Where is the best place to get Euros and other currency?
In the US – PLAN AHEAD to get your European currency. Many area banks can get you currency, but it will take at least 2-3 days and maybe up to a week. Your local bank manager can give you details. Chase, Wells-Fargo, Bank of America and M&T banks also are easy places to get currency, and American Express Offices usually have it on hand – but call ahead before you make a last-minute trip. Many banks will also allow you to order currency online. If you are a member of AAA, they can get you currency.
It is possible to get foreign currency at the airport, but they usually charge more than your bank and if there is a lot of traffic on the way to the airport on the day we depart, there may not be time to visit a currency exchange kiosk.
When in Europe, using a credit or debit card at an ATM is the easiest and best way to get cash. In a pinch, can also get cash at banks and at the front desk at most hotels, but they usually charge a commission or have a poor exchange rate.
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