Using Starling in Romania 🇷🇴


I’m happy to report I’ve used my Starling card in Cluj-Napoca last week to withdraw RON, and got the Mastercard exchange rate and no ATM fees.

The ATM I used belongs to Banca Transilvania. I also tried another one (I think BCR) - but it insisted setting its own (much worse) exchange rate, so I didn’t proceed with that one.

It was my first time using an ATM in another country without having to worry about how much or how little I should withdraw, very liberating!