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Where can I use Euros?

You can use the Euro in 19 EU countries

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

ER EURO CHEAT SHEET EURO CHEAT SHEET

Euro cheat sheet

How many Euros do I need? 

Since banks will charge you a fee for overseas transactions, it's best to bring a good amount of cash away with you. If you have Euros leftover, you can always exchange them back into Pounds when you get home with our buy back service. 

Prices across Europe vary greatly depending on where you go. 

Denominations

Euros: €1, €2, €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500
Cents:  1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢

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

 

ER EUROS GO FURTHER

Making your Euros go further

Top money-saving tips for travelling in Europe: 

  • Get your cash in advance: If you get your Euros from an ATMs abroad, it will charge transaction fees and high exchange rates, so it's a good idea to bring plenty of cash away with you. For the cheapest deals, order your Euros in advance with our Euro home delivery or Euro click and collect services.

  • Load your Euros on a travel money card: if you don't like carrying too many Euros around, a prepaid travel money  card is a secure alternative. It works like a debit card in ATMs, shops and restaurants abroad (without the hidden fees), and is linked to an App on your phone for simple topping up and budgeting. 

  • Don't use your debit card: using your debit card abroad is expensive, with high transaction fees and poor exchange rates.

  • Always pay in Euros: if you do use your card abroad, you might be given an option on the card machine to pay in Sterling or Euros. To avoid higher fees, always choose to pay in Euros. 
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How much do things cost in Euros in other countries?

Here's what you can expect to pay on average in these European destinations: 

City

 

 

 

 

 

3 course
meal
for 2  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inexpensive
meal
for 1  

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi 1km  

 

 

 

 

 

Cappuccino

 

 

 

 

Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 €62.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

€15.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.80

 

 

 

 

 

€2.91

 

 

 

 

Paris, France

 

 

 

 

 

 €60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€15.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.30

 

 

 

 

 

€3.28

 

 

 

 

Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 €42.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€8.00

 

 

 

 

 

€2.00

 

 

 

 

 

€2.76

 

 

 

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 €60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€15.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.14

 

 

 

 

 

€3.10

 

 

 

 

Rome, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 €55.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€18.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.33

 

 

 

 

 

€1.24

 

 

 

 

Barcelona, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 €40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€10.75

 

 

 

 

 

€1.13

 

 

 

 

 

€1.82

 

 

 

 

Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 €49.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€10.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.50

 

 

 

 

 

€3.10

 

 

 

 

Tallinn, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 €45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€8.00

 

 

 

 

 

€0.50

 

 

 

 

 

€2.67

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

 

 

 

 

 

 €60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€15.00

 

 

 

 

 

€2.31

 

 

 

 

 

€2.90

 

 

 

 

Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

 

 

 

 

 €30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€8.00

 

 

 

 

 

€0.89

 

 

 

 

 

€1.45

 

 

 

 

Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 €35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€8.00

 

 

 

 

 

€0.47

 

 

 

 

 

€1.45

 

 

 

 

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 €30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€6.00

 

 

 

 

 

€0.60

 

 

 

 

 

€1.95

 

 

 

 

Athens, Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 €40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€10.00

 

 

 

 

 

€0.74

 

 

 

 

 

€2.98

 

 

 

 

Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 €65.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

€12.00

 

 

 

 

 

€1.60

 

 

 

 

 

€3.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Back

Leftover Euros?

No problem. We'll buy back any Euro notes you have leftover at excellent Euro exchange rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to £300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buy back, email [email protected] with your order number. 

Euro FAQs

Should I buy Euros before Brexit?

The UK is set to leave the EU on January 31st 2020, with or without a deal. It’s hard to predict what will happen next with the GBP to EUR exchange rate but with an exit deal yet to be formally agreed with the EU, it’s likely that the pound will face further ups and downs as political events unfold.

One thing you could do is hedge your bets and buy half of your Euros before Brexit and half after Brexit. The most important thing you can do is be savvy about how you get your Euros as you'll always get our best Euro exchange rates if you order your currency online for home delivery, click & collect, or by getting our new prepaid currency card which gives you competitive rates and fee-free spending in shops, restaurants and bars abroad. 

Where's the best place to buy Euros in the UK?

The most competitive Euro (EUR) rates 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 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.

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