Swiss francs for skilifts and local purchases?

Swiss francs for skilifts and local purchases?

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Richard67
Richard67
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Apr 23, 2015 - 9:44 PM
I will be in Switzerland for three days. Plan to use credit card for hotels, do I need to convert Euros to Swiss francs for food purchases, lift tickets, general shopping?
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 24, 2015 - 3:37 PM in reply to Richard67

Richard67 said: I will be in Switzerland for three days. Plan to use credit card for hotels, do I need to convert Euros to Swiss francs for food purchases, lift tickets, general shopping?

In general, no. But, there are occasions when it is desirable to have CHF in your pocket.

Throughout the country, there is an attempt to be Euro friendly, but it is not quite universal.

For example, in smaller towns, and, occasionally in small stores in the country, you'll need cash.

Many places accept Euros,but give Swiss Franks as change when you use Euros as cash. Exchange rates in such places may be approximate.

On city tramlines, the ticket machines at individual stops usually only take CHF, as coins and often paper money.

Ticket machines at train stations take credit cards, Swiss paper money and often coins. If you are in a real hurry, running to catch a train, cash is faster.

If you use the luggage carts at major train stations, you insert a coin to free the cart, then you get the coin back when you return the cart to the storage line. They take a 2 CHF coin or a Euro coin ....1 or 2 Euros. Can't remember which.

Last modified on Apr 24, 2015 - 3:42 PM by Slowpoke
Annika
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Apr 24, 2015 - 4:08 PM
Here's some additional information as well: myswissalps.com/swissfranc.

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