Useful to know

Currency

Switzerland still uses the Swiss franc (CHF). You can pay with euros in many shops, but change will be given in Swiss francs. You can exchange money at the airport, in banks and at bureaux de change in stations. 

Hours

Banks, post offices and other administrative services are generally open from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 12:15 and from 13:30 to 16:30.

Credit cards

Most service providers accept the usual credit cards. Cash machines in Swiss banks operate on the CYRRUS system or with MAESTRO. Other banks will have at least one automated cash machine for credit card transactions. It is still important to have a small amount of cash available, for example to pay for taxis or public transport.

VAT

VAT at 7.7 % is included in all prices displayed.

Service charges

The service charge is included in all prices displayed. It is common to leave an additional tip when you are very pleased with the service you have received, but this is optional. 

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