How long does a purchase or deposit take to complete?

Coinbase generally makes your funds available in your account as soon as payments clear. Since Coinbase partners with various payment service providers in different geographic regions, the timing will vary according to your location and payment method used.

You can see the delivery time of your orders at any time by clicking on the specific order on your history page.

US Customers

Purchases made using a credit or debit card or the USD wallet are made available instantly. 

When using bank transfers, the ACH bank transfer system is used for payments with your bank account. The ACH bank transfer system typically takes 3-5 business days* (which may be as many as 7-10 calendar days, depending on the timing of weekends and other bank holidays) to complete after initiating a purchase. The timing will displayed prior to confirming your order.

You may see the funds immediately debited from your bank account when you initiate the transfer, but the funds will not be transferred to your wallet until your payment has finished moving between the banks and clears in our bank account.

After the banks have processed the transfer, the funds enter our system and you will see the money in your account sometime before the end of the estimated delivery day. This date is shown on the confirmation window when placing your order and can be located in the order confirmation email you received from us. End of the day would be considered 11:59 PM PST, as we are based in San Francisco.

Some customers may be eligible for instant bank purchases for their account.

European Customers

Since your local currency is stored within your Coinbase Fiat Wallet account, all standard purchases, as well as those made with a credit or debit card, occur instantly.

Deposits to your EUR Wallet using SEPA transfers can take up to 2-3 business days to complete.


United Kingdom Customers

Since your local currency is stored within your Coinbase Fiat Wallet account, all standard purchases, as well as those made with a credit or debit card, occur instantly. Deposits to your GBP Wallet using GBP bank transfers (Faster Payments) normally complete within 1 business day.

Canadian and Australian Customers

For Canadian and Australian customers, purchases made using credit or debit cards are available instantly.

*Your transaction details will always show the expected completion date of your order taking all these factors into account. 


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