Swiss Francs - do they accept euros in Switzerland?

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  1. Dorwyn

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    ACSI sites are priced in euros, just wondering if I need to get some Swiss francs changed or would they take euros? It's just for a couple of nights
     
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    They accept Euro and give you change in Swiss Francs.
     
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    They are Swiss.. most of whom rate a 10+ of the greedy buggers scale.. As long as it is money they WILL take it off you !!
     
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    The scammed me at the border for the van vignette when I paid in euros, so best take francs to pay for that or get overcharged.
     
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    A Franc is worth slightly more than a Euro (CHF1 = €1.08 today) so I would imagine if you paid in Euros you would be charged more to cover that exchange rate.
     
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    We paid for our campsite in Swiss Francs with a credit card, so although we took a hit on credit card foreign transaction it was cheaper than exchanging cash or euros exchange. That said they do tend to take either, and Switzerland is incredibly expensive - try not to eat out, your eyes will water
     
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    As Mr Jaws says...

    If it is money... the Swiss will take it.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I fell for that one year, best to go into the office then you can pay by card.
     
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    I use credit card, simple choice.
     
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    Been advised to pay by card - simples !
     
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    They're Swiss they'll take all and any money and be rude to you to boot.
    Beautiful country full of not very nice people.
    We occasionally go through Switzerland and love the country but always come out cursing the Swiss and saying never again.
     
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  12. MikeandCarolyn

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    On our way to Annecy we went into Switzerland and through Geneva,at the border a very polite officer asked where we were going and if we would be using motorways. I told him we were headed for Annecy and shrugging and pointing at the garmin I said "not if I can help it" he laughed and waved us through-no vignette.(y)
     
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    And when they give you change in Swiss Francs a lousy exchange rate.
     
  14. Lenny HB

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    Be careful round Annecy mobile often logs on to Swiss network can cost you a fortune being non EU, you don't get cheap roaming. Set the network manually.
     
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    We rarely have phones on when away,unless we really need them.:)
     
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    Switzerland is a Three feel at home destination.... We just drive through these days....have stayed many times in the past its a beautiful country...but expensive.

    Stayed on an aire there on way down to italy. 24 Swiss francs a night. Our German neighbours gave us change luckily as we presumed we could pay by card.....wrong!
     
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    This is exactly what we do.

    Beautiful country, superb railway system, fantastic roads, but eye-wateringly expensive.
     
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    We stopped at a site one night we didn't have any swiss francs as we shouldn't have been there (another story) it was 32 sf I paid her 32 euro of course she didn't understand English didn't give me any change !! :sick: I was too tired to ask ! anyway I didn't declare my two chihuahua,s ;) mind you I didnt realize until I read the charges that I should have.
     
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    Yeah all here are sweetness and light!lol

    If you intend to use Aires you will need Swiss change
     
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    Handy tip when using debit or credit cards, in Switzerland, all the machines will ask if you want to pay using Euro or GBP. You would think that you would get the same rate no matter what you select, however that is not true. If you pay in Euros, then you get you banks exchange rate, if you select GBP, you will be on the extortionate Swiss exchange rate. I got caught out by that one!
     
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