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Currency Exchange International

Welcome to Currency Exchange International
Berkeley Mechanics Bank

CXI at Mechanics Bank Berkeley
2301 Shattuck Avenue
(Inside Mechanics Bank)
Berkeley, California 94704
Phone: (510) 704-1900
Hours: Mon-Thur: 9am-5pm,
Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-2pm

Accepted Payment Types:

Cash, Debit Cards*, and Credit Cards*

*Sorry, no personal checks accepted. Limits apply for both Credit and Debit cards. Additional fee for Credit card transactions apply. Call your local CXI branch for more details.

Currency Exchange International aims to create a worry free foreign currency service for all of Berkeley and the greater Oakland area's foreign currency exchange needs. CXI's courteous, knowledgeable staff offers exchange rates that are better than local banks and much better than the airport exchange's rates.

CXI has a Best Rate Guarantee that it will match or beat any local bank for the same product and service on same day and time of the exchange. This way you know you are always getting a great exchange value along with the added convenience of seven days a week service. Sorry, no coins exchanged.


As well as being your FX specialist, CXI offers some of the most popular and high quality gold bullion available in the world. Call or visit our branch to order Gold American Eagle 1oz. coins, Gold Canadian Maple Leaf 1oz. coins, and Royal Canadian Mint 1oz. bars (wafers). Click here to learn more about gold bullion coins.

Did you know?

Foreign currency exchange (FX) is fast, easy, and secure with CXI. We ensure you get the best rate - if you are exchanging foreign currency to USD or USD to foreign currency - so you can enjoy your travels. Stop in or give us a call today!

Foreign Currency Services

Buys and Sells Foreign Currency From More Than 80 Countries
Buys and Sells Traveler’s Cheques (USD and Foreign)
Multi-Currency Cash Passport Prepaid Card by Mastercard 
Many Currencies In Stock Daily
Sells Gold Bullion Coins and Bars
Reserve Your Foreign Currency For Free


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Directions to Currency Exchange International in Berkeley, California

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From Oakland International Airport

  • Head northeast on Air Cargo,
  • Turn right at Ron Cowan Pkwy,
  • Turn left at Airport Dr,
  • Take ramp to I-880/Downtown Oakland
  • Merge onto Airport Dr,
  • Continue onto 98th Ave,
  • Merge onto I-880 N, Downtown Oakland
  • Slight right at I-980 E (CA-24),
  • Continue onto CA-24 East,
  • Take the exit toward 51st St,
  • Turn right at 52nd St,
  • Take the 1st Left onto Shattuck Ave.
  • Travel approximately 2 miles and your destination will be on the right.

From San Pablo

  • Get on I-80 West,
  • Follow I-80 W to University Ave in Berkeley,
  • Take exit 11 for University Ave., and exit toward Berkeley keeping right at the fork (following signs for UC Berkeley),
  • Turn right onto University Ave.,
  • Turn right onto Milvia St.,
  • Turn left onto Durant Ave.,
  • Turn left at the first cross street onto Shattuck Ave. and your destination will be on the right.
BART TransitBART Transit:

Take the BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART station via Red or Orange line.

From the BART, walk three blocks south to the corner of Shattuck Ave. and Bancroft Way.

CXI in Berkeley Mechanics Bank

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