When visiting Poland and country’s capital city Warsaw, you need to use local currency (Polish Zloty – PLN) for daily expenses if paying in cash is that you prefer while traveling. There are plenty of currency exchange counters (Kantor) in the city but the best currency exchange rates we could find in Warsaw were offered by the money changer located not far from the iconic Palace of Culture and Science.
Best Money Changer in Warsaw
You won’t be short of options for exchanging your foreign currency in Warsaw and you can get really good deals for currency exchange here, if only you are ready to shop around. Exchange rates at Warsaw Airport are really bad so finding a reputable money changer in the city can easily save you about 1/5 or 1/4 of your money.
The best foreign exchange rates we could find in Warsaw during our last visit to Poland were offered by Tavex currency exchange office (Kantor) which is conveniently located in a walking distance from Warsaw Central Railway Station and the iconic Palace of Culture and Science.
Of course, we couldn’t check all the money changers in the city but as experienced travelers we can confirm that exchanging money at Tavex is a really great choice as they are offering probably the most competitive exchange rates in Warsaw.
The address of Tavex currency exchange office: Świętokrzyska 32, Warsaw (Google Maps)
Tavex currency exchange office opening hours:
- Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 20:00
- on Saturdays, from 10:00 to 15:00
- on Sundays - closed
Limited opening hours is the biggest disadvantage of this money changer, especially when visiting Warsaw on weekend.
If you will find yourself here at the time when Tavex Kantor is closed, you can find several other currency exchange offices in the area. Try checking for money changer at the nearby Warsaw Central Railway Station and shopping mall Złote Tarasy.
Best Currency Exchange Rates in Warsaw
Tavex currency exchange office charges no commission, so the rate displayed is exactly the same that you get.
How good foreign exchange rates can be expected at the best money changer in Warsaw? Let’s see!
Best EUR to PLN exchange rate in Warsaw
The official EUR exchange rate at the time was 4.365 PLN for 1 Euro, so the rate offered at Tavex (4.339 PLN/EUR) was only by 0.026 PLN lower than the market rate. For every euro exchanged here you’re losing only about 0.006 EUR or about 0.6 EUR per 100 EUR.
Best USD to PLN exchange rate in Warsaw
The official USD exchange rate on the day of our visit was 3.940 PLN for 1 US Dollar, so the rate offered at the best money changer in Warsaw (3.905 PLN/USD) was only by 0.035 PLN lower than the market rate. For every dollar exchanged here you’re losing about 0.009 USD or 0.9 USD per 100 USD.
Slightly worse exchange rate than the one you can get for Euro but still very competitive.
Best GBP to PLN exchange rate in Warsaw
The official GBP exchange rate on the day of our visit was 4.778 PLN for 1 British Pound, so the rate offered at Tavex currency exchange office (4.734 PLN/GBP) was by 0.044 PLN or 0.9% lower than the market rate.
Best CHF to PLN exchange rate in Warsaw
The official CHF exchange rate at the time was 4.014 PLN for 1 Swiss Franc, so the best rate offered in Warsaw (3.987 PLN/CHF) was by 0.027 PLN or 0.7% lower than the market rate.
Exchange rates of other currencies in Warsaw
Less popular currencies are exchanged at a bit lower rates at Tavex but they are still competitive.
The official NOK exchange rate at the time was 0.439 PLN for 1 Norwegian Krone, so the rate offered at Tavex (0.433 PLN/NOK) was by 0.006 PLN or 1.4% lower than the market rate.
The official AUD exchange rate at the time was 2.666 PLN for 1 Australian Dollar, so the rate offered by this Kantor (2.633 PLN/AUD) was by 0.033 PLN or about 1.2% 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 by the best money changer in Warsaw (0.401 PLN/SEK) was by 0.006 PLN or 1.5% lower than the market rate.
The official CAD exchange rate at the time was 2.957 PLN for 1 Canadian Dollar, so the rate offered by Tavex currency exchange office (2.913 PLN/CAD) was by 0.044 PLN or about 1.5% lower than the market rate.
Tavex offers the widest choice of currencies in Warsaw as here you can exchange nearly 60 currencies. Normally, the more exotic currency the worse exchange rate will be, but in any case it will be one of the most competitive exchange rates in Poland.
Comparison of Currency Exchange Rates
How good currency exchange rates at Tavex are if compared to other popular places for exchanging currency such as the airport or train station? Well, they are significantly better than the rates offered at Warsaw Central Railway Station and Warsaw Airport.
EUR exchange rate on the same day:
- Tavex – 4.339 PLN
- Train station - 4.27 PLN
- Airport - 3.76 PLN
USD exchange rate on the same day:
- Tavex – 3.905 PLN
- Train station - 3.83 PLN
- Airport - 3.37 PLN
GBP exchange rate on the same day:
- Tavex – 4.734 PLN
- Train station - 4.60 PLN
- Airport - 4.14 PLN
Exchange rates of the most popular currencies at Tavex Kantor are by about 1.5-3.0% better than at Warsaw Central Railway Station. The difference is even bigger for the less popular currencies.
Currency exchange rates offered by the best Kantor in Warsaw are by at least 14-15% higher than you can get at Warsaw Airport. For less popular currencies rates the difference between exchange rates at Tavex and airport are even bigger!
Current Exchange Rates at Tavex
As currency exchange rates are dynamic and can change at any time, for current rates offered by the best money changer in Warsaw check their website: tavex.pl
Special Exchange Rates at Tavex
Actually you get even better exchange rates if you plan to buy or sell a large sum of money (currency exchange transaction with a value exceeding 4,000 PLN). For a special rate for a large transaction you need to contact them by telephone number +48 22 114 00 20.
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 you arrive to the center of Warsaw by train and don’t want to waste time for finding the best exchange rate, you can find a money changer at Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) that offers much better exchange rates than at the airport. For more details check Currency Exchange at Warsaw Central Railway Station.