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Trinidad and Tobago travel money

If you’re gearing up for a journey to Trinidad and Tobago, having Trinidad currency is paramount. Organising the correct currency in advance is essential whether you envision serene beaches or Port of Spain’s vibrant culture.

Here’s all you’ll need to know about cash and card payments in Trinidad and Tobago.  

Where can I buy Trinidad and Tobago dollars?

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You can easily purchase Trinidad and Tobago dollars from us. This ensures you’ll have the local currency you need for your journey. 

Avoid the expensive airport exchanges and opt for a more convenient and cost-effective solution. Convert your pounds to Trinidad and Tobago dollars with Manor FX.

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Maracas Bay, Trinidad

Should you exchange money before travelling?

Yes. It’s advisable to exchange some GBP to Trinidad dollars before your trip. Having cash available for immediate expenses like transport and meals is essential. Especially when you arrive outside of regular banking hours.

While credit and debit cards are widely accepted in cities, having cash is essential for smaller vendors and local markets, where card payments might not be an option.

What is the best currency to take to Trinidad and Tobago?

It’s best to take the official currency of Trinidad and Tobago – the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD). 

While some places may accept US dollars, using TTD is more cost-effective for everyday purchases. Avoid unfavourable exchange rates by sticking to the local currency.

Can I use USD in Trinidad and Tobago?

Yes. Trinidad and Tobago primarily uses the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD) as its official currency. But US dollars (USD) are sometimes accepted in tourist spots and larger establishments. 

It’s important to note that using US dollars will result in less favourable exchange rates, and you might not receive TTD as change. For everyday purchases and to ensure the best value, it’s best to use the local currency.

Argyle waterfalls Trinidad and Tobago

Can you use credit or debit cards in Trinidad and Tobago?

Yes. Major tourist areas in Trinidad and Tobago accept cards, but cash remains the preferred payment method. It’s generally fine to use VISA and Mastercard. But be cautious when using American Express, as it may not be as widely recognised.

To avoid card blocking and currency conversion fees, inform your bank about your travel plans before your trip.

Cash vs credit cards in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, cash is king for most transactions. This is particularly true in smaller towns, local markets, and services like taxis. 

While larger hotels, resorts, and upscale restaurants do accept credit cards, many places still prefer or only accept cash.

Here are some important things to remember:

  1. While ATMs are widespread in urban areas and tourist spots, they can be scarce in remote regions. It’s advisable to carry sufficient cash when travelling outside major cities.
  2. Exercise caution when using credit cards to avoid skimming and fraud. Stick to reputable businesses and keep a close eye on your card transactions.
  3. Always have your cash in Trinidad and Tobago dollars (TTD) to avoid unfavourable exchange rates and fees.
  4. Keep smaller denominations of TTD for everyday purchases. Changing large bills can sometimes be challenging, especially in smaller establishments.
  5. It’s wise to have more than one payment method available in emergencies. A mix of cash (primarily) and a credit card as a backup is a good approach.

How to minimise ATM fees in Trinidad and Tobago

To minimise ATM fees during your trip, here are some tips:

  • Use ATMs affiliated with major Trinidadian banks, such as Banco Popular, Banreservas or the Central Bank of Trinidad.
  • Withdraw larger amounts of cash less frequently.Check with your home bank for partnerships with Trinidadian banks that offer fee-free withdrawals.
Aerial Photo of Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad with Lush Green Mountain as background

Is Trinidad and Tobago a budget-friendly destination?

Trinidad and Tobago is a moderately priced destination offering options for both budget-friendly and luxury travel experiences. Your expenses will depend on your travel style, choice of accommodations, dining preferences, and activities.

Budget-friendly tips:

  • Stay in budget accommodations or smaller, locally-owned hotels.
  • Enjoy meals at local eateries or street food vendors for delicious, budget-friendly options.
  • Use public transport or shared taxis for affordable transportation.
  • Focus on free or low-cost activities like exploring beaches, hiking, or local towns.

There are plenty of budget-friendly options. However, it’s worth noting that prices in tourist-heavy areas can be higher than in less-visited regions. Plan and budget according to your travel preferences.

How much cash should you bring to Trinidad and Tobago?

That will depend on your preferences, but here’s an estimate for a 7-day journey to Trinidad and Tobago:

Budget trip:

  • Hostels or budget hotels: 1,000 TTD per night (around £13).
  • Local eateries or street food: 700 TTD daily (approximately £9).
  • Public transportation: 300 TTD per day (about £4).
  • Free or low-cost activities: 1,000 TTD daily (approximately £13).

Total per day: 3,000 TTD (around £40).

The total for seven days is 21,000 TTD (approximately £280).

Mid-range trip:

  • 3-star hotels or B&Bs: 3,000 TTD per night (about £40).
  • Mid-range restaurants: 2,000 TTD per day (approximately £27).
  • Car rental/shared taxis: 1,000 TTD daily (around £13).
  • Paid excursions and entrance fees: 2,000 TTD daily (approximately £27).

Total per day: 8,000 TTD (approximately £107).

The total for seven days is 56,000 TTD (about £750).

Luxury trip:

  • Luxury resorts or 5-star hotels: 7,000 TTD per night (approximately £94).
  • High-end restaurants: 4,000 TTD per day (around £54).
  • Private taxi or car with driver: 2,000 TTD daily (approximately £27).
  • Premium tours and experiences: 4,000 TTD daily (about £54).

Total per day: 17,000 TTD (approximately £230).

The total for seven days is 119,000 TTD (approximately £1,610).

These approximate figures may vary based on individual spending habits and fluctuating exchange rates.

How does tipping work in Trinidad and Tobago

Tipping is customary in Trinidad and Tobago. Leaving a 10% tip in restaurants is common, while hotels typically receive tips ranging from 500 to 1,000 TTD. 

Adhering to these tipping practices ensures a positive and respectful experience during your visit.

Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber in its typical natural environment in mangrove forest of Trinidad

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Trinidad and Tobago Currency


The banknotes of Trinidad and Tobago are made of a polymer substrate. They come in six denominations, each with a distinct colour. 

The $1 note is red, the $5 note is green, the $10 note is grey, the $20 note is purple, the $50 note is golden, and the $100 note is blue. 

Each note features the Trinidad and Tobago Coat of Arms on the front, along with a local bird vignette. The reverse side showcases the Central Bank building and a scene significant to the country’s economic life. 

Trinidad and Tobago dollar banknotes


The current coins in circulation in Trinidad and Tobago include denominations of 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and 1 dollar. The coins feature distinctive designs that reflect the rich culture and heritage of the islands. 

Trinidad and Tobago currency import and export rules

When travelling to Trinidad and Tobago, it’s good to be aware of the currency import and export rules:

Currency import rules:

  • You can bring any amount of foreign currency into Trinidad and Tobago.
  • You must declare amounts exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 USD to customs upon arrival. This declaration is crucial to comply with local laws and facilitate re-export processes.

Currency export rules:

  • The same 10,000 USD limit applies when leaving the country.
  • Amounts exceeding this limit require a declaration. You may also need to provide proof of the source of the funds or show the declaration form from your entry.

Ordering Trinidad and Tobago dollars online

You can conveniently order Trinidad and Tobago dollars online from Manor FX. We offer speedy and secure delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Ensuring you get the best exchange rate for TTD with Manor FX. 

Alternatively, you can collect your TTD from our travel money shop near Heathrow, where you’ll receive the same great rates. If you prefer a face-to-face exchange, visit our store to buy Trinidad dollars.

Selling Back Trinidad and Tobago dollars

To exchange your Trinidad dollars to pounds, visit our website and click ‘sell currency.’ We offer competitive rates for your unused Trinidad and Tobago currency.

Caribbean beach with palms Trinidad and Tobago


British citizens aren’t required a tourist visa for short visits to Trinidad and Tobago. The standard allowance is a stay of up to 90 days visa-free. Check that your passport remains valid throughout your visit. 

If you plan to stay longer, you can apply for an extension at the Passport and Immigration Department located in Port of Spain on Trinidad and in Scarborough on Tobago. 

Additionally, ensure you have a return ticket and sufficient funds for the duration of your visit. 

For travel to Trinidad and Tobago, it’s recommended to have vaccinations for:

  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Yellow Fever (especially if coming from a yellow fever region or visiting forested areas) 
  • Rabies (for long-stay travellers or those interacting with animals)
  • Tetanus

Additionally, precautions against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and Zika are advised, including using insect repellents and wearing protective clothing.

The best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago largely depends on your preferences for weather and activities. 

  • Generally, the dry season, which runs from January to May, is considered the ideal time for visiting. This period offers less rainfall and more sunshine, making it perfect for beach activities and outdoor exploration. It’s also the peak tourist season, so advance planning is recommended for accommodation and activities.
  • On the other hand, the wet season, from June to December, is characterised by higher humidity, more rainfall, and the possibility of tropical storms. However, this season also brings lush greenery and fewer tourists, which might appeal if you prefer a less crowded experience and don’t mind occasional rain. June and July, the beginning of the rainy season, are particularly less busy, making it a good time for those who want to avoid crowds.
  • For cultural experiences, February or March is a vibrant time due to the famous Carnival in Trinidad, known for its lively music, elaborate costumes, and festive atmosphere. However, it’s also when accommodation can be scarce, and prices may be higher.
  • Weather-wise, temperatures in Trinidad and Tobago are fairly consistent throughout the year, averaging around 28°C (82°F). The wettest months are typically between August and November, while the drier months are from January to April.
  • In summary, January to May is best for sunny and dry weather, while for fewer crowds and lush landscapes, June to December might be preferable. If you’re interested in experiencing the Carnival, plan for February or March, but book accommodations well in advance.

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