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stevemcdonal
stevemcdonal
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Jun 7, 2012 - 10:47 PM
I've read a little about the requirements to have a "Vignette" to drive on some of the highways in Switzerland. We are renting a car in Marseille, driving through the Cote d'Azur, Italy, Mont Blanc Tunnel to Chamonix and then down to Martigny, and on into touring Switzerland for a week. So - where and how do I buy one of these "Vignettes", which I assume I'll need at some point?

Thank you,
Steve in California
Olga
Olga
481 posts
top member
Jun 8, 2012 - 3:43 AM
Hello Steve,

Information about how to obtain your Autobahnvignette can be found here.

Have a nice trip,
stevemcdonal
stevemcdonal
32 posts
active member
Jun 9, 2012 - 12:08 PM
Thank you Olga, I should have known to check your site first! So just one question for a little more detail if you don't mind: We leave California in less than a week now, so no time to order now (should have included it when I ordered my Swiss Half Fare passes). The website says I can buy it at the border for about US$41. So when I drive into Switzerland from Chamonix-Mt. Blanc (France Rt. D1506 to Swiss Route 203) en route to Martigny, will there be a border station where I have to stop, show passport, etc - and have the possibility to buy the vignette there? According to the map of motorways where it will be needed, I will need it if I take Rt. 9 on from Martigny to Visp (heading to Tasch/Zermatt). But on my map of Switzerland I was planning to drive on E62, which looks like a freeway (or multi-lane expressway) and doesn't require the vignette. Is that a toll road? Anyway, I will need it for the routes I plan to drive from Luzern to Innsbruck.
Thank you for your advice,
Steve
SwissMountainLeader
SwissMountainLeader
55 posts
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Jun 9, 2012 - 4:35 PM
no, it's a partly un-manned border post. If it is manned then you should be able to get a vignette but otherwise you need to stop at the first petrol station and they'll sell you one. As, generally, will a few on the French side of the border.

I don't really recognise those road numbers. The autoroute from Martigny to Visp is an autoroute (the A9) to Sierre and you must have a vignette. There's no toll roads in Switzerland, either it's autoroute which needs a vignette or it's not.

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