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Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

I am landing in Zurich airport and picking up my car (its one of those car lease programs from france) - and so the car wont have a vignette on it. As i'll be driving to geneva immediately, I'll need to purchase a vignette at the airport. Any suggestions on where to buy in the airport? Thanks.
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

Buy it at the BP petro station

PS: are you sure it doesn't have a vignette on it? Someone must have taken the risk to get it to the airport without driving it on motorways
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

First petrol station that you pass will sell you one.
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Buy it at the BP petro station

PS: are you sure it doesn't have a vignette on it? Someone must have taken the risk to get it to the airport without driving it on motorways
Yes positive it doesnt have one as it is being delivered by truck apparently. I have already checked with the rental company. Do i need to get on to the motorway first? or is the bp petrol station before the motorway?
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Yes positive it doesnt have one as it is being delivered by truck apparently. I have already checked with the rental company. Do i need to get on to the motorway first? or is the bp petrol station before the motorway?
Sooo... you rent a car from France for long-term driving in Switzerland?
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Sooo... you rent a car from France for long-term driving in Switzerland?
Yes. For 6 months.
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

I got mine at our local post office...
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Yes positive it doesnt have one as it is being delivered by truck apparently. I have already checked with the rental company. Do i need to get on to the motorway first? or is the bp petrol station before the motorway?
The BP station is just before you get on the motorway...

Check the google maps link: here
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Do i need to get on to the motorway first? or is the bp petrol station before the motorway?
No, you can't (or rather shouldn't) drive on the motor way without one.

Any petrol station sells these for CHF 40 for a year (calendar year)
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

Just so you know exactly what to look for... they look like this one this year:
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Just so you know exactly what to look for... they look like this one this year:
Print this one out and stick it in the window with a little glue
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Just so you know exactly what to look for... they look like this one this year:
Thank you all. SO this vignette is valid until Jan 31 2013 or 2014?
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

So if you are Swiss resident and if the car is on Swiss plates it should have one. If it's on French plates your do realise Swiss residents are prohibited from driving foreign registered cars in Switzerland.

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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Swiss residents are prohibited from driving foreign registered cars in Switzerland.

Care to point out the source of this? I know many Swiss residents who drive cars registered outside of Switzerland.
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Care to point out the source of this? I know many Swiss residents who drive cars registered outside of Switzerland.
Very good, but that has what to do with a Swiss resident driving a foreign registered car here?... reading helps LD I said "in Switzerland"
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Care to point out the source of this? I know many Swiss residents who drive cars registered outside of Switzerland.
That doesn't make it legal though.
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

That is interesting I did not know that about residents and foreign registered cars.

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

So theoretically if you had friends/ relatives come visit from another country, you would not be allowed to drive their car while they were here.
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That is interesting I did not know that about residents and foreign registered cars.

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

So theoretically if you had friends/ relatives come visit from another country, you would not be allowed to drive their car while they were here.
Correct, it's exactly the same in the UK, written on DVLA's website very clearly & every other EU country.
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

Yeah that's a pickle isn't it.

So for the OP, where will you be living exactly? In Geneva or over the border?
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Re: Where to buy a Vignette in Zurich airport?

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Yeah that's a pickle isn't it.

So for the OP, where will you be living exactly? In Geneva or over the border?
To answer your questions, France has a tax free buy back program for originally Non EU Residents (which I am - I'm Indian) who only plan to live in Europe for a maximum of one year for students only. This only works if you are living in Europe and not earning any income - this works out for me because I'm a student there. Most European countries lets you rent the full one year - unfortunately Swtizerland being Switzerland only lets you rent 6 months. Some of these so called buy back programs are Renault Eurodrive, Peugeout Open Europe, etc.
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