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Currency?

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Currency?

Whats the best currency to use in geneva? I automaticly thought swiss franc but can see on here the euro is very popular? Whats the best option?

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1. Re: Currency?

Some shops might accept euros (somtimes bad exchange rates), but swiss franc is the currency used in Switzerland and change is always in swiss francs.

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Always use Swiss Francs or a credit/debit card. The easiest and usually cheapest way to get Francs is to withdraw them with a debit card from one of the many ATMs.

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3. Re: Currency?

Hi jedibrown,

I'm curious about where on this site you've seen that the Euro is popular for Geneva? Sometimes hotels will also give their rates in Euro, but it's usually only for comparison.

Because Geneva does sit right near the French border, yes, you will find some places that take the Euro. But keep in mind that usually it'll be places that cater mostly to tourists, not to locals. I usually like to avoid such places.

Also, if the store/restaurant does take the Euro, it will use an exchange rate that won't be beneficial to you (after all, they are doing you a service, and you'll pay for it one way or another). You'll also get your change in CHF.

It's very easy to simply get and use CHF -- just use one of the many ATMs around town.

Hey, my grandma lived in Taunton!

Have fun!

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You can pay for rail tickets and excursions from Geneva with euros.If you are arriving by plane make sure you have some CHF for your train ticket from the airport station to City Centre station (Cornavin). Then you can draw CHF from the cashpoint as you need stock. If you ask the choice of which currency to take with you then definitely CHF. You don't get your free City transport card until you check-in your hotel. If you are taking excursions into France eg Annecy or Chamonix you will need euros for local spends.

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> If you are arriving by plane make sure you have some CHF for your train ticket from the airport station to City Centre station (Cornavin).

There are ATMs in the airport, on your left as you come out of arrivals (look for the UBS sign). They dispense Swiss Francs, Euros and even British Pounds and US Dollars (presumably for departing passengers).

You can also pay for your train ticket by card, either at the wicket or at the machine just to the left of the wicket.

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