Currency Exchange at Warsaw Central Railway Station

Currency Exchange at Warsaw Central Railway Station

Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) is the main train station in the capital of Poland. If you are taking a train to Warsaw from the airport or one of neighboring countries, dropping off at this centrally located railway station is often the best option. You can also conveniently exchange currency at Warsaw Central Railway Station as they are offering reasonable enough exchange rates there.

Money Changer at Warsaw Central Railway Station

Currency exchange counter (kantor) at Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) is operated by company Money World which also operates several currency exchange branches at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). However, at the railway station you can get much better exchange rates than at the airport.

Currency exchange counter is located on the main hall level of Warszawa Centralna building. This counter is very easy to spot as it is found right in front of the stairs and escalators leading to the ground level where train platforms are situated.

Currency Exchange Rates at Warsaw Central Railway Station

As it was already mentioned, currency exchange rates at Warsaw Central Railway Station are much better than at Warsaw Airport. What foreign exchange rates can be expected at the train station? Let’s see!

Currency Exchange at Warsaw Central Railway Station

USD to PLN exchange rate at Warsaw Central Railway Station

The official USD exchange rate on the day of our visit was 3.94 PLN for 1 US Dollar, so the rate offered at Warszawa Centralna (3.83 PLN/USD) was by 0.11 PLN lower than the market rate. For every dollar exchanged here you’re losing about 0.028 USD or 2.8 USD per 100 USD. Not the best exchange rate you could image but still much better than at the airport.

EUR to PLN exchange rate at Warsaw Central Railway Station

The official EUR exchange rate at the time was 4.37 PLN for 1 Euro, so the rate offered at the train station (4.27 PLN/EUR) was by 0.10 PLN lower than the market rate. For every euro exchanged here you’re losing about 0.023 EUR or about 2.3 EUR per 100 EUR. Euro exchange rate at Warsaw Central Railway Station is even better than USD exchange rate.

GBP to PLN exchange rate at Warsaw Central Railway Station

The official GBP exchange rate on the day of our visit was 4.78 PLN for 1 British Pound, so the rate offered at Warsaw Central Railway Station (4.60 PLN/GBP) was by 0.18 PLN or 3.8% lower than the market rate.

Exchange rates of other currencies at Warsaw Central Railway Station

The official NOK exchange rate at the time was 0.439 PLN for 1 Norwegian Krone, so the rate offered at the railway station (0.401 PLN/NOK) was by 0.038 PLN or 8.7% lower than the market rate.

The official AUD exchange rate at the time was 2.67 PLN for 1 Australian Dollar, so the rate at Warszawa Centralna (2.51 PLN/AUD) was by 0.16 PLN or about 6.0% lower than the market rate.

The official SEK exchange rate at the time was 0.407 PLN for 1 Swedish Krona, so the rate offered at the train station (0.365 PLN/SEK) was by 0.042 PLN or 10.3% lower than the market rate.

The official CAD exchange rate at the time was 2.96 PLN for 1 Canadian Dollar, so the rate offered at Warsaw Central Railway Station (2.80 PLN/CAD) was by 0.16 PLN or about 5.4% lower than the market rate.

The official CHF exchange rate at the time was 4.01 PLN for 1 Swiss Franc, so the best rate offered at the station (3.93 PLN/CHF) was by 0.08 PLN or 2.0% lower than the market rate.

Should you exchange currency at Warsaw Central Railway Station?

If exchanging currency at Warsaw Central Railway Station is the most convenient option for you, for the most popular popular currencies such as EUR, USD, GBP and CHF you can get quite a reasonable rate.

Less popular currencies are exchanged at far less competitive rates. Money changer at the train station offers exchange of more than 20 foreign currencies but the less popular currency is, the worse exchange rate can be expected.

If you are looking for a better deal, not far from Warsaw Central Railway Station you can find currency exchange counters offering better foreign exchange rates.

Tips

Slightly better exchange rates can be found at the nearby shopping mall. For more details check Currency Exchange at Zlote Tarasy.

If you are flying to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), avoid exchanging your money at the airport as currency exchange rates there are not competitive at all. How bad are the rates at Warsaw Airport? Check here: Currency Exchange Rates at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

When looking for the best money changer in Warsaw, check the exchange rates offered by this company: Best Currency Exchange Rates in Warsaw City Center.

Warsaw Central Railway Station from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) can be conveniently reached by airport train S3Train from Chopin Airport WAW to Warsaw City Center.

When arriving at the station by train from the airport or another city, you might want to leave your baggage at the station and explore Warsaw lightly. Check what options you have for luggage storage at Warszawa Centralna: Left Luggage at Warsaw Central Railway Station.