Belgrade: Exchanging Bulgarian Lev to Serbian Dinar?

Hello, I'm having trouble finding an exchange bureau to exchange my Bulgarian Lev into Serbian Dinar in Belgrade.  Any luck with this?  Thanks in advance!

Posted by Paul
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
214 posts

Usually best not to change. Spend all the money in the country of that type, and then get new funds from an ATM. Currency exchanges charge 10% or more. Buy an extra souvenir.

Posted by Mikel
San Francisco, CA, USA
9 posts

Thanks, but I'm already in Belgrade, so it's too late.

Posted by Monte
Genesee, ID
1376 posts

We found an exchange window at the train station. I have no idea whether you would win or lose, but you can get the exchange done if the service is still there.

Posted by Matthew
Kihei, HI, United States
112 posts

I read a thread about this on TA a few months back the consensus was you should have changed it back in BG, you will not find a place to change it.

Posted by Mikel
San Francisco, CA, USA
9 posts

Hm...bad news indeed. I'm heading to Timisoara next, is the possibility of exchange better there?

Posted by Frank
Los Angeles, CA, USA
171 posts

Most exchange offices will not take your BGN, Drop by an actually bank for the exchange. Large banks hardly ever turn me away for any kind of non-popular currency exchange. Like those along Knez Mihailova St.

Posted by Frances
San Diego
590 posts

In May I was in Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. I found that I could not get any of the local currency before I left and so I used ATMs when I arrived - than found that I could not change money from one of the countries to the other, but could change my money to Euros, then in the new location, I changed the Euros to the local currency. I know this is a hassle and there is some loss of value in all the changes, but that is what I had to do. PS - I was using the "see them everywhere" currency exchange offices -
My guide confirmed that what I did was the method to use.

Posted by Sarah
Stuttgart, Germany
2012 posts

Had a similar problem trying to get ROmanian Lei converted to Serbian Dinar. Never found a solution. We gave away the extra Lei as presents to people who collect currency.