Euro Currency and Travel Guide

Exchanging Euros & Travel Tips with WeXchange

What Currency is Used in Europe?

Planning an exciting trip to Europe and wondering how to efficiently manage your travel money? Look no further! WeXchange, a trusted currency exchange service based in Melbourne, Australia, is here to assist you. In this article, we will provide valuable insights into Europe’s main currency – the Euro (EUR). We’ll share tips on exchanging Euros, recommend must-visit destinations where the Euro is the primary currency, and ensure your travel money is sorted.

Many European countries use the Euro (EUR) as their official currency, denoted by the symbol €. The Euro is divided into notes and coins with the following denominations:

  • Notes: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500
  • Coins: 1 cent (c), 2 cents (c), 5 cents (c), 10 cents (c), 20 cents (c), 50 cents (c), €1, €2

Note that the €500 note is no longer being issued, and is in the process of being phased out. However, the at the time of writing the €500 note still remains legal tender in the Euro area.

Euro Notes and Coins

Where is the Euro Used?

Euro Cash is widely used in transactions throughout many European countries, ensuring seamless transactions and easy access to services, especially in smaller towns and rural areas. The Euro serves as the official currency in several European countries, including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Vatican City.

Other Currencies Used in Europe

Although the Euro is widely accepted in Europe it’s important to note that several European countries have their own official currencies instead of the Euro. WeXchange offers many of these currencies, including the Croatian Kuna (Croatia), Czech Koruna (Czech Republic), Danish Krone (Denmark), Hungarian Forint (Hungary), Icelandic Króna (Iceland), Polish Złoty (Poland), Russian Ruble (Russia), Swiss Franc (Switzerland), and British Pound (United Kingdom).

For countries where the Euro is not the official currency and the local currency is hard to get overseas, we recommend taking Euros and exchanging them for the local currency upon arrival. These countries include Albania (Albanian Lek), Belarus (Belarusian Ruble), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark), Bulgaria (Bulgarian Lev), North Macedonia (Macedonian Denar), Moldova (Moldovan Leu), Norwegian Krone (Norway), Romania (Romanian Leu), Serbia (Serbian Dinar), Swedish Krona (Sweden), and Ukraine (Ukrainian Hryvnia).

Cash vs Card: The Benefits of Using Cash in Euro-Using Countries

When you travel to Euro-using countries in Europe, consider the advantages of using cash for your transactions. While credit and debit cards are widely accepted, at WeXchange, we encourage using cash for several reasons:

  1. Seamless Transactions: Cash provides a seamless payment experience, especially in local markets, street vendors, or smaller establishments with limited card acceptance.
  2. Avoiding Additional Fees: Using cash helps you avoid foreign transaction fees and unfavorable exchange rates associated with card usage.
  3. Budgeting and Financial Awareness: Carrying cash allows for better budget management and financial awareness during your trip.
  4. Convenience in Remote Areas: Cash ensures access to services and establishments in remote areas where card acceptance might be limited.

At WeXchange, we specialise in cash exchange services to enhance your travel experience in Euro-using countries. Order your Euros online today and make the most of your European adventure with the convenience and flexibility of cash. Check our website for current best exchange rates and place your order securely.

Where to Exchange Euros?

To ensure you have an ample supply of Euros for your journey, we highly recommend exchanging your currency with WeXchange before your departure. By doing so, you can avoid the hassle of searching for exchange bureaus offering favourable rates upon arrival. Take advantage of our convenient online ordering platform, collect your Euros in-store, or visit our location during business hours. Start now and make your trip to Europe truly unforgettable! Check out our competitive rates for exchanging Euros (EUR).

For hard-to-get currencies, we recommend exchanging Euros before you leave and then exchanging Euros for the local currency at trusted exchange bureaus or banks upon your arrival. Keep in mind that many places may not accept Australian Dollars, so it’s best to exchange for extra Euros in advance, just in case!

Top Destinations in Europe and Currency Tips:

Embark on an unforgettable European adventure where captivating destinations invite you to delve into their rich heritage and breathtaking scenery. With a shared Euro currency simplifying your travel, immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry that awaits in every corner of Europe.

1. Rome, Italy

Discover the ancient Colosseum, Vatican City, and Trevi Fountain. Cash is preferred in smaller establishments and for public transport, ensuring smooth transactions while experiencing the city’s rich history.

Rome Colosseum, Europe - Euros
Eiffel Tower and Seine River, Paris, France - Europe, Euros

2. Paris, France

Immerse yourself in the vibrant metropolis of Paris, home to iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. While cards are widely accepted, having some cash on hand enables you to explore charming street markets and enjoy local delicacies effortlessly.

3. Barcelona, Spain

Delve into the vibrant culture of Barcelona, visiting architectural wonders like the Sagrada Família. Cash is convenient for exploring lively street markets, savouring delicious tapas, and experiencing the city’s authentic charm.

Barcelona, Colourful tiles - Europe, Euros
Amsterdam, Netherlands with flowers - Europe, Euros

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience the charm of the canals, visit the Anne Frank House, and then explore the Van Gogh Museum. While cards are widely accepted, having cash allows for seamless transactions at local markets, canal-side cafes, and smaller establishments.

5. Vienna, Austria

Indulge in the rich history of palaces, visit the Schönbrunn Palace, and enjoy classical music. Cash is widely accepted, ensuring effortless payments at traditional coffee houses, local markets, and authentic dining experiences.

Vienna, Australia Palace with water and sculpture - Europe, Euros

Your Euro Travel Money Sorted with WeXchange

Wherever your adventures take you in Europe, having Euros on hand will ensure a smoother journey. At WeXchange, we make it convenient for you to exchange Euros before your trip, guaranteeing a hassle-free travel experience. Order your Euros online today through our user-friendly platform and collect them in-store or visit our location during business hours. Take the first step now and make your trip to Europe truly unforgettable! Order your Euros online today. Convert your AUD to EUR with us today!

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