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The Low Down on Austrian Currency



Currency code:


Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:


Currency sub unit symbol:


Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500


1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2

As in many European countries, the official currency of Austria is the euro - abbreviated to the currency code EUR.

The euro has been used in Austria since 2002, replacing the formerly-used Austrian schilling at a fixed parity of €1 = 13.7603.

The euro is used by 19 of the 28 member states in the European Union, as well as some other European territories.

The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.

What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    Ticket to see the Vienna
    Philharmonic Orchestra

    35+ EUR *

  • *

    1 litre of milk

    1.05 EUR *

  • *

    3 course meal for 2

    50 EUR *

  • *

    Monthly train pass

    45 EUR *

  • *

    Local bottle of beer

    3.80 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

Please select your budget above.

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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


Must-sees in Austria

  • Vienna
  • Vienna is a mix of modern efficiency and old European charm. This stunning city is rich with history and decadence via its architecture, castles, lakes and symphonic clout; a true delight for the senses.
  • Salzburg
  • This picturesque little town is famed for its lakeside location, stunning castles, and proximity to the Alps - as well as for playing set to The Sound of Music.
  • Hallstatt
  • Hallstatt is a stunning lakeside town squeezed onto the ledge of a mountain range. It’s a place to relax, swim, paddle and enjoy nature among the land of lakes, forest and picturesque little villages.

Buying Euro online is easy

Order Euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Austrian Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in Austria?

    Most credit cards are widely-accepted in Austria with VISA™ and MasterCard™ being widely accepted in most outlets, with American Express™ and Diners™ accepted in fewer outlets.

  • What is the former currency of Austria?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Austria was the Austrian schilling.

  • What is the symbol used for Austrian currency?

    The symbol used for Austrian currency is € as they use the euro.

Honest simple credit card conversion to…

Honest simple credit card conversion to overseas currency. Ordering online was simple and fast and was waiting for me at the airport. Will use again as I've always done

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So easy, no fuss

The entire process of ordering my foreign currency was so easy. This is the second time I’ve used Travellex to order foreign currency. It’s simple, no fuss and the cash is always waiting at the post office for collection when they say it’s going to be

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buying overseas currency online via Travelex was quick and easy - and I got a better rate than at the shopfront.

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Stephanie at travelex was wonderful

Stephanie at travelex was wonderful, a great asset

Mathew Gurr

Great rate

Great rate. So quick and could collect earlier than date initially provided online. Fantastic customer service at casuarina counter. Thanks


Great experience thankyou

Great experience thankyou

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I ordered my Travelex money on the 13th…

I ordered my Travelex money on the 13th and I collected it from the Post Office where I live on the 16th. I consider that very good service

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Easy process and convenient to collect…

Easy process and convenient to collect money from the airport

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Great service

Great service

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First time traveling overseas

First time traveling overseas, operators have been very helpful.


Would of liked to get the money earlier…

Would of liked to get the money earlier as the B Pay cleared in 1 day. The lady at the Kiosk was really nice and efficient.

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Very easy to make online transactions and pick-up at the airport was great.


Hassle free

Hassle free, quick and convenient

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Very easy to order online, easy to pick up!


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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.