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Use debit card ATM at Zurich airport

Leaving in a few days for 2 weeks in Switzerland. I'm trying to decided whether to purchase CHF from my bank before leaving or just using my debit card on arrival. I realize that I should use an ATM from a bank vs TravelEx or a booth. What are the names of Swiss banks so I know which bank ATM to use and will there be one located at the Zurich airport? We will be hopping the train from Zurich airport to Appenzell and I would like to have cash in hand before boarding the train. Thank you for your help.

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It is up to you; some people like having currency when they arrive so not to have to find the ATM after a long flight. I have done both. Last trip I used Credit Suisse at the Zurich airport. One drawback I did not see option to get smaller bills so it gave me only a 100CHF note

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To Jazz+Travels:
CHF 100 notes is normal, you should have no problem changing it. Some machines dispense CHF 200.