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Old 20.09.2017, 13:51
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Norway Krone Exchange

I waited a bit late... I'm traveling to Oslo and would like to exchange some CHF to NOK. Coop City St Annahof has the best rates in Zurich, however they have to order the NOK notes and I only have one day before traveling. Any tips?
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Old 20.09.2017, 13:55
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Give UBS at the airport a call?
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

You might be lucky that Western union or an exchange agency at the airport has some in stock, else you can exchange your CHF to NOK at the airport in Oslo, or use the ATM at the airport, both might not be the most cheap solution possible but they all work and should not differ so much.
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Old 20.09.2017, 13:59
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

The CS Counter near Check-in 2 always has had a stock of currencies. I've done SEK, CZK, CAD, GBP, USD, EUR, INR so far. Maybe you're in luck.
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Old 20.09.2017, 15:30
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

I just use the cash machine at Oslo airport.

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Old 20.09.2017, 16:27
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Changing money in Switzerland is ALWAYS a rip off (not so much for Euro, but for everything else)

Either change in Norway on arrival, or better, get a fee-free card (like German DKB) and just use an ATM. It used to be even better, but it's still above anything Swiss banks can offer.
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Old 20.09.2017, 16:35
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Changing money in Switzerland is ALWAYS a rip off (not so much for Euro, but for everything else)

Either change in Norway on arrival, or better, get a fee-free card (like German DKB) and just use an ATM. It used to be even better, but it's still above anything Swiss banks can offer.
Changing cash anywhere is usually a rip off - well not exactly a rip off when you consider the physical handling and distribution costs but still usually the worst exchange option. Within Europe I find Scandinavia (at least Sweden and Denmark) and the UK to be probably the worst of all.


if you must change cash it's generally better to do it in the country of the currency you are changing in to. However ATMs, at least in the EU, will normally be a much better option.
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Changing cash anywhere is usually a rip off - well not exactly a rip off when you consider the physical handling and distribution costs but still usually the worst exchange option. Within Europe I find Scandinavia (at least Sweden and Denmark) and the UK to be probably the worst of all.


if you must change cash it's generally better to do it in the country of the currency you are changing in to. However ATMs, at least in the EU, will normally be a much better option.
If you've a "normal" Swiss credit card, charges are REALLY high on getting money out of an ATM. For example, most charge at least 10 CHF (or a percentage) - while changing cash isn't great either, it's often a better deal than that, especially if it's for smaller sums (and no "fixed charge" is applied)

Well, after all no matter what you do, you always overpay.. paying by CC? Surcharge! Paying by cash? Having bad rates to get it.

I'd not think too much about it. Usually I do cash (from ATM) + bigger expenses by credit card.
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Old 20.09.2017, 20:38
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Maestro cards work in the ATMs in Norway, you don't have to use a credit card. I normally use the ATM at the airport when I get there.

I just got back from 2 weeks in Norway and I think I was the only person in the entire country to have cash on me, everybody pays for everything by card.

I even had to swipe my credit card to use the loo at Sarpsborg train station.
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Old 20.09.2017, 22:47
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Revolut?

I see a rate of 8.1035 CHF/NOK
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Old 20.09.2017, 23:13
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Norway still accepts cash payments but paying by card for any amount far more common. Their Swedish neighbours transitioning to be cashless society and many restaurants and shops (including the equivalent of Kiosk "Pressbyrċn) only accept card payments.
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Re: Norway Krone Exchange

Norway is actually super simple to sort out when it comes to this. I've been to several short trips to Norway without using any cash. You can basically pay for everything using a card, even taxis. If I happen to need cash, I withdraw from a local ATM using a Maestro bank card. There aren't as many ATMs as in Zürich, but there stille asy to find; I usually use the ones at the airport. A 500 NOK withdrawal is usually more than enough to cover the little I don't pay by card. But honestly, I can't remember the last time I went somehwere where credit cards weren't accepted in Norway.
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I just use the cash machine at Oslo airport.

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Really easy and guaranteed to have local currency...
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