Switzerland

Looking at booking a holiday to Switzerland or have you booked and need to work out what to pack? We’ve got all the info you need on which adapters you’ll need.

There is so much to see in Switzerland, it’s a country full of variety including medieval towns, mountains with tours and hikes, Castles and much more.

Although Switzerland boasts an amazing mountain range and wilderness it does have great city life, with Geneva & Basel offering plenty to do.

What plug sockets are used in Switzerland?

In Switzerland the plug sockets used are type C / J, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When travelling from the UK you will need an adapter for types C / J.

If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this Multi purpose travel adapters. Please do double check that it meets your needs.

What voltage & frequency is used in Switzerland?

In Switzerland, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. This means you will be able to use all of your normal appliances in Switzerland as the voltage is exactly the same as in the UK, making your journey much easier. On this note, it is important to make sure you do check your appliances to confirm this is the case. Many appliances can be used across the world as they include a converter, this will be noted on the label showing ‘INPUT 100-240V, 50/60Hz’ meaning it can be used anywhere in the world. Most products such as laptop chargers, tablet chargers, cameras, phones, and toothbrushes are included in this category, but please do a double check.