Best Dublin currency exchange places (2024)

Adam Rozsa

If you're planning a trip to Dublin, it's important to know how to get the currency of the country you’re visiting. Also, you might want to know the current exchange rate and the best places to withdraw cash.

So, in this article, we’ll show you the best places to visit to exchange currency in Dublin, and we’ll show you an alternative, Wise – which may be cheaper and help you save the effort of going to a physical location – but more on this later.


Ireland: currency overview

First off, in case you’re wondering something along the lines of “does Ireland use euros?”, the answer is yes. The currency in Dublin — and the rest of Ireland — is the euro.

You can also find it written as EUR in currency exchange shops.

Check out today’s rate below:

What you should know about exchanging money in Dublin

Before exchanging money in Dublin or any foreign city, it's important to be informed to avoid excessive charges and get the best deals. Consider opening a bank account in Ireland for long-term stays or substantial investments like buying property or cars.

Beware of 'zero fee' services

Services claiming 'no commission' often offer poor exchange rates, not reflecting the mid-market rate, leading to hidden profits for them.

Check the exchange rate beforehand

Familiarize yourself with the base rate to identify a bad deal from exchange services.

Avoid exchanging money at airports or hotels

Convenience comes at a price, as airports and hotels usually offer poor rates and high transaction fees.

Use ATMs strategically

Check if your home bank has partnerships with Irish banks to avoid extra ATM fees, and inform your bank before traveling.

Opt for local currency

When using an ATM abroad, choose to be charged in euros for a fairer rate and avoid undisclosed exchange rates and additional fees.

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Where can you exchange currency in Dublin?

Well, we’ve already been through some of the options you have and aspects to watch out for. So if you’re still into the idea of carrying cash around and exchanging it, here are some popular foreign currency exchange locations in Dublin.

One last reminder, though: there’s no such thing as fee-free or 0% commission foreign exchange transactions. So, always check the mid-market exchange rate in advance, so you know how much your money’s worth.

N⁰1 Currency Exchange

    1 Westmoreland Street Ground floor
    Dublin 2
Opening hours
    9:30 AM - 6 PM (Monday - Friday)
    10 AM - 6 PM (Saturday)
    11:30 AM - 5 PM (Sunday)
Contact information
    Phone: +353 0818 253 411

FCEI — Foreign Currency Exchange International

Shop 1Shop 2
    1 Lower O’Connell st.
    Dublin 1
    37 College Green
    Dublin 2
    Opening hours:
    9 AM - 8 PM (Mon/Wed/Fri)
    9 AM - 4:30 PM (Tue/Thu)
    9 AM - 7 PM (Saturday)
    10 AM - 6 PM (Sunday)
    Opening hours:
    9 AM - 5:30 PM (Monday - Friday)
    9 AM - 6 PM (Saturday)
    10 AM - 6 PM (Sunday)
    Phone: +353 01-8745005
    Phone: +353 6750 898

Bottom line

As you can see, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to exchanging money in Dublin. Don't forget to do your research on the exchange rate before converting your money, and check Wise out if you want a fuss-free alternative to exchanging cash.

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