Is Switzerland safe for solo female travellers?

Switzerland is generally safe for solo female travellers. The country is known for its low crime rate and its citizens are friendly and welcoming. Women can feel safe walking around during the day and at night, although it is always best to be aware of your surroundings and take the usual precautions.

Travel reviews from Switzerland

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Solo travel experience

Switzerland is so clean and safe! A bit expensive, since they use swiss francs, and the people tend to be quiet and keep to themselves (from my experience, which is fine because I'm the same way), but its so beautiful and peaceful there.

Posted: December 12, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Did one of my first solo trips in Switzerland. Great place to try out solo travel. It’s a very easy place to get around, very safe, and most people speak English.

Posted: November 21, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Itinerary: Day 1 – Zurich Day 2 – Lucerne Day 3, 4 & 5 – Gruyères Day 6 & 7 – Zermatt Day 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 – Gimmelwald Day 13 – Zurich Safety: I felt super safe as a solo traveller. Recommendations: Switzerland is a beautiful country but lodging and food are expensive.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Safety tips for solo female travellers in Switzerland

Switzerland can be a safe destination for solo female travelers, but it's important to take some precautions to ensure your safety. Here are some safety tips for solo female travelers in Switzerland:

  1. Before travelling to Switzerland, it is important to research the area you are visiting. This includes learning about the culture, customs, and any potential safety risks.

  2. When travelling alone, it is important to stay aware of your surroundings. Be aware of people around you and trust your instincts if something doesn’t feel right.

  3. It is best to avoid travelling alone at night, especially in unfamiliar areas. If you must travel at night, try to stay in well-lit and populated areas.

  4. Public transportation is a safe and reliable way to get around Switzerland. Make sure to research the routes and schedules before travelling.

  5. When choosing accommodation, make sure to select a secure and reputable hotel or hostel. Check reviews and ask questions before booking.

  6. When travelling alone, it is important to keep your valuables secure. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and keep your passport and other important documents in a secure place.

  7. Pickpockets are common in tourist areas, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables secure.

  8. Learning some basic phrases in the local language can be helpful when travelling in Switzerland. This can help you communicate with locals and get assistance if needed.

  9. Before travelling, it is important to have a plan. Make sure to let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

  10. In case of an emergency, it is important to have a backup plan. Have a list of emergency contacts and make sure to carry a charged mobile phone.

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Local discussions

Solo travelWhich city is better for a mix of city life, day trips, and nightlife: Zurich or Geneva?

I’m off to Switzerland and was wondering what city would be preferable to base myself in- Zurich or Geneva? I want the best of both, the city feel and the opportunity to do a day excursion to beautiful mountainous parts of the country. I also like a good party. Which would be better?

Posted: June 22, 2023
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TravelWhat recommendations do you have for things to do and places to eat in Basel, Switzerland?

I’m off to Basel, Switzerland, and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for things to do, places to eat, etc.

Posted: June 22, 2023
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TravelWhat suggestions, tips or experiences do you have for our trip to Switzerland?

I'm going on a trip with group of friends this week to Switzerland. We are going to Lucerne, Interlaken and Zurich. We didn't get to plan it because life happened. We are excited to nature most of all. Does anyone have any suggestions, tips or experiences?

Posted: November 23, 2022
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TravelHas anyone tried going to Rhine falls from Zurich on their own?

Hi ladies !! Has anyone tried going to Rhine falls from Zurich on their own? Like without a tour? If yes, how was your experience?

Posted: November 13, 2022
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TravelWhat other towns/cities should we visit in Switzerland?

What towns/cities should we visit in Switzerland? We have 2 days and we thought of Geneva and Zurich, but we would also like a small village near the mountains.

Posted: November 3, 2022
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