How to buy Euros online

Buying Euros online has never been easier with ICE – we offer a range of options to buy Euros. You can get your Euros in a way that best suits you so you’re ready for your next trip to Europe.

If you’re looking to convert Pounds to Euros online (GBP to EUR) for your upcoming holiday to Europe:

1. Use our currency calculator to calculate how many Euros you can get at our Euro exchange rate.

2. Select how you want to get your Euros. We offer home delivery Euros, click & collect Euros and our Euro travel money card that you can load up with Euros online at our best Euro exchange rate. 

3. Sit back and relax.

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When should I buy Euros and how much should I take?

Most people will take away £500 to £2000 in Euros on their holiday.

The amount of Euros to take usually depends on how long you’re going away for (7/10/14 days) and your board basis (self catering, half board, full board, all inclusive).

But does it matter when I buy Euros? Should you buy them now or wait?

Broadly speaking, since 2010 the GBP to EUR exchange rate has moved between around 1.10 and 1.20. Aside from 2015 when it briefly increased to around 1.30 to 1.40 for about a year.

There have been some peaks and troughs, such as down to 1.04 and up to 1.40 – but in general the Euro rate is usually in the 1.10 to 1.20 range.

It’s also very rare there are events (like Brexit) that cause significant changes to the Euro exchange rate.

But that’s the Euro rate over the last 10 years.

Most people buy Euros to go on holiday for a short period of time.

Typically the Euro rate only moves slightly over any given month.

For example, 20th June to 20th July 2020 – the lowest rate was 1.09 and highest 1.12.

Even when buying £1000, that’s a small difference of £11 either way as a maximum difference and although every little counts, it’s a especially small compared to amount people spend on flights and hotels.

We recommend you buy your Euros at the best Euro rate available at the time, enjoy you holiday in Europe, and then decide to keep or sell back any spare Euros after your holiday.

Ways to buy your Euros from ICE

Where can I use Euros?

Travelling to Europe? Then the main currency you will need is the Euro. Buy Euros online or get Euros in-store with our great Euro exchange rate. You can use Euros in 19 countries within Europe:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

Visiting a country in Europe that doesn’t use the Euro as it’s currency?

Why not check out the other currencies we sell.

How many Euros will I need for Europe?

When you buy Euros online you want to make sure you don’t run out!
Product and service Euro prices across Europe vary greatly depending on where you go.
Here’s what you can expect to pay in Euros on average in these European destinations:







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Brussels, Belgium





Paris, France





Berlin, Germany





Dublin, Ireland





Rome, Italy





Barcelona, Spain





Vienna, Austria





Tallinn, Estonia





Amsterdam, Netherlands





Ljubljana, Slovenia





Lisbon, Portugal





Bratislava, Slovakia





Athens, Greece





Helsinki, Finland





We recommend you buy enough Euros to make sure you don’t run out – buying Euros when you run out can be expensive – you can always keep any spare Euros for your next holiday to Europe.

What denominations does the Euro come in?

The Euro, also known through its currency code as EUR and in its symbol form (€), is used in 19 countries across Europe. So before you buy Euros online, here’s a run down of the different denominations the Euro comes in.:


€1, €2, €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500


1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢

Did you know? Each Euro note is dedicated to a specific period of architecture throughout Europe.

Euro buy back for leftover Euros!

We’ll buy back leftover Euros at excellent Euro exchange rates – leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

Euro FAQs

Can you order Euros online?

Yes, you can order Euros online and also over the phone for home delivery or click & collect.

You can also order Euros directly by going to one of our branches too.

For our best rates we recommend you order Euros online for home delivery or click & collect.

Where do you get the best Euro exchange rate?

The best exchange rates for Euros (EUR) are typically found online – where operating costs are much lower for travel money providers. Get ICE’s best Euro rates when you:

  1. Use our Euro click & collect service which offers discounted Euro rates at over 30 stores in the UK
  2. Order your Euros for home delivery (get free fully-insured next working day delivery when you order over £700)
  3. Get the ICE Clear Mastercard which gives you competitive rates and fee-free spending in shops, bars and restaurants across Europe when you spend in Euros.

For more tips on the cheapest ways to get Euros, check out our blog post: How to get the best value for money on your Euros

Should I use cash or card in Europe?

When traveling in Europe, it’s a good idea to carry both card and cash. While many shops and restaurants will accept credit cards, various small, local merchants may only accept cash – particularly in markets, smaller resorts, and off-the-beaten-track restaurants and shops.

Where can I use Euros?

The Euro is the main currency in 19 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City use EUR as their national currency, too.

You can also use the Euro in overseas territories which have adopted the Euro including the Azores, the Canaries, Ceuta and Melilla, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

What's the best Euro rate?

The best Euro rate is typically found by buying online or using a click & collect service. These methods typically give you the best rates.

‘Best’ can also include service and confidence in the currency company – not just a good rate. Therefore we recommend you chose a provide like ICE who have operated for nearly 50 years and server 5 million+ people every year.

Is it a good time to buy Euros?

Finding a good time to buy Euros can be tricky. Unless you’re buying large volumes of Euros, the general movement of the Euro exchange rate month-to-month is small – therefore the best time to buy Euros is when you need them.

That said, it’s always good to take advantage of a good rate when Euro to Sterling exchange rates are high – so we recommend buying your Euros ahead, rather than leaving it to the last minute before you go on holiday to Europe.

What's the highest pound to Euro rate ever?

The highest pound to Euro rate ever was €1.752 on 3rd May 2000 and the lowest Euro rate ever was €1.02 on 30th December 2008.

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