The Low Down on Vietnamese Currency
State Bank of Vietnam
1,000₫, 2,000₫, 5,000₫, 10,000₫, 20,000₫, 50,000₫, 100,000₫, 200,000₫, 500,000₫
200₫, 500₫, 1000₫, 2000₫
The official currency of Vietnam is the dong which is abbreviated to the currency code VND.
Unlike certain other currencies which derive their names from more unusual circumstances, the term ‘dong’ originates from ‘dong tien’ literally meaning ‘money’.
Want to be a millionaire in Vietnam? If travelling from Australia and you exchange $100 AUD you’ll end up with approximately 1,433,902 dong^!
The use of coins has significantly decreased since 2012 and retail stores generally don’t accept them; however they are still accepted by certain banks.
What to spend your Vietnamese dong dollars on:
Local bus ticket
1 km taxi ride
Street food meal
Bottle of beer
Water puppet show ticket
Must-See Places in Vietnam
Buying Vietnamese Dong Online is Easy
Simply order your Vietnamese dong online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from over 3,600 locations.
- 3. Pay online
Use either PayID®, BPAY®, Visa or MasterCard®
- What credit cards are accepted in Vietnam?
As in most countries, Visa and Mastercard are the most widely-accepted major credit cards in Vietnam, followed by American Express.
- Are US dollars accepted in Vietnam?
Certain larger businesses such as hotels and large shopping centres may accept US dollars. You can also take US dollars to Vietnam and exchange these into dong once you arrive.
- When was the dong introduced?
The dong was introduced in 1978 as the official currency of Vietnam.
*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.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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