Mar 12, 2018 - 5:37 PM
The franc is the official currency of Switzerland, so you should always (as Rockoyster has already stated) carry CHF. When you are in smaller shops and stands, it is nicer if you pay in cash rather than with a credit card. The owner will appreciate this, because if you use a credit card, he or she will have to pay a fee to the credit card issuer, thus reducing his or her profits.
Another word about credit cards. If you are paying with a foreign credit card, you may be presented with the option of choosing to pay the amount owing in CHF or in the home currency of your credit card. If you have a credit card where the issuing bank does not charge an extra fee for conversion (usually about 2%) it is better for you to select the CHF option.
Last modified on Mar 12, 2018 - 5:42 PM by Peterli