Best Places to Exchange Money in Milan

Milan Travel Guides / November 09, 2016
Best Places to Exchange Money in Milan Image credit: claudiodivizia

Exchanging currency in Milan is pretty much the same as in Rome: Exchange rates are poorer than those in other European cities like Paris and London. And withdrawing euros at ATM machines (called Bancomat in Italian) is the most preferred option of travelers.

Note that most banks in Italy do not provide currency exchange service for non-account holders and also do not buy traveler’s cheques. You still can find some banks in Milan that deal in these, but their rates are low and service fees are charged.

If you need to exchange money at currency exchange offices, you can find them near Milan Cathedral and Milan Central Station. Just look for the signs with the word “Change” or “Exchange”.

Continue reading to learn more about the above mentioned places and the recommended money changers in each area. These forex shops are within walking distance from one another so you can easily compare rates around to get the best deals.

We also list recommended money changers in other parts of Milan, in case you need to get your Euro quickly at the nearest place from where you stay at.

1. Money Changers near Milan Cathedral

Money Changers near Milan Cathedral Image credit: Sharon Mollerus/Flickr

If your Milan trip includes Milan Cathedral as one of the must-visits, you can expect to conveniently buy Euro in your adventure to the area.

There are 3 change offices at the ground floor of Palazzo Carminati, which is opposite the cathedral. Others can be found on the surrounding streets and are within walking distance from the palace.

Commercial activities are bustling in this side of Milan. Together with money changers, shops and restaurants add excitement to the air of the place.

Best rates for
– USD
– JPY
– GBP
– CHF
– AUD
– SEK
– DKK

 Recommended money changers
1. Forexchange – Duomo

– Providing currency exchange and money transfer services since 1990
– This branch is located just 1 minute away from Milan Cathedral
– Address: Piazza del Duomo, 17, 20121 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 800 305357
– Opening hours: Daily 08:15 – 21:45
Online rates

2. Best and Fast Change
– Florence-based company founded in 1999
– This branch is a 1 minute walk from Milan Cathedral
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– Address: Piazza del Duomo, 17, 20123 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 72015912
– Opening hours: Daily 08:30 – 21:15

3. Punto Duomo
– Its location is 1 minute away from Piazza del Duomo
– Address: Via Orefici, 2, 20123 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 8646 4168
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 19:30

4. Ria
– This is just 3 minutes away from Duomo Metro Station and Piazza del Duomo
– Services: Money transfer and currency exchange
– Address: Via Cappellari, 3, 20123 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 3659 5843
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 06:30 – 21:30; Sats 07:30 – 20:30; Suns 08:30 – 20:30

5. Money Exchange Italia
– Offering currency exchange and money transfer services for more than 20 years
– This is near Chiesa di Sant’Alessandro in Zebedia, and 6 minutes away from Duomo Metro Station and Piazza del Duomo
– Address: Via dei Piatti, 4, 20123 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 8054587
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 20:00; Sunday 10:00 – 19:00

How to get there
– By metro: Nearest metro station are Duomo M1, and Duomo M3
– By LRT: Nearest LRT station is Duomo M1 M3
– By bus: Nearest bus stop is Duomo M1 M3

2. Money Changers at and near Milan Central Station

Money Changers at and near Milan Central Station Image credit: deanpictures

Milan Central Station or Milano Centrale as locals would call it is a transportation hub that provides domestic services to Rome, Venice, Bologna, Naples, and Salerno as well as international trains to Bern and Zurich.

As a busy terminal station that hosts a large number of people everyday, Milano Centrale boasts relating services like banking, post office, car rental, and currency exchange.

Forexchange is among the recommended money changers with its 3 booths located inside the terminal. Other change offices have their locations at nearby areas, just a short walk from the station.

Best rates for
– GBP
– USD
– CHF
– AUD
– JPY
– CZK
– CNY
– RUB

Recommended money changers
1. Forexchange – Central Station branch

– Providing currency exchange and money transfer services since 1990
– Address: Platform Level/Mezzanine Level/Basement Level,
– Milano Centrale Railway Station, 20124 Milan, Italy
– Phone: +39 800 305357
– Opening hours: Daily 07:15 – 22:15
Online rates

2. Forexchange – Savoia branch
– This is just 3 minutes away from the Central Station
– Services: Currency exchange and money transfer
– Address: Piazza Luigi di Savoia, 2, 20124 Milan, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 6710 0776, +39 800 305357
– Opening hours: Daily 07:15 – 22:15

3. Lcc Trans Sending
– This change office is a 3 minute walk from the Central Station
– Services: Currency exchange and money transfer
– Address: Piazza Quattro Novembre, 1, 20124 Milan, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 678 4141
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00

4. Janata Exchange Company
– Offering currency exchange and money transfer services for more than 10 years
– Its location is less than 10 minutes on foot from the Central Station
– Address: Via Franchino Gaffurio, 5, 20124 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 2953 3608
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 18:00

How to get there
– By metro: Nearest metro station is Centrale
– By LRT or bus: Nearest LRT/bus station is Stazione Centrale – Piazza Duca d’Aosta

3. Money Changers in other areas of Milan

Money Changers in other areas of Milan Image credit: Small World

Listed below are recommended money changers in other areas of Milan. You might find this list useful if you need to exchange money quickly while being in those areas.

1. Forexchange – Galleria del Corso branch
– Providing currency exchange and money transfer services since 1990
– This change office is a 1 minute walk from Palazzo Tarsis
– Address: Galleria del Corso, 1, 20122 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 800 305357
– Opening hours: Daily 11:15 – 18:45
Online rates

2. Forexchange – Cadorna Station branch
– Its location is right inside the railway station
– Services: Currency exchange and money transfer
– Address: Stazione di Milano Cadorna, 20123 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 800 305357
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:15 – 16:45

3. Small World
– It is just a minute away from Piazza Morbegno
– Services: Currency exchange and money transfer
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– Address: Via Giulio e Corrado Venini, 71, 20125 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 2827598
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 19:00; Saturday 10:00 – 19:00

4. Euronet Point
– This service is a multi-service shop that offers currency exchange and money transfer services
– You just need to walk 2 minutes from Corvetto metro station to hit it
– Address: Corso Lodi, 113, 20139 Milano, Italy
– Phone: +39 02 8738 5763
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 21:00; Saturday & Sunday 09:30 – 21:00