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Swiss Franc

Make your Swiss Francs go further with Asda Travel Money. We’ll beat any competitors within 5 miles with our Price Promise or Click & Collect from any Asda Travel Money bureau to get your Swiss Franc.

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Pile of mixed denomination Swiss Franc banknotes

Before you head to Switzerland, it’s worth thinking about the coins and notes in your pocket. Asda Travel Money ensures you get competitive British Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates before you travel.


Click & Collect your Swiss Francs


The Swiss Franc is the official currency of Switzerland.


Planning a family visit? Heading to a conference? Or dashing to the airport on the spur of the moment? We’ll have your Swiss Francs ready at any of our nationwide Asda Travel Money bureaux. It’s fast, easy and reliable.


  • Find selected stores

  • Click & Collect for free

  • Convenient collection whilst shopping


There’s more to explore in our Click & Collect service page. See why Asda Travel Money remains the ultimate choice for GBP to Swiss Franc exchange.


Pound (GBP) to Franc (CHF) exchange rate Price Promise


If you find a more competitive offer within 5 miles of any Asda Travel Money bureau, we’ll give you a better one. We call this our Price Promise.

Additionally, we provide free delivery on Sterling to Swiss Franc on orders over £500. That saves even more cash for your journey.


Should I buy Swiss Francs now or wait?


We get it — you may be tempted to wait for a higher exchange rate for Pound to Swiss Franc. However, there’s no certainty it will help your budget. Currencies are constantly rising and falling. You’re in a stronger position if you can lock in a fantastic deal now, ticking one more box on route to Switzerland.


There are several advantages to exchanging before you arrive. For example, you won’t have to search for an ATM at the airport or nearby or pay any fees for using a debit card abroad. Then, of course, there’s the confidence in a great rate that’s more favourable than exchanging on Swiss soil. 


Which countries use the Swiss Franc?


You might be surprised to learn that CHF isn’t only valid in Switzerland. You can use Francs as legal tender in Liechtenstein[1] (one of the world’s smallest countries on the Austrian border) and the Campione d’Italia[2] (an Italian colony surrounded by Swiss territory).


Do you have any leftover Euros? They’re valid in parts of Switzerland[3] too — largely in shops such as department stores, hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. However, the exchange rate may vary, and your change will be given in Swiss Francs. We recommend exchanging your Euros for CHF before you leave for the best value and a smooth transaction.

Swiss coins and banknotes


Today, CHF is divided into 100 ‘centimes’ (French) or ‘rappen’ (German). You’ll find coins of[4]:


  • 5 c
  • 10 c
  • 20 c
  • 5 fr
  • 1 fr
  • 2 fr
  • 5 fr


If you’re looking at GBP to Swiss Franc exchanges, you’re likely to require some banknotes. These are divided into:


  • 10 fr
  • 20 fr
  • 50 fr
  • 100 fr
  • 200 fr
  • 1,000 fr

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • Price Promise

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureaux, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.

  • 2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money

    Stop by our travel money bureau and we’ll buy back your unused travel money. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it back commission free.

    Our Buy Back Promiselets you sell back your CHF at the same rate for just £2.99

  • 3. Same Day Travel Money Service

    Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.

Common Swiss Franc questions 


What is the Swiss Franc?

The Swiss Franc is the official currency of Switzerland. The currency is issued by the Swiss National Bank[5] (SNB), the central bank in Switzerland.


How much is 1 GBP to 1 CHF?

Exchange rates are always variable. Swiss Franc to Sterling works out at £1 for 1.061 CHF.


*Rates taken from Asda foreign exchange calculator. At time of publishing - February 2024.


How much might a week in Switzerland cost?

Food, drink and accommodation in Switzerland might cost you at least £1,450 for the week. Accommodation for a week in Switzerland starts from about £760, based on a basic double room with breakfast (approx. 115 CHF per night)[6]. If you add on evening meals for two at a restaurant (approx. 110 CHF per night)[7], then you’re looking at about 1.575 CHF or £1,485.


What else do I need before I leave?

Let’s get the rest of your trip covered. Explore Travel Insurance with Asda for complete peace of mind, covering one trip or several through the year.

How much do things cost in the Switzerland?


Getting a good exchange rate on the Pound to Swiss Franc is even more important when you consider the cost of living and travelling in the country. Switzerland is currently ranked as the second most expensive country in the world for cost of living[8], second only to Bermuda. Both basics and luxuries may cost more than you realise. Here’s are average prices of some common holiday expenses[9]:

Before you run off to Switzerland, remember to pick up your holiday money at Asda

[1] [2] [4] Sourced: oanda.com. February 2024.

[3] Sourced: help.myswitzerland.com. February 2024.

[3] Sourced: icelandreview.com. February 2024.

[5] Sourced: snb.ch. February 2024.

[6] Sourced: myswitzerland.com February 2024.

[7] [8] [9] Sourced: numbeo.com. February 2024.

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