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A close up view of the mosque in Labe in Guinea.

Are you gearing up for a trip to Guinea?

Get the best Guinean franc exchange rates with Manor FX

Convert your pound sterling to Guinean franc effortlessly through our online foreign exchange service at Manor FX.

We guarantee exceptional travel money rates, ensuring you receive maximum value. Order your Guinean francs with us today. It’s straightforward, and we offer direct delivery to your home.

Alternatively, visit our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow to collect your travel cash in person.

At Manor FX, converting GBP to Guinean francs is simple and stress-free.

Guinean travel money

Are you ready for your adventure to the Republic of Guinea’s lush landscapes or vibrant cultural festivals? Here’s what you need to know about money matters in this West African country.

Can you buy Guinean franc in the UK?

Finding places that exchange Guinean francs might seem challenging as it’s not commonly traded.

But Manor FX sells Guinean francs and can provide you with the best Guinean franc to GBP rates.

We even offer free home delivery for orders over £750. Don’t wait until the last minute to sort out your travel money. Order Guinean franc from us online today and have one less thing to worry about. 

Should I exchange money before I travel to Guinea?

Definitely! Having some Guinean francs ready means you are prepared for immediate expenses such as transport or a quick snack.

We provide excellent rates for Guinean francs, so ensure your currency exchange is ready well ahead of your travel date.

When you return, we also offer great GNF exchange rates for converting your leftover travel money.

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Palais des Nations

What is the best currency to bring to Guinea?

The Guinean franc is the best currency used in Guinea and is the official currency. While more significant transactions might occasionally be accepted in other major currencies, Guinean francs are most practical for day-to-day expenses.

The Guinean franc is the best used in Guinea and is the official currency. While more significant transactions might occasionally 

Can I use CFA franc in Guinea?

No, you can’t use CFA francs in Guinea. The official currency is the Guinean franc (GNF). So make sure to exchange your money to Guinean francs for your trip. 

Can I use my bank card in Guinea?

Yes, you can use your bank cards in bigger cities and tourist areas. Still, carrying cash in Guinean francs for smaller purchases and when exploring off the beaten path is wise. 

Friendly reminder: Ensure to inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid card issues.

Should I use physical currency in Guinea?

Yes, In Guinea, cash is essential in markets and for smaller expenditures. Having both cash and cards is helpful, though; use your card in hotels or larger stores for convenience.

Beautiful Sala water falls near Labe with trees, green pool and a lot of water flow, Guinea Conakry, West Africa.

Is it better to use cash or credit card in Guinea?

Paying with cash, especially in Guinean francs, is generally the best method, and many places prefer cash.

How much cash should I take to Guinea?

Guinea is generally affordable for budget-conscious travellers, though prices can vary by season and location.

Here are some typical travel costs in Guinea:

  • Accommodation: Budget hotels and guesthouses cost 100,000-150,000 GNF (£8-12) per night. Mid-range hotels range from 300,000-500,000 GNF (£25-40) per night. 
  • Food and drinks: Traditional rice and stew cost around 20,000-50,000 GNF (£2-4).  A bottle of water costs about 5,000 GNF (£0.40), and a local beer is around 10,000-20,000 GNF (£0.80-1.60).
  • Transportation: Taxis are common, with short city rides costing a few pounds. Longer journeys between cities are more expensive. 
  • Activities and tours: Prices for guided tours and excursions vary by activity and provider. Popular attractions include national parks, historical sites, and cultural events.
  • Budget travellers can expect to spend around 300,000-500,000 GNF (£25-40) per day, while those seeking more comfort and luxury will spend more. 

How can I avoid ATM fees in Guinea?

To save on fees, use ATMs at major banks and withdraw larger amounts less frequently. You can also check if your bank has partner banks in Guinea to avoid fees.

How does tipping work in Guinea?

Tipping is appreciated but optional. However, a small gratuity for good service is always a nice gesture.

Is Guinea a cheap country to visit?

Guinea offers good value for money, making it an appealing option for budget-conscious travellers.

Accommodation, food, and transportation are very affordable. Budget hotels cost £8-12 per night, local meals £2-4, and short taxi rides a few pounds. Activities and tours are also reasonably priced, making Guinea great for budget-conscious travellers.

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Guinean currency

Banknotes in Guinea

Guinean banknotes (issued by the Central Bank of Guinea) come in various denominations, including 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, and 50,000 GNF. Each note showcases elements of Guinea’s rich cultural heritage.

Coins in Guinea

The Guinea franc coin is used for smaller transactions and is available in 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 franc coins.

Guinea’s currency import and export regulations

When entering Guinea, you can bring in foreign currency without restrictions. However, if you carry an amount equivalent to or exceeding $10,000 USD, you must declare it to customs.

The rules are stricter when leaving. You’re generally not allowed to export more than $7,500 in any currency without proof of legal acquisition.

Ordering Guinean franc online

Getting your Guinea francs is easy with Manor FX. Pay by bank transfer or debit card and enjoy the best GBP to Guinea franc rates, as well as swift and secure delivery to your doorstep or office.

Secure the most advantageous pound to Guinean franc rate today and exchange your pounds for Guinean francs right now.

Selling back Guinean franc to British pounds

If you have Guinean francs left after your travels, send in your money, and we’ll offer attractive rates to convert them back to pounds. Follow this link to convert your remaining Guinean francs to GBP.

Phare de Boulbinet, a lighthouse situated off the coast of Conakry. Built in 1906.


Yes, Guinea is currently safe to visit. However, it is important to check the latest travel advisories, as safety can vary by region. Stick to well-known areas and avoid regions with unrest.

For the most accurate information, consult the government’s travel advice website. 

Yes, UK citizens need a visa to travel to Guinea. You can apply for a visa at the Guinean Embassy in London. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months.

For Guinea, you need certain vaccinations:

  • Yellow fever: Mandatory for entry.
  • Hepatitis A and B: Strongly recommended.
  • Typhoid: Important for food and water safety.
  • Meningitis: Recommended, especially during the dry season.
  • Rabies: Consider if you’ll be in rural areas or around animals.

Remember to consult your doctor for personalised advice.

The best time to visit Guinea is from November to April. This period is the dry season, offering pleasant weather for exploring. Here are some activities to enjoy:

  • Hiking in Fouta Djallon: Explore lush landscapes and stunning waterfalls.
  • Visit Conakry: Discover vibrant markets, museums, and lively nightlife.
  • Relax on the beaches: Enjoy the serene beaches of the Iles de Los.
  • Explore national parks: Spot wildlife in Niokolo-Badiar and Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.
  • Cultural tours: Experience local traditions and festivals in rural villages

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Guinean Francs Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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