Buy Currency

Buy Polish złoty (PLN)

Located in the heart of central Europe, Poland has experienced a boom in tourism since it joined the European Union in 2004. From the ancient forest of Białowieża National Park to breathtaking architecture in Poznań, Poland is a country worth exploring.

Online Exclusive Offer

Cash, card and up to £30 on us.

Boost your budget, on us, and be ready for anything with cash and card. 

Travelex Currency Pack
Get £10
Minimum Total Spend
Get £20
Minimum Total Spend
Get £30
Minimum Total Spend
Terms and conditions apply.
Learn more
Buy Polish złoty with a Travel Money Card

Buy Polish złoty with a Travel Money Card

Another great option for spending in Poland is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Polish złoty
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Manage your Polish złoty 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
Learn More

How to buy Polish złoty

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

A quaint red brick house front with a central light green door flanked by two white-framed windows, adorned with climbing vines and surrounded by a small flowerbed featuring colorful blooms.

Home Delivery

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

Find out more
Interior of a modern currency exchange store with a vibrant digital display promoting travel to Bali, complemented by a sleek black counter and informative screens showing exchange rates. The Travelex logo is prominently displayed above.

Store Click & Collect

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

Find out more

What to spend your Polish złotys on

  • Bottle of local beer

    4 PLN

  • One-day bus ticket in Warsaw

    15 PLN

  • Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines

    79 PLN

  • Horse-drawn carriage ride around Krakow

    100 PLN

  • Fancy two-course dinner for two in Warsaw

    100 PLN

How many złoty will I need in Poland?*

Please select your budget above.

- +

- +

Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


Must-sees in Poland

Cracovie Kraków Poland Fireworks Bridge
  • Kraków

  • The second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, Kraków was listed as a UNESCO City of Literature in 2013. It was also a city affected by WWII, with the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and its Holocaust memorial located just outside the city centre.
  • Częstochowa

  • Located in the southern part of the country along the Warta River, Częstochowa is a popular destination for travellers with a penchant for cities with a Middle Ages appeal. The Black Madonna of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra Monastery is an especially popular attraction.
Beach baltic coastline Poland
  • Baltic Coastline

  • The northern coastline of Poland comprises several hundred miles of sandy beaches and plenty of places to see and things to do. The cobbled streets in the town of Gdańsk offer an alternative to the more traditional and larger Polish cities.

Key information about Polish złoty

The Polish złoty underwent a period of inflation in the 1990s, resulting in a redenomination of 10,000 to 1 in 1995. The first ever złoty banknotes were issued in 1794, prior to which gold coins were predominantly used as the country’s currency.

The Polish złoty currency code is PLN and its symbol is zł.

Although Poland has been a member of the European Union since 2004, it doesn’t yet use the euro as an official currency — though the country is planning to do so soon.

Polish złoty denominations

The Polish złoty is broken down into grosz (gr), with 1 zł being divided into 100 gr.

The złoty comes in the following banknotes:

  • 10 zł
  • 20 zł
  • 50 zł
  • 100 zł
  • 200 zł
  • 500 zł

Banknotes come in different sizes, getting bigger in size as the value increases. They feature the portraits of various Polish rulers throughout history, including Mieszko I, the first ruler of Poland.

Polish złoty coins come in the following denominations:

  • 1 gr
  • 2 gr
  • 5 gr
  • 10 gr
  • 20 gr
  • 50 gr
  • 1 zł
  • 2 zł
  • 5 zł

Common questions about the Polish zloty

Back to top
  • When’s the best time to buy Polish złoty?

    Getting the best rates for Polish złoty can be tricky. The złoty can be swayed by EU economic health and internal fiscal policy, so keep abreast with our rate tracking as you plan your Polish journey.

  • Where can I spend my Polish złoty?

    The złoty is the currency of Poland, used across the nation.

  • Can I buy Polish złoty with a credit or debit card?

    You can order Polish złoty from us via credit or debit card. Purchasing Polish złoty, be it online or at our locations, incurs no handling fees on your credit card. Remember to check with your card issuer for any additional charges.

  • Can I sell my unused Polish złoty?

    Yes! With our Buy Back Promise, we can buy back your unused Polish złoty 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 Poland?

    Yes, your bank cards can be used in Poland, but watch out for any charges on PLN transactions by your bank. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad. 

  • Can I spend Polish złoty as cash when abroad?

    Yes, cash is still frequently used in Poland. In Poland, combine the convenience of Polish złoty in cash for smaller purchases, such as taxis, tips and markets, and the Travelex Money Card for more considerable spends.

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.