Money Changers near Grand Central Terminal

New York Travel Guides / November 21, 2016
Money Changers near Grand Central Terminal Image credit: Peoples Foreign Exchange

The Grand Central Terminal is a historical landmark in New York City that practically functions as a major transport hub and a tourist attraction.

Surrounding this landmark is an array of money changers, most of them provide currency exchange service daily.

If you want to head straight to the best, then make your way to Peoples Foreign Exchange at One Grand Central Place. This highly rated change office is praised for its good rates and friendly service.

Best rates for
– EUR
– GBP
– JPY
– HKD
– SGD
– CHF
– CNY
– KRW
– TWD
– SAR

Recommended money changers
1. Peoples Foreign Exchange

– Provides currency exchange service since 1987
– Its location is across the Grand Central Terminal
– Address: Lobby Store #16, One Grand Central Place, 60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165, USA
– Phone: +1 212-883-0550
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00; Sat & Sun 10:00 – 16:00
Daily rates

2. Currency Exchange International – Grand Central branch
– Foreign exchange company with over 18 years of experience
– Offers currency exchange and money transfer services
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– It is located across Grand Hyatt New York, and near the Chrysler Building
– Address: Chanin Building, 122 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10168, USA
– Phone: +1 212-972-6800
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:30 – 21:00; Sat 09:00 – 21:00; Sun 11:00 – 20:00

3. AFEX
– Provides currency exchange service since 1979
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– This is just 3 minutes away from Waldorf Astoria, and a 10 minutes walk from the Grand Central Terminal
– Address: 805 3rd Ave #1210, New York, NY 10022, USA
– Phone: +1 800-346-3924
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 – 16:00

4. Change Group
– Offers currency exchange service since 1992
– This office is about a 3 minute walk from Grand Central Terminal
– Address: 315 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA
– Phone: +1 212 883 0210
– Opening hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00

5. World Currency Exchange
– Offers currency exchange and money transfer services for more than 35 years
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– It is located near Waldorf Astoria New York, which is about 10 minutes away from the Grand Central Terminal
– Address: 569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
– Phone: +1 212-765-2323
– Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 19:00
– Note: They don’t provide rates over the phone

How to get there
– By subway: Nearest subway stations are 5 Av (7 Line) and 51 St (4/6 Line)
– By bus: Nearest bus stops are E 42 St/Madison Av, E 42 St/Lexington Av, and 3 Av/E 50 St

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