Switzerland Currency

The Switzerland Currency is it's own currency as unlike Schengen countries and the Swiss Franc ( CHF) is accepted everywhere but also the Euro is found to work in most of the places. The Switzerland which is an ideal destination for tourists has it's own currency system and if you wish to visit the country as an outsider certainly have to carry enough Forex with you which is better to be in the form of Swiss Francs. The shopkeepers along with any currency exchange shop will always pay back in the form of Swiss francs only and thus Euro does not stand much of significance if you are on a long trip.

Denominations in Switzerland Currency:

To understand the denominations by the Swiss Bank which is the main Switzerland Currency it is in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1000 Swiss Francs. The coin issued by Swiss Bank are in 5 Francs, 2 Francs, 1 Franc, 1/2 Franc, 20 Centimes and 10 Centimes along with 5 Centimes which are in different color and weight but the shape is found to be round. The One Hundredth of a Swiss Franc is called a Rappen( German) and Centime ( French) or the Centesimo ( Italian) to understand in the nearby country denominations as the Switzerland is landlocked by all the three countries from the three sides.

Plastic Money or Debit and Credit Cards:

The credit, debit or forex card also works but they should be of International denominations and according to the rules and regulations laid by Swiss banks and it is the same which is Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Cirrus along with American Express. The ATM's are commonly found in Switzerland but even in the small villages and towns the ATM's could be found to work with best exchange rates and the currency should be withdrawn only in the form of Swiss one but if you are a foreigner and try to withdraw your home currency such as Euro then the benefit will be lost as it will deduct higher exchange rates.

The Swiss currency which is one of the toughest in the form of circulation is into regulation through Swiss Bank. The Swiss Franc notes are printed and circulated into different series but even the size of the notes and color remains the same for the previous ones and the new series contains many new security features while the previous series have less of the security features which is because of the illegal circulation of money which does not happen much in case of Swiss currency. The banknotes are quadrilingual in shape and it displays all information in the four national languages.

The Swiss Currency can be obtained from ATM's and are available within all towns and also at post office, shopping center and rail station. The cheapest way to obtain cash is by visiting the nearest bank and provide the exact fees and also if you wish to visit Switzerland you could carry some amount in cash from Airport Forex exchange center while most of the places are having Credit and Debit machines for the Electronic cards which are the most preferred form of paying these days thus making it one of the best and preferred form of payments.


Switzerland Currency Available Banknotes: CHF 10, CHF 20, CHF 50, CHF 100, CHF 200, CHF 1000.

Australian Currency Available Coins: 5, 10 & 20 Rp., ​1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 Fr,

Australia Currency Name: Swiss franc

Australia Currency Symbol: CHF

Australia Currency Code: Swiss franc

Official User: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy

Unofficial Users: Germany

Switzerland Central Bank: Swiss National Bank

Switzerland Currency Printer Agency: Orell Fussli Arts Graphiques SA Zurich

Foreign Exchange Market: Not


Currency Exchange Stores in Zurich City

Store Name: Ria Money Transfer & Currency Exchange

Address: Langstrasse 192, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: ME Money Exchange GmbH

Address: Langstrasse 239, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: AFEX - Associated Foreign Exchange

Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 5, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: AMNIS Treasury Services AG

Address: Badenerstrasse 565b, 8048 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: Act Currency Partner AG

Address: Niederdorfstrasse 88, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: Travelex

Address: Flughafenstrasse, 8302 Kloten, Switzerland


Store Name: MoneyGram

Address: Lowenstrasse 35, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: Swiss Transfers GmbH - Small World FS

Address: Zahringerstrasse 51, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland


Store Name: Travelex Bancomat

Address: Flughafenstrasse, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland


Store Name: City Change AG

Address: Josefstrasse 110, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland