For buying US dollars with Sterling, are the rates likely to be better in UK (before departure) or in Poland (en route)?

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    The answer depends on your bank and their fee structure, but often the answer is "get them from an ATM inside the US". – Nate Eldredge Aug 4 '16 at 18:42
  • If you're in the UK and you're not travelling soon you can get a Supercard, which wipes out bank fees apart from 3% on cash withdrawals, which is by far superior to most UK banks' fees (4.75%+ is fairly standard). In addition, I believe most US shops/hotels take card, which comes without a fee. – jacoman891 Aug 4 '16 at 18:45
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    @Suzanne That's per day – Karlson Aug 4 '16 at 18:52
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    Welcome to TSE. You need to define "best" in order for this to be answerable— best exchange rate? most convenient? safest from crime? lowest fees? Please be sure to take the site tour and review the help center for a better understanding of our site standards and conventions, then edit the question to incorporate those details, thanks. – choster Aug 4 '16 at 18:54
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    If you need more than $800/day, it's probably worth considering what you're actually trying to achieve and whether that much cash is the best way to do it. Expensive transactions in the US are generally not conducted in cash (with some exceptions certainly) and carrying around large amounts of cash incurs a risk of theft or loss. – Zach Lipton Aug 5 '16 at 0:23

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