Swiss and Austria tolls

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  1. talaris

    talaris Read Only Funster

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    In Switzerland if my understanding is correct having searched (but just wanted to check) I think we need to pay a daily road tax for any road as we are over 3.5t. In Austria if

    Can this be bought easily before the border as seems to the case?.

    Is it expensive?

    Having bought it can we use all roads inc motorways?

    In Austria it seems we need a go box if using the motorways but not on other roads. Is that correct?

    We have a trailer, making the total length 41 feet (12.5 metres), is there anything else we should know before going to Austria and Switzerland.
     
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    About 59 € in Switzerland I am afraid.. You will need two vignettes .. One for the van and one for the trailer

    However...............

    A ten day vignette for Austria is 9€ ( I think.. It was 7 € and woman popped in and paid for this years and I am pretty sure she moaned about it being dearer !! )

    This is why we NEVER visit Switzerland..

    Oh, Go Box required if you are over 3.5 tonnes

    But... We are plated at 4.1 tonnes, and usually have a trailer dragging along too.. And we always just get a standard vignette ( we go to Austria a LOT !! LOL !! )
     
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    talaris Read Only Funster

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    Ok thanks.

    In Austria it is quite easy to avoid the motorways so I guess you do not need a go box. In switzerland, which is where we are booked for a week, it seems you need to pay daily road tax for any road. Is that correct?
     
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    just login to Tolltickets and they will give you all the info on any country

    and you can pay over the internet.
     
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    No tax for the normal roads but yes you'll need to buy a vignette for any vehicle that goes on the highways here in Switzerland. So for you that's 2 vignettes at CHF40 each if you want them for the whole year. There are shorter/cheaper vignettes (10 days ?) but I've only ever bought the yearlys ones that run from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, just bought 4 a couple of weeks back.....
     
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    We visited Switzerland in August this year. When you get to the border just pull to the parking area at the side and go into the office. Ask for a vignette form and fill in the van and your personal details and hand back to the clerk - you will have to pay 32 Swiss Francs you can pay in cash, Euros or by card. We are over 3.5T and didn't have a trailer but according to the caravan club site if you have one then you need to purchase 2 vignettes.
    You will be given a form with ten boxes on it. For every day that you are in Switzerland you must put the date in one of the boxes. Your payment entitles you to any 10 days in one year - we used 3 days passing through on our way to Croatia and then 2 days coming back a month later.
    We were told by a coach courier to ensure that we filled in the date first thing in the morning as the police frequently check this - her coach driver had forgot to fill it in one day and was fined 300E when this was discovered by a police spot check.
    Austria you do not need a vignette unless you use the toll roads and for Croatia if you are over 3.5t then you pay as you go to use the toll roads all other roads are free although I have to say we used the toll roads for two short parts of our journey but never found anywhere to pay!!! If you are under 3.5t then you just pull in at any petrol station as you go over the border and buy a vignette over the counter.
     
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    Just to clarify.. The 59€ I mentioned is actually for the two vignettes I mentioned.. not PER vignette !! :Smile:
     
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