Foreign Exchange Guide to Bahrain
In this guide we review :
- Bahraini dinar info - general info about the Bahraini dinar
- Travelling in Bahrain - currency & money saving tips
- Buying Bahraini dinar cash online - travel money for Bahrain
- Sending money to Bahrain - save on Bahraini dinar bank transfers to Bahrain
- Bahraini dinar exchange rates - latest info & charts.
Bahraini dinar (BHD) general currency information
Bahrain currency and money saving tips
The Bahraini Dinar (BHD) is the currency of Bahrain and is pegged to the US$ at 1US=0.376BD. Plastic is generally recommended when travelling whilst most ATMs dispense cash should you need it. Currency exchange counters are also common in the capital, Manama. Try to change all your Dinars back to your local currency before you leave (the airport is always a convenient place to do this) as currency converstion can vary drastically overseas, if they exchange it at all
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Travel money for Bahrain
Save money and time by Ordering your Bahraini dinar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BHD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.
Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.
For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Bahraini dinar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.
Sending money to Bahrain
When sending money to Bahrain it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 3 simple steps :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Bahraini dinar amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BHD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Bahrain.
By comparing the rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Bahraini dinar deposited into the recipient bank account in Bahrain and less margins and fees kept by the banks!