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Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

London, United...
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Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

We are about to go to Cyprus - Paphos - for a holiday. Is the exchange rate from Sterling to Euro's better in Paphos than that available in the UK?

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Bradford, United...
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1. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

it will be approx the same.

You might get 1.11 rather than 1.10 but unless you are exchanging huge amounts you won't notice the difference.

If you search this forum this question has been answered many many times.

Wigan, United...
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2. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Presumably if you exchange in Cyprus that means carrying a lot of sterling on your way out.

Is that wise?

Gloucester, United...
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3. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

If they exchange in the UK they'll be carry a lot of Euros instead.

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4. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Go into travel agents in pathos with your visa card and buy euro's then you get no charge from atm and you don't have to carry lots of cash

London, United...
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5. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Hi There! Thanks for replying. I've just joined Trip Advisorsi so sorry for the boring repeat question! Thanks for answering though. I suppose I'll buy some now and get more once I'm there. Spread the risk! Cheers!

London, United...
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6. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Thanks again!

Isle of Wight...
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7. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Generally the advice is to just use an ATM , the difference in the exchange rate is minimal..

London, United...
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8. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Thank you MallyS! You're probably right. I'll take cash for the first few days then ATM or bureau de change thereafter. Looking forward to getting away!

Gloucester, United...
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9. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

If using ATM it's advisable to take out reasonably large amounts at a time. There is often a fixed charge plus a % from the bank. The fixed charge is the same whether you take out 20 or 200 so obviously the impact is less on the higher amount.

England
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10. Re: Buy Euros in the UK or Cyprus?

Or.....better still, if the ATM makes a charge of any sort, don't use it.

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