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 1.46||AUD 7.31||AUD 14.61||AUD 146.10||AUD 1,461.04|
|Canada||CAD 1.34||CAD 6.71||CAD 13.41||CAD 134.12||CAD 1,341.21|
|Ireland||EUR 0.90||EUR 4.50||EUR 8.99||EUR 89.95||EUR 899.49|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.53||NZD 7.64||NZD 15.28||NZD 152.80||NZD 1,528.02|
|South Africa||ZAR 14.50||ZAR 72.49||ZAR 144.98||ZAR 1,449.84||ZAR 14,498.36|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.81||GBP 4.03||GBP 8.06||GBP 80.59||GBP 805.93|
|United States of America||USD 1.02||USD 5.11||USD 10.22||USD 102.25||USD 1,022.49|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.