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Julia-L
Julia-L
8 posts
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May 27, 2013 - 8:56 AM
Hi!
Could you please tell me, is it possible to pay in cash in Switzerland? Sorry for this silly question but I’ve heard that in Switzerland cash money is almost not accepted any more, everybody pays by card.
Thank you!
Julia.
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
298 posts
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May 27, 2013 - 9:53 AM
Hello Julia,
We have been visiting Switzerland every year since 2001 and have never encountered any problems paying with Swiss francs. In fact we rarely pay by card - only if we make unexpected large purchase I haven't budgeted for when deciding on how many francs to take with us. A card payment could be useful for things like hotel bills or car rental fees but for everyday shopping, gondola tickets, cafes etc I would say cash is best and quickest way to pay, I hope this helps.
Enjoy your stay.
Maggie
Julia-L
Julia-L
8 posts
new member
May 28, 2013 - 10:46 AM
Hello Maggie,
Thank you very much for your detailed answer! So, as far as I can see, in fact it is possible to pay in cash even for hotel bills?
Julia.
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
May 28, 2013 - 11:12 AM
Hello Julia,

Although I'm not Maggie, I've spent a lot of time in Switzerland and never met any problems with paying in cash. However, let me give you an example. If you stay in a hotel for some time, I can imagine that they would be happier if payments would be done by card, for security reasons. Switzerland is a "safe" country, but who wants that much cash in the house, if you know what I mean. But it will depend on how long your stay is and which hotel you choose, so it's hard to answer. If you already have chosen a hotel or hotels, you can always ask them via e-mail.

If I were you, I would take cash and a card. For larger amounts you will always be safe, for smaller amounts you will have cash.

Wishing you a nice trip,
Julia-L
Julia-L
8 posts
new member
May 29, 2013 - 2:14 AM
Hello Olga,
thank you very much for your kind reply! I am very grateful to you for your help.
Julia.
dhivya
dhivya
25 posts
new member
Jun 2, 2013 - 3:37 PM
Hi Julia

I too agree with Olga and Maggie. Swiss is tourist friendly. You will not encounter these sort of problems. For large amount like hotel bills, card is preferable and for small amount, be ready with cash

Have a nice journey
dhivya
Julia-L
Julia-L
8 posts
new member
Jun 3, 2013 - 4:11 AM
Hi Dhivya,
thank you very much!
Julia.

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