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Money Exchange, ATMs

Money may be changed at the airport, train stations, in banks, in major hotels (but offering poor rates), and in the centre of Prague at numerous exchange offices. Usually Prague banks charge lower fees (commission around 2 per cent) for currency exchange than bureaux de change and hotels in the city. Before you hand over your money confirm the exchange rate and commission charges, as once the transaction is proceeding it is hard to negotiate a reversal of the transaction. If someone approaches you on the street and offers you a good exchange rate you might get counterfeit notes. We highly recommend Xchange on the corner of Kaprova and Maiselova Streets where you definitely get the best rate (near the Old Town Square just behind St. Nicholas Church).

Legal tenders – Crown (Kc = Koruna ceska = Czech crown; CZK)

Coins – CZK 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Banknotes – CZK 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000

Czech National Bankofficial exchange rates

Money Exchange in Prague

There are exchange offices on literally every corner. The cheapest option is to withdraw money from a ATM, as there’s no charge or commission (except if your bank imposes a charge; some banks charge around 1.5% for using your card overseas). You can also get a cash advance at major …

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Czech Banknotes

The face sides of banknotes have portraits of famous personalities from Czech history. • Currency: Czech Crown 1 CZK, 100 heller • Coins: 1 CZK, 2 CZK, 5 CZK, 10 CZK, 20 CZK, 50 CZK • Banknotes: 50 CZK, 100 CZK, 200 CZK, 500 CZK, 1 000 CZK, 2 000 …

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ATM’s in Prague

Prague has a quite good network of cash machines located all through the city. You can find them at every metro station, close to banks and at post offices. They usually accept all major international credit and debit cards like VISA, MC, Maestro, Cirrus, and Visa Electron. Some of them …

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Where to get best exchange rate in Prague?

Our readers recommend this eXchange office in Prague. This exchange office does not charge any fees and exchange rate margin between buy and sell currency is really very small. Exchange office is very easy to find just 200 meters from metro station Malostranska, or if you are at Old Town …

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Prague Currency

Currency used in Prague The monetary unit of the Czech Republic is the Koruna česká (Kč) – or Czech crown – which is divided into 100 heller. There are no heller coins. Coins are only in nominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 crowns. Banknotes come in 100, …

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Using Credit Cards in Prague

Almost all hotels, restaurants and shops in the city centre do accept credit and debit cards. Best choice to take is Visa and MasterCard followed by AMEX. Remember that cash advance always incurs an interest charge, and there may also be a transaction fee. Outside Prague you might experience problems …

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Sending and Receiving Money

If you reside in the EU you can use wire transfer from your bank to your bank account in Czech Republic (you need IBAN account no. plus an address of receiving bank). This usually takes around 2 days for money to appear in your account (but may take up to …

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Cashing Travellers Cheques in Prague

Travellers Cheques are easy to use. Banks usually charge around 2 % commission for cashing traveller’s cheques. Exchange offices will charge you between 3 to 10 % commission but their rates might be slightly better. Thomas Cook and Amex change their own branded cheques without commission. Amex and TC have …

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