Money exchanging banks in Wroclaw

 

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The currency unit in Poland is PLN called ZLOTY (zl) 1 PLN is into 100 GROSZ (gr). There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zloty and coins of 1,2 and 5 zloty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gr. There are many money exchange points in Wroclaw which can be used by travelers. Our advise is to avoid any exchanges in banks due to much worse rate of exchange – banks add very high commission on each transaction.

Exchange offices are called "KANTOR" in Polish. There can be found all over the city. Exchange rates vary from one place to the other. Before changing a big amount it is always good to compare the rates. There are several exchange offices at the main train station open 24 hours but the rates are rather poor. Near the station, just in front of the tramway stop there is an exchange office open 24 hours offering the same rates as in the center of the city. Exchange offices are open working days from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays usually till 3:00 p.m. Kantors change only cash. For travelers' cheques, you must go to the bank. Between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. there might by longer queues in some banks. Credit cards are quite popular and accepted at larger shops, petrol stations, hotels and restaurants.



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