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Buy Czech koruna (CZK)

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is filled with mediaeval architecture, rolling countryside and the best nightlife on the continent. Stock up on koruna so you can sample all the castles, museums and beer that the Czechs have to offer!

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Buy Czech koruna with a Travel Money Card

Buy Czech koruna with a Travel Money Card

Another great option for spending in the Czech Republic is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Czech koruna
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Manage your Czech koruna effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
  • In case your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, our 24/7 global assistance team is here for you
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How to buy Czech koruna

Discover the most convenient way to receive your travel money through our range of delivery, collection, and online options.

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Home Delivery

Enjoy effortless currency exchange with Home Delivery. Place your order online and have your Czech koruna delivered directly to your doorstep, with Royal Mail Special Delivery. Free for orders totalling £500 or more.

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Store Click & Collect

Streamline your currency exchange with our free Click & Collect service. Simply place your order online and pick up your Czech koruna from our stores. Enjoy a smooth beginning to your travels with our online rates.

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What to spend your Czech koruna on

  • Fresh cappuccino

    40 CZK

  • Entrance to Prague Zoo

    200 CZK

  • Taxi from Václav Havel Airport to Prague city centre

    750 CZK

  • Three-course dinner for two

    600 CZK

  • Three-hour Segway tour of Prague city centre

    1900 CZK

How many koruna will I need in the Czech Republic?*

Please select your budget above.

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Total spending money needed:

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  • nights


Must-sees in the Czech Republic

Charles Bridge Prague Czech Republic
  • Prague

  • Prague is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, with a huge zoo that attracts thousands of people every year, as well as stunning architecture, like St. Vitus Cathedral.
Fountain Karlsbad Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary

  • Karlovy Vary is a picturesque spa town that has been a hotspot for visitors since the 1600s. Here you can enjoy some R&R in some stunning scenery – check out the view from the Diana Tower.

Key information about Czech koruna

The koruna as we know it was introduced in 1993 when the Czech Republic became an independent state. Before this, the national currency was the Czechoslovak koruna. Each single koruna consists of 100 haléru, but as of 2008, the haléru coins are no longer in circulation.

The Czech koruna symbol is Kč and its currency code is CZK.

Tipping in the Czech Republic

In restaurants, a service charge is normally added to your bill, but if not, Czech etiquette means you might want to leave around 10-15% of your bill as a tip. It's typical to give your tip directly to the waiter or waitress.

Czech koruna denominations

There are six notes that are common in the Czech Republic:

  • 100 Kč
  • 200 Kč
  • 500 Kč
  • 1,000 Kč
  • 2,000 Kč
  • 5,000 Kč (rarely used)

Each of these depicts a famous Czech figure, including the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, who features on the 100 koruna note.

The coins in circulation are:

  • 1 Kč
  • 2 Kč
  • 5 Kč
  • 10 Kč
  • 20 Kč
  • 50 Kč

Common questions about Czech koruna

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  • When’s the best time to buy Czech koruna?

    Getting the best rates for Czech koruna can be tricky. As Czech economic performance and investor confidence shift, so does the koruna's value. Our rate tracker can be a handy guide as you prepare to roam Czechia's historic locales.

  • Where can I spend my Czech koruna?

    The koruna is accepted in the Czech Republic. You can’t use this currency in any other country.

  • Can I buy Czech koruna with a credit or debit card?

    You can order Czech koruna from us via credit or debit card. When you buy Czech koruna from us, rest assured there are no credit card handling fees. However, checking with your card provider for any other fees is advisable.

  • Can I sell my unused Czech koruna?

    Yes! With our Buy Back Promise, we can buy back your unused Czech koruna notes at any one of our UK retail stores at the original transaction exchange rate up to a maximum value of £250, for just a fee of £4.99. T&Cs apply. 

  • Can I use my bank card in Czech Republic?

    Yes, card usage in the Czech Republic is common, however your bank may impose fees for transactions in CZK. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad. 

  • Can I spend Czech koruna as cash when abroad?

    Yes, cash is still frequently used in the Czech Republic. For purchases in the Czech Republic, we recommend a balance of cash for minor expenses, such as tips, taxis and market stalls, and the Travelex Money Card for larger transactions.

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for dollars or dirham, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.

*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.