All links are external & open in a new tab, except for "Read Review" buttons. Before jumping into this page, an important disclosure.
BitPanda is a Bitcoin broker based in Austria. It has low fees across the board for its wide range of payment methods, and high limits. It offers customers the option to buy bitcoins with credit card, debit card, SOFORT, Skrill, NETELLER, giropay, eps, SEPA, and Online Bank Transfer.
Coinhouse lets you buy bitcoins with a 3D secure credit or debit card in Europe. While its fees are somewhat high, it offers high limits.
LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer escrow service that helps match bitcoin buyers and sellers. The most common method of payment for purchase is cash deposit. Users, however, can create ads to buy or sell using the payment method of their choice. Buying bitcoins via an in-person meeting facilitated by LocalBitcoins can be one of the fastest and most private ways to buy bitcoins.
Bitcoin.de is a major European peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Users can buy bitcoin online from other users with SEPA bank transfers.
Coinfloor is a Bitcoin exchange and broker based in the United Kingdom. Deposit via bank transfer, SEPA, and more.
Bity is a Bitcoin exchange based in Switzerland. It allows for a quick first purchase and only requires phone verification for initial buy limits.
Safello is a Bitcoin exchange registered as a financial institution in Sweden. It offers a wide range of payment methods--Swish, SEPA, and iDEAL--to residents of Europe.
LakeBTC is a Bitcoin exchange based in China. Customers can deposit via bank transfer or SEPA. LakeBTC is one of the top 15 global exchanges based average daily trading volume.
Gatecoin is a Bitcoin exchange based in Hong Kong. Customers can deposit with SEPA transfer, SWIFT, and OKPAY. Gatecoin was recently hacked and lost user funds.
CoinMama is a Bitcoin broker. Its main offering is the ability for customers in nearly any country to purchase bitcoins with a credit card or debit card. It has high fees, but as one of the first exchanges to sell bitcoins for credit/debit card it has created a strong reputation and trust. Once initial identity verification is completed, bitcoins are delivered in seconds.
BitStamp is one of the world's largest and most well known Bitcoin exchanges. Deposits can be made through bank transfer, SEPA transfer, or even credit card.
Kraken is the world's largest euro-denominated Bitcoin exchange based on daily average trading volume. It supports deposits from US, European, Canadian, British, and Japanese customers. Deposits can be made via international bank transfer, SEPA transfer, and Interac.
Buy bitcoin with a credit card, SWIFT, SEPA, and many other payment methods.
CEX.io lets you buy bitcoin with a credit card, ACH bank transfer, SEPA transfer, cash, and AstroPay. Purchases made with a credit card give you access to your bitcoin immediately. CEX.io works in the United States, Europe, and some countries in South America.
CoinCorner is a Bitcoin exchange based in the Isle of Man. Users in the UK and Europe can purchase bitcoins with SEPA, credit/debit card, or GBP bank transfer.
Coin ATM Radar is a Bitcoin ATM database that helps you locate Bitcoin ATMs in your area to buy bitcoins with cash. Bitcoin ATMs can be quick and easy ways to buy bitcoins and are also private. That convenience and privacy, however, comes with a price as most ATMs have fees of 5-10%.
Coinhouse will let you buy bitcoin with a Neosurf prepaid card. Neosurf cards can be purchased at over 70,000 locations across Europe. Coinhouse charges a 17% fee for all purchases made with a Neosurf card. Coinhouse is located in Paris, France and is operated by Ledger, a Bitcoin security company.
Cubits is a Bitcoin exchange based in the United Kingdom. It allows users in almost any country besides the United States to purchase bitcoins using a wide range of currencies and payment methods. The payment options include SEPA, OKPAY, SOFORT, Skrill, Dotpay, and Online Bank Transfer.
itBit is a global Bitcoin exchange licensed with the New York State Department of Financial Services. It also operates a global OTC trading desk, making it easy for customers to buy large amounts of bitcoins. It supports all US states besides Texas.
Bitcoin broker based in the United Kingdom. Purchase bitcoins with SEPA transfer.
Anycoin Direct is a Bitcoin broker based in the Netherlands. Customers can purchase bitcoin with SEPA, Interac Online, iDEAL and many more payment methods.
Bitfinex has long been one of the largest USD Bitcoin exchanges. In August 2016, however, it was hacked and lost around 30% of its users funds. While Bitfinex can be helpful if buying large amounts of bitcoins, it is probably best to not use the exchange until it is able to compensate its users and figure out how it was hacked.
Xapo is a global Bitcoin platform. It allows users in nearly any country to purchase bitcoins via SWIFT transfer.
BTC-e is a Bitcoin exchange based on Bulgaria. While its owners are anonymous, it has been one of the most widely used Bitcoin exchanges throughout Bitcoin's history. It has never lost user funds like many other regulated exchanges, which makes it trustworthy in the eyes of some. But since it's not regulated, its owners could run away with customer funds at anytime. BTC-e appears to be trustworthy, but use with caution and don't leave funds on the exchange!
Users can deposit with bank transfer, SEPA, webmoney.ru, credit card, and many more options.
HappyCoins is a Bitcoin exchange based in the Netherlands, but services customers in all of Europe. It offers a wide range of payment methods including many instant payment methods such as iDEAL, GiroPay, myBank, Sofort, and more. It also offers SEPA deposits for all EU residents.
Mycelium Local Trader helps you find local Bitcoin sellers. Once you locate a seller, you meet up in person and go through with the purchase. Mycelium charges absolutely no fees. While Mycelium Local Trader works great in highly populated areas, users in low population areas will have trouble finding sellers.
ShapeShift lets you buy bitcoin with Litecoin, Dogecoin, altcoins and other digital tokens. ShapeShift works in nearly every country but you will need another cryptocurrency in order to purchase bitcoins. Exchanges happen almost instantly because ShapeShift never actually controls your tokens but just exchanges them.
Bitcoin-OTC is an over-the-counter marketplace for the P2P exchanging of bitcoin. It is almost like a Craigslist for Bitcoin. Users must create ads or locate other ads to find sellers of bitcoin. Bitcoin-OTC is somewhat complicated and hard to use, but may be the only option for users in some countries without an exchange.