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Best Switzerland Sim Card For Tourist Compared – How To Buy a Prepaid Switzerland Sim Card (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 07:33 pm

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Best Switzerland Sim Card For Tourist Compared – Lebara Switzerland sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a prepaid sim card in Switzerland. Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and get unlimited rides on trains.

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Switzerland?

But if you look carefully you can buy the cheapest sim card in Switzerland with Lebara prepaid sim card Switzerland only data packages for 15 CHF unlimited internet valid for 30 days. Read here best Switzerland eSim

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Ubigi Switzerland eSim for $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $19 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

Airalo eSim Switzerland prepaid starts at $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $14 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days and $38 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. The cheapest eSim in Switzerland with Airalo is $4 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly Switzerland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland for just $2 USD per day. Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to get the best deals in Switzerland with Booking and Agoda!

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and get a discount booking your activities in Zurich with Klook!

SIM CARD IN SWITZERLAND COMPARED AND BEST PREPAID SIM CARD IN SWITZERLAND BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about Switzerland prepaid sim card that internet and data connection in Switzerland is amazing and most of the places you will have 4G and I don’t even remember being offline while traveling in Switzerland even in remote areas.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is buying a prepaid sim card in Switzerland. We recommend you buy a sim card in Switzerland at the airport if you want to connect online in a hurry.

If you prefer to get affordable prices for your prepaid sim card in Switzerland is better that you wait until get to the city and compare prices and packages in the phone shops for a Switzerland sim card.

I got my Sunrise prepaid sim card in Switzerland for 20 CHF with unlimited data which was the thing that I was looking for. If you need to call someone you can always use whatsapp or internet for this.

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BUYING A SWITZERLAND SIM CARD AT THE AIRPORT (ZURICH AIRPORT SIM CARD)

You can buy a Switzerland sim card at Geneva airport and a Switzerland sim card at Zurich airport. It will be an option to buy for tourists a Swiss sim card at Zurich airport but expect to pay more than buying in a phone shop in the city.

Make sure you are bringing your passport (ID or a photocopy is fine too) when buying your sim card in Switzerland. Read here how to get from Geneva airport to city center and Zurich airport to city center.

WHERE TO BUY SWITZERLAND SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

Apart from buying a Swiss sim card at Zurich airport you can buy a Switzerland sim card in the official shops.

You can check a few prices and packages sometimes they are having great offers for tourists and it will be a great option. Don’t forget your passport and if you buy a sim card in Switzerland at the phone shop they will activate for you avoiding the hassle!

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BEST PREPAID SIM CARD SWITZERLAND COMPARISON

The most popular phone companies are Swisscom and Sunrise for getting a prepaid sim card in Switzerland. We will tell you the prices and packages below comparing both of them.

Regarding coverage almost all of them will provide data connection and phone signal in Switzerland. Maybe a few remote areas you can exclude.

Swisscom Sim Card

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Swisscom prepaid sim card cost 20 CHF with 20 CHF credit. Swisscom is the largest provider in the country and the best for coverage. Check here prices and packages in Swisscom website!

Swisscom doesn’t offer packages and you have top up. The price for daily unlimited internet is 2 CHF per day. Swisscom sim card in Switzerland lasts until 12 months without topping up. If you are planning to come back to Switzerland can be a great choice for you.

Sunrise Sim Card Switzerland

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Sunrise Switzerland sim card is the second largest phone operator in the country. As I mentioned before as a tourist sim card in Switzerland Sunrise offers for 20 CHF unlimited internet valid for 7 days. Check here prices and packages in Sunrise website!

If you are interested to stay longer or would you love to be able to make calls and sending Sms you will have to look for another package. Sunrise offers for 50 CHF a month unlimited internet calls and Sms. Make sure you check about data when does starts and how much GB you have per day and the whole month.

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Salt Switzerland Sim Card


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Salt sim card Switzerland costs 20 CHF and you will get 20 CHF credits. So it’s a free sim card in Switzerland costing 2 CHF for daily internet. Check here prices and packages in Salt website!

If you prefer buying a package 5 GB data costs 10 CHF valid for one month. And for 25 CHF with 50 GB data.

Check and ask for the packages at the moment when traveling around Switzerland in the phone stores because Salt sim card Switzerland has always great options for prepaid sim card in Switzerland for tourists.

Lebara Mobile Switzerland Sim Card

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Lebara Mobile sim card Switzerland offers only data packages unlimited internet for 15 CHF valid for 30 days since they have always big discounts. Check here prices and packages in Lebara website!

You can get Lebara Mobile Switzerland data packages for 40 CHF including Europe roaming can be a great option if after Switzerland you keep traveling around Europe and you have to buy another sim card.

Lycamobile Switzerland Sim Card

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Lycamobile sim card Switzerland offers only data packages for 30 CHF valid for 30 days up to 40 GB data high speed.. Check here prices and packages in their website!

You can get Lycamobile Switzerland for 9 CHF with 10 GB data and unlimited SMS and local minutes.

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Holafly Switzerland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland for just $2 USD per day.

The data plans with Holafly eSim Switzerland start at $19 USD for 5 days for unlimited data. If you choose 10 days unlimited data $34 USD, for $47 USD 15 days unlimited data and $69 USD unlimited data for 30 days all of them with unlimited data.

AIRALO SWITZERLAND ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo eSim Switzerland prepaid starts at $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $14 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days and $38 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. The cheapest eSim in Switzerland with Airalo is $4 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Orange Switzerland eSim

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Orange Switzerland eSim prepaid have great data packages for eSim like Airalo eSim Switzerland and Nomad eSim Switzerland prepaid. Check here prices and packages in Orange website!

You can get with Orange eSim prepaid Switzerland for €30 with 15 GB data for Switzerland and Europe valid for 15 days. And for €50 with 30 GB data for Switzerland and Europe valid for 15 days.

Orange eSim Switzerland is a great option compared to Holafly if you are staying in Switzerland for 2 weeks and little bit more expensive to Airalo and Nomad eSim in Switzerland.

Nomad eSim Switzerland

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Nomad eSim Switzerland for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Switzerland prepaid starts at $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. You can buy a Nomad eSim in Switzerland for $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days.

O2 Switzerland eSim

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O2 eSim Switzerland is one of the favorite options for tourist eSim from UK. You can get a O2 eSim Switzerland for €25 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

To be honest Airalo and Orange eSim Switzerland and Holafly eSim have better data packages than O2 eSim. But check them out just in case they improve their packages for eSim in Switzerland.

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MTX Connect eSim Switzerland for €60 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. MTX Connect eSim Switzerland for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. There are unlimited data plans starting from €10 per day and for €15 with 2 GB data valid for 7 days.

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Ubigi Switzerland eSim has affordable data packages for $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $19 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days and for $69 USD with 50 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

GIGSKY SWITZERLAND ESIM

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GigSky Switzerland eSim for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD SWITZERLAND CONCLUSION (SWISS CHEAPEST PREPAID SIM CARD)

If you ask me for a data sim card Switzerland, the cheapest sim card in Switzerland is with Lebara Mobile prepaid sim card paying 15 CHF for unlimited data in Switzerland valid for 30 days. If you are planning to stay longer maybe better if you can go for other packages at 50 CHF with internet, sms and calls unlimited.

You can also buy your prepaid sim card in Switzerland at Lidl, Aldi and Coop. You will get around 1 GB data for 10 CHF always a great option to save time but you will not get the best data packages for Switzerland.

The only problem with a Swiss prepaid sim card when you use so much data the internet will slow down until it refresh at midnight. Just make sure is unlimited data because most of them have a limit at 10 GB or 40 GB data depending on the operator.

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Ubigi Switzerland eSim for $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $19 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

Airalo eSim Switzerland prepaid starts at $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $14 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days and $38 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. The cheapest eSim in Switzerland with Airalo is $4 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly Switzerland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland for just $2 USD per day. Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

VISA IN SWITZERLAND

Certain countries will need a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland. Applying for a Schengen visa requires several documents, including insurance, proof of financial capacity, and pre-booked accommodations. Check if you need a visa to enter Switzerland.

CASH AND ATMS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is one of the largest banking centers in the world. Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash will be needed for some small boutiques or perhaps for tips, but there will be no problems with any kind of payment in the country. The exchange rate €1 = 1.08 CHF.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate in Switzerland

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is beautiful all year round. Timing your travel highly depends on what exactly you want to experience and, to a certain degree, how much cold you can tolerate. There are four seasons in Switzerland, and each one has its pros and cons.

Summer is the most crowded and winter if you are looking for sky resorts. We would say the best time to visit Switzerland is Autumn and Spring can be the least crowded and where you will find the best deals for accommodation.

Click here to know more about the weather in Switzerland

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND

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On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around  20-40 CHF and that might not even include drinks. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. 

Watch out for lunch specials and promos that many cafes offer, as this is one of the best ways to eat cheaply. The other is things like kebabs, pizzas, Asian food, and small takeaways found near train stations can cost around 6-10 CHF.

WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

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There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to get the best deals in Switzerland with Booking and Agoda!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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