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