USING CREDIT CARDS AND CHEQUES IN ROMANIA
 
 

 

As almost everything in Romania the ATMís are recently introduced and for this reason people are still experimenting some difficulties in using them. We strongly recommend using the services of a travel agency which can pay for you in order to avoid such worries so that you can relax and enjoy your staying here.

Although there are some external ATMís, which should work 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we would advise not to rely exclusively on them, use them as emergency solution on weekends. The best thing to do is to go to one of the banks from 9 a.m. till 12 a.m. Monday till Friday.

The only accepted cards are: VISA, MASTERCARD, EUROCARD but payments are made only in "lei"-Romanian currency. For receiving your money in hard currencies the only possibility is to use one of the AMERICAN EXPRESS, EUROCHEQUE, THOMAS COOK or MASTERCARD cheques only in the banks.

Thanks to BCR Sibiu we can inform you, according to the prospect made by BCR, BANCPOST, BANCOREX, BANCA AGRICOL√ and BANCA ION TIRIAC about the main points where credit cards and cheques are accepted.

JUDET

LOCALITATE

ATM

ALBA

ALBA-IULIA

BPT,BCR,BCX

ARAD

ARAD

BPT,BCR,BCX

ARGES

PITESTI

CAMPULUNG MUSCEL

BPT,BCR,BCX

BCR

BACAU

BACAU

ONESTI

BPT,BCR,BCX

BPT,BCR

BIHOR

ORADEA

BPT,BCR,BCX

BISTRITA

BISTRITA-NASAUD

BPT,BCR

BOTOSANI

BOTOSANI

BPT,BCR

BRASOV

BRASOV

POIANA BRASOV

GHIMBAV

BPT,BCR,BCX,BA

BPT

BCIT

BRAILA

BRAILA

BPT,BCR

BUCURESTI

BUCURESTI

BPT,BCR,BCX,BA,BCIT

BUZAU

BUZAU

BPT,BCR

CARAS-SEVERIN

RESITA

BPT,BCR

CALARASI

CALARASI

BPT,BCR

 

OLTENITA

BCR

CLUJ

CLUJ

TURDA

DEJ

BPT,BCR,BCX

BPT,BCX

BPT

CONSTANTA

CONSTANTA

MAMAIA

MANGALIA

CERNAVODA

NEPTUN

BPT,BCR,BCX,BA

BCR

BCR

BCR

BCX

COVASNA

SF.GHEORGHE

TURDA

TG.SECUIESC

BPT,BCR

BCX

BCR

DAMBOVITA

TARGOVISTE

BPT,BCR

DOLJ

CRAIOVA

BPT,BCR,BCX

GALATI

GALATI

TECUCI

BPT,BCR,BCX

BCR

GIURGIU

GIURGIU

BCR

GORJ

TARGU JIU

BPT,BCR

HARGHITA

MIERCUREA-CIUC

SIGHISOARA

BPT,BCR

BCX

IASI

IASI

BPT,BCR,BCX

IALOMITA

SLOBOZIA

URZICENI

BPT,BCR

BCR

MARAMURES

BAIA MARE

BPT,BCR

MEHEDINTI

TR.SEVERIN

ORSOVA

BPT,BCR

BCR

MURES

TARGU MURES

REGHIN

BPT,BCR

BCR

NEAMT

PIATRA-NEAMT

ROMAN

BCR,BCX

BCR

OLT

SLATINA

BPT,BCR

PRAHOVA

PLOIESTI

CAMPINA

SINAIA

BPT,BCR,BCX

BPT

BPT,BCR

SALAJ

ZALAU

BPT,BCR

SATU-MARE

SATU-MARE

NEGRESTI-OAS

BPT,BCR,BCX

BCR

SIBIU

SIBIU

MEDIAS

BPT,BCR,BCX

BCR

SUCEAVA

SUCEAVA

VATRA DORNEI

BPT,BCR,BCX

BCR

TELEORMAN

ALEXANDRIA

BCR

TIMIS

TIMISOARA

LUGOJ

BPT,BCR,BCX

BPT

TULCEA

TULCEA

BPT,BCR

VALCEA

RAMNICU VALCEA

BPT,BCR

VASLUI

VASLUI

BARLAD

BCR

BCR

VRANCEA

FOCSANI

BPT,BCR,BCX

 

BPT=BANC POST
BCR=BANCA COMERCIALA ROMANA
BCX=BANCOREX
BCIT=BANCA COMERCIALA ION TIRIAC
BA=BANCA AGRICOLA

According to our experience the maximum amount that can be received from ATMs varies from one bank to another and sometimes from one ATM to another. At the time this list was made BA and BPTís ATMs in Sibiu allow receiving a maximum amount of 2,000,000 lei, BCR 1,500,000 and BCX 500,000 lei. Although all banks communicated that more operations can be done at the same ATM we strongly advice you not to try it for your card might remain obstructed.