Hiiii! Me and some friends are going travelling around Europe in July, and we're unsure as to what to do when it comes to money.
We have looked into several travel money cards - (Post office, Thomas Cook.etc.) which look really handy but we will be needing money in Euros, Polish Zlotys and Czech's Koruna, and the majority of the money cards only deal with Euros.
Do you think travel cards will be the best idea? And do you think it will be a case of going to the exchange bureau's when we go to Poland and Czech?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2013 20:56
- 08-04-2013 21:00
Don't do it abroad, you will get ripped off. Get all your money before you go. I went to all those countries in 3 weeks and just carried cash. (not in the street obvs.)
- 09-04-2013 19:01
Get pre-paid currency cards - a Euro one and a GBP 'general' one (FairFX and Caxton FX seem to top the value for money tables). Lets you use ATMs and the cash you got out will be cheaper than 99% of regular bank cards and 99.99% of money exchanges.
This link was banded about the moneysaving forums a while back as it means you don't have to pay the £10 setup fee:
There are good money changers to be found abroad, but even they will charge you about 5% (unless you are changing thousands). Worst i heard was 2 lads in Venice...paid over 30%!
Wouldn't worry about Forint and Zloty, you really won't need much, so just change there and bite the bullet. You'll get the best rate by changing Euro rather than GBP. Prague has good moneychangers...so go compare rates. I rarely pay more than 1% there.Last edited by brabzzz; 09-04-2013 at 19:07.
- 11-04-2013 23:58
When I've travelled abroad I've used the Caxton FX card and I have no complaints about it.
If you have any money leftover and are travelling into a new country you can usually find somewhere to change it over where you're staying, saves you carrying around loads of different coins.