The Swiss authorities online
The most important emergency number in Switzerland, as in the EU, is 112. This general emergency number can be used in all emergency situations.
If you dial 112, you will be connected with the police emergency switchboard. You can also call this number using a foreign SIM card, or when using a prepaid mobile phone with no remaining credit.
There are other emergency numbers. These can be called from a mobile phone or public telephone.
|‘Helping Hand’ counselling helpline||
143 (CHF 0.20 per call)
|Toxicological information centre: Tox Info (in case of suspected poisoning)||145 or 044 251 51 51|
|Helpline for children and young people (Pro Juventute)||147|
|Further useful numbers:|
|SBB Transport Police||0800 117 117|
|Federal Departement of Foreign Affairs Helpline FDFA (consular services)||
0800 247 365
from outside Switzerland:
+41 58 465 33 33