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.
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.
1) Change Group @ Stephansplatz
2) Change Group @ Laks
3) Change Group @ Sacher Hotel
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.
1) Interchange @ Stephansplatz
2) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Arrivals North
3) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Arrivals South
4) Interchange @ Vienna Airport Terminal 1
5) Interchange @ Vienna Airport D Gate
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
2) Deutsche Bank @ Stephansplatz
Recommended bank branches in the vicinity of Prater Park
1) Sparda Bank near Prater
2) UniCredit Bank Austria near Prater
Recommended bank branches in the vicinity of Schonbrunn Palace
1) Erste Bank near Schonbrunn Palace
2) Bawag Bank near Schonbrunn Palace