Calling Switzerland from the US is easy. In this guide, you'll learn how to call Switzerland, area codes and other useful tips. But before you call Switzerland:

  • Find out the international calling rates from your service provider.
  • Check the Switzerland time zone to avoid untimely calls. The country is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
  • If the rates are too expensive, use international calling cards or VoIP service. Save up to 50% on your phone bills with 8x8 VoIP phone service calls.

Follow our simple dialing procedure below to call any landline or mobile number in Switzerland.

How to Call Switzerland From the US

  1. First, dial the US exit code - 011
  2. Then, dial Switzerland's country code - 41
  3. Dial the city/area code - 1/2 digits.
  4. Finally, dial the phone number

Area Codes in Switzerland

This table with area codes in Switzerland will be of help when you call Switzerland from the USA.

    xLocation Area code Location Area code
    Ammerswil/Aarau 62 Locarno 91
    Andermatt 41 Lucerne 41
    Arosa 81 Lugano 91
    Baden56 Montreux 21
    Basel 61 Neuchatel 32
    Bellinzona 91 Oberwil im Simmental 33
    Berne 31 Olten 62
    Biel/Bienne32 Rapperswil 55
    Burgdorf 34 Schaffhausen 52
    Chiasso 91 Sion 27
    Chur 81 St. Gallen 71
    Crans-sur-Sierre 27 St. Moritz 81
    Davos 81 Thun 33
    Fribourg 26 Vevey 21
    Geneva 22 Wengen 33
    Gryon/Yverdon-Les-Bains 24 Winterthur 52
    Gstaad 33 Yverdon 2
    Interlaken 33 Zermatt 27
    Jura 32 Zug 41
    Klosters 81 Zurich 43
    Lenk im Simmental 33


    How to Call a Landline in Switzerland

    Use the dialing procedure below to make calls to a landline number in Switzerland. For this example, we're calling landline number 123456789 in Geneva.

    1. Dial 011, the exit code.

    2. Dial 41, Switzerland's country code.

    3. Dial 22, the area code for Geneva.

    4. Dial 123456789, the landline number.

    How to Call a Mobile Phone in Switzerland

    Follow these dialing steps to call a mobile phone number in Switzerland. In this example, we're calling mobile number 12345678 in Geneva.

    1. Dial 011, the US exit code.

    2. Dial 41, Switzerland's country code.

    3. Dial 22, the area code for Geneva.

    4. Dial 12345678, the mobile number.

    Business Tips When Calling Switzerland From the US

    Here are a few things to keep in mind about the business and cultural etiquettes in Switzerland.

    • People in Switzerland value punctuality. Being late is rude and considered incompetent.
    • Avoid calling after business hours unless it’s an emergency.
    • Business communication is mostly formal. Jokes and banter might not be taken kindly.
    • When it comes to business discussions,
    • the Swiss prefer talking about the business directly after small talk.
    • English is usually used for business discussions. However, it is best to inquire beforehand whether there is a need for an interpreter.
    • Offices generally begin their day between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M. and close between 5 P.M. and 6 P.M., Monday to Friday.
    • Always address the Swiss by their titles. Also, both names are pronounced in hyphenated surnames. It is rude not to use the full hyphenated name.

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