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USD to CHF - Rate Guide

US Dollar to Swiss Franc exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 USD = 0.9761 CHF

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USD to CHF - Trading Range (90 Day)
30-DAY HIGH (5d)
USD/CHF at 0.976 was trading near the 90-day average 0.9795 with a range 0.9631 to 1.0003. There are no current rate alerts.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

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Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Swiss Franc

USD

CHF

U$ 1
Fr 0.9761
U$ 5
Fr 4.8805
U$ 10
Fr 9.7610
U$ 20
Fr 19.52
U$ 50
Fr 48.81
U$ 100
Fr 97.61
U$ 250
Fr 244.03
U$ 500
Fr 488.05
U$ 1,000
Fr 976.10
U$ 2,000
Fr 1,952
U$ 5,000
Fr 4,881
U$ 10,000
Fr 9,761
U$ 50,000
Fr 48,805
U$ 100,000
Fr 97,610
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USD

CHF

U$ 1.0245
Fr 1
U$ 5.1225
Fr 5
U$ 10.25
Fr 10
U$ 20.49
Fr 20
U$ 51.23
Fr 50
U$ 102.45
Fr 100
U$ 256.13
Fr 250
U$ 512.25
Fr 500
U$ 1,025
Fr 1,000
U$ 2,049
Fr 2,000
U$ 5,123
Fr 5,000
U$ 10,245
Fr 10,000
U$ 51,225
Fr 50,000
U$ 102,450
Fr 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/CHF amounts use our Convert USD to CHF quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/CHF International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

USD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Providers Receive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
9,633 Fr
Best Overall
0.963301.25%
OFX logo
9,581 Fr
Fr52 less
0.95810^1.78%
TransferWise logo
9,695.3 Fr
Fr62 more
0.9745U$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,372.1 Fr
Fr261 less
0.9389183.93%
HSBC logo
9,365.93 Fr
Fr267 less
0.938U$153.99%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,308 Fr
Fr325 less
0.9363154.58%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
9,247.59 Fr
Fr385 less
0.9341U$1005.2%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
9,247.59 Fr
Fr385 less
0.9341U$1005.2%
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9633 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,633 Fr
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9581 (1.78% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,581 Fr
Total Cost:1.78%
Difference:
Fr52 CHF less than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 25 2020 18:02:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$51 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:0.9745 (0.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,695.3 Fr
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
Fr62 CHF more than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts + Multi-currency debit card
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9389 (3.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,372.1 Fr
Total Cost:3.93%
Difference:
Fr261 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9380 (3.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,365.93 Fr
Total Cost:3.99%
Difference:
Fr267 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9322 (4.44% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,308 Fr
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
Fr325 CHF less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9341 (4.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,247.59 Fr
Total Cost:5.2%
Difference:
Fr385 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9341 (4.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,247.59 Fr
Total Cost:5.2%
Difference:
Fr385 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates
 

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money Providers Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
881.10 Fr
Best Overall
0.88110^9.68%
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
854.70 Fr
Fr26 less
0.8547012.38%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
846.16 Fr
Fr35 less
0.8547U$1013.26%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
837.61 Fr
Fr43 less
0.8547U$2014.14%
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8811 (9.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)881.10 Fr
Total Cost:9.68%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 25 2020 18:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8547 (12.38% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)854.70 Fr
Total Cost:12.38%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8536 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)846.16 Fr
Total Cost:13.26%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8547 (12.38% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)837.61 Fr
Total Cost:14.14%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (USD & CHF)

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East TimorEast Timor (USD)EcuadorEcuador (USD)El SalvadorEl Salvador (USD)
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USD and CHF in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs CHF, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

US Dollar (USD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

At its October meeting the Federal Reserve cut the target range for the federal funds rate to 1.5-1.75 percent, the third rate cut so far this year, amid soft inflation indicators and general worries about the economy. However the central bank also signaled a pause in the easing cycle.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade war policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

 

Swiss Franc (CHF)

The Swiss National Bank continues to reaffirm its commitment to an ultra-loose monetary policy, which includes negative interest rates and a willingness to intervene in FX markets, as part of an effort to spark inflation in the economy.

The SNB will be unhappy, therefore, with the franc’s strength in May.

Between April-23 and May-24 (the day of this report), the franc was the best performing G10 currency; it gained 2.2 percent against the euro, taking EUR/CHF back towards Fr1.12 and close to long-term lows (franc highs).

May’s strength reflected worsening sentiment towards the global economy, driven by a significant escalation in US-China trade tensions. As a safe haven, the franc typically gains value during tough times and sinks when investors gain confidence.


How to get Best USD to CHF Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

The transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

What is a good USD to CHF exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to CHF exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*USD/CHFDate
1 Day-0.4%0.979924 Feb 2020
7 Day-0.7%0.983218 Feb 2020
30 Day+0.6%0.970126 Jan 2020
3 Month-2.2%0.998527 Nov 2019
1 Year-2.4%1.000225 Feb 2019
5 Year+2.6%0.951826 Feb 2015
10 Year-9.3%1.076227 Feb 2010

*For period to 25-Feb 21UTC when USD/CHF was 0.9762

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