Money & Exchange
Official Currency Of Poland
official currency of Poland is Zloty (PLN). In the international market,
Zloty is quite stable like Euro and Dollar. Banknotes with the nominations
10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN are in circulation. Zloty is divided into 100
Groszy. Coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Groszys are also in circulation all
over Poland. International travel tours is providing here all information
about Poland money & exchange.
One can have information about the money exchange rate for Zloty by the
daily news papers and Polish banks. Internet portals can also provide you up
to date information. Web pages of the Poland national bank guides you
through the exchange rates of the past days. Pages are available in English
as well as Polish.
For exchanging foreign currencies to Zloty, best option is Polish Bank. You
can get genuine value for your money and the exchange prices will be latest.
There are official currency exchange offices which provide correct money
value. It is not advisable to exchange your money through the unauthorized
people or organizations. They can cheat you with high manipulative charges
and low courses. The travelers cheques can be exchanged in authorized sale
offices (ex. American Express), as well as in some banks. Private money
exchange offices are called Kantor in Poland. They are available near all
the major airports and railway stations. Kantors are available in all major
Polish Banks and ATMs
Polish National Bank is the central bank of Poland. There are other
nationalized bank in Poland, operating for several years and serving the
customers. Foreign currencies can be exchanged easily in all the banks in
Poland. Major credit cards are are accepted in Polish banks. Banks are in
your service from Monday to Friday (average 9.00 to 17.00), and some of them
on Saturdays (till 13.00). ATMs are easily available. Especially in cities
like Kraków, Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw etc. While you are on a trip to
the mountains or the lake districts in the outskirts of Poland remember to
carry some cash with you.
Debit and Credit Cards
All the major debit and credit cards are widely accepted in Poland like
other European countries. All major restaurants, luxury hotels and travel
agencies accept credit cards. Generally, major credit cards like Acces/
Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, JCB are accepted
widely. The most popular card in Poland is Visa. Credit cards are accepted
more in big tourist towns than in the smaller towns or in the country. Many
local shops and small restaurants do not accept credit cards. So its
recommended that you have some cash with you at least equivalent to $50. It
is prescribed not to keep your money at one place. Store it in some discreet
pockets and purses.
Travelers cheques are in circulation more in cities than rural areas. Euro
cheques can be cashed in all banks and in most hotels and many banks now
cash American Express and Visa traveler's checks. To avoid additional
exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in
Pounds Sterling. Cash points are also ready to cater your need for instant
cash, in all major cities of Poland.