Due to maintenance orders placed after 11 PM CEST will not be processed until the next day at 6 AM. If you travel before 6 AM we recommend to buy a physical sticker.
Buying the Digital Vignette for Switzerland
It was to be expected that the previous system would sooner or later be modernized by the digital motorway vignette. After all, there are some countries in the EU that already use the digital form. We will explain all the important details to look out for when buying the vignette for 2024.
Table of contents
- Big innovation: The e-vignette for Switzerland in 2024
- Vignette in form of a sticker vs. online vignette for Switzerland
- Enter details
- Pay shopping cart
- Receive confirmation, done
- The decisive advantage: registration via license plate
- Ordering and Validity
- Costs for the digital Swiss motorway vignette
- Motorhomes and caravans in Switzerland
The e-vignette for
Switzerland in 2024
Vignette in form of a sticker vs. online vignette for Switzerland
Some advantages that the e-vignette brings in comparison to the vignette in form of a sticker have already been mentioned. Nevertheless, everyone can decide for themselves which option they want to use for traveling on the motorways and expressways of Switzerland.
If you consider it a kind of tradition to stop at the gas station to pay the toll, there is nothing speaking against that. The option still exists. However, with the vignette for 2024, you save time on one hand and also benefit from the simple purchase process on the other.
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The decisive advantage: registration via license plate
Before you decide on one of the vignettes and you finalize the purchase, you should know how the system behind it works. The "old" vignette still had to be attached inside the vehicle in a clearly visible way. With the new version, the principle works a little differently.
Already during the ordering process of the motorway vignette online, the license plate number of the car that you want to use later for the journey is stored. The vignette and license plate data are later compared during police inspections.
This has the following advantage for drivers: if you buy a new car and transfer the license plate number, the vignette for 2024 can also be transferred automatically. This was previously not possible with the sticker vignette, as it was only valid for a specific vehicle. The Swiss vignette can be used for several months - so it may well happen that you travel with different vehicles.
Ordering and Validity
Ordering the online motorway vignette is only possible if you provide certain information before the purchase. In addition to your full name and e-mail address, you should pay particular attention to the correctness of the license plate. After all, it will be used later to monitor the toll fees.
As far as the validity is concerned, you do not have to choose between different periods in Switzerland. There is only one category that drivers can choose.
The annual vignette is valid for all vehicles from December 1st of the previous year until January 31st of the following year (14 months).
Costs for the digital Swiss motorway vignette
The cost of the vignette for most vehicles is a flat rate of 40 Swiss francs (plus processing fees). The price applies to motorcycles, cars, or caravans. Motor vehicles and trailers must each have their own vignette.
If you use certain sections of the road, such as tunnels (Munt la Schera, Great Saint Bernard Tunnel, etc.), you will have to pay an additional fee to use them.
|Vehicle type||Price||Price in Euro||Activation Costs||Total Fee|
|Swiss Vignette For A Car||CHF 40||€ 41,92||€9.03||€ 50.95|
|Swiss Vignette For Caravan or trailer||CHF 40||€ 41,92||€9.03||€ 50.95|
Motorhomes and caravans in Switzerland
The prices for certain motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trailers, motorhomes, etc.) have been mentioned before. However, there is a special regulation as far as the costs are concerned. The flat rate does not apply to transport vehicles and motorhome trailers that exceed a total weight of 3.5 tons.
The so-called heavy vehicle fee (LSVA) is not only required in Switzerland but also in some other countries in the EU. However, vacationers are usually not affected by this special fee, as most travel to Switzerland, Italy, or France in an ordinary passenger car.
On the road without a
Anyone who fails to comply with the obligation to have a vignette on motorways must expect a fine of 200 Swiss francs. However, according to the police, it does not stop there. In addition to the fine, you must of course also purchase a vignette for the previously mentioned price.
Vacationers who want to avoid a fine are strongly advised to buy a vignette for Switzerland in time. Today, there are no more excuses - after all, the digital vignette is available with just a few clicks.