Money Changers and Banks with Best Exchange Rates in Vienna

Vienna Travel Guide / March 29, 2017
Money Changers and Banks with Best Exchange Rates in Vienna Image credit: Bank Austria

Like the way it is in other European countries, ATMs are the most convenient way to get your euro in Vienna. You can find them almost everywhere and transaction charges are minimal.

Banks are also highly preferred for currency exchange by many travelers. However, banking hours are limited and you might need to fill up some documents, which could take you longer time to have a transaction done.

Those prefer a faster service can head straight to a forex shop though the number of those money changers is quite limited in Vienna. Find them at the airport and in popular tourist areas. If you are staying near Stephansplatz, check out the branches of Interchange and Change Group near St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

To find a forex shops on the streets of Vienna, look for the sign with the word “Change“. To find them online, read on our list to discover all the recommended money changers and bank branches that worth checking out.

1. Change Group in Vienna

Change Group in Vienna Image credit: Change Group

Change Group is currently operating business in 12 countries around the world. It has three branches in Vienna, which are all located in easily accessible tourist and commercial areas.

If you are staying at or near Sacher Hotel, you can exchange your money at Change Group’s branch inside the hotel. There is also another branch in Karntnerstrasse and one in Singerstrasse, near Stephansplatz subway station.

Branches
1) Change Group @ Stephansplatz

  • Located beside Hotel Royal, just a short walk from Stephansplatz subway station
  • Address: Singerstrasse 1A, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 5129911
  • Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:00

2) Change Group @ Laks

  • This branch is just a 1-minute walk from Donnerbrunnen
  • Address: Karntnerstrasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 9610666
  • Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:00

3) Change Group @ Sacher Hotel

  • Located inside Sacher Hotel
  • Address: Karntnerstrasse 38, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 9617973
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 00:00 – 24:00

2. Interchange in Vienna

Interchange in Vienna Image credit: Interchange

Interchange, an international foreign exchange company, has 8 branches in Vienna. Seven of them are nestled in different areas of Vienna Airport. The branch in the city center is conveniently located opposite St. Stephen’s Cathedral, just a short walk from Stephansplatz subway station.

Interchange accepts traveler’s cheques.

Branches
1) Interchange @ Stephansplatz

  • Located across St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Address: Stephansplatz 9, Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: + 43 1 533 96 22
  • Opening hours: Daily 08:00 – 20:00

2) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Arrivals North

  • Address: Wien Flughafen, Vienna-Schwechat 1300, Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 7007 39515
  • Opening hours: Daily 05:00 – 23:00

3) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Arrivals South

  • Address: Wien Flughafen, Vienna-Schwechat 1300, Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 7007 39514
  • Opening hours: Daily 05:00 – 22:00

4) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Terminal 1

  • Address: Wien Flughafen, Vienna-Schwechat 1300, Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 7007 39535
  • Opening hours: Daily 06:00 – 20:00

5) Interchange @ Vienna Airport D Gate

  • Address: Wien Flughafen, Vienna-Schwechat 1300, Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 7007 32146
  • Opening hours: Daily 05:00 – 24:00

3. Bank branches near tourist areas in Vienna

Bank branches near tourist areas in Vienna Image credit: Bank Austria

Banks are also good options to exchange currency in Vienna. They sometimes offer better rates than currency exchange shops.

Transaction time might take longer and banking hours are also limited as most branches are closed on weekends and are only open until 05:00PM on weekdays.

Remember to bring your passport or valid ID to make a successful transaction at bank.

Recommended bank branches in the vicinity of St. Stephen’s Cathedral
1) UniCredit Bank Austria @ Stephansplatz

  • Located at the South side of St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Address: Stephansplatz 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 50 5053 2120
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00

2) Deutsche Bank @ Stephansplatz

  • Located across St. Stephen’s Cathedral, near Stephansplatz subway station
  • Address: Stock-Im-Eisen-Platz 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 518660
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 18:00; Friday 09:00 – 16:00

Recommended bank branches in the vicinity of Prater Park
1) Sparda Bank near Prater

  • This branch is less than 5 minutes on foot from Praterstern subway station
  • Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 1 21220300
  • Opening hours: Mon to Thu 08:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00, Fri 08:00 – 13:30

2) UniCredit Bank Austria near Prater

  • Located at the northeastern side of Venediger-Au-Park
  • Address: Lassallestrasse 5, 1020 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 50 5055 3139
  • Opening hours: Mon to Wed & Friday 08:00 – 15:00; Thu 08:00 – 17:30

Recommended bank branches in the vicinity of Schonbrunn Palace
1) Erste Bank near Schonbrunn Palace

  • Located across Hietzing subway station
  • Address: Hietzinger Hauptstraße 4, 1130 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 50 1002 0111
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00

2) Bawag Bank near Schonbrunn Palace

  • Located across Austria Trend Park Hotel Schönbrunn.
  • Address: Hietzinger Hauptstraße 1a, 1130 Vienna, Austria
  • Phone: +43 59 9056 01400
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00; Saturday 09:00 – 12:00