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What to spend your franc on

  • A bar of authentic Swiss chocolate

    2.5 CHF

  • A cup of fresh coffee

    4.7 CHF

  • A cheese fondue for two in a restaurant

    32 CHF

  • A day-pass for all zones on the Zurich metro

    33.6 CHF

  • A day tour around the beautiful Mount Titlis

    156 CHF

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Must-sees in Switzerland

Rathaus Town hall river Zurich
  • Zurich
  • Zurich is a beautiful spot at the foot of the Alps. There are stunning churches here, as well as the Zurich Museum of Art and the Old Botanical Garden.
Geneve Lake Leman Switzerland Alps
  • Geneva
  • Lake Geneva is a beautiful spot set against a mountainous backdrop. While you’re in the area, take a tour around the fascinating CERN research centre!
Old city Bern Switzerland
  • Bern
  • This old medieval town is now the de facto capital of Switzerland as well as an UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. While touring around the old town, check out the Museum of Natural History.

The final francs in Europe

Due to not being a member of the European Union, the Swiss have held tightly onto their francs. Whilst there are four official languages in Switzerland (German, French, Italian and Romansh) only Latin is used for the inscriptions on the coins.

You will find a 15% service charge added to your bill in hotels, bars and restaurants – this is a legal requirement. Other than that, tipping is not expected, but if you have found the service really exceptional you can always round the bill up!

Frequently used banknotes

There are 100 cents in a franc, while the most commonly used banknotes are for 10 (yellow), 20 (red), 50 (green), 100 (blue) and 1,000 (purple) francs. All four languages are used on each note.

In Switzerland, the majority of payments are made in cash, even for large amounts, so make sure you have plenty of each note to settle bills of all sizes. Not all establishments will accept a credit card.

Buying Swiss franc online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over 600 GBP

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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