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Foreign Exchange Guide to Andorra

This currency guide to Andorra helps you choose the best way to save money on EUR transfers and travel money.    [USD/EUR=0.9067]

 
Andorra
Country Code:
AD
Domestic Currency:
Euro
Symbol - Code:
€ EUR
Telephone Prefix:
+376

This is a foreign exchange guide to Andorra, the Euro currency plus sending EUR transfers and travel tips.


In this Andorra currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Euro info - general info about the Euro
  2. Euro in the markets - recent EUR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Andorra - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Euro cash online - travel money for Andorra
  5. Sending money to Andorra - save on Euro bank transfers to Andorra
  6. Euro exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. EUR News - the latest Euro related articles from our blog.

Euro (EUR) general currency information


What is the Euro currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Euro is EUR and the symbol is .


Which countries use the Euro?

It is the domestic currency in Eurozone, Aaland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guinea, French Southern Territories, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Vatican City, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Reunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The euro (ISO: EUR) is involved in slightly more than 30% of all foreign exchange deals, and as such, is the world’s second most traded currency, behind the US dollar.

The euro is the currency of the eurozone (officially called the ‘euro area’), which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union, and is used by almost 350 million Europeans. It was introduced in January 1999.

Of all the thousands of exchange rates that exist in the world, the euro-to-US dollar exchange rate is the most actively traded, or most ‘liquid’.

Since its introduction, the euro’s lowest value against the dollar came in October 2000 when EUR/USD hit lows of 0.8231. The currency was strongest in July 2008, shortly before the worst stage of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, when EUR/USD reached 1.6038.

There are currently more than twenty nations and territories which peg their currencies to the euro, the largest of which is Denmark.


Euro (EUR) in the markets

Euro sentiment dipped in mid-June after the ECB, like other major central banks of the world, ramped up its dovish rhetoric. It said that there was “considerable room” for further quantitative easing and that it would consider negative interest rates. Ordinarily, this would spark an extended euro decline but since other major currencies are also wrestling with easier central bank policies, euro depreciation may be contained.

In spite of Brexit, a slowdown in economic growth, Italian risks and persistently weak inflation — an important measure of inflation expectations fell in June to a record low — the euro did fantastically well against the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar and British pound between mid-April and mid-June. Due to a stronger US dollar, EUR/USD was down 2 percent on the year at $1.12, close to long-term lows.

For more details read the full article Euro Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to EUR exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 14-DAY LOW |
USD/EUR is trading above the 90 day average 0.9027 with a range from LOW 0.8865 to HIGH 0.9175. ALERT: Today USD/EUR has dropped to a 14-DAY LOW.

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Andorra

 

With its 468 sq km of tumbling valleys, Romanesque churches and sky-reaching peaks wedged between France and Spain, Andorra offers by far the best ski slopes and resort facilities in the entire Pyrenees. Once the snow melts, there's outstanding walking, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the Principality's higher, more remote reaches, where you can wander for hours, almost alone.

Bustling capital Andorra la Vella is crammed with traffic and duty-free day trippers, retaining just a sprinkle of character in its centuries-old Barri Antic. That's all soon forgotten, though, once you strike out above the tight valleys.

According to local legend, Andorra was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century. Until the 1993 proclamation of its constitution, this Catalan-speaking minicountry was jointly governed for over 700 years by two co-princes: Spain's bishop of Urgell, and the French president, who remain honorary heads of state.

In summer Andorra is renowned for its gorgeous trekking routes.

What currency to use in Andorra?

Andorra is not part of the European Union or the Euro zone, even though it uses the Euro. In fact, Andorra has never had its own currency. Before the Euro was introduced, it used the Spanish peseta or the French franc. Shops and businesses accept all kinds of credit cards, meaning that you won't encounter any problems when making purchases or carrying out any other kind of financial transaction.

How to get around in Andorra?

Andorra is well served by the Cooperativa Interurbana Andorrana network of buses linking the capital with destinations across the principality, which operate regularly from 7am to 8.30pm or 9.30pm. Rates are between €1.80 and €6.10, depending on how many zones you travel through.

Driving is by far the best way to explore Andorra. With all those narrow mountainous roads, however, it's important to keep an eye on weather conditions and winter snow reports, which are monitored live online at www.mobilitat.ad. Car hire costs from around €50 per day, but is cheaper with longer-term rentals; you'll need a valid driving license and credit card.

It is not possible to travel here by train.

Andorra has some of the best Skiing sites in Europe.

Travel tips for Andorra.

The country has a stunning mountainous landscape – the average elevation is 1,996m – and whilst skiers and snowboarders flock here in the winter to make use of the snow, the natural geography makes it a superb summertime destination too. Once the snow melts, the ski slopes of Grandvalira become the highest golf course in Europe; the Soldeu Bike Park has more than 100 km of free-ride, cross-country, endure and slope style routes; you can camp by the side of glacier-fed streams; and there are numerous walking trails, all with picturesque picnic stops.

There are 13 Via Ferrata routes, which combine trekking and rock climbing, and for an unforgettable experience, you can even scramble these routes at night! Beginners should try the Creu de Noral or Sugudet from Ordino; but if you’re a serious climber and want something to get your teeth into, the Canal del Grau from Canillo is said to be fiendishly difficult.

In and around Canillo are a dozen historic religious sites, which collectively form the Canillo Cultural Circuit. You can see them all by car or, if you have time, it is well worth walking between them, as though you were a pilgrim.

Citizens from the EU countries, UK, Australia, Canada and the US do not need a visa to travel to Andorra. Tourists can also stay within Andorra for a period of no more than 3 months.

Canillo Cultural Circuit.

 

Travel money for Andorra

 

Save money and time by Ordering your Euro online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the EUR cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Euro otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
848.20
Compare
0.848206.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
839.72
€8.48 less
0.8482U$107.34%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
831.24
€17 less
0.8482U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
825.50
€23 less
0.82550^8.91%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8482 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)848.20
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7929 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)839.72
Total Cost:7.34%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8482 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)831.24
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8255 (8.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)825.50
Total Cost:8.91%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 06:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table
 

Andorra Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare EUR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Andorra
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Andorra

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Andorra you need to start with finding out the latest Euro foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Andorra

When sending money to Andorra it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Euro amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted EUR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Andorra.

Use our Send to EUR calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Euro deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

USD to EUR International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
8,990
Best Overall
0.8990^0.79%
XE logo
8,949
€41 less
0.894901.25%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
8,726.26
€264 less
0.8742183.7%
HSBC logo
8,719.9
€270 less
0.8733U$153.78%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
8,667
€323 less
0.8717154.36%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
8,610.03
€380 less
0.8697U$1004.99%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
8,610.03
€380 less
0.8697U$1004.99%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8990 (0.79% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,990
Total Cost:0.79%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8949 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,949
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
€41 EUR less than using OFX
Time:6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.8742 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,726.26
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
€264 EUR less than using OFX
Time:6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.8733 (3.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,719.9
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
€270 EUR less than using OFX
Time:6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.8679 (4.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,667
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
€323 EUR less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8697 (4.03% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,610.03
Total Cost:4.99%
Difference:
€380 EUR less than using OFX
Time:6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8697 (4.03% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,610.03
Total Cost:4.99%
Difference:
€380 EUR less than using OFX
Time:6:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table
 

EUR/USD - Euro to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*EUR/USDDate
7 Day+0.6%1.096008 Oct 2019
30 Day-0.5%1.108415 Sep 2019
3 Month-1.8%1.122817 Jul 2019
1 Year-4.8%1.158315 Oct 2018
5 Year-13.8%1.280016 Oct 2014
10 Year-25.9%1.488417 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when EUR/USD was 1.1030

EUR/GBP - Euro to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*EUR/GBPDate
1 Day-1.3%0.874514 Oct 2019
7 Day-3.7%0.896908 Oct 2019
30 Day-2.7%0.887015 Sep 2019
3 Month-4.4%0.903017 Jul 2019
1 Year-2%0.880615 Oct 2018
5 Year+8.5%0.796116 Oct 2014
10 Year-5.3%0.911417 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when EUR/GBP was 0.8634

EUR/AUD - Euro to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*EUR/AUDDate
1 Day+0.4%1.627414 Oct 2019
7 Day+0.3%1.628608 Oct 2019
30 Day+1.4%1.611515 Sep 2019
3 Month+2%1.602117 Jul 2019
1 Year+0.7%1.623215 Oct 2018
5 Year+11.7%1.463116 Oct 2014
10 Year+0.6%1.623617 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when EUR/AUD was 1.6340

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