Buy Currency
Home hero arrow

Buy Saudi Arabia Riyal

How much would you like?

= SAR=1 AUD
Looking for a different currency?

The Low Down on Saudi Arabia Currency

Currency:

Riyal

Currency code:

SAR

Central Bank:

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

Currency symbol:

SR or ر.س

Bank notes:

5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyals

Coins:

1, 5, 10, 25, 50 halalas, 1 riyal, 2 riyals


The official currency in Saudi Arabia is the riyal which is abbreviated to SAR. 1 Riyal is divided into 100 halalas.


The riyal has been the currency in Saudi Arabia since it came into being in 1902 and was the currency of Hejaz before Saudi Arabia was formed.



Originally a coin-based currency, the Saudi Arabian monetary agency began issuing banknotes in 1961 for denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 riyals.



In 1983 the 500 riyal banknote was introduced, and in 2000 banknotes were issued as a celebration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s centenary.



Learn more about the AUD to SAR Exchange Rate and its economical influences.


What to spend your Saudi Arabia riyals on:

  • *

    Cappuccino

    10.5 SAR *

  • *

    1 km taxi ride

    5 SAR *

  • *

    Movie ticket

    65 SAR *

  • *

    One-way Taif cable car trip

    30 SAR *

  • *

    Loaf of bread

    2.3 SAR *

How many riyals will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


- +
* * * * * *

- +
* * * * * *

Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


*Recalculate

Must-sees in Saudi Arabia

najran
  • Najran
  • Situated on the Yemeni border, the city of Najran is a colourful smorgasbord of architecture, history and culture. Offering unforgettable sites and experiences, this is a top tourist spot for even the most experienced traveller.
farasan island
  • Farasan Islands
  • A favourite diving destination; the Farasan Islands are a tranquil paradise of private beaches and turquoise waters. In addition to numerous historical sites, the Farasan islands are home to various species of birds, mangroves and a special species of gazelle that is only found here.
taif
  • Taif
  • The mountain city of Taif is accessible by a scenic cable car and is famous for its roses and rosewater. Taif is an excellent area for trekking and mountain climbing among its blooming spring scenery and majestic peaks.

Buying Saudi Arabia Riyal Online is Easy

Simply order your Saudi Arabia riyal online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Saudi Arabia Riyal Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Travelling to Saudi Arabia in the Future?

Travelling to Saudi Arabia in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the SAR matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

Track Rates

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your real for your trip to Saudi Arabia.

Find a Store

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

Dealing with lost or stolen funds while taking a trip is not only a hassle, but also extremely stressful. Learn how to keep your money safe while travelling.

Read more
  • What is the currency symbol in Saudi Arabia?

    The Saudi riyal is often represented either as ‘SR’ or the symbol ر.س

  • Is the riyal pegged to any other currencies?

    Yes, the SAR is pegged to the USD at a rate of 1 USD to 3.75 SAR. These currencies were officially pegged in June 1986.

  • What credit cards are accepted in Saudi Arabia?

    The most commonly-accepted credit cards are Visa™ and MasterCard™ in Saudi Arabia. Discover and American Express are also accepted at certain establishments.

Read your reviews on trustpilot


All good

All good. Worked perfectly

Rajiv Arora

Best conversion rate, best service.

Best conversion rate, no postage fees and were at the post office went I wanted to pick the money up. I can't recommend highly enough. Definitely worth 5 stars.

Trish Morgan

Money delivery on time,

Money delivery on time,

Omar Guerra

A very easy to use system

A very easy to use system from purchase, setup, app and usage while in Europe.

David

Very easy experience

Very easy experience, simple to order the money and arrived as stated. Will use travelex again.

Bonzabiz.com

Very easy to use on line system

Very easy to use on line system, clear followup details and instructions. Friendly efficient Staff. If only all online experiences were this good!

Clare Andriessen

simple and easy

simple and easy

Sidney Raymond Pattison

Process went smoothly

Process went smoothly. Pays to search for promo codes to get a slightly better rate. My only gripe was the inability to choose denominations. Half of the foreign cash I received were $100 notes which is less than ideal. More $20s would have been appreciated. Better yet, they should give you an idea of the notes you'll likely be receiving with an option to increase or reduce (or preference) particular denominations.

Jacob

Fantastic service and great exchange…

Fantastic service and great exchange rate.

Jeannette

Easy and swift service!

Easy and swift service!

PATRICK

The process was easy and the delivery…

The process was easy and the delivery was on time and there were no charges so I am very happy and would use this service again.

Christine Thompson

Great rate

Great rate, and easy to process, the only let down was picking up from Aust Post, who are useless, not that this reflects on Travelex.

Michael Ianniello

Picked up money from nominated post…

Picked up money from nominated post office on the arranged date. No issues

PAUL CAMILLERI

Easy way to get your currency and the…

Easy way to get your currency and the fact I could get it delivered to the post office around the corner from work was brilliant.

Michelle Lewis McManus

Good Service

Efficient system to order and delivery currency requested

John Alfred Playford

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 7621 reviews

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.