Kirsten Swann

Foreign Currency Exchange

In Anchorage, exchanging currency is easy and quick. To exchange foreign currency for U.S. dollars (or vice versa) in person, travelers can visit multiple banks and money-marts throughout the city.

Wells Fargo Bank
630 E. 5th Ave.
This branch will exchange foreign currency if there is someone with a Wells Fargo Account, Mortgage, etc. who is able to verify.

Money Mart
704 E. Benson Blvd.

Travelers may find the best rates by exchanging foreign currency for U.S. dollars in their country of origin. Alternatively, ATMs offer a simple and efficient way to collect cash using a bank card while traveling in Alaska. Travelers can find ATMs in most Anchorage malls, convenience stores, and other places of business, and machines accept all major cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Almost all Anchorage businesses accept bank card payments, too, and travelers can opt to receive cash back in U.S. dollars when making purchases at most retailers. 

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