This spectacular road in the Schöllenen gorge is part of the Gotthard pass.
Switzerland has a high quality road network. Most places can be reached by car as you can see on the map of Switzerland. There are some towns and regions where cars are prohibited or that simply can be reached by cable car or train only. Before hitting the road with your own car or a rental car, please read about the basic traffic rules and be sure that you know how to drive in the mountains.
Even when you travel to Switzerland by car, the train is still a great option for day trips: no parking issues and more time for the driver to admire the scenery. It's worth looking into the rail passes, even if you don't plan to travel by train. Learn more about the advantages of combining car and train here.
Note sure whether to drive or take the trains? Read about the pros and cons here.
Find scenic driving holidays in Switzerland.
Rent a car, and be sure to pay the best price.
Be sure to know about the basic rules before hitting the road.
The mountain roads are very different from the motorways and roads in the valley. See what skills you need for a safe trip.
The vignette is required to use the motorways. See how it works and where to get it.
About parking in Switzerland.
Get to the other side of the mountains in a convenient way, and put your car on the train!
Check if there are roadworks or closed passes on your route.
Even a non-electric car can be climate-friendly. Simply compensate for your CO2 emission!
Detailed map of Switzerland showing towns, rail stations, roads and more.
Discounts on cable cars, cogwheel trains and more with the Swiss Half Fare Card
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