Foreign Exchange Guide to Croatia
The domestic currency in Croatia is the Croatian kuna with currency code HRK. Read this foreign exchange guide to Croatia and the Croatian kuna with money transfer and travel tips plus Croatian kuna exchange cross rates.
In this guide we review :
- Croatian kuna info - general info about the Croatian kuna
- Croatian kuna in the markets - recent HRK moves and predictions from the FX markets
- Travelling in Croatia - currency & money saving tips
- Buying Croatian kuna cash online - travel money for Croatia
- Sending money to Croatia - save on Croatian kuna bank transfers to Croatia
- Croatian kuna exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
Croatian kuna (HRK) general currency information
What is the Croatian kuna currency code and symbol?
The three letter currency code for the Croatian kuna is HRK and the symbol is kn.
Which countries use the Croatian kuna?
It is the domestic currency in Croatia.
Croatian kuna (HRK) in the markets
The interactive chart below shows the HRK to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.
Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Croatia
Fans of Game of Thrones have likely already made their pilgrimage here, with Dubrovnik and Split both being key locations for the fantasy series. its not difficult to see why Croatia was chosen. Croatia stretches down the north-eastern side of the glittering, sapphire, Adriatic sea. The clarity of the water is striking (but be sure to bring water shoes as sea urchins are numerous, which is testament to the clean water). Context that with ancient walled towns, a sprinkling of sophisticated islands, picturesque lakes and waterfalls, and there you have the rich foundations for many a fantasy location, but more importantly for the traveller, the opportunity for a wealth of varied and wonderful experiences to be had.
Croatia has come far since the 1990s when the country was at the brink of defeating communism and fighting for its independence. By 1995, Croatia had fought a war and declared its independence. In 2013 Croatia became part of the EU but kept its currency, the croatian Kuna. Some places will accept Euros but don't rely on it as this is always on an unofficial basis. its also very unlikely that you will get a competitive exchange rate for your Euro.
Currency exchange can generally be made at all banks for major currencies or Exchange bureaus which are open for longer hours. Larger post offices and hotels also offer exchange services.
Credit cards are widely accepted but if you're eating out at a small, family run restaurant, its always wise to carry some cash.
Croatia Trip Checklist
- Compare HRK travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
- Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Croatia
- Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)
Travel money for Croatia
Save money and time by Ordering your Croatian kuna online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the HRK cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.
Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.
For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Croatian kuna otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.
Travel Money for Croatia
Sending money to Croatia
When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Croatia you need to start with finding out the latest Croatian kuna foreign-transfer exchange rate.
Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).
Getting a better deal when sending money to Croatia
When sending money to Croatia it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Croatian kuna amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted HRK amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Croatia.
Use our Send to HRK calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Croatian kuna deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!