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Zurich Airport best ATM to get CHF?

I will need to withdraw some cash CHF from an ATM at Zurich Airport. What is the best way (cheapest bank)?


I will be using UK bank cards (Lloyds or Citibank).


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I think that would be cheaper than using my bank card on debit transactions.
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Old 29.11.2019, 15:56
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Re: Zurich Airport best ATM to get CHF?

Swiss ATM normally do not charge you and the GPB-CHF conversion rate is set by your bank.

In conclusion: Any UBS, CS, ZKB, Raiffeisen, or Postfinance ATM (the latter might accept cards which the former don't and vice versa)
The Travellex ATMs might charge fees.


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Get Revolut.
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Get Revolut.


I want to avoid getting another card I think it is a hassle. I will open a CHF account though.
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Re: Zurich Airport best ATM to get CHF?

Get Revolut.

You can have it in GBP, CHF, USD, and a million other currencies. No bank comes close to their currency conversions.

Don’t like Revolut? Get Transferwise.
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Get Revolut.

You can have it in GBP, CHF, USD, and a million other currencies. No bank comes close to their currency conversions.

Don’t like Revolut? Get Transferwise.
My bank offers 22 currencies and I don't need to get a new card and new apps etc.
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My bank offers 22 currencies and I don't need to get a new card and new apps etc.
So why to bother finding the cheapest ATM? Just use your comfy existing card...
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Re: Zurich Airport best ATM to get CHF?

You load £200 on Revolut. You arrive at ZRH and go to any ATM. Put the card in and ask for f200. ATM spits that out. Revolut converts that to £ and deducts that from your balance. Beware rates on the weekend often are not as good as during the week, but still better than the banks.

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You load £200 on Revolut and convert this to CHF at the prevailing rate. At ZRH you take f200 and Revolut deducts that from your CHF balance. No fees, no charges, you control the exchange rate.
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I will need to withdraw some cash CHF from an ATM at Zurich Airport. What is the best way (cheapest bank)?


I will be using UK bank cards (Lloyds or Citibank).


Any advice?


I think that would be cheaper than using my bank card on debit transactions.
I wouldn't bother comparing. ATM charges are pretty much uniform across all Swiss banks, and the exchange rate is set by your own bank anyway.
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So why to bother finding the cheapest ATM? Just use your comfy existing card...
Hello. It should be way cheaper to withdraw money once rather than using debit for many small amount transactions.
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Old 30.11.2019, 18:30
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Hello. It should be way cheaper to withdraw money once rather than using debit for many small amount transactions.

No, works on a percentage


Whatever you do, it won't be cheap
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No, works on a percentage


Whatever you do, it won't be cheap
Not really. Most banks will cap the fee they charge for a withdrawal. Therefore it is cheaper to take 500 out once than take 100 5 times.


I actually decided to open a CHF account and use my debit card as a local card. If this is not ready on time then I will take out some cash.
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