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Yearning for Europe? Get your holiday money here
The 27 EU member states are on our doorstep and offer a kaleidoscope of unique cultures, incredible history, cuisines, traditions and things to see. You can sunbathe on the beaches of Spain or get frosty in the mountainous Bohemian Forest. And, whether you’re popping over for a weekend city break or heading off on a road trip, you can get your travel money sorted with Post Office.
Euros can be ordered online and collected within 2 hours from participating branches* or delivered to your home the next working day. Or you could get a handy Travel Money Card and top that up for your trip, giving you the power to manage your money from our Travel app wherever you are.
Get your euros from us
Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ by the UK public at the British Travel Awards 2020.
Collect euros and US dollars within 2 hours of ordering*
0% commission and great rates on over 60 currencies
Euros and US dollars have next working day delivery – free on orders of £500 or more
Or get delivery on a Saturday for a small, £1.50 charge
We will buy back any unused banknotes
Or, if your holiday’s cancelled, we offer a refund guarantee
Go digital and get our Travel Money Card and Travel app
Order online for the best rates – and the more you buy, the better the rate
*Orders placed before 2pm available within 2 hours same working day.
Orders placed between 12am and 9am available from 11am the same working day.
Click & Collect in branch
Order euros before 2pm and pick them up in a participating branch within 2 hours.
The euro is used in 19 of the 27 EU member states and there are plans for it to be used in even more in the future. But that doesn’t mean euros have the same buying power in each state. Things might cost less or more depending on where you’re travelling to.
In the same way, regions within countries can vary too, with bigger cities usually having higher costs for most items than more rural areas. But there are some countries and areas that are often cheaper than others.
If you buy euros it can be useful to have some information to help you understand how far your money will go.
Eastern Europe is typically the most cost-effective part of Europe
Most European destinations have seen a fall in prices since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
Athens in Greece has seen the most dramatic fall in overall prices of all areas surveyed
Read our full report to learn more about prices in European cities.
What is the euro?
The euro is the currency created by the European Union to be used in member states. It is the world’s second most traded currency and the second currency most kept in reserve, both after the US dollar. It is also used by a handful of non-EU member states as a local currency.
Euros come in coins of 1 and 2, as well as subdivisions of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Euro banknotes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 - all of which we'll buy back commission free if you don't use them on your trip. The EU withdrew the 500 banknote from circulation in 2019.
Where can I buy euros?
Post Office have numerous ways to get euros for your trip abroad. With our Click & Collect service, any orders placed before 2pm on working days to allow you to pick up your euros within 2 hours from your nearest participating branch. You can also pick up within 2 hours on a Saturday if you order before 1pm.
If you prefer, you can get your euros delivered to your home next working day if you order by 3pm. It’s sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
And don’t forget our Travel Money Card. This is a prepaid Mastercard® that you can fill with up to 23 currencies – of which the euro is one. You can also manage your account with our Travel Money app, including top up, transfer funds, freeze your card, view your PIN and even buy travel insurance.