Find out what currency is used in Austria, tips and tricks for Austrian currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the euro card.

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The currency in Austria is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents.

When you’re buying currency for Austria, look out for the currency code EUR. And once you’re in Austria, you’ll see the symbol € used to show prices.

You’ll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 - although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.

Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.


The euro travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to euro to spend when you’re in Austria. You’ll get the best rate for spending in euro - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.

Get your debit card online for free, to send and spend money around the world at the real exchange rate.

Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the app.

You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

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Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.Convert GBP to EUR >
Choose to be charged in Austria currency when withdrawing from ATMs.Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, euro - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
Use the debit card to spend in Austria without rip-off fees.Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in euro, all at the real exchange rate with the debit card.Get your travel money card >
Paying by credit or debit card in Austria

You'll be able to pay by card in larger hotels, chain stores and upmarket restaurants. However, smaller shops and simple eateries may require cash.

To buy train tickets using your card, head to a major station, where credit card sales are usually available.

ATMs in Austria

ATMs, which are known locally as Bankomaten, are common in Austrian towns and cities. Some are available 24/7, although some ATM services close after midnight. You'll usually find a EUR400 card withdrawal limit.

To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Austria, don’t forget to use the debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.

Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.

Need to send GBP to Austria? Use for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Austria.

The currency in Vienna is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents. When you’re in Austria you’ll see the symbol € written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code EUR used in exchange offices.

Austria entered the Eurozone in 2002. Before adopting the euro, the official currency in Austria was the Austrian schilling.

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