How to get your cash

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Where could your Swiss francs take you?

The Swiss franc is legal tender in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Capture a photo moment at the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, or relax at Lake Geneva. If you’re crossing the border into Lichtenstein, explore hiking trails and stop off at the 13th Century Gutenberg Castle.


How many Swiss Francs will I need?

Switzerland regularly tops the polls as one of the most expensive countries to live in and visit. You can generally expect to pay:

  • 100 Fr. for a mid-range, three-course meal for two (£84.55)
  • 7 Fr. for a pint of domestic beer (£5.92)
  • 14 Fr. for a bottle of wine (£11.84)
  • 9 Fr. for spirit measures e.g. whisky (£7.61)
  • 65 to 6.75 Fr. for a coffee (£3.09 - £5.71)
  • 80 Fr. per km in a taxi (plus minimum 6 Fr. fare) (£3.21)

Make your Swiss Francs go further

  • Buy Swiss francs in advance – your bank may charge a fee to withdraw from an ATM.
  • Use a prepaid card – this is a fee-free, secure option that can store up to 10 currencies at once.
  • Pay in local currency – if you are paying by card, always choose to pay in francs to avoid unnecessary fees.
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Useful information about Swiss Francs

Exchange rate

At current rates, £1 equates to roughly 1.19 Swiss francs (CHF). This is always changing, so you can review the current rates here.


Swiss franc notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1,000 Fr.
Swiss franc coins: 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2 and 5 Fr.

Did you know? The currency code CHF stands for Confoederatio Helvetica Franc – a nod to Switzerland’s Latin name.

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