Currency exchange

Although most points of sale in train stations and border areas accept Swiss and French currency, you need to plan ahead and change some currency before your trip or in the train station.

Before your departure

 

In Switzerland: the official currency is the Swiss Franc.
In France: the official currency is the Euro.

You can check current exchange rates here.

You can obtain information from your bank or go to a currency exchange agency of your city.

At the train station

Most French and Swiss train stations have a bureau de change.

Bureau de change outlets in French train stations

Paris Gare de Lyon 
Hall 3, opposite the International ticket office.
Open Monday to Sunday, from 08:30 to 19:00; on public holidays, from 08:30 to 18:00.

Bureau de change outlets in Swiss train stations

Geneva Cornavin train station
Open Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 20:00, on Saturdays from 07:00 to 19:00 and on Sundays from 09:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 17:50.

Zurich Central train station 
Open Monday to Friday, from 06:30 to 21:30.

Bern train station 
Open Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 19:30, on Saturdays from 07:00 to 19:00 and on Sundays from 09:00 to 19:00.

Basel train station 
Open Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 19:45, on Saturdays from 08:00 to 19:00 and on Sundays from 09:00 to 18:00.

Lausanne train station 
Open from Monday to Wednesday, and on Fridays, from 08:00 to 18:30, on Thursdays from 08:00 to 20:30, on Saturdays from 08:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 09:00 to 13:20 and from 14:40 to 18:00.

Neuchâtel train station 
Open from Monday to Friday, from 06:15 to 19:45; on Saturdays and Sundays, from 07:15 to 19:00.