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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Boeing and Airbus should stick aircraft together from the stuff they put on the back of the Swiss Autobahn Vignette.

It's indestructible.

It took 40 minutes, a Stanley Knife and a lot of swearing before I could finally remove the entire 2006 version from the car window.

Go on - someone tell me they sell "Vignette Remover" at Migros.
It took me 5 min with "Vignette Remover" - honestly...
There is a special safe blade with holder and few wet napkins included...works as a charm...
Should be enough for three years...cost me 4 or 6 CHF at Jumbo Do It
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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When do the vignettes expire ? Is it March or something ?

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The Vignette is valid for the calendar year plus the entire month of January in the following year.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

hello ~
I will be driving through Switzerland in a rental (hire) car which I will be picking up in the Netherlands. Does anyone know if there is a temporary vignette for travelers just passing through?
Thanks!
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hello ~
I will be driving through Switzerland in a rental (hire) car which I will be picking up in the Netherlands. Does anyone know if there is a temporary vignette for travelers just passing through?
Thanks!
yes; it's 40 francs.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

If you enter Switzerland via a motorway (eg Basel) then you will be forced to buy a Vignette. Not so the other border crossings. You are supposed to have one for motorway driving.

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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

I am understanding this correctly - there is only one type of vignette, 40chf, valid for one year? There are no short term vignettes for 2 -3 day travel in the country?
Thank you for your help,
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Thats right, and when I went through a period of crossing the border regularly in different cars, I was forced to pay the vignette for the hire car company each time. Madness. The hire cra company would not reimburse me, so I scraped them off when I handed the car back.

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I am understanding this correctly - there is only one type of vignette, 40chf, valid for one year? There are no short term vignettes for 2 -3 day travel in the country?
Thank you for your help,
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Old 17.04.2007, 10:19
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Assuming you come via Belgium, Luxembourg, France into Basel, you'll be 11 Euros in tolls in France for one trip

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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

you could go via Austria, they do short-term vignettes
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Thanks guys ~
We are coming from Germany (Baden-Baden) and have hotels booked in Luzerne and Lugano, then onto Italy. Do we need similar vignettes for the other countries, or just Switzerland?
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We are coming from Germany (Baden-Baden) and have hotels booked in Luzerne and Lugano, then onto Italy. Do we need similar vignettes for the other countries, or just Switzerland?

try this link : http://www.theaa.com/travel_advice/index.html
if you scroll down you can do a search on driving requirements by country (all of Europe)
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Austria have vignettes as well as Switzerland. Germany, France, Italy don't.
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Austria have vignettes as well as Switzerland. Germany, France, Italy don't.
Note however that many/most of the motorways in France and Italy are toll roads. You can always pay by credit card (visa, mastercard, probably not diners or amex?).

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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Great info here. Thank you all. I'm going to start a new thread about the trip through the alps...
Thanks again, this has been very helpful!
Denise
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Hi,

I'm moving my furniture in a van from Belgium to Zürich tomorrow and would like to re-use the Autobahn vignette which was stuck on my regular car. Does anyone know if there's special vignettes for vans (regular moving van)? Or is it the same for regular cars and vans?
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

same - good luck with the peeling-off!
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Hi,

I'm moving my furniture in a van from Belgium to Zürich tomorrow and would like to re-use the Autobahn vignette which was stuck on my regular car. Does anyone know if there's special vignettes for vans (regular moving van)? Or is it the same for regular cars and vans?
tx,
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When you say van if it is 7.5 ton or over, you are eligible for heavy road tax, and that will cost you a lot more than 40Frs.
You will be paying Km./ton.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Out of all the methods described here for removal, which is the best for removing the vignette when you want to transfer it to another vehicle?
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Out of all the methods described here for removal, which is the best for removing the vignette when you want to transfer it to another vehicle?
Swap over the windshields...
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It took me 5 min with "Vignette Remover" - honestly...
There is a special safe blade with holder and few wet napkins included...works as a charm...
Should be enough for three years...cost me 4 or 6 CHF at Jumbo Do It
Oh I got this as well, from the Post Office.

Anyway, the last time the wet napkin thing wasn' working very well, so I just dabbed some pure alcohol (the kind used to disinfect wounds) on the sides, and then used the safe blade thing, slowly.
No stains or scratches or anything.

Then again, I put mine on the top left corner of the windshield. When I bought the car the guy put it under the central mirror, and to take that thing off I almost destroyed the mirror and needed serious contortionism...
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