The official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), divided into 100 rappen (German) or centimes (French). Although not part of the EU, many prices are nonetheless indicated in Euros and some merchants may accept Euros. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are widespread; many are equipped with the Cirrus or Maestro system. Banks offer the best exchange rates, but it is also possible to exchange money at major hotels, main train stations and airports. Banks are open Monday to Friday.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Switzerland||CHF 1||CHF 5||CHF 10||CHF 100||CHF 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.39||AUD 6.97||AUD 13.94||AUD 139.44||AUD 1,394.43|
|Canada||CAD 1.32||CAD 6.60||CAD 13.20||CAD 132.05||CAD 1,320.49|
|Ireland||EUR 0.88||EUR 4.38||EUR 8.76||EUR 87.61||EUR 876.14|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.48||NZD 7.41||NZD 14.83||NZD 148.29||NZD 1,482.89|
|South Africa||ZAR 14.09||ZAR 70.45||ZAR 140.91||ZAR 1,409.06||ZAR 14,090.61|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.76||GBP 3.79||GBP 7.58||GBP 75.85||GBP 758.46|
|United States of America||USD 0.98||USD 4.90||USD 9.81||USD 98.07||USD 980.68|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.