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Church Kiev, Ukraine

Travelling to Ukraine? 

Get the best exchange rate for Ukrainian hryvnia with us. 

Prepare for your Ukrainian journey with Manor FX. We guarantee unbeatable GBP to Ukrainian hryvnia rates, and all our conversions are fee free, giving you more bang for your buck.

Choose from secure delivery straight to your doorstep or pick-up at our office near Heathrow. Our easy online platform makes it a breeze to order Ukrainian hryvnia.

Convert pounds to Ukrainian hryvnia with Manor FX today. For all major currencies, we assure you of next-working-day home delivery. It’s as convenient as it gets!

Travel warning

Parts of Ukraine are 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

Ukrainian travel money

Ready to discover Ukraine’s vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery? We’ve got essential travel tips on Ukrainian hryvnia currency and card usage.

Where can I get Ukrainian hryvnia?

The best spot to buy Ukrainian hryvnia in the UK is right here at Manor FX. 

Looking for Ukrainian hryvnia might seem tricky, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. 

Before your trip, exchange your pounds for Ukrainian hryvnia to avoid any stress and additional fees. Our door-to-door delivery service ensures getting your travel money is easy.

You can buy Ukrainian hryvnia online with us at fantastic rates, avoiding the steep fees at airports.

Or, pick up your Ukrainian hryvnia at our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow for the same great rates.

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Can you buy Ukrainian hryvnia in the UK?

Absolutely, getting your Ukrainian travel money in the UK is simple. 

The best place to buy Ukrainian hryvnia is with Manor FX. We offer excellent rates and a smooth experience. 

Grabbing your hryvnia before you head off means you can easily dive into your Ukrainian adventure.

Is it UAH or hryvnias?

In Ukraine, the currency is officially the Ukrainian hryvnia, and the code for the currency is UAH.

So, when discussing prices or money in Ukraine, people might say “hryvnias” or use the currency code UAH. Both refer to the same currency.

For the best UAH exchange rate today, buy your Ukranian travel money with Manor FX.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Ukraine?

Definitely, exchanging some British pounds to Ukrainian hryvnia before heading off is a smart move. Having local currency on arrival means you’re ready to go.

You’ll come across less favourable rates at airports and tourist spots, so you’ll get less for your money. 

Getting your currency sorted with Manor FX before you leave ensures a better rate and more budget-friendly travel.

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Economy, Ukraine

What is the best currency to take to Ukraine?

The Ukrainian hryvnia is Ukraine’s official currency and the main payment form for most transactions. 

While you might find places that accept euros, it’s not widespread. Using Ukrainian hryvnia will save you from poor exchange rates.

If you have any hryvnia left after your trip, we offer a tremendous Ukrainian hryvnia to GBP rate at Manor FX.

Can I pay with euros in Ukraine?

The Ukrainian hryvnia is the official currency, though some places might accept euros, particularly in tourist areas. It’s best to use hryvnia to avoid unfavourable exchange rates.

Having hryvnia is crucial for smaller purchases outside major tourist spots to avoid exchange rate issues. Stick with spending in Ukrainian hryvnia for simplicity and savings.

Is the Ukrainian hryvnia a closed currency?

No, the Ukrainian hryvnia is not considered a closed currency, which means you can exchange it outside Ukraine as well, like here in the UK.

Bar in the bonnet of a car in a restaurant in Kiev

Can I use my debit card in Ukraine?

Yes, many places in Ukraine accept international debit and credit card payments, especially in cities. Just watch out for conversion rate fees! 

Look out for the contactless symbol for quick payments. But remember, it’s always good to have Ukrainian hryvnia cash for smaller transactions or places that don’t accept cards.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Ukraine?

To reduce fees, use ATMs from reputable banks and make fewer, larger withdrawals. Check if your bank has partner ATMs in Ukraine for lower charges.

Do I need cash in Ukraine?

Cash is king for small expenses like street food or local transport. However, for larger purchases or in case of emergencies, having a card is a smart choice. A mix of both usually works best.

Ukranian children in folk costume

Is Ukraine cheap to visit?

Yes, Ukraine is generally considered a budget-friendly destination. Eating out, public transportation, and accommodation can be affordable compared to many other European countries. 

Street food and local markets offer delicious, low-cost options, and there are many free or inexpensive attractions to explore. 

With some planning, you can enjoy a rich experience in Ukraine without spending a lot.

How much cash should I take to Ukraine?

Your budget in Ukraine can vary, but here’s a rough guide for a week-long stay:

  • Low budget: Hostels, local meals, public transport, and free attractions can keep costs down to around £100-£200 (approximately 3,860-7,720 UAH).
  • Mid-range budget: Staying in mid-range hotels, dining in decent restaurants, and enjoying paid attractions might set you back about £400-£700 (approximately 15,440-27,020 UAH).
  • High budget: For a more luxurious experience with high-end stays and dining, expect to spend £1,000+ (starting from around 38,600 UAH).

How much is a meal in Ukraine?

The cost of a meal in Ukraine can vary greatly depending on where you choose to eat. For a casual dining experience in a local restaurant, you might spend around 150-250 UAH (£3.90-£6.50). 

Street food and fast food can be even cheaper, costing around 50-100 UAH (£1.30-£2.60) per item. 

However, dining in a more upscale restaurant could cost upwards of 400 UAH (£10.40) per person. These prices offer a general guide, but the actual cost can vary based on the city, the type of cuisine, and the dining establishment.

How does tipping work in Ukraine?

Tipping is appreciated for good service. About 10% in restaurants and a bit extra for taxi drivers and hotel staff is customary.

Where can I exchange Ukraine currency?

You can exchange your leftover Ukranian currency right here at Manor FX.

Ukraine, Zhitomir, Autumn

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Ukrainian hryvnia banknotes

The Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) is issued by the National Bank of Ukraine. Banknotes reflect the country’s rich history and culture. These colourful notes feature prominent Ukrainian historical figures, cultural landmarks, and symbols.

The banknotes come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 UAH denominations. 

Each denomination has a distinct colour and size, which makes it easy to distinguish between them. For example, the 1 UAH note is smaller and less commonly used, while higher denominations like the 500 and 1,000 UAH notes are larger.

On the front of each banknote, you’ll typically find a portrait of a significant Ukrainian figure, such as poets, writers, and leaders. 

The reverse side often features landmarks or scenes related to Ukrainian heritage, such as architectural wonders, monuments, or significant historical events.

Ukrainian Hryvnia banknotes

Ukrainian hryvnia coins

Ukrainian hryvnia coins, known as “kopiyky” for smaller denominations and “hryvnia” for the 1 hryvnia coin, are an integral part of Ukraine’s currency system. They come in various denominations, including 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 kopiyky, as well as the 1 hryvnia coin.

These coins are made from different metals, giving each denomination a unique look and feel. 

For example, the lower denominations are typically lighter and made from materials like aluminium or stainless steel. 

In comparison, higher denominations like the 50 kopiyky and 1 hryvnia coin might be made from more durable metals and have a more substantial feel.

Despite the move towards digital transactions and payment services like Apple Pay, these coins remain vital to daily transactions in Ukraine, especially for small purchases.

Ukraine’s currency import and export regulations

When entering or leaving Ukraine, you can carry up to 10,000 EUR (or equivalent in other currencies) without declaring it. If you carry more than this amount, you must declare it at customs upon arrival or departure. 

For the Ukrainian hryvnia, there are limits to how much you can bring in or take out of the country. The limit is usually set at a value equivalent to 10,000 EUR. It’s important to check the most current regulations before you travel, as these rules can change.

Ordering Ukrainian hryvnia online

Convert British pounds to Ukranian hryvnia online and have it delivered quickly and safely to your doorstep or office via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Alternatively, collect your hryvnia from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Ukrainian hryvnia online.

Selling back Ukrainian hryvnia

If you have leftover Ukrainian hryvnia to sell, follow this link to convert Ukrainian hryvnia to GBP, click ‘sell currency’ and select ‘UAH Ukrainian hryvnia’.

We offer the best Ukrainian hryvnia exchange rate for your Ukrainian hryvnia to British pounds conversion.


No, the Ukrainian hryvnia is not pegged. This means its value can change and is not fixed to another currency.

Visiting Ukraine at the moment is not advised due to the ongoing conflict following Russia’s invasion. 

The UK government also advises against all travel to most of Ukraine and against all but essential travel to certain western regions. 

The ongoing Russian invasion has led to missile and drone attacks across Ukraine, causing significant damage and posing a risk to all individuals in the country, including from potential misdirected attacks or falling debris.​ 

English is not the main language in Ukraine, but many people, especially the younger crowd and those in big cities like Kyiv, can speak it. 

English is more common in places where a lot of tourists are seen and in businesses that work with international clients. 

However, it’s less common outside the big cities and among older generations. Learning a few basic phrases in Ukrainian or Russian could be really handy!

As a UK national, you can enter Ukraine without a visa for visits up to 90 days within a 180-day period. If your stay exceeds 90 days, you’ll need to obtain a visa. This policy is confirmed to continue until 30 January 2025 for British citizens.​

No specific vaccinations are required for entry into Ukraine. However, it’s a good idea to be current on routine vaccinations before travelling. Check with your healthcare provider or a travel health clinic for the most current health advice and vaccination requirements. 

The best time to travel to Ukraine is during the spring (April to June) or early fall (September and October). During these months, the weather is mild and pleasant, making it ideal for exploring the cities and countryside. Plus, you’ll avoid the peak tourist season in summer, when it can get quite crowded and hot.

It’s generally recommended that people avoid drinking tap water in Ukraine and instead opt for bottled water. This precaution helps prevent any potential health issues related to water quality.

One of the most popular foods in Ukraine is borscht, a hearty soup made with beetroot, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and meat. It’s known for its vibrant red colour and is often served with sour cream and fresh herbs.

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Ukrainian Hryvnias Fast!

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