Compare euro travel money rates

Get the best euro exchange rate by comparing travel money deals from the UK's top foreign exchange providers

Euros
We found 18 travel money suppliers offering £500 worth of euros for delivery and accepting payment by debit card
You receive €574.85 Exchange rate 1.1497 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
eurochange
You receive €574.85 Exchange rate 1.1497 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
NM Money
You receive €573.82 Exchange rate 1.1604 Insured delivery £5.00 Buy Now
Travel FX
You receive €573.70 Exchange rate 1.1474 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
John Lewis
You receive €573.70 Exchange rate 1.1474 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Waitrose
You receive €571.70 Exchange rate 1.1434 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Tesco Bank
You receive €571.60 Exchange rate 1.1432 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
Sainsbury's Bank
You receive €571.55 Exchange rate 1.1605 Insured delivery £7.50 Buy Now
Covent Garden FX
You receive €570.39 Exchange rate 1.1523 Insured delivery £5.00 Buy Now
Currency Online Group
You receive €569.12 Exchange rate 1.1531 Insured delivery £4.99 Buy Now
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Best euro exchange rate

Over 340 million people use the euro every day according to the European Central Bank, making it the second most-traded currency in the world after US dollars. Twenty out of 27 EU Member States have adopted the euro as their official currency, and euros are used officially and unofficially in many non-EU countries and territories throughout Europe such as Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City.

If you're travelling to Europe, it's important to shop around and compare currency suppliers to maximise your chances of getting a good deal. We can help you to find the best euro exchange rate by comparing a wide range of UK travel money suppliers who have euros in stock and ready to order online now. Our comparisons automatically factor in all costs and commission, so all you need to do is tell us how much you want to spend and we'll show you the top suppliers who fit the bill.

Compare before you buy

Some of the best travel money deals are only available when you buy online. By using a comparison site, you're more likely to see the full range of deals on offer and get the best rate.

Order online

Always place your order online, even if you plan to collect your currency in person. Most supermarkets and high street currency suppliers offer better exchange rates if you order online beforehand.

Combine orders

If you're travelling with others, consider placing one large currency order instead of buying individually. Many currency suppliers offer enhanced rates that improve as you order more.

Euro rate trend

Over the past 30 days, the Euro rate is up 0.64% from 1.1497 on 29 Jan to 1.1571 today. This means one pound will buy more Euros today than it would have a month ago. Right now, £500 is worth approximately €578.55 which is €3.7 more than you'd have got on 29 Jan.

These are the average Euro rates taken from our panel of UK travel money providers at the end of each day. You can explore this further on our British pound to Euro currency chart.

Euro banknotes and coins

Euros are governed and issued by the European Central Bank which is based in Frankfurt, but the actual production of euro banknotes and coins is handled by various national banks throughout the Eurozone. Spain and Greece are responsible for printing €5 and €10 banknotes, Germany prints €100 notes, and the other EU member states are responsible for printing €20 and €50 notes.

One euro (€) can be subdivided into 100 cents (c). There are seven denominations of euro banknotes in circulation: €5, €10, €20, €50 and €100 which are frequently used, plus €200 and €500 notes which are no longer printed but are still in circulation and remain legal tender. The designs printed on each banknote are intended to be symbolic of the European Union's identity and unity, as well as highlighting the diversity and richness of different European cultures. The front of each banknote features architectural styles from different periods in Europe's history, including Classical, Gothic, Renaissance and modern, while the reverse side features bridges that represent communication and cooperation between the different countries within the European Union.

Euro coins are available in eight denominations: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2. Each EU member state is responsible for minting its own coins, and can choose their own design for the 'tails' side. For example, German coins feature the 'Bundesadler' or Federal Eagle which has been the German coat of arms since 1950, while French coins depict Marianne; an important symbol of French national identity. Next time you've got a handful of euro coins, take a look at the tails side and see if you can guess which EU country they came from!

Euro banknote denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
€5£4.35
€10£8.70
€20£17.40
€50£43.49
€100£86.98
€200£173.96
€500£434.90
Euro coin denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
1c£0.01
2c£0.02
5c£0.04
10c£0.09
20c£0.17
50c£0.43
€1£0.87
€2£1.74

Tips for saving money while visiting Europe

The most budget-friendly destinations in Europe are generally those located in the east such as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. In contrast: Luxembourg, Ireland and France usually top the list as some of the most expensive holiday destinations. Regardless of where you're planning to visit, you can save money during your trip by following some simple tips:

  • Research your accommodation: Hotels can be expensive, so one way of saving money is to look for more budget-friendly accommodation such as hostels, holiday rentals, or even campsites. AirBnB can be an affordable option too, especially if you rent a room instead of an entire apartment; and you'll get to experience what it's like to live like a local. Salud!
  • Use public transport: Make the most of any metro systems, buses, or trams to get around instead of relying on private taxis or rental cars. Many European countries also offer national and regional travel passes for public transport which can work out significantly cheaper than buying individual tickets.
  • Eat like a local: Opt for local restaurants or street food vendors that offer authentic cuisine at lower prices. Avoid dining at expensive tourist restaurants, and try cooking your own meals if your accommodation has a kitchen. Not only is this a great way to save money, but it can also be a fun cultural experience to shop around in European supermarkets and cook with local ingredients.
  • Plan your itinerary: Look out for free attractions such as museums, parks, churches and historical sites, and plan your itinerary around these. Many cities in Europe also offer free walking tours which can be a great way to get an overview of a new location while learning about its culture and history.
  • Find discount vouchers: Many tourist attractions and activities offer discount vouchers and codes that can save you money on entry fees and other perks. Look for vouchers online; sign up to newsletters and follow the social media accounts of places you're planning to visit.
  • Take cash: Using cash will help you to stick to a budget more easily than paying by card, and you'll also avoid foreign transaction fees. If you do take a card with you, look out for ATMs that are affiliated with your UK bank to avoid ATM fees, and if you're asked whether you want to pay in pounds or euros - always choose euros. If you pay in pounds the merchant can set their own exchange rate which won't be in your favour.