The Low Down on Czech Currency
Czech National Bank
|Currency sub unit:|
100Kč, 200Kč, 500Kč, 1,000Kč, 2,000Kč, 5,000Kč
1Kč, 2Kč, 5Kč, 10Kč, 20Kč, 50Kč
The official currency of the Czech Republic is the koruna which is abbreviated to CZK; however in English Czech currency is sometimes referred to as the ‘Czech crown’.
As a member of the EU, the Czech Republic is legally-bound to adopt the use of the euro in the future. The planned transition of the koruna to the euro was set for 2010, but was postponed due to low popularity, with only 16% of Czech Republic citizens favouring the introduction of the euro.
1 Koruna is divided into 100 haleru, with the most popular bills being the 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 notes.
What to spend your Czech Koruna on:
Entry to Toronto Skypod
3-mile taxi ride
Postcard and a stamp
Bottle of water
Must-See Places in the Czech Republic
Buying Czech Korunas Online is Easy
Simply order your Czech Korunas online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Czech Koruna Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either PayID, BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
- Is the Czech koruna the same as the crown?
Yes. The Czech koruna has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 1993, but in English it is sometimes referred to as Czech crown.
- Are Euros accepted in the Czech Republic?
Although the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, the euro is not widely accepted there. You may be able to use the euro at some shops, restaurants and hotels, but you may not get the same price as if you were paying in koruna, make sure you double check the exchange rate.
- Are credit cards widely accepted in the Czech Republic?
Visa, Mastercard/Eurocard, Maestro and American Express are widely accepted by hotels, international stores and established restaurants within the Czech Republic; however cash is still king almost everywhere else.
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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