Romanian Currency ???

Sep 29th, 2017, 12:37 PM
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Romanian Currency ???

I'm confused and need some help. Some places refer to Romanian currency as RON, while others refer to it as LEI or LAU. Which is it and why the two different names? I need to purchase some currency here in the states and want to make certain I order correctly from my bank.
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Sep 29th, 2017, 12:51 PM
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Why do you want to purchase currency in the US? If you are going to Romania you will save money by just using an ATM when you get there.

Why not multiple names? How many names are there for a US dollar? The three digit alpha code, equivalent to USD or GBP or EUR is RON (see xe.com )

Or, of course, you could do a search:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_leu
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Sep 29th, 2017, 06:54 PM
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From your other thread it seems you are going for a few days next month. As thrusdaysd says -- you don't need to purchase any currency (hope you haven't bought a bunch of £ for your London leg)

Just use your ATM card when you arrive in Bucharest.
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Oct 11th, 2017, 12:56 PM
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Thank you both ! Unfortunately, I bought the pounds just a moment ago and now wish I would have read your reply sooner. I didn't get any RON because my bank doesn't sell them. Which now leads me to this next question, at the airport in Bucharest, are there reliable ATMs ? Here in the U.S., ATM are all over the place, and a lot are privately owned. I want one that is connected a reputable bank/financial institution. I've used HSBC and Santander just to be on the safe side. Your thoughts?

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Oct 11th, 2017, 01:06 PM
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I had a pre-paid ride in from the airport in Bucharest, so I suppose I might have waited to get cash, but it is not the way I usually travel. Getting cash is the first thing on my agenda after immigration and collecting my checked bag.

Once in town I usually try to use an ATM connected with a bank during opening hours, but at the airport I just use whatever looks most official (i.e. not Travelex).
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Oct 11th, 2017, 01:13 PM
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>> I bought the pounds just a moment ago and now wish I would have read your reply sooner.<<

we posted nearly two weeks ago - we can only do what we can do. Can't force people to take the advice
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