ATMs are widely available or exchange money at banks. Credit and debit cards accepted by most businesses throughout the country.

ATMs

ATMs – called bančni avtomat – are ubiquitous throughout Slovenia. If you have a card linked to either the Visa/Electron/Plus or the MasterCard/Maestro/Cirrus network and a pin code, you can withdraw euros anywhere.

Cash

  • One euro is divided into 100 cents. There are seven euro notes, in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
  • The eight euro coins in circulation are in denominations of €1 and €2, then one, two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
  • In practice, you may have trouble using large denominations over €50 for smaller purchases.

Changing Money

  • Exchange your home currency for euros at banks, post offices, tourist offices, travel agencies and private exchange offices.
  • Look for the words menjalnica or devizna blagajna to guide you to the correct place or window.
  • Most banks take a provizija (commission) of 1%. Tourist offices, travel agencies and exchange bureaus usually charge around 3%.

Credit Cards

Credit cards, especially Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are widely accepted, and you’ll be able to use them at restaurants, shops, hotels, car-rental firms, travel agencies and petrol stations.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1€0.65
CanadaC$1€0.66
Japan¥100€0.78
New ZealandNZ$1€0.60
UKUK£1€1.14
USUS$1€0.86

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Hotels Gratuity for cleaning staff completely at your discretion.
  • Pubs Not expected unless table service is provided.
  • Restaurants For decent service 10%.
  • Taxis Round up the fare to the nearest euro.