If you want to take a car, motorbike, trailer, caravan, delivery van or camper (up to 3.5 tonnes) on Swiss motorways and expressways, you need a motorway vignette sticker.
The vignette must be stuck to the inside of the windscreen and must be clearly visible. In the case of vehicles without windows, such as trailers, the vignette must be affixed to a clearly visible part of the vehicle that cannot be removed.
The vignette is not yet available in electronic form. For the time being, you must therefore buy the sticker and put it on your windscreen.
Please note: Heavy vehicles (of more than 3.5 tonnes) do not need a vignette. They are subject to a special heavy vehicle charge instead.
Each Swiss motorway vignette costs CHF 40.
It is valid for the whole of the current year up to 31 January of the following year.
There are no daily, weekly or monthly vignettes.
Please note: If you are driving without a vignette, you will be fined (CHF 200) and will also have to buy the vignette itself (CHF 40).
Once your vignette has expired you can remove it from your windscreen. The best way is with a razor blade and a little patience.
If you have stuck a vignette on your vehicle, under no circumstances may you take it off and put it on another one. You cannot do this even if the other vehicle belongs to you or you have interchangeable number plates.
Detailed information on the roads for which you need a vignette can be found on this page: map of motorways and expressways in Switzerland.
If you have any further questions or need more information on the motorway vignette, please consult the page giving the contact details of the authority responsible and FAQs on the vignette.