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 1.41||AUD 7.07||AUD 14.13||AUD 141.35||AUD 1,413.46|
|Canada||CAD 1.33||CAD 6.66||CAD 13.31||CAD 133.12||CAD 1,331.23|
|Ireland||EUR 0.88||EUR 4.41||EUR 8.81||EUR 88.10||EUR 881.01|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.47||NZD 7.36||NZD 14.72||NZD 147.16||NZD 1,471.55|
|South Africa||ZAR 14.24||ZAR 71.18||ZAR 142.37||ZAR 1,423.70||ZAR 14,236.98|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.76||GBP 3.79||GBP 7.58||GBP 75.79||GBP 757.91|
|United States of America||USD 1.00||USD 5.01||USD 10.02||USD 100.16||USD 1,001.60|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.