European currency

It’s useful to know the different currencies you´ll need while traveling in Europe with a Eurail pass, as not all European countries use the Euro. In fact, 12 of the 28 countries you can visit by train with a Eurail Global Pass have their own currency.

European currency map

View the map to see which countries use the Euro and which don't, to help you plan your trip.

European currency map

Use the euro (€)

Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

Use other currencies

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

How to change money

Here are the best ways to get the different currencies for your trip:

  • Exchange money into the local currency before you arrive in each country.

  • Withdraw local currency from ATMs (cash machines) once you arrive. There are almost always ATMs at main train stations.

Don't carry too much cash around with you and keep it in a money belt along with your debit/credit cards. If you have two cards, it's a good idea to keep them in separate places, so if one gets stolen you've still got the other one!

Other European currencies


Country Currency Code Symbol
Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark BAM KM
Bulgaria Bulgarian Lev BGN B
Croatia Croatia Kuna HRK kn
Czech Republic Czech Koruna CZK

Denmark Danish Krone DKK kr

Hungarian Forint

Norway Norwegian Krone NOK kr
Poland Polish Zloty PLN

Romania Romania New Leu RON lei
Serbia Serbian Dinar RSD


Sweden Swedish Krone SEK kr
Switzerland Swiis Franc CHF CHF
Turkey Turkish Lira YTL



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