Prices in Switzerland - food, souvenirs, transport. How much money to take to Switzerland

Prices in Switzerland

Prices in Switzerland

Prices in Switzerland are among the most expensive in Europe (they are higher than in Italy, Germany and France).

Shopping and souvenirs

It is advisable for shopaholics to come to the country during the sales period (early January - February, early July - August), when you can buy things from famous brands with a 50% discount (some stores will be able to please you with 70 and 90% discounts). If you come to Switzerland out of season for shopping, then it is advisable to shop in outlets (here things are sold at a discount of 15-75%).

From Switzerland it is worth bringing:

  • watches (Rolex, Omega, PatekPhilippe, Cartier), figurines of cows (a cow is a symbol of Switzerland and the Alps), wooden souvenirs, Swiss dishes (tableware set, porcelain plates depicting Swiss landscapes and attractions), Swiss army knife;
  • cheese, chocolate, truffles.

In Switzerland, you can buy chocolate - from 0.83 euros, cheese - from 4 euros, watches - from 83 euros, army knife - from 25 euros, souvenir plates and mugs - 5-8.3 euros.

Excursions and entertainment

Going on a walking tour of Geneva, you will explore the historic part of the city, seeing St. Peter's Cathedral, the University of Geneva, the Reformation Monument. In addition, you can admire the flower clock, Lake Geneva and the Geneva Fountain. The approximate cost of the excursion is 160 euros for a group of 2-10 people.

The approximate cost of entertainment in Switzerland: a visit to the castles of Aigle and Gruyeres - 7.8 euros (for each), entrance to the Money Museum in Zurich - 8.3 euros, travel on the ice express passing along the route: from St. Moritz to Zermatt - 110 euros.

You should definitely go to the Ice Park, which is located in Lucerne. Here you will see paleontological finds, the house of the Amrein family, a mirror maze “Alhambra”, model of an ice mill and other interesting things. The cost of entertainment is 110 euros for a group of 2-20 people.


You can purchase a pass that allows you to travel an unlimited number of times during the day on all types of public transport in the city (it costs 8.3 euros). Or you can purchase a SwissPass - a travel card that allows you to travel by all means of transport (bus, boat, train) not only within one city, but throughout Switzerland. You can buy such a pass, valid for 8 days, for 300 euros.

You will be able to get from Zurich to Bern by an international train, the ticket for which will cost you 37 euros, and from Zurich to Geneva you can get for 66 euros.

The minimum daily expenses (accommodation in a campsite or youth hostel, self-catering, no alcohol abuse) on vacation in Switzerland will amount to 66 euros per person. But for a more comfortable stay, you should count on an amount that is at least 2-2.5 times higher than this..


  • Prices in Switzerland
  • Prices in Switzerland