Money Changers near Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden

New York Travel Guides / November 21, 2016
Money Changers near Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden Image credit: Currency Exchange International

The Manhattan area that houses Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden is home to a large number of currency exchange offices. Among those, UNO Foreign Exchange and A&S Foreign Exchange are the two most preferred forex shops in the area.

Fans of movie and sport may find it a double reason to visit this part of the city: Buying US dollars and enjoying the attractions. Yes, you might want to soak up the atmosphere at The Empire State Building, a New York iconic building appearing in An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle movies, or at Madison Square Garden, a sport mecca.

Best rates for
– EUR
– GBP
– JPY
– CAD
– CHF
– DKK
– HKD
– NOK
– SEK
– SGD

Recommended money changers
1. UNO Foreign Exchange

– Provides currency exchange and money transfer services for more than 10 years
– It is just 2 minutes away from the Empire State Building
– Address: 43 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, USA
– Phone: +1 212-279-6150
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:30 – 19:00; Sat 10:00 – 17:00; Sun 12:00 – 17:00

2. A & S Foreign Exchange
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– This change office is near Madison Square Garden, which is less than 10 minutes away from the Empire State Building
– Address: 357 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
– Phone: +1 646-473-1222
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 19:00; Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
Daily rates

3. Best Value Currency
– More than 10 years experience in the currency exchange business
– It is just a short walk from Madison Square Garden and 34 Street Penn Station
– Address: 423 7th Ave, New York, NY 10120, USA
– Phone: +1 646-727-8458
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:30 – 20:00; Sunday 09:00 – 19:00

4. Choice Forex
– Provides currency exchange services since 1955
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– Address: Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
– Phone: +1 212-268-4525/ +1 800 258 0456
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 18:00
Daily rates

5. Currency Exchange International – Penn Station branch
– Foreign exchange company with over 18 years of experience
– Offers currency exchange and money transfer services
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– Its location is between the Empire State Building and Penn Station
– Address: Apple Bank ATM Lobby, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
– Phone: +1 212-695-1599
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:30 – 21:00; Sat 09:00 – 21:00; Sun 11:00 – 20:00

How to get there
– By subway: Nearest subway stations are 34 Street – Herald Sq Station, 34 Street Penn Station, and 28 St Station
– By bus: Nearest bus stops are 5 Av/w 33 St, W 32 St/Av of the Americas, Av of the Americas/w 31 St, and W 34 St/7 Av

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