Currency of Poland
Currency in Poland – what do you need to know
- 1 Euro ~ 4,5 zł
- 1 GBP ~ 5,1 zł
- 1 USD ~ 3,7 zł
Can I pay with my own currency in Krakow?
Of course, you will find places where you can pay with your currency. However, when planning a longer stay in Poland, it is better to exchange money for Polish „zlotys”.
There are many places where you can safely exchange your money. If you don’t have time to exchange your money, you can always pay by card. Additionally there are plenty of ATMs in the area where you can withdraw money. Before this happens, it is worth paying attention to the commission charged.
Exchange money in Kraków? – It’s very simple!
Actually, right after arriving in Krakow, at the airport or at the train station, you will find plenty of places where you can change money immediately. The places for currency exchange in Poland are called „Kantor”.
No worries, you will find a name in English everywhere, and most of the people who work there speak English as well. However, it is worth considering where we exchange money. It is better to avoid crowded places such as airports or train stations. Additionally, if possible, at least one more person should accompany us during the exchange.
Why should you have some coins in your pocket?
As you already know, in Krakow you can pay by card or take money from an ATM if necessary. However, it is quite important to have Polish coins with you. Why? First, traveling by public transport. There are vending machines at each stop, on the tram or bus, where you can buy a ticket. Currently, most of them are pre-paid, but it’s good to have coins when needed. Shopping in a store or going to a pub – it often happens that the cashier or bartender has nothing to spend and a terminal breaks down.
Exchanging money with strangers in a foreign country can be problematic. In addition, coins can be useful when you want to leave a tip for someone. Additionally, for example, when you go on a trip to the vicinity of Krakow, or even in the very center, it may happen that a visit to the toilet will be paid.
Travel to Krakow can be very easy. As you can see you don’t have to worry about being able to withdraw money from an ATM, pay by card or exchange currency. It only remains to enjoy the free time spent in such a beautiful city.