Why can I not order a vignette for two days time?

  • Removed user
    52345 posts
    20 October 2016 at 20:09:45 #810263

    I am trying to order a vignette for the 22nd October online, but I can only get one that starts from the 25th October, which is too late. Why is this, and can I get around it without having to queue at the border?

  • Slowpoke
    7546 posts
    21 October 2016 at 0:26:28 #856697

    <<“Why is this, and can I get around it without having to queue at the border?”>>

    I don’t know the answer, but I can make a guess.

    The organization that processes requests for vignettes requires a certain amount of time to respond. Perhaps they are understaffed because the government is trying to economize…..perhaps they have to do background checks….who knows?

    2. – So that you may get one without waiting for their processes, they allow you to buy one at the border.

    Just my opinion.


    15042 posts
    21 October 2016 at 10:08:02 #856698

    Hi Kettch, thanks for joining us.

    The vignette is a physical product that needs to be shipped to your home address. Moreover, online orders take a bit of processing time, as is the case with many other online purchases. That’s why buying and shipping on such a short notice before your departure isn’t possible. I’m afraid you’re too late to buy online through http://www.swissrailways.com/ en now. You’ll have to stop at the border and get your vignette there.

    Have a great stay in Switzerland!

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