Currency, Credit Cards and Exchanging Money

Currency, Credit Cards and Exchanging Money

The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (Kč, CZK), which is divided into 100 hellers. Although it is possible to pay in euros for certain services and in many shops, it is better to get some local currency for a stay in the Czech Republic.

You can get Czech crowns in banks, where you will pay at least 2% of the total amount to change money.

If you are changing your money in a private bureau de change, ask the staff there to tell you the precise amount that they intend to pay you. The sign 0% commission often does not relate to sale, but purchase of foreign currency.

Most cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Plus, Maestro, Cirrus and others cards are accepted to make payments in most shops, hotels and restaurants.