Poland’s currency

Travellers Guide about Polish money

Poland is member state of European Union but DO NOT have implemented Euro. Poland’s currency is PLN – Polish Zloty [Polski Złoty]. 1 Euro is 4,50 PLN, so we could simplify that for one Euro you could have around 4 PLN. 1 GBP is 5,10 PLN also 1 USD is 4,15 PLN.

Poland's currency and money


Polish currency – złoty

Poland’s currency PLN contain coins and banknotes. Coins are like small cents:

1 grosz 0,01 PLN
2 grosze 0,02 PLN
5 groszy 0,05 PLN
10 groszy 0,10 PLN 10 złotych 10,00 PLN
20 groszy 0,20 PLN 20 złotych 20,00 PLN
50 groszy 0,50 PLN 50 złotych 50,00 PLN
1 złoty 1,00 PLN 100 złotych 100,00 PLN
2 złote 2,00 PLN 200 złotych 200,00 PLN
5 złotych 5,00 PLN 500 złotych 500,00 PLN

This mean if you want to pay in Poland by cash you can do it only in PLN. Euro, Dollars and Pound are not accepted in bars, restaurants and shops. You can exchange currency in your own country or in Krakow.

We highly do not recommand to exchange money in airports, also few places in centre of Krakow have bad rates.

Exchange Office in Polish language is called – KANTOR – there you could get Poland currency.

Polish currency zloty

Exchange Office – Kantor

Few exchange offices do trick to cheat tourists – they show good price for buying PLN not selling for for transactions over 3000 euro.

Always ask how much you will get for amount of money which you want to exchange and calculate with official data, which you can access in internet.

Good solution is to have installed in phone and app for currencies and have updated rates of Polish currency everyday.

Money in Poland
We recommand “Kantor Grosz” Sławkowska 4 street. Its almost in Main Square and have really good grades. Open 9:00 -18:00 Mon-Fri.

“KANTOR EUROCENT” – Sławkowska 18 street. Open 9:00 – 19:00 whole week.

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Perfect option in Krakow is to use payments by Card. Most of places in Krakow allows to pay by Card – MasterCard and Visa. With card you can pay in hotels, bards, discos, shops.

Polish government slowly change society to use mostly plastic money, and to withdraw cash from current. Also app Revolut is and idea to save money – where you could have virtual account with PLN and money will be deducted from this account while paying with Revolut card.

Bank Cards in Poland poland's currency

ATM – Bankomat

Cash Machines called bankomat – is also solution to acquire some cash, but be aware most of them will charge PLN from your account in not so good rate. So make sure you use this option when do you have no chance to change money in KANTOR.

Make sure before withdraw money from ATM check current rates of PLN and compare it from ATM.

poland's currency in Cash Machine

Guide to Poland’s currency

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