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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 24-02-2016, 20:15
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When is a motorway not a motorway? Anyone planning to visit Switzerland without buying a vignette would be well advised to check their planned route on a map as it is not easy to avoid the motorways - they are often just single lane roads connecting all the main towns. Failure to buy one is "punishable by financial death".

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You can get a temporary vignette when you cross the border. It costs much less than the "standard" (HGV) item, it gives you a max of 10 days travel in Switzerland in the 12 months after purchase. You must input the date on the form at the start of each day you drive on their roads.

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You can get a temporary vignette when you cross the border. It costs much less than the "standard" (HGV) item, it gives you a max of 10 days travel in Switzerland in the 12 months after purchase. You must input the date on the form at the start of each day you drive on their roads.

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You are normally accurate, so I do not have pleasure in correcting you on this detail, but you have to input for each day in the country, whether driving or not.

I know it makes no sense for a leisure vehicle on a campsite which is not using their roads, but that is how they have written their law.

The upside is, as you point out Andy that the ten days lasts for 12 months so can be used for 5 days transit out and 5 days back - so is a lot cheaper than Austria for a similar trip, but Austria do not charge when you are stationary.

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You are correct, I know what I meant to say, but failed to type it correctly, Doh!

I used that system a couple of years to transit through to Italy.

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30odd euros for 5 days for over 3.5 plus Tony, if you want to use toll roads. Dead easy purchase at border if you enter by motorway.

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I'm not buying the country Dick, the scooter on secondary roads only


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I've had the bike in Switzerland on many occasions. Not aware of a temporary vignette. The only ones available as far as I was aware are annual. We had to stick down under the seat. Some guys I followed who did bike tours annually were caught at a Swiss motorway service station and fined equivalent of 200€.

As was said before, it isn't just for motorways. Some routes (I think the road to Interlaken) are only accessible if you have a vignette. Austria also does vignettes. They do them for 10 days (and are a fraction of the Swiss price). I've been in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic on the bike. I think we would need a vignette in Slovakia and the Czech Republic for the van but I wasn't excited much by these 2 countries.
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As Poland was mentioned, and just for the record, nothing like a vignette is needed under 3.5t although there are some toll roads but with manual toll booths - but they are quite cheap about £3.30 for about 100km on the one near us.
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