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Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

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Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

Just wondering if anyone can advise as to the most economical way to exchange dollars for Euros after arriving in Venice. Would it make snese to use an ATM card at the airport to withdraw, is there an agency at the airport, or is there another option that would be sensible to do? Thanks much!

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1. Re: Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

The majority of the people that I know have some euros upon arival. You can buy them at Bank Amrica. Perhaps 100 dollars worth..or about 135 euros.

This is in case there is a long line at the ATM machines in the airport.

Use the ATM machines found in Venice or at the airport it is the best way to obtain your euros.

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2. Re: Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

Agree that you may buy a few euros in the USA just to have. There are 2 ATMs(bancomats) at the airport.

Last time I used the Post Office one and there was no line.

There are many bancomats throughout Venice. Your ATM card is the best way to get euros. The only fees will be those charged by your own bank and the ATM system(Visa/Plus or Mastercard/Cirrus) that it uses.

CALL the phone no. on the back of your ATM card to tell them you'll be traveling. ALSO make sure you have a 4 digit pin. ALSO call your credit card company to tell them you'll be traveling. IF you don't they may block your card and you won't be able to use it.

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3. Re: Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

The most economical exchange today is withdrawing cash from an ATM (called a bankomat here in Italy) - as Riffsmom mentioned, it's a direct bank to bank exchange rate, always better than any 'money changer' like Travelex.

The only ATM machines at the Venice Airport (there are three) are located on the ground floor (arrivals hall) after you pass the luggage claim and pass through the automatic doors, turn right and walk all the way to the end - see here on the map: maps.google.com/maps…

Good previous advice from riffsmom and others about bringing around 50 euro cash before arriving just in case, especially if arriving later at night or on a busy holiday weekend - in that case, you should bring at least 100 euro from the US, especially if traveling with a family.

The ATM's at the airport usually work fine, but occasionally are out of order - the same in Venice itself, in my experience, they're not working as much as 30% of the time. Any bank ATM should work fine but you might have your best luck with the Italian Post Office ATM's - usually the most reliable for American withdrawals.

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4. Re: Dollar to Euro Exchange in Venice

We had no problem using ATM's in Venice or anywhere else in Italy. BUT do yourself a favor and check with your bank to see what fees and charges apply to withdrawals overseas. It can add up. I carry 2 ATM cards one for HSBC and one for TD Bank. HSBC charges 3% transaction fee--- TD Bank 0. It is these fees that you need to concern yourself with not the exchange rate which will change from day to day and there is nothing you can do to control that.

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