Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar currency plus sending (TTD) transfers and travel tips for Trinidad and Tobago.

 
 
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
FlagTrinidad and Tobago
Country CodeTT
Domestic Currency Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
Currency SymbolT$
Currency CodeTTD
Exchange RateUSD/TTD = 6.7648
Telephone Prefix+1868

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Trinidad and Tobago Dollar

USD

TTD

U$ 1
T$ 6.7648
U$ 5
T$ 33.82
U$ 10
T$ 67.65
U$ 20
T$ 135.30
U$ 50
T$ 338.24
U$ 100
T$ 676.48
U$ 250
T$ 1,691
U$ 500
T$ 3,382
U$ 1,000
T$ 6,765
U$ 2,000
T$ 13,530
U$ 5,000
T$ 33,824
U$ 10,000
T$ 67,648
U$ 50,000
T$ 338,240
U$ 100,000
T$ 676,480
More amounts

USD

TTD

U$ 0.1478
T$ 1
U$ 0.7390
T$ 5
U$ 1.4780
T$ 10
U$ 2.9560
T$ 20
U$ 7.3900
T$ 50
U$ 14.78
T$ 100
U$ 36.95
T$ 250
U$ 73.90
T$ 500
U$ 147.80
T$ 1,000
U$ 295.60
T$ 2,000
U$ 739.00
T$ 5,000
U$ 1,478
T$ 10,000
U$ 7,390
T$ 50,000
U$ 14,780
T$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/TTD amounts use our Convert USD to TTD quick calculator.

Trinidad and Tobago Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Trinidad and Tobago?

The domestic currency in Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar.

What is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar is TTD — symbol is T$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Trinidad and Tobago Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to T$ 676.48

Which countries use the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Trinidad and Tobago.

Is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar a closed currency?

No, the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to TTD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 30-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/TTD at 6.7648 was trading near the 90-day average 6.7604 with a range 6.7404 to 6.7833. ALERT: USD/TTD has risen to 30-DAY HIGHS.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are an exercise in contradiction. In Trinidad, pristine mangrove swamps and rainforested hills sit side by side with smoke-belching oil refineries and ugly industrial estates. Tobago has everything you’d expect from a Caribbean island, with palm trees and white sand aplenty, yet it’s relatively unchanged by the tourist industry. Combined, this twin-island republic offers unparalleled birdwatching; first-class diving; luxuriant rainforests perfect for hiking, waterfall swimming and cycling; and electric nightlife, with the fabulous Carnival easily the biggest and best of the region’s annual blowouts. But don’t expect anyone to hold your hand. The oil and gas industry leaves tourism low on the priority list, so it’s up to you to take a deep breath, jump in and enjoy the mix.

What currency to use in Trinidad and Tobago?

The official currency of Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT$), divided into one hundred cents. Because Trinidad and Tobago are not known as a tourist destination, Trinidad and Tobago is one of the cheapest Caribbean destinations available. Banking hours vary slightly, but are usually Monday to Thursday 8am–2pm and Fridays 8am–noon and 3–5pm. There are ATMs in all cities and towns, and some machines will dispense in US dollars. ATM machines are usually well-indicated in the larger cities.

How to get around in Trinidad and Tobago?

Caribbean Airlines operates the 20-minute flight between Trinidad and Tobago (one way TT$150). The checked baggage weight allowance is one piece at up to 20kg. While it’s wise to book in advance, it is often possible to buy tickets at the airport on the day of departure. Note that flights are often subject to delays and cancellations.

Fast catamaran ferries make the 2½-hour trip between Queen’s Wharf in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and the main ferry dock in Scarborough, Tobago. It’s a cheap, comfortable way to travel (unless you’re prone to seasickness), with the added bonus of not having to get all the way to Piarco airport. The ferries have a bar, cafeteria and deck, and movies are played in the air-conditioned interior.

Buses offer travelers an inexpensive way to get around, especially on longer cross-island trips, but can be infrequent and unreliable. For shorter distances, travelers are better off taking maxi-taxis or route taxis.

Taxi cabs are simply normal passenger cars with no special markings. However, their license plates start with the letter "H". They are found at Taxi stands which may be at a street corner or at the side of the road. Taxi stands in the cities and boroughs are usually marked, but outside of the city they are not. If planning to go to the other side of the island (Trinidad), get an early start and allow the entire day with nothing important scheduled for the late afternoon. Although the island is not huge, getting somewhere can take longer than you might think.

Maxi-taxis are 12- to 25-passenger minibuses that travel along a fixed route within a specific zone. They’re color-coded by route, run 24 hours, are very cheap and are heavily used by locals. Rides cost TT$3 to TT$12, depending on how far you go. You can flag a maxi at any point along its route, or hop on at the appropriate taxi stand. Keep in mind that, due to their frequent stops, maxi-taxis can take a long time to get from A to B, though in Trinidad maxis that take the Priority Bus Route can be pretty speedy.

Travel tips for Trinidad and Tobago.

The population here is much less ethnically diverse than that of Trinidad. Tourism is much more a part of the island's economy, and you can find excellent resorts and facilities—along with pretty white-sand beaches. Trinidad is a popular location among yacht owners. Most anchor in the Chaguaramas area on the far northwest side of the island. Tobago is 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Trinidad.

The two parts of this twin-island nation in many ways couldn’t be more different. Trinidad, multicultural heartland of the southern Caribbean, is busy, developed and partly industrialised. Port of Spain, its cosmopolitan capital, lays on the Caribbean’s largest and wildest carnival – an amazing spectacle and an intense experience. Trinidad also has some of the world’s best birdwatching, notably in the rainforest at the Asa Wright Nature Centre (where you can stay), and the Caroni Bird Sanctuary swamp, a roosting spot for thousands of scarlet ibises.

For a laid-back beach holiday, go to Tobago instead. A fraction of the size of its big brother and largely unspoilt, it has lovely golden-sand beaches, along with characterful fishing villages and protected rainforest. The diving is outstanding, especially near Speyside, and Tobago also has an impressively abundant and varied avian population, best spotted in the rainforest and on Little Tobago, a seabird sanctuary.

 

Travel money for Trinidad and Tobago

Save money and time by Ordering your Trinidad and Tobago Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the TTD 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 Trinidad and Tobago Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Trinidad and Tobago Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare TTD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Trinidad and Tobago

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Trinidad and Tobago you need to start with finding out the latest Trinidad and Tobago Dollar 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 Trinidad and Tobago

When sending money to Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar 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 TTD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Trinidad and Tobago.

Use our Send to Trinidad and Tobago Dollars 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 Trinidad and Tobago Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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Trinidad and Tobago Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodTTD/USDDate
1 Day0.148017 Feb 2020
7 Day0.147911 Feb 2020
30 Day0.147919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.147720 Nov 2019
1 Year0.147518 Feb 2019
5 Year0.157619 Feb 2015
10 Year0.159720 Feb 2010

Trinidad and Tobago Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodTTD/EURDate
1 Day0.136617 Feb 2020
7 Day0.135511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.133319 Jan 2020
3 Month0.133320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.130418 Feb 2019
5 Year0.138619 Feb 2015
10 Year0.117820 Feb 2010

Trinidad and Tobago Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodTTD/GBPDate
1 Day0.113817 Feb 2020
7 Day0.114111 Feb 2020
30 Day0.113719 Jan 2020
3 Month0.114320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.114118 Feb 2019
5 Year0.102219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.103520 Feb 2010

Trinidad and Tobago Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodTTD/AUDDate
1 Day0.220617 Feb 2020
7 Day0.220211 Feb 2020
30 Day0.214919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.217320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.206818 Feb 2019
5 Year0.202219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.178520 Feb 2010

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