Motorway Vignette in Switzerland- Rates, Validity, Toll Roads
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Switzerland , is a mountainous Central European country, home to many lakes, villages, and the high peaks of the Alps. On Swiss Motorways, you need to purchase an electronic vignette for vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tonnes. If the weight of your vehicle is over 3.5 tonnes, you need to pay the tolls according to the distance you have traveled on the motorway known as distance-based tolling.
Swiss Motorways in Switzerland
Motorways have a toll charge, and toll charges differ according to the weight of the vehicle.
- For vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, a toll sticker (vignette) is mandatory on all motorways.
- Vehicles above 3.5 tonnes, tolls are calculated according to the distance you have traveled on the motorways.
Munt la Schera Tunnel in Switzerland
The Munt La Schera tunnel connects Switzerland to Livigno and Bormio. It is open 24/7 throughout the year and provides an ideal route in winter to travelers.
|Vehicle||Rates (in CHF)|
|Passenger and delivery car||CHF17.00|
|Truck (up to 18 tonnes)||CHF38.00|
|Truck (over 18 tonnes)||CHF44.00|
Swiss Motorway Vignette Rates in 2021
|Validity||cars, trailers for cars|
Switzerland Truck Tolls 2021
The performance-related heavy vehicle charge is a federal tax levied based on the vehicle’s total weight, emission level, and the kilometers driven on the highways. HGV, trucks, buses fall under this category.
|Euro category||Rate (CHF/km)|
|Euro 3, 2, 1 and 0||CHF3.10|
|Euro 4 and 5 (EEV)||CHF2.69|
Where can I buy a toll sticker in Switzerland
You can purchase your vignette online at Switzerland Travel Centre. Or you can buy a vignette at the border or at any gas station nearby. If you are towing a trailer or a caravan, you will need to purchase an extra vignette.
Do I need to pay toll in Switzerland
Yes, On all national class 1 and 2 roads, vignettes are mandatory to pay tolls. Only a one-year vignette is available, valid from December 1st of the previous year to January 31st of the following year (14 months). The Grand St. Bernard Tunnel and the Munt la Schera Tunnel are not included in the vignette price.
Can I drive in Switzerland without a vignette
- No, if you are using a Swiss Motorway, even if it's only for a short stretch, you need to have a vignette. You can avoid using motorways, but it will be time-consuming.
- If you are a tourist, you can use swiss rental cars that have a vignette, so you don't need to buy one.
- You need to buy a motorway vignette for motorcycles as well.
Where can I buy a Swiss highway vignette
You can purchase the Swiss highway vignette online. It will help you cross the border using the fast lane, without waiting in a long line of people buying vignettes at the border. This will save you time and effort. Other purchasing options of vignettes are at the border (pick the lane for cars without a vignette) and at gas stations near the border in the surrounding countries.
How do I avoid toll roads in Switzerland
You can avoid major highways by avoiding highways with vignette signs at the entry of the highway. Use TollGuru Toll Calculator to find cheapest and alternative routes in Switzerland.
How to calculate tolls in Europe
You can calculate tolls - distance based toll, close and open system, vignette - and fuel cost by car, truck (with or without a trailer), taxi, bus, caravans using Europe Toll Calculator. You can see the cheapest, the fastest, and other optimal routes to your destination. You will see toll plaza(s) on your route, payment methods for each toll gate, discounts, etc. You can specify vehicle attributes - axles, weight, height, emission standards, etc. - to get toll information customized to your vehicle.
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Which European countries have motorway tolls
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