Addressing letters correctly
Having the correct address ensures quick and faultless delivery
Example: address with street, house number, plus additional address information in this example (a) and apartment/floor number (8), postcode and town.
Example: address with street, house number, postcode and town and, in this example, addressed to a specific person in a company.
Mr R. Bürki
P.O. Box address
The penultimate address line must indicate “P.O. Box”. Any additional number for the P.O. Box location appears on the last line after the town.
3000 Berne 8
Further examples and address placement
Extensive information on properly addressing letter mail (e.g. addressing them to a P.O. Box and similar) and examples can be found in the “Letter creation from A-Z” specifications.
Postcode – Postcodes in Switzerland
Find a postcode or a location
Find a postcode or place name in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The “Search for postcode” online service will show you an unknown postcode or place name with just a few clicks. Simply enter a postcode or location in the search field. Please note: in cities, there may be different postcodes for the same street.
Addressing special consignments
Special addressing requirements
Poste restante consignment
Addressing postal consignments for collection at Swiss Post branches.
Addressing postal consignments for collection by members of the military or army agencies.
Sending consignments to PickPost points
Addressing postal consignments for collection at PickPost points.
Checking and analysing addresses
Address maintenance online
With the “Address maintenance online” online service, you can maintain and manage your addresses easily and efficiently online. Check whether it is possible to deliver to your addresses based on the postal address. With “Address maintenance online”, all movers’ addresses and officially published notifications of death are available for an address comparison.
Correct addressing for shipping abroad
Packaging and addressing parcels
Correct preparation is essential
Prepare your parcel in accordance with Swiss Post recommendations. This ensures the consignment can be delivered to the recipient punctually and without damage. This benefits both you and the recipient.