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Are you planning a trip to Russia?

Get the best rates for Russian currency online

Ensure you get the best value for your money when exchanging your British pounds to Russian rubles with Manor FX. 

Our commitment to providing unbeatable GBP to Russian ruble rates means you’ll have more spending power for your Russian adventure. Plus, enjoy fee-free conversions, maximising your budget even further.

Whether you prefer the convenience of doorstep delivery or picking up your Russian rubles at our office near Heathrow, Manor FX makes it easy. 

Our user-friendly online platform streamlines the process of ordering Russian rubles, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Travel warning

Russia is currently not safe for travellers to visit. Head over to the government website to find out more information on how this could affect your travels

Russian travel money

Ready to explore Russia’s rich culture and diverse landscapes? Manor FX provides essential insights into using Russian rubles during your travels.

Where can you get Russian rubles?

Manor FX is your go-to currency exchange bureau for purchasing Russian currency in the UK. Our straightforward process ensures that acquiring rubles is simple and convenient.

Can I buy rubles in the UK?

Absolutely! Purchasing Russian currency in the UK is straightforward, especially with Manor FX. Enjoy excellent rates and a seamless experience when buying Russian rubles with us. 

Acquiring your Russian rubles beforehand lets you dive straight into your Russian adventure without any currency-related worries.

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 procession of students of the Institute of culture, dancers in Cossack traditional dress, colored skirt, green trousers and maroon jackets, Cossack hats Cossacks dancing.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Russia?

Absolutely! Exchanging some pound sterling to Russian rubles before your departure is wise. Having local currency upon arrival ensures that you’re prepared for your journey.

What is the best currency to bring to Russia?

The Russian ruble is the national currency of Russia and is widely accepted for most transactions. Utilising Russian rubles will spare you from unfavourable exchange rates.

Manor FX offers excellent Russian ruble exchange rates if you have any leftover currency after your trip. 

Can I use my bank card in Russia?

Yes, many establishments in Russia accept international debit card and credit card payments, especially in urban areas. However, be mindful of conversion rate fees.

Look for the contactless symbol for quick payments. However, carrying some Russian rubles for smaller transactions or places that don’t accept cards is advisable.

Should I use cash in Russia?

While cards are widely accepted, having some cash, particularly Russian rubles, is handy for smaller expenses like street food or local transportation.

For larger purchases or emergencies, having a card is prudent. A combination of both cash and card usually provides the best flexibility.

If you end up not using all your travel money while in Russia, you can convert your Russian rubles to English pounds with Manor FX.

Man tourist walking on the ice of Baikal lake. Winter landscape of Baikal lake, Siberia, Russia.

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

In Russia, it’s handy to have both cash and a credit card. Many places accept credit cards, especially in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. However, for smaller shops and rural areas, cash is essential. So, carrying both will make your trip smoother!

How much cash should I take to Russia?

When planning how much cash to take to Russia, consider your daily expenses and the length of your visit. For a comfortable budget:

  • Meals and dining out: Expect to spend 1,500 to 2,500 rubles (£15 to £25) daily.
  • Transportation and local travel: Set aside around 500 to 1,000 rubles (£5 to £10) per day.
  • Entertainment and sightseeing: Budget roughly 1,000 to 2,000 rubles (£10 to £20) per day.

This adds to about 3,000 to 5,500 rubles (£30 to £55) daily for basic expenses. Consider increasing your budget if you plan to shop or explore more extensively.

It’s wise to carry both cash and a credit card. Cash is crucial for smaller shops and rural areas, while credit cards are useful for larger purchases and in more urban areas. Always have a little extra for any unexpected expenses.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Russia?

To minimise fees, opt for ATMs from reputable banks and make fewer, larger withdrawals. Check if your bank has partner ATMs in Russia for reduced charges.

Bird's eye view of the Church of St. Nicholas (built 1696) in Soginicy village and Vazhinka river, Podporozhysky district. Green forests of Leningrad region and Republic of Karelia, Russia.

How does tipping work in Russia?

Tipping is appreciated for good service in Russia. While it’s not obligatory, leaving around 10% of the bill in restaurants is customary. Additionally, it’s common to tip taxi drivers and hotel staff a small amount for their service.

Is Russia a cheap country to visit?

Yes, Russia is generally considered a budget-friendly destination. Dining out, public transportation, and accommodation are often more affordable than in other European countries. 

Street food and local markets offer delicious yet inexpensive options and numerous free or low-cost attractions to explore. With careful planning, you can enjoy a fulfilling experience in Russia without breaking the bank.

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Russian banknotes and coins 

Banknotes in Russia

The Russian ruble currency, issued by the Central Bank of Russia, features various designs and security features reflecting the country’s rich history and culture. 

These vibrant Russian ruble notes come in various denominations, including 10, 50, 100, 200,  500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000  RUB, each with distinct designs and colours. From famous historical figures, such as Peter the Great, to iconic landmarks, Russian ruble banknotes capture the essence of Russia’s diverse heritage.

Russian Ruble banknotes

Coins in Russia

Russian ruble coins, known as “kopecks” for smaller denominations, play an essential role in Russia’s currency system. These coins come in various denominations, including 1, 2, 5, and 10 kopecks and 1, 2, 5, and 10 rubles.

Despite the increasing popularity of digital payments, Russian ruble coins remain widely used for everyday transactions, particularly for small purchases and transportation fares.

Russian Ruble coin series

Russia’s currency import and export regulations

When travelling to or from Russia, travellers can carry up to 10,000 EUR (or equivalent in other currencies) without declaring it. 

However, for amounts exceeding this limit, travellers must declare the currency at customs upon arrival or departure. Checking the latest regulations before travelling is advisable, as they may vary.

Ordering Russian currency online

Convert British pounds to Russian rubles online and enjoy fast and secure delivery to your doorstep or office via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. 

Alternatively, you can collect your Russian rubles from our travel money shop near Heathrow. 

Selling back Russian rubles to pounds 

If you have leftover Russian rubles to sell, Manor FX offers a convenient solution for converting them back to GBP. 

Simply follow the link to convert Russian rubles to GBP, click ‘sell currency,’ and select ‘RUB Russian ruble.’ We provide competitive rates for your  RUB to GBP conversion.

Traveller woman raise up hand freedom and enjoy view of beautiful landscape natural breaking ice in frozen cave at Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.


FCDO advises British nationals against all travel to Russia due to the risks and threats from its continuing invasion of Ukraine. The situation in Russia is unpredictable. This includes:

  • Security incidents, such as drone attacks, happening in some parts of the country.
  • Lack of available flights to return to the UK.
  • Limited ability of the UK government to provide consular assistance.

There is also a high likelihood that terrorists will try to carry out attacks, including in major cities. See the ‘Safety and Security’ section for more information.

Yes, UK travellers need a visa to visit Russia. You can apply for one at the Russian embassy or through the UK’s official visa application centres. 

Make sure to check the specific requirements and types of visas available to suit your travel plans.

Russia doesn’t require any specific vaccinations for entry. However, checking with your doctor to ensure you’re covered is a good idea.

The best time to visit Russia depends on what you want to do:

Summer (June to August): Ideal for city tours, river cruises, and enjoying the countryside. The weather is warm, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

Winter (December to February): Great for skiing, ice skating, and experiencing the snowy landscapes. It’s also the best time to enjoy traditional winter festivals.

Choose the season that matches your interests for the best experience!

The Russian ruble is the second oldest currency in the world. First introduced in the 13th century, the ruble has undergone various revaluations. During the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, it transitioned from the Soviet ruble to the modern Russian ruble.

Although there were periods when the ruble was not in circulation, it is now a key currency in the global oil and natural gas markets. In 1998, Russia reformed its currency system, valuing one new ruble as equivalent to 1,000 old rubles.

The strongest currency in the world is the Kuwaiti dinar. It has the highest value against the British pound. 

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Russian Rubles Fast!

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