Motorway vignettes Switzerland 2022 → Price, where to buy, paid sections — Kodino

Motorway vignettes Switzerland 2022 → Price, where to buy, paid sections

Bernadette Ščasná
Published on 4.5.2022

  • In Switzerland, only an annual motorway vignette is sold, there are no short-term options
  • All motorcycles, cars up to 3.5 tons, and trailers must be equipped with the vignette
  • Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 t do not need a motorway vignette, however, they have to pay a heavy vehicle fee
  1. Motorway vignettes Switzerland 2022 → Price, where to buy, paid sections

    Price and validity of vignettes in Switzerland in 2022

    Price list of Swiss vignettes for vehicles up to 3.5 t 2022

    MotorcyclesCars up to 3.5 tCars over 3.5 t
    Annual£3440 Fr.£3440 Fr.Flat fee for heavy vehicles

    Therefore, if you need a highway stamp for a trip you will be taking in December, it is best to buy a stamp for the following year.
    An additional motorway vignette is mandatory for trailers and caravans.
    All information about the Swiss vignettes can be found on the following website: ch.ch.

    An electronic vignette is expected to be introduced in 2023. The electronic vignette will probably be purchasable via online shops. This type of vignette will be tied to the vehicle’s license plate.

    Fee for vehicles over 3.5 t

    Vehicles with a total weight of more than 3.5 t are charged a flat fee for heavy vehicles in the amount of £2,753.25 Fr. per day (the minimum fee is £21,1825 Fr.). It is paid for using any of the public roads at any time. Detailed information can be found on evz.admin.ch.

  2. Motorway vignettes Switzerland 2022 → Price, where to buy, paid sections

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  3. Where to buy Swiss vignettes 2022

    Where to buy a motorway vignette in Switzerland

    The motorway vignettes can be purchased in Switzerland from post offices, petrol stations, customs offices, and at the Swiss car club TCS sale points. You can find a list of their sale points on their official website evz.admin.ch. Their website is available in German, French, Italian and English.

    Where to buy Swiss vignettes in the UK

    If you wish to purchase Swiss vignettes in the UK, you can do it online. There are several websites that sell official Swiss vignettes. For example, you can buy one from the Switzerland Travel Centre.

    The vignette costs around £33.00 or EUR 39.

    Where to buy vignettes online

    As mentioned above, the Swiss motorway vignettes can be purchased online also in the UK. If you are looking for a UK vignette seller, visit Swiss-Vignette.co.uk.

  4. Paid motorway sections in Switzerland 2022

    Toll motorway sections and expressways in Switzerland

    • Motorway A1: St. Margrethen – St. Gallen – Zurich – Bern – Lausanne – Geneva – France A41
    • Motorway A2: Germany A5 – Basel – Lucerne – Stans – Altdorf – Bellinzona – Italy A9
    • Motorway A3: France A35 – Basel – Zurich – Sargans
    • Motorway A4: Germany – Schaffhausen – Zurich – Altdorf
    • Motorway A5: Luterbach – Solothurn – Neuchâtel – Yverdon-les-Bains
    • Motorway A6: Biel/Bienne – Bern – Wimmis
    • Motorway A7: Germany – Frauenfeld – Winterthur
    • Motorway A8: Spiez – Sarnen – Hergiswil
    • Motorway A9: Baillagues – Lausanne – Sion – Sierre, Eyholz – Brig-Glis
    • Motorway A12: Bern – Fribourg – Vevey
    • Motorway A13: St. Margrethen – Chur – Bellinzona
    • Motorway A14: Emmen – Holzhäusern
    • Motorway A16: France – Delémont – Biel/Bienne

    Map of motorways and toll roads in Switzerland

    The current map of toll motorways and expressways in Switzerland can be found on Fedro.maps.

    Road sections charged with a special toll

    In addition to the motorway tolls in Switzerland, additional tolls apply to the passage of the two tunnels leading to Italy, Grand Saint Bernard and Munt la Schera.

    Munt la Schera tunnel fees for winter 2022

    One-way ticket

    MotorcyclesCars up to 3.5 t
    Sunday – Friday£11,0113 Fr.£21,1825 Fr. (£16,9420 Fr. e-ticket)
    Saturday£11,0113 Fr.£3035 Fr. (£24,5729 Fr. e-ticket)

    Two-way (return) ticket (without an expiration date for return trip)

    MotorcyclesCars up to 3.5 t
    Sunday – Friday£16,9420 Fr. (£14,4017 Fr. e-ticket)£3642 Fr. (£3035 Fr. e-ticket)
    Saturday£16,9420 Fr. (£14,4017 Fr. e-ticket)£4250 Fr. (£3642 Fr. e-ticket)

    A detailed price list can be found on the official website: Tunnelticket.ch.

    Online tickets can be also purchased from this website: Tunnelticket.ch.

    Grand Saint Bernard tunnel fees 2022

    The price for passing through the Grand Saint Bernard tunnel depends on the vehicle category.

    The following categories are distinguished:

    • A1: motorcycles
    • A2: cars up to 3.5 t with a total height of up to 2 meters
    • B1: vehicles up to 3.5 tons with a height of 2 to 3 meters
    • B2, B3: trucks and buses with two axles and a height of more than 3 meters
    A1 MotorcyclesA2 VehiclesB1 VehiclesB2, B3 Vehicles
    One way journey£14,8317.50 Fr.£24,9929.50 Fr.£3946.00 Fr.£6880.00 Fr.
    Return journey within 30 days£19,9123.50 Fr.£4047.30 Fr.£6273.50 Fr.£110129.50 Fr.

    In addition to the price list shown above, it is possible to use special offers for 10 or 20 transitions valid for the duration of two calendar years. With more frequent use, the transition prices are much more favourable.

  5. Motorways in Switzerland: Speed limits, fines…

    Speed limits in Switzerland

    • In urban areas: 50 km/h
    • Outside urban areas: 80 km/h
    • On expressways: 100 km/h
    • On motorways: 120 km/h

    Fines related to vignettes

    Drivers without a valid motorway vignette will pay a fine of £169200 Fr. and are obliged to buy a vignette immediately. Driving without a vignette will cost you £203240 Fr.. The same fine will be also paid by those drivers who have placed the vignette on their vehicle incorrectly and repeatedly.

    Where to place the Swiss motorway vignette

    You should stick the entire surface of the stamp either in the lower-left corner, upper-left corner, or in the middle near the rearview mirror. Choose a place where it does not obstruct your view and where it is easily visible from the outside. In the case of a motorcycle, place the vignette in the lower-left corner of the inside of the windshield. In the case of a caravan, place it on the front window, similar to a car. See the back of the vignette for further instructions.

  6. Speeding fines in Switzerland 2022

    The Swiss have perhaps the most extensive fining system. Apart from fines, much worse penalties apply, including a minimum of one-year long imprisonment! We definitely do not recommend exceeding speeds, the Swiss themselves are very decent drivers. Beware of other crimes such as throwing cigarette butts out of the vehicle, not using the turn signals, or running a red light because everything is very severely punishable. You may also come across the term daily fine (in German Tagessatze), which is calculated according to your income and standard of living. After getting this fine you are obligated to pay a daily amount that was determined.

    Speeding in residential areas

      • 1-5 km/h: £3440 Fr.
      • 6-10 km/h: £102120 Fr.
      • 11-15 km/h: £212250 Fr.
      • 16-17 km/h: £339400 Fr.
      • 18-19 km/h: £508600 Fr., warning of DL suspension
      • 20-24 km/h: DL suspended for 1 month, 30 daily fines
      • 25-29 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 50 daily fines
      • 30-34 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 90 daily fines
      • 35-39 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, a minimum of 120 daily fines
      • more than 40 km/h: at least one year of imprisonment

    Speeding in urban areas

    • 1-5 km/h: £3440 Fr.
    • 6-10 km/h: £102120 Fr.
    • 11-15 km/h: £212250 Fr.
    • 16-20 km/h: £339400 Fr.
    • 21-24 km/h: £508600 Fr., DL suspended for 1 month
    • 25-29 km/h: DL suspended for 1 month, 20 daily fines
    • 30-34 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 50 daily fines
    • 35-39 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 70 daily fines
    • 40-49 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, a minimum of 120 daily fines
    • more than 50 km/h: at least one year of imprisonment

    Speeding outside urban areas

    • 1-5 km/h: £3440 Fr.
    • 6-10 km/h: £85100 Fr.
    • 11-15 km/h: £136160 Fr.
    • 16-20 km/h: £203240 Fr.
    • 21-25 km/h: £339400 Fr.,
    • 26-29 km/h: £508600 Fr., DL suspended for 1 month
    • 30-34 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 20 daily fines
    • 35-39 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 30 daily fines
    • 40-44 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 50 daily fines
    • 45-49 km/h: L suspended for the minimum of 3 months, 90 daily fines
    • 50-59 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, a minimum of 120 daily fines
    • more than 60 km/h: at least one year of imprisonment

    Speeding on motorways

    • 1-5 km/h: £16,9420 Fr.
    • 6-10 km/h: £5160 Fr.
    • 11-15 km/h: £102120 Fr.
    • 16-20 km/h: £152180 Fr.
    • 21-25 km/h: £220260 Fr.
    • 26-30 km/h: £339400 Fr.
    • 31-34 km/h: £508600 Fr., DL suspended for 1 month
    • 35-39 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 20 daily fines
    • 40-44 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 30 daily fines
    • 45-49 km/h: DL suspended for 3 months, 50 daily fines
    • 50-54 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, 60 daily fines
    • 55-59 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, 70 daily fines
    • 60-64 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, 90 daily fines
    • 65-79 km/h: DL suspended for the minimum of 3 months, a minimum of 120 daily fines
    • more than 80 km/h: at least one year of imprisonment
  7. Traffic fines in Switzerland 2022

    • Failure to obey the light signals – £212250 Fr.
    • Driving without fastened seat belts – £85100 Fr.
    • Failure to yield right of way to pedestrians at the pedestrian crossing – £119140 Fr.
    • Using a mobile phone while driving – £85100 Fr.
    • Driving without headlights – £3440 Fr.
    • Undertaking on a motorway – £212250 Fr.
    • Failure to clear a lane for emergency vehicles – £85100 Fr.
  8. Driving a car in Switzerland 2022

    Mandatory car equipment in Switzerland

    • a warning triangle

    A first aid kit, reflective vest, and fire extinguisher are only recommended.
    Motorcycle drivers and their passengers are obligated to wear a safety helmet.

    Tires

    In Switzerland, there is no legal obligation to equip a vehicle with winter tires. However, it is recommended to change the tires before the first snow falls, i.e. from October until Easter.
    Winter tires are a must when winter conditions prevail (snow, ice). The minimum tread depth of winter tires is 4 mm.
    The obligation of snow chains is regulated in individual areas by the relevant traffic signs.

    Safety belts

    All passengers in a vehicle are required to wear a seat belt.

    Children in a car

    Children under the age of 12 must sit in a special child seat or booster cushion if they are less than 150 cm tall.
    Children taller than 150 cm and children over the age of 12 must wear a seat belt.

    Children must be secured in a child seat appropriate for their weight and age. The seat must bear the correct ECE safety label.

    In principle, children can sit in the front passenger seat, regardless of their age. If your car is equipped with airbags, rear-facing car seats can only be used if the front passenger airbag is deactivated.

    The fine for transporting an unsecured child under 12 is £5160 Fr..

    Drinking and driving

    The Swiss Federal Road Traffic Act (SVG / LCR) contains stricter penalties for young (beginning) and professional drivers. They have zero blood alcohol tolerance, while for experienced drivers the limit is 0.5 ‰.

    • 0,5 (0,1 for beginners and professional drivers) – 0,79 ‰ – in the case of a first offense, the driver will be given a warning and a high fine depending on their income and standard of living, recidivists (up to 2 years) and drivers who break other rules or cause an accident will have their driver’s licence suspended for at least one month
    • more than 0,8 ‰ – suspension of a driver’s license for at least three months, and furthermore, there is also a risk of a fine and imprisonment for up to three years

    Information on drinking and driving in Switzerland can be found on tcs.ch.

    Daytime running lights

    Motor vehicles (cars, vans, trucks, and buses) and motorcycles must have their headlights on in daylight. Vehicles exempted from this requirement include mopeds, e-bikes and bicycles, as well as vehicles registered before 1970.

    Rules for driving in a traffic congestion

    If the driver fails to create the “emergency lane” on a motorway, they can receive a fine of £85100 Fr.. The same fine is imposed on drivers who do not follow the zipper merge system in the case of narrowing on the highway.

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