Currency in Europe
It’s handy to know the different currencies you´ll need on your Interrail trip as not all European countries use the Euro. In fact, 17 of the 33 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.
Countries that use the euro (€)
Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
Countries that use other currencies
Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Hungary, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, and 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. Keep in mind that your bank may charge a fee if the country uses a different currency.
Use a travel currency card which automatically pays in the local currency.
What currencies do other countries use?
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Bosnian Convertible Marka||BAM||KM|
|Czech Republic||Czech Koruna||CZK||kč|
|Great Britain||British pound||GBP||£|
|North Macedonia||Macedonian Denar||MKD||ден|
|Romania||Romania New Leu||RON||lei|
Also good to know before you leave
Trains and stations Learn more about how to travel by train in Europe with your Interrail Pass with these tips.
Airport connections Arrived in Europe, and not sure how to start your Interrail journey? Discover these popular connections between international airports and train stations.
Packing checklist Use our checklist of things not to forget when packing for your Interrail trip.