Buying Euros online means you can place your order when it suits you, whether you’re at home, at work or on the go
Travel Money – Euro Exchange Rate
Get today’s Euro exchange rate
Whether you’re heading on a beach holiday to Palma or city break to Paris, don’t leave buying Euros to the last minute. Check the exchange rate for Euros now and sort your travel money before you go – giving you more time to relax while you’re away.
Why buy Euros from us?
- Better rates for Nectar members, and collect points too*
- 0% commission on all foreign currencies
- Order online for collection at an instore bureau
- FREE home delivery on cash orders of £500 or more**
Euro converter – how much will I get?
At Sainsbury’s Bank we offer a competitive exchange rate for Euros. We don’t charge any commission and you’ll get an even better Euro rate if you’re a Nectar member*.
Use our online currency converter to instantly find out the exchange rate from Pound to Euro. Rates may vary depending on whether you order Euros online or in store.
How to order your Euros
Can I sell my unused Euros?
We buy back most foreign currency notes in denominations we sell (buy back rates vary daily). Simply bring your unused Euros to one of our in store bureaux and we’ll exchange them back to Pounds.
Are you a Nectar member?
If you're a Nectar member, you can get an even better exchange rate when you buy your Euros from us. And you'll collect points at the same time*.
All you have to do is tell us your Nectar card number when you order. Rates may vary depending on whether you buy in store, online or by phone.
Useful information about Euros
The Euro is now the official currency of the following 19 EU countries:
The Euro is also the official currency of the following non-EU states and countries:
- San Marino
- Vatican City
The Euro is the most common currency in Europe and one of the most popular in the world. But not every European country uses it. As well as the UK, the following European countries don’t currently use the Euro:
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
- The Euro was launched on 1 January 1999 for electronic payments and accounting purposes
- Coins and banknotes were launched three years later on 1 January 2002
- It’s the second most-used currency in the world after the US dollar
- According to the EU, around 341 million people use the Euro every day
To help you work out how much you’ll need on your travels, we’ve pulled together some handy Eurostat statistics. These figures highlight trends in consumer goods and services in Europe in 2020 and will change over time.
Most expensive European countries
- Iceland has the most expensive restaurants and hotels
- Norway has the most expensive alcohol and tobacco
- Switzerland has the most expensive food and non-alcoholic beverages
Least expensive European countries
- Bulgaria has the least expensive transport, restaurants, hotels, alcohol and tobacco
- Romania has the least expensive food and non-alcoholic beverages
We’ve also looked at the prices of some of the most popular attractions in Europe (as of February 2021):
- Eiffel Tower – from €5.20 for children, €10.40 for adults
- Guinness Storehouse – from €18.50 for adults
- La Sagrada Familia – from €20
- Louvre – €15; free first Saturday of the month
- Van Gogh Museum – €19
Need a different currency?
Travelling to a European country that doesn’t accept Euros? We sell over 50 different currencies at our Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money bureaux.
Guides for travelling abroad
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We’ve got the answers to our customers’ most common questions about travel money.
*Nectar members receive better exchange rates on single purchase transactions of all available foreign currencies. Excludes travel money card home delivery orders and online reloads. Exchange rates may vary depending on whether you buy in store and online.
Nectar points can be collected on foreign currency purchases made in store and online. Excludes travel money card home delivery orders and online reloads. 10 Nectar points will be awarded on each full £100 of foreign currency purchased in store and 5 points will be awarded on each full £100 of currency ordered online. Purchases under £100 will receive 10 points if made in store or 5 points if ordered online. We’ll add the points to your Nectar account within 60 days of your transaction.
You need to tell us your Nectar card number at the time of your transaction. Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd award the points from this offer. No cash alternative is available. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.
**You can order currency for a secure home delivery by 1pm on the day of your choice by Royal Mail (Mon- Sat). For next day delivery your order needs to be confirmed before 2pm (Mon- Fri). Please note that whilst Royal Mail make every effort to delivery on schedule, we cannot guarantee this as it is beyond our control. Highlands and Islands (including Channel Islands) are not guaranteed next day delivery. Delivery is free on all cash orders £500 or more (£4.99 for orders between £100 and £499.99). The minimum order for home delivery is £100. The delivery day quoted is dependent on the order day being a working day; if one of those days is a public holiday then additional day(s) will be added accordingly. All home delivery orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless we advise you otherwise, to your billing address, and a signature will be required upon delivery. A valid telephone number is required for home delivery.
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