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Where could your Czech Koruna take you?

The Czech Koruna can only be used in the Czech Republic, after the country scrapped its plans to adopt the euro in 2005. As a relatively small country, it’s easy to get around and marvel at its history and culture, from Prague Castle to the Sedlec Ossuary.

Czech Koruna cheat sheet

How much do I need?

Also known as Czech crowns, one Koruna equates to 100 heller, but the heller coin itself was removed between 2003 and 2008. However, many products are still priced with a decimal unit, so retailers will usually round this up. Bear this in mind when buying currency.

1GBP equates to roughly 28 Koruna (CZK), but this is always subject to change. You can review the current rates here.

Some ATMs may charge, and you may only withdraw 10,000Kč per day. You should budget around 2,000Kč per day for meals and travel. If you have any left, you can always use our buy back service.

Denominations

Koruna notes: 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000Kč. (5,000Kč notes are rarely used.)

Koruna coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50Kč.

Did you know? You are not allowed to leave the country with more than 273,000Kč (£9,700) in cash!

Local charges

The Czech Republic is significantly cheaper than other countries in Western Europe, but prices are generally higher than most Eastern European countries. You can generally expect to pay:

  • 600 to 800Kč for a mid-range, three-course meal for two
  • 35 to 40Kč for a beer (domestic or imported)
  • 160Kč for a 750ml bottle of wine
  • 60 to 80Kč for spirit measures e.g. brandy, vodka
  • 45Kč for a coffee
  • 26Kč per km in a taxi (plus minimum 40Kč fee)

Local customs

Foreign visitors are generally expected to tip 10% in the Czech Republic, particularly in tourist hotspots. Be mindful that waiting service is judged on promptness and accuracy rather than friendliness, such as in the US. With taxis, there is no need to tip the driver if you agreed a price in advance. 40Kč is generally acceptable for porters.

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Make your Koruna go further

  • Buy your Czech Koruna in advance – this avoids ATM fees and withdrawal limits.
  • Pay in local currency – if you are paying by card, always choose to pay in Lira to avoid unnecessary fees.
Buy Back

Leftover Czech Koruna?

No problem. We'll buy back any notes you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to GBP300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buy back, email [email protected] with your order number.