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Euro Exchange or not bother?

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Euro Exchange or not bother?


I am on a buget travel to athens, santorini, kos from 20/9 till 26/9, wanna know is it always better to exchange my GBP into EURO before flight?? or better to just use my HSBC debit card while traveling?

If exchange for EURO, where does it usually offer BETTER rate? Would it be bank/ private agent/ ..etc? Does the rate stay the same for one particular day or maybe better rate near the end of the day?

My bank said they would charge a small fee about 1.75% for every transaction I made in Euro though.

I am in Manchester UK area, any help appreciated as this is my first time Euro travel.

Cheers all

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1. Re: Euro Exchange or not bother?

I'm pretty sure you'll always get the best rate by using your debit card as you go. There are ATMs everywhere now.

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2. Re: Euro Exchange or not bother?

See my reply to your other similar question.


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