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Switzerland Currency
Switzerland Currency and Bank information -
Swiss Franc (SFr) = 100 rappen or centimes.

Notes are in denominations of: SFr1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10.

Coins are in denominations of: SFr5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes.


Eurocheques are no longer guaranteed and cannot be accepted for encashment but may be useable for payments without guarantee.

Currency exchange

Personal cheques within Eurocheque system are accepted. ATMs provide a very convenient means of obtaining Swiss Francs. There are Bureaux de Change at the train stations and banks.

Credit & debit cards

American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted. Check with the credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other facilities which may be available.

Travellers cheques

US Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro or Swiss Franc cheques are accepted at airports, railway stations and banks. To avoid any additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.

Currency restrictions

There are no limitations on the import or export of local or foreign currencies.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Swiss Franc against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
Date Nov’07
Banking hours

Banks are open Monday to Friday from 0830hrs until 1630hrs.
Useful travel links
MasterCard ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts MasterCard
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards