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The Low Down on Vietnamese Currency

Currency:

Vietnamese dong

Currency code:

VND

Central Bank:

State Bank of Vietnam

Currency symbol:

₫ (doong)

Bank notes:

1,000₫, 2,000₫, 5,000₫, 10,000₫, 20,000₫, 50,000₫, 100,000₫, 200,000₫, 500,000₫

Coins:

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

    7,000 VND *

  • *

    1 km taxi ride

    12,000 VND *

  • *

    Street food meal

    40,000 VND *

  • *

    Bottle of beer

    20,000 VND *

  • *

    Water puppet show ticket

    100,000 VND *

How many Vietnamese dongs will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Total spending money needed:

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


*Recalculate

Must-See Places in Vietnam

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  • Hoi An
  • Wander along the lantern-adorned streets of Hoi An’s old town; or cycle to nearby rivers and beaches, exploring the blend of cultures that make this one of Vietnam’s unmissable destinations.
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  • Hanoi
  • The grand old city of Hanoi boasts stunning French-colonial architecture, extraordinary lakes, irresistible cuisine and some of the best shopping Vietnam has to offer.
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  • Ha Long Bay
  • Cruise through the tranquil beauty of Ha Long Bay’s towering limestone pillars and inlets to find hidden beaches, cave systems and mysterious floating villages.

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, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy VND 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!

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 Vietnam.

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Travelling to Vietnam in the Future?

Travelling to Vietnam in the Future?

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

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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide

Before you head off, check out our Travel Guide which includes some not-to-miss highlights when you visit Vietnam!

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FAQ Relating to Vietnamese Currency

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  • 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.

Read your reviews on trustpilot


Easy to order and collect..

Easy to order and collect... never an issue

Mark

Excellent service all around from the…

Excellent service all around from the ordering to the lovely person at the Travelex branch to receive the order. Order arrived ahead of time at the branch and collection was entirely painless. I had trouble initially seeing on the website that I had missed a required field in the form was the only minor glitch in the process, due to the colouring of the submit button it looked like the form was ready to submit when it wasn't however reading top to bottom would have helped in the first place. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this service to others.

Dustin J

Super easy

Super easy, money ready early and service was great in store. Lady even offered to swap over bigger notes for small.

Candice

Easy and efficient

The whole process was so easy

YS

Easy to use no problems

Easy to use no problems. Rates are reasonable ,so you know what you are up for before you travel. A bonus is you are able to cash out any left overs.

e hickling

Very Convenient

I ordered on line the amount, currency and where I want to pick up. Was easy, delivered on time and good exchange rates.

Richo

Easy

Very easy to order online and was ready to collect within 2 days

Joanne

Excellent

Had no problems when overseas in October and have recommended our friends to use travelex on our next trip in May

James Frederick Fletcher

The online method of ordering foreign…

The online method of ordering foreign currency is very simple to use. Paying by B Pay and collecting the foreign currency at a convenient location is also a great feature.

James

Everything was great except the…

Everything was great except the delivery date by the contractor. I asked for a particular date when I was going to be home but the delivery contractor's email indicated they were going to deliver on a different day. I complained to Travelex and fortunately they were able to get the package removed from the delivery van and then re-delivered on the day that I was home.

Marilyn

very helpful

very helpful

Troy Clauss

The service was efficient and easy to…

The service was efficient and easy to organise and then collect.

Carol Elizabeth King

Easy and efficient Great being able to…

Easy and efficient Great being able to collect money close to home

Esther Linnett

Easy to organise and collect

Easy to organise and collect. A detailed map of the actual pickup location at Melbourne airport would be a huge help.

LC

Easy and convenient

Delivery was on time and an easy process.

Anna Battersby

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*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.