Moving in Switzerland is directly connected to certain rules and regulations that every local knows. A change of apartment or house, for example, involves a thorough cleaning that complies with Swiss standards. Relocations in Switzerland also follow a defined calendar, although this varies slightly from canton to canton in accordance with the basic federalist concept. The basic rule is to move to the end of the month (the exact moving dates of the individual cantons are listed at the end of this entry).
However, these standard moving dates also lead to a simultaneous high demand for relocation companies at the end of the month, which is why prices are usually higher during this period. Those who are flexible in their schedules should therefore definitely try to move in the middle of the month. Moving companies can often move your household during this time at a lower price. If you can’t move into your new home half a month earlier, it may also be worth moving a few days before the end of the month or the last weekend of the month. Or to put it another way: You will get the best price if you move a few days ahead of the cantonal or communal moving date.
If you don’t have any time to spare and are planning to move on the official moving weekend, it is worth booking the moving company as early as possible. Because the later you book, the more likely you are to pay an extra charge. If you book early, you will probably get the better price with a professional moving company. The longer you wait, the less free capacity they have. On MoveAgain you will find a selection of moving companies in your area. You only need to give us some information about your old and new home and your household and within a few minutes you will receive a quote. A move has never been so easy, fast and stress-free!
An overview of the Swiss relocation dates:
Aargau: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
Appenzell Innerrhoden: Every end of month, except 31 December
Appenzell Ausserrhoden: Every end of month, except 31 December
Basel-Landschaft: Every end of month, except 31 December
Basel-City: Every end of the month, except 31 December
Bern (City and surroundings): 30 April, 31 October
Freiburg: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Geneva: No local notice dates
Glarus: Every end of the month
Graubünden: varies according to municipality: 31 March, (30 June), 30 September
Jura: varies by municipality: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December or at the end of each month
Lucerne: No local notice dates
Neuenburg: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
Nidwalden: March 31, June 30, September 30
Obwalden: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
Schaffhausen: Every end of the month, except 31 December
Schwyz: Every end of month, except 31 December
Solothurn: 31 March, 30 September
St. Gallen: Every end of the month, except December 31.
Ticino, Lugano and surroundings: 29 March, 29 September
Thurgau: varies by municipality: every end of the month, except 31 December or 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
Uri: Every end of the month, except 31 December
Vaud: varies according to the municipalities: (1 January), 1 April, 1 July, 1 October
Valais: No local notice periods
Zug: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
Zurich City: 31 March, 30 September, Districts: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September
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