The Low Down on Vietnamese Currency
State Bank of Vietnam
1,000₫, 2,000₫, 5,000₫, 10,000₫, 20,000₫, 50,000₫, 100,000₫, 200,000₫, 500,000₫
200₫, 500₫, 1000₫, 2000₫
The official currency of Vietnam is the dong which is abbreviated to the currency code VND.
Unlike certain other currencies which derive their names from more unusual circumstances, the term ‘dong’ originates from ‘dong tien’ literally meaning ‘money’.
Want to be a millionaire in Vietnam? If travelling from New Zealand and you exchange $100 NZD, you’ll end up with approximately 1,262,494 dong*!
The use of coins has significantly decreased since 2012 and retail stores generally don’t accept them; however they are still accepted by certain banks.
What to spend your Vietnamese dong dollars on:
Local bus ticket
1 km taxi ride
Street food meal
Bottle of beer
Water puppet show ticket
Must-See Places in Vietnam
Buying Vietnamese dong Online is Easy
Simply order your Vietnamese dong online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy VND Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.