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Foreign Exchange Guide to Romania

Read this currency guide to Romania with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/RON=4.1021]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Romanian Leu
Symbol - Code:
lei RON
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Romania, the Romanian Leu currency plus RON transfers and travel tips.

In this Romania currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Romanian Leu info - general info about the Romanian Leu
  2. Romanian Leu in the markets - recent RON moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Romania - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Romanian Leu cash online - travel money for Romania
  5. Sending money to Romania - save on Romanian Leu bank transfers to Romania
  6. Romanian Leu exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Romanian Leu (RON) general currency information

What is the Romanian Leu currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Romanian Leu is RON and the symbol is lei.

Which countries use the Romanian Leu?

It is the domestic currency in Romania.

Romanian Leu (RON) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to RON exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-RON 3 Month chart
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USDRON currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Romania


Travel money for Romania


Save money and time by Ordering your Romanian Leu online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the RON 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 Romanian Leu otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Romania Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare RON travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Romania
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Romania

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Romania you need to start with finding out the latest Romanian Leu foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Romania

When sending money to Romania 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 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Romanian Leu amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted RON amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Romania.

Use our Send to RON calculator to compare the exchange 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 Romanian Leu deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular RON cross rates

RON/USD - Romanian Leu to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.24521 Week
16 Nov 20180.24471 Month
19 Jun 20180.24816 Months
16 Dec 20170.25401 Year
16 Dec 20160.23152 Years
17 Dec 20130.30835 Years
18 Dec 20080.366610 Years

RON/EUR - Romanian Leu to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.21511 Week
16 Nov 20180.21431 Month
19 Jun 20180.21416 Months
16 Dec 20170.21601 Year
16 Dec 20160.22192 Years
17 Dec 20130.22395 Years
18 Dec 20080.255610 Years

RON/GBP - Romanian Leu to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.19281 Week
16 Nov 20180.19061 Month
19 Jun 20180.18846 Months
16 Dec 20170.19061 Year
16 Dec 20160.18562 Years
17 Dec 20130.18955 Years
18 Dec 20080.241510 Years

RON/JPY - Romanian Leu to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 201827.58831 Week
16 Nov 201827.61231 Month
19 Jun 201827.31796 Months
16 Dec 201728.59091 Year
16 Dec 201627.30772 Years
17 Dec 201331.65565 Years
18 Dec 200832.669610 Years

RON/AUD - Romanian Leu to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.34151 Week
16 Nov 20180.33371 Month
19 Jun 20180.33586 Months
16 Dec 20170.33211 Year
16 Dec 20160.31672 Years
17 Dec 20130.34625 Years
18 Dec 20080.527510 Years

RON/CAD - Romanian Leu to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.32681 Week
16 Nov 20180.32181 Month
19 Jun 20180.32956 Months
16 Dec 20170.32681 Year
16 Dec 20160.30892 Years
17 Dec 20130.32685 Years
18 Dec 20080.438410 Years

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