What is the currency in Madeira?

As a territory of Portugal, Madeira is part of the European Union. With this in mind, you might guess that the official Madeira currency is the Euro (€), and there are many ways to buy either before you leave for your holiday, or even while you’re out there.

The Euro is the most common currency used by European countries, so it’s ideal if you’re travelling across different countries and Europe.

Where can I buy Madeira currency? 

Thomas Cook Travel Money is on hand to help. You can buy your Euros quickly and easily online today, or simply head down to your local Thomas Cook store. We offer really competitive rates; and it’s a much cheaper solution than picking up your Madeira currency at the airport.

If you do forget to take local currency along with you, don’t panic; you can exchange money at banks and hotels throughout the island. You can also withdraw money from ATMs using your debit or credit card. But remember, you’ll always get the best value for money when you plan ahead.

Why buy Euros with Thomas Cook Travel Money?

Thomas Cook Travel Money gives you a competitive Euro exchange rate. You’ll have the option to buy online and get it delivered to your door, or you can reserve and collect in-store instead. It’s up to you to decide.

If you’re not sure exactly how much money to take away with you, or you don’t want to take lots of cash with you, then why not check out the handy Thomas Cook Cash Passport?

What’s the Thomas Cook Cash Passport?

A Thomas Cook Cash Passport is how money should travel. This pre-paid travel money card is a really clever alternative to carrying pockets full of cash with you on holiday. And it’s also a much cheaper (and safer) alternative to using your own debit or credit card abroad.

It couldn’t be simpler to access your money in Madeira; just use it to make a purchase in store as you would with a normal payment card, or to withdraw money from cash machines. And if you have money left at the end of your holiday, then you can change it for another currency whenever it suits you.

Just like usual cards, it’s chip-and-PIN protected, so you know you’re in safe hands. And if you happen to lose it while you’re away, all you need to do is call our 24/7 Global Assistance line.