Vienna International Airport (VIE) is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria. If you are planning to exchange your foreign currency to Euro there, check how good or bad are currency exchange rates at Vienna Airport.
Currency Exchange at Vienna Airport
Not many currency exchange options can be found at Vienna Airport (VIE) as all currency exchange counters at the airport are operated by the same money changer - Interchange.
Several currency exchange counters of Interchange can be found at Vienna Airport:
- Currency exchange at Terminal 1 is open daily from 06:00 to 20:00
- Currency exchange at F Gates is open daily from 05:00 to 22:00
- Currency exchange at Transit Area is open daily from 06:00 to 23:00
- Currency exchange at G Gates is open daily from 06:00 to 23:00
- Currency exchange at Southern part of Arrivals is open daily from 05:00 to 22:00
- Currency exchange at Northern part of Arrivals is open daily from 05:00 to 23:00
For current currency exchange opening hours and exact location check Interchange website.
Currency Exchange Rates at Vienna Airport
As Interchange has a monopoly for currency exchange at Vienna Airport, you can’t expect to get fair rates there. If only it’s possible, it’s better not to exchange your foreign currency here as almost anywhere else in Vienna the exchange rates will be better. So how bad are the currency exchange rates at Vienna Airport? Let’s see!
USD exchange rate at Vienna Airport
The official USD exchange rate at the time of our visit to Vienna Airport was 0.9026 Euro to 1 US Dollar, so the rate offered at the airport (0.7282 EUR/USD) was by 0.1744 EUR or 19.3% lower than the market rate.
Losing almost 1/5 of your money just for exchanging it doesn’t sound like a fair deal, more like a legal robber!
GBP exchange rate at Vienna Airport
The official GBP exchange rate at the time was 1.0946 Euro to 1 British Pound, so the rate offered at VIE airport (0.9132 EUR/GBP) was by 0.1814 EUR or 16.6% lower than the market rate.
GBP exchange rate wasn’t as bad as USD but it was still very far from being competitive.
CHF exchange rate at Vienna Airport
The official CHF exchange rate at the time of our visit was 0.9196 Euro to 1 Swiss Franc, so the rate offered at Vienna International Airport (0.7381 EUR/CHF) was by 0.1815 EUR or about 19.7% lower than the market rate.
DKK exchange rate at Vienna Airport
The official DKK exchange rate on the day was 0.1341 Euro to 1 Danish Krone, so the exchange rate offered at the airport (0.1098 EUR/CHF) was by 0.0243 EUR or about 18.1% lower than the market rate.
CAD exchange rate at Vienna Airport
The official CAD exchange rate at the time was 0.6773 Euro to 1 Canadian Dollar, so the exchange rate offered at Vienna Airport (0.5590 EUR/CAD) was by 0.1183 EUR or about 17.5% lower than the market rate.
Exchange of other currencies at Vienna Airport
Currency exchange office at Vienna Airport was also offering currency exchange for these foreign currencies:
- Romanian Lei (RON) to Euro (EUR)
- Swedish Kronor (SEK) to Euro (EUR)
- Japanese Yen (JPY) to Euro (EUR)
- Norwegian Kroner (NOK) to Euro (EUR)
- Australian Dollar (AUD) to Euro (EUR)
- Croatian Kuna (HRK) to Euro (EUR)
- Czech Koruna (CZK) to Euro (EUR)
- Hungarian Forint (HUF) to Euro (EUR)
- Egyptian Pound (EGP) to Euro (EUR)
- Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) to Euro (EUR)
Interchange also offers exchange of other currencies even if not all of the rates might be displayed on the board at the counter. Full list of exchanged currencies and current online rates can be found on Interchange website. For finding current online exchange rates you need to click “Order Currency Online” button and choose “Vienna airport” as your collection point as the rates offered by the same money changer in Vienna downtown are better than at the airport.
However, the less popular foreign currency is, the worse exchange rate is normally offered. Even the main currencies such as USD and GBP are exchanged at very bad rates at Vienna Airport so expect the rates to be even worse for other currencies.
Currency exchange offices in the center of Vienna normally offer better rates than at the airport so you should exchange currency at Vienna Airport only if it’s unavoidable. What currency exchange rates can be expected in the city center? Check here: Currency Exchange Rates in Vienna City Center.