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Best Way to carry money in Europe?

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1. Posted by Chris789 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Im planning on travelling parts of europe via Eurail in August. The countries I will be visiting will be Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Italy. I was wondering what would be the best way to carry my money.

Should I take it in travellers cheques or use my debit card?

Does anyone know how much an ATM will charge for transactions and is there any possible way to obtain a card that will charge no fee?

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Use ATM as you go but ALWAYS have a back up of Trav Checks for emergencies. Dont listen to any advice on not taking trav checks. I have lost my bank card in a ATM in Vienna and had no other form of money. Stupid. carry a hidden bit of cash somewhere as well for emergencies. So again, dont rely on your debit card all the time.

3. Posted by MarleneMax (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I hear good stuff about CapitalOne card if you are from the US. I usually carry cash, 2 debit cards and 2 credit cards in case the other gets lost/stolen/damaged/eaten. I keep them in different spots, large bills, 1 debit card and credit card in my money belt and the small change/bills, credit card in a place that is concealed but still accessible. I also leave a bit of money in my luggage back in my hotel room. Have fun on your trip!

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Prepaid credit cards usually don't have a fee for transactions.. You should have a look at those.. They work just like a debit card but there is no transaction fee and you can use it online (good for booking hostels etc. )