Practical information

 

CURRENCY
The Polish currency unit is zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy. Current exchange rate on: 
www.nbp.pl
1 EUR = c.a 4,26 PLN (October 2019) 
1 USD = c.a 3,82 PLN (October 2019)
Most foreign currencies can be easily exchange either in banks or in private exchange offices (“kantor”). Foreign currency (cash) is not acceptable in shops.

SHOPS
The common opening hours are 10.00 am  – 7.00 pm Monday to Friday.
​​​​​​On Saturdays shops are mostly closed at 2 pm and generally closed on Sundays.​​​​​
Payment in shops: by cash (Polish money, some accept €) or credit cards.

EMERGENCIES AND MEDICAL SERVICES
Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge.

997 Police
998 Fire brigade
999 Ambulance
986 Municipal police

112 European emergency number for mobile phones

CREDIT CARDS
Credit cards accepted in Poland: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Cash withdrawal machines, restaurants, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards.

POST OFFICES
Post offices are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Post boxes are red and post is usually collected twice daily. Stamps can be bought only at post offices.

BANKS
Banks are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.