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Travel advise: payments in the Czech Republic
Jet off well-informed to the Czech Republic. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Czech Republic.
Yes, most certainly. All Czech supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and most local shops accept payment by international debit/credit card.
In local shops and smaller restaurants there may be a minimum spend requirement for card payments, usually around 200 CZK. This is because vendors want to recover the card fee. Vendors are not allowed to charge extra for card payments, under EU rules.
Contactless card payments are widespread in the Czech Republic for payments up to 500 CZK. For higher amounts, payment terminals work with the chip and pin system, similar to that in the UK.
Some British banks may charge for international card payments. In addition your bank’s CZK to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Czech Republic, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Although card payments are accepted nearly everywhere, it is recommended that you take some CZK cash with you when you travel to the Czech Republic.
Some vendors will only accept cash payments. This is the case for taxi drivers, street vendors (like those on Charles Bridge ‘Karlův most’), local markets and festivals. Cash is a great fallback option, and useful for tipping.
Prices in Prague will be higher than elsewhere in the Czech Republic. A coffe will usually cost around 30-50 CZK. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant expect to pay around 400-700 CZK.
On average, the cost of living in the Czech Republic is around 25% cheaper than the cost of living in the UK.
Tipping is common practice in the Czech Republic, especially in tourist-heavy areas. Before you tip, check the bill to see if a service charge was included already.
A 5-10% tip is the norm and often the bill is rounded up to the next 20 or 50: If the bill is 67 CZK, pay 80 CZK. If the bill is 270 CZK, give 300 CZK, provided, of course, that you are happy with the service received.
Banknotes in the Czech Republic
The current set of Czech Koruna banknotes have a symbol on the back side, in the bottom right corner. Older banknotes from the withdrawn series don’t have this symbol. Notes without the symbol (dated 1993) are not accepted by vendors.
Banknotes of 20 CZK and 50 CZK have been replaced by coins and are valueless.
Coins in the Czech Republic
Czech coins range from 1 korun to 50 koruna. 50 heller coins (1/2 koruna) have been cancelled and they are worthless now. All other Czech coins have remained the same since 1993.
Did you get back from the Czech Republic with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Czech Koruna coins back to cash.
Czechia’s currency import and export regulations
If you are arriving in the Czech Republic from a destination outside the EU, you need to make a cash declaration if you are brining currency with a value of €10,000 EUR or more. This is also the case if you are exiting the Czech Republic to a destination outside the EU.
There are not currency import or export restricitions in Czechia for amounts smaller than the equivalent of €10,000 EUR.
Ordering Czech Koruna online
Order Czech Koruna online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Czech Koruna online.
Selling back Czech Koruna
If you have Czech Koruna to sell, follow this link to exchange Czech Koruna to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘CZK Czech Koruna’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Czech Koruna.