In Sardinia, the currency is the Euro. You can exchange money at banks or an exchange office but business hours do vary, and you’ll find many banks only open in the morning. It’s possible to change money at the airport too, although the exchange rate can be unfavourable, and commission rates are often high. If you’re travelling to Sardinia, you may find it easier to exchange some money before you leave.
This means you avoid spending the first few hours of your holiday looking for a bank, as well as ensuring you’ve got some cash in your pocket, no matter what time you arrive. We’ll make sure you can get your Sardinia currency commission-free by ordering online (home delivery is free over £500) or by using our reserve and collect service.
ATMs are available in many resorts, and you’ll find that most major bank cards are accepted. We recommend talking to your bank before you go, so you know how much they charge for transactions abroad. Using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution for many travellers as they work just like a credit or debit card. The Lyk card has no fees for purchases and charges a flat rate for cash withdrawal, so you know exactly where you are with your spending, and there are no nasty shocks when you get home. You can top-up as you go, manage your account online, and we offer 24-hour support too, so it’s a secure and convenient option. Cards are accepted in larger shops and restaurants, but you’ll find smaller spots prefer cash, and it’s always useful to have some coins for tips, taxis, and snacks.
Contact us by phone, online, or pop into your local Thomas Cook store to organise your currency in Sardinia up front, so when you arrive, you can get on with enjoying this gorgeous island as soon as you land.