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I'm flying to the UK for a few months tonight from Geneva, and I have no problem exchanging my cash in the airport, but I though I'd just check in here and see if anyone knows of somewhere that has any kind of decent exchange rates, or if the airport is good?
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Old 30.05.2013, 09:54
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Re: Currency exchange

Your bank would be the best place. Or you can use the SBB CFF Geneva airport railway station service.

Or you can draw cash at ATMs in UK. Post Finance charge Fr 5 per transaction.
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Just get cash from an ordinary ATM. You'll struggle to find a better rate than what you get from your own bank by doing that.
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Re: Currency exchange

Did you know you can haggle exchange rate in the airport?
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I'm flying to the UK for a few months tonight from Geneva, and I have no problem exchanging my cash in the airport, but I though I'd just check in here and see if anyone knows of somewhere that has any kind of decent exchange rates, or if the airport is good?
Depends where in the UK are you going, but London has plenty of currency exchange places which will give you better rates than at your bank (any). Just google it. You could just take CHFs and exchange there.

Otherwise, the second best option will be your Swiss debit card (not credit card!) and use of ATMs. Just keep in mind you'll be charged 3 to 5 CHF for each withdrawal so better withdraw big amounts less often.

Buying GBP at the airport or probably anywhere else in Switzerland will get you less for your money.
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