Compare euro exchange rates

Compare euro exchange rates to find the best-priced currency for your overseas trip. The euro is the official currency of 19 European countries but is also accepted in many other destinations.

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How to compare the best euro exchange deal

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Run an exchange rate comparison

Some lenders and brokers only operate digitally, so comparing quotes online is a must if you want the best euro exchange rate and transfer deal.

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Compare your options

Look for the most favourable exchange rate and the lowest transfer fees. Focus on the overall cost and not just the exchange rate to find the best offer.

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Choose delivery options

Picking up your money at the airport can save on delivery fees but check that it will arrive in time for your trip. Once you have the right deal, it’s time to exchange your money.

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Actual rates may differ due to the fluctuating nature of currency exchange. For the latest rate please check with the provider.

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How to get the best euro rate

The most important thing when arranging travel money is to check for the highest pound-to-euro exchange rate. This exchange rate tells you how many euros you will get for each pound. Here are four tips to help you secure the best euro exchange rate.

Pre-book your rate

Some providers allow you to "pre-book" the exchange rate you want by using a forward contract. These contracts instruct your currency transfer broker to exchange your money once the exchange rate reaches a pre-agreed price.

Avoid airport kiosks

Exchange kiosks in airports tend to offer the worst exchange rates. You can also expect a less favourable exchange rate if you get your holiday money in a tourist hotspot. These are known as tourist rates.

Compare rates

Exchange rates vary from second to second. They also vary depending on the company you use and where the exchange takes place. Our comparison table is updated every hour, enabling you to compare travel money providers' changing rates.

Check delivery costs

Some providers charge a delivery fee to send your currency to you. But you can avoid that fee if you opt to collect the cash yourself. Some companies will also waive delivery fees if you're converting a large sum of money.

If you want to convert euros back into pounds, compare our top currency buy-back providers for euro-to-pound exchanges. Or learn more about getting the best euro deals.

How the exchange rate works

The exchange rate tells you how much money you get when you exchange one currency for another. It is the value or price of one currency compared to another. Exchange rates are important when you want to buy something in another currency.

At the time of writing, the euro exchange rate is sitting at around 1.17. This means that for every £1 you change, you get €1.17. Conversely, the euro-to-pound exchange rate is around 0.86, which means that for €1 you get £0.86. That said, you may get slightly less once you factor in the broker's fees or other costs.

The pound is often referred to as GBP (Great British Pound) or sterling (short for the pound sterling). This is to distinguish UK currency from pounds used in other countries, such as Egypt or Syria. The official abbreviation for euros is EUR.

Exchange rates are always listed in pairs – for example, pound to euro (or GBP to EUR). In this case, the exchange rate tells you how many euros you'll get for each pound you convert – or vice versa.

Getting travel money is one reason to convert money, but exchange rates also matter when importing goods from another country or buying something from abroad.

How many euros can I buy?

It depends on the provider. Most set a maximum amount per transaction, such as £2,500. But some let you order as much as £15,000. There’s also usually a minimum amount you must order, which may be as little as £10.

Some providers charge a delivery fee to send your currency to you. They will sometimes waive this fee if you buy a large amount of currency or collect your money from a nearby branch or at the airport.

If you’re travelling to a European Union (EU) country, you are only allowed to take up to €10,000 into or out of the country without declaring it.

What euro notes and coins can I get?

The euro comes in the following denominations:

Cent CoinsEuro CoinsEuro Notes
1c€1 €5
2c€2€10
5c€20
10c€50
20c€100
50c€200

*There are 100 cents in one euro.

When you order online, you only receive euro notes, not coins. You may have to alter the amount of the original currency you’re exchanging to get the euros to a round number.

If you do not want to take cash with you on holiday, you can take a prepaid euro card instead. You load money onto the card in advance and then spend it while you’re away.

Where can I use the euro?

The euro is used in most EU countries. Some European nations still have their own currency, so the currency you need depends on the country you are visiting, although some non-euro currencies cover multiple destinations. Certain countries may also use another currency on a more informal basis. You can check which currencies are in use in which countries at fxtop.com.

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Cyprus

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • The Netherlands

  • Portugal

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

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Last updated: 8 July 2022