Currency in Europe
It’s handy to know the different currencies you´ll need on your Interrail rail trip as not all European countries use the Euro. In fact, 15 of the 30 countries you can visit by rail with an Interrail Global Pass have their own currency.
Check out the map to see which countries are using the Euro and which aren’t, to help you plan your trip.
Use the euro (€)
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
Use other currencies
Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Hungary, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
How to exchange your money
Here are the best ways to get the currencies you'll need on your trip:
Exchange money into the local currency before you arrive in each country.
Withdraw local currency from an ATM once you arrive. There's almost always an ATM in main train stations.
Don't carry too much cash around with you and keep it in a money belt along with your debit/credit cards. If you have two cards, it's a good idea to keep them in separate places, so if one gets stolen you've still got the other one!
Other European currencies
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Bosnian Convertible Marka||BAM||KM|
|Czech Republic||Czech Koruna||CZK||kč|
|Great Britain||British pound||GBP||£|
|FYR Macedonia||Macedonian Denar||MKD||ден|
|Romania||Romania New Leu||RON||lei|