low of 4.6207 on the 11th December. You can see more historical exchange rate data over longer time frames on our Saudi Riyal exchange rate history page.

How do I buy Saudi Riyals?

Using our comparison form at the top of the page, enter the amount of Saudi Riyals you want to buy, select your preferred payment method(s) and click 'Compare Deals'. We'll return a list of UK currency suppliers who are selling Saudi Riyals right now along with their latest exchange rates and delivery information. The results are sorted in order of who is offering the most Saudi Riyals after all fees and delivery charges have been added which means the best deals are always at the top of the table. Choose the supplier you want to order with and follow the link to their website where you can place your order with them directly.

When is the best time to buy Saudi Riyals?

It is impossible for us to predict the best time to buy Saudi Riyals. We provide some historical exchange rate data in the chart above so you can see the overall trend, but beyond that we cannot offer any advice on when to buy. Our advice is to not worry too much about trying to perfectly time the market. Unless you are buying tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of currency, the daily changes in exchange rates do not make a huge difference to the amount of currency you'll receive.

Can I collect my Saudi Riyals in person?

Yes, some currency suppliers do allow you to collect Saudi Riyals from them in person. We have a dedicated Click & Collect page where you can find the nearest supplier in your area. If you plan on collecting in person, we recommend ordering or reserving your Saudi Riyals online first on the supplier's website to guarantee the exchange rate. Some suppliers offer lower exchange rates if you walk in off the street, but you can usually order online in advance and collect your currency in store at the better online rate.

How long does Delivery take?

Most currency suppliers will dispatch your order on the same or next working day after they receive your payment, and all orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. However, just in case any unexpected delays crop up we recommend ordering no later than 3 working days before you are due to travel. If you've left it too late for home delivery, check out our Click & Collect page to find a local Saudi Riyal supplier near you. We cover most UK airports, so in the worst case scenario you can reserve your currency online (at the better online rate) and pick it up from the departure lounge before you fly.

Do I have to be at home when my currency is delivered?

No. All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. Somebody at your address will need to sign for the package but if nobody is home when the postman attempts to deliver, they'll leave a missed delivery card and you can either collect the package from your nearest sorting office or arrange for it to be re-delivered on a more convenient day.

Can I have my Saudi Riyals sent to a different address?

Generally, no. This is ultimately at the discretion of the currency supplier, but most suppliers will only deliver to the home address of the person paying for the currency (i.e. the card or bank account holder's address). This is for security reasons because a signature is required when the currency is delivered, and signatures from work or other addresses can be unreliable and difficult to prove.

What happens if the package goes missing during delivery?

All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. This type of postage is more secure than standard post and is meant specifically for high-value and important items because tracking is enabled by default and a signature is required as proof of delivery. It is very rare for a Special Delivery package to go missing, but in the unlikely event that it does you will be completely reimbursed by Royal Mail for the full value of the currency and the cost of postage.

What payment method should I use?

The payment method you choose is important because it affects whether or not you pay any extra fees during checkout, and also whether you are financially protected in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the supplier. We have written a more detailed guide about choosing a payment method on our blog: A guide to payment methods.

Are there any limits on the amount of Saudi Riyals I can order?

Most, but not all, currency suppliers have a minimum and a maximum amount you can order from them, however we automatically factor these into our comparisons so if you tell us exactly how much you want to spend we'll only return suppliers that can fulfill your request. Most suppliers also have a minimum amount that you can order from them to qualify for free home delivery; if you order less than this amount you can still get your order delivered by you'll have to pay for postage. Again, we automatically factor these charges into our comparisons so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs during checkout.

Is ordering online safe and secure?

All of the currency suppliers we compare use SSL encryption as standard on their ordering pages. This means that when you place an order, a secure connection is created between you and the supplier and your personal and payment details are transmitted using the same level of encryption as online banking.

Am I financially protected if something goes wrong with the supplier?

The level of financial protection you receive is determined by the payment method you choose. For more information see our FAQ above: What payment method should I use?

What checks does Compare Holiday Money carry out on the listed suppliers?

All currency suppliers are required to complete a comprehensive onboarding questionnaire before we list them on the Compare Holiday Money website. This questionnaire provides us with information on the supplier's background, financial history, directors and technical capabilities, as well as document any legal and regulatory requirements the supplier may have. Our compliance team verify the answers by cross-referencing them with various online registers such as Companies House, the Supervised Business Register and the Financial Conduct Authority, and we then make a decision as to whether to list them. Once a supplier has been listed we run regular audits to check the ongoing status and accuracy of the information provided, and if any issues are flagged up we immediately suspend the listing until the supplier corrects the issue or provides us with clarification. Despite these stringent checks, we cannot guarantee the solvency of any suppliers who appear on the Compare Holiday Money website and we urge all customers to conduct their own research before transacting with a company.

Do I need to provide ID or other documents?

It depends. You may need to provide some ID, typically a copy of your passport or driver's licence, depending on how much currency you are ordering. Most suppliers won't ask for ID if you're ordering less than £1,000 but most will if you're ordering £2,500 or more. If you're ordering £10,000 or more you may need to provide additional information on the source of the funds. The exact requirements vary from supplier to supplier, but they will make it clear what form(s) of ID and other documents they require before you place an order.

Can I sell back any unused Saudi Riyals?

Yes, we have a section of our website dedicated to currency buybacks: Exchange Saudi Riyals for Pounds Sterling.

Can I send money to a bank account in Saudi Arabia instead?

Yes, we can facilitate the transfer of currency into an overseas bank account; see our Money Transfers page for more information.

The Saudi Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of $1 USD = 3.75 SAR. Our statistics show that the average UK traveller takes around £800 Riyals with them to Saudi Arabia, which makes it one of the larger-than-average orders we see. There is not a huge variance in the exchange rates offered, which is not uncommon with pegged currencies but the online providers definitely come out on top in the comparison tables.

If you plan to exchange money in Saudi Arabia, avoid using the money changing services in hotels as these offer very poor rates. The best rates are found at banks and any of the bureau de change dotted around the towns and markets. You should take reasonable precautions if you are using a street vendor as they can be a hotspot for crime and fraud.

You can frequently use credit and debit cards in restaurants, shops and hotels but not with tour and excursion operators so you will need a stock of cash to see the best of Saudi Arabia. Consider a prepaid currency card as well as cash if you want to have the flexibility and security of both.

Saudi Arabia is a very conservative society and we strongly recommend that you make yourself familiar with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice for Saudi Arabia before you travel.

Before you travel to Saudi Arabia you can get advice from the UK Government website

All visitors including pilgrims require a visa to enter Saudi Arabia. You must apply for a visa through visa agencies accredited to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

During the Hajj, all Muslim visitors travelling to Jeddah and Medina will need to have a valid Hajj visa. Non-Muslim visitors travelling to these destinations may be asked to explain the purpose of your trip or asked to show evidence of appointments before being allowed to board a flight to Jeddah. Any Muslim visitor arriving in Jeddah or Medina without a valid Hajj visa will be refused entry. This requirement does not apply to other airports or British residents in Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims must leave Saudi Arabia from the same airport they arrived. If you take an internal flight from Jeddah to Medina, you may be required to show either a return flight to Jeddah or evidence that you intend to travel by land.

Prepaid Saudi Riyal Cards

Prepaid currency cards are designed specifically to be used overseas. They work the same way as a standard UK bank card, except their fees are lower when used in Saudi Arabia and the exchange rates are much better than those offered by most high street banks.

Compare our range of prepaid currency cards

Travel Insurance for Saudi Arabia

We compare travel insurance quotes to Saudi Arabia and other worldwide destinations, but you don't need to tell us your life story to get covered. In fact, we don't even ask for your name or email address, so you can be sure we won't bombard you with endless junk mail after requesting a quote.

Get a no-fuss travel insurance quote in under 60 seconds

Click & Collect Saudi Riyals

If you need Saudi Riyals in a hurry or don't want to wait in for home delivery, our Click & Collect service can search for Saudi Riyal suppliers near you. Reserve and buy online and collect in-store at a time that's convenient for you.

Find the best Saudi Riyal rates in your nearest high street

International Saudi Riyal Transfers

If you need to send Saudi Riyals overseas or receive funds from a bank account in Saudi Arabia, you may be better off using the services of a specialist foreign exchange broker.

Request a free money transfer quote

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