An Post travel services


Have a Bon Voyage with An Post travel services

At this time of year many people are busy planning their summer holidays. The flights and accommodation are booked and there is a sense of excitement in the air. Relax and enjoy the build up, and remember An Post is here to help with all those extra arrangements to make your final holiday preparations hassle-free.

Book a Postbreak with An Post today.Foreign Exchange

For those travelling to the UK or the USA, you can buy Sterling and US Dollars commission free at over 320 Post Offices nationwide. There is no need to pre-order or pre-pay, just pop in and pick up your Dollars or Sterling.

To find out the daily currency exchange rate or find your nearest participating Post Office, visit for a full listing. The minimum purchase is £20 or $20.

Passport Express

Sterling and Dollars at the Post Office is just one of a number of travel related services from An Post. Make sure those passports arrive in time for your travels with Passport Express.

More than 80% of all Irish passport applications and renewals are processed through the Passport Express service available at all Post Offices nationwide. Your new passport is delivered by Express Post in 10 working days.

Minding your mail!

The MailMinder service available through the Post Office provides peace of mind for personal and business customers who don’t want their mail piling up while they are away. MailMinder suspends An Post’s delivery of mail for up to 12 weeks while you’re away.

Need to send money overseas urgently?

Western Union money transfer allows you to send money to over 200 countries globally and it only takes minutes to get there. So there’s no need for a loved one to feel stranded abroad if they run out of cash. They do not need to have a bank account, they simply collect the money at a Western Union Agency. Available at all Post Offices nationwide.

Travel Insurance

Whether it’s a family holiday, a city break, a business trip or a round-the-world voyage you’re planning, let One Direct shoulder the burden of anything going wrong. One Direct Travel Insurance, which is underwritten by Chartis Europe Limited, can be purchased online at and offers a variety of services from single to multi-trip insurance and extended stay cover. Decide the level of cover you require and then sit back and relax in the knowledge that from delayed luggage, missed departure, travel delays and medical assistance, to additional cover for volcanic ash clouds or natural disasters – One Direct travel insurance will go the distance.

If you’re planning a trip away which involves hiring a car, then it may be worth considering One Direct’s Car Hire Excess Insurance. Cover starts from less than €3.50 a day.

Avail of a 10% discount on Travel Insurance when you carry out any Sterling or Dollar exchange, MailMinder, Western Union or Passport Express transaction at participating Post Offices before August 31, 2012.