Digital vignettes Switzerland

Digital vignette and toll in Switzerland

Just like in Austria, there are still two types of vignettes in Switzerland. The classic variant of the adhesive vignette and the digital vignette. The advantages of the digital vignette are obvious. The vignette is mandatory for the use of Swiss motorways. Every car and every trailer with a GVW of up to 3.5 tonnes requires an annual vignette. Different regulations apply to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. They must pay a Swiss customs tax upon entry.

The vehicle types of the digital vignette for Switzerland


In Switzerland, all motor vehicles with a permissible gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 3.5 tonnes are generally required to have a vignette. There are exceptions for selected vehicles.

Motor vehicle

There is also no distinction made in Switzerland when it comes to two-lane motor vehicles. Every motor vehicle with a permissible gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to 3.5 tonnes is subject to a vignette. However, there are certain exceptions.


Motorhomes and vans with a permissible total weight of over 3.5 tonnes do not require a vignette, but must pay the so-called flat rate heavy vehicle tax (PSVA).


Trailers and caravans require a vignette in Switzerland. This means that they need their own vignette. The total weight of the car with trailer must not exceed the permissible total weight (GVW) of 3.5 tonnes. Otherwise, a flat rate heavy vehicle tax (PSVA) will be due.

Digital vignettes with different validity and digital route tolls

Digital vignette Switzerland online

Source: ASTRA

Annual vignette
The digital vignette in Switzerland is only available as an annual vignette. The vignette is valid for 14 months. It is always valid from December 1st of the previous year to January 31st of the following year. You can buy the annual vignette quickly and conveniently online on our website. It is valid immediately.

Digital route toll Switzerland online

In principle, the vignette requirement applies to all motor vehicles up to a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes. However, a special toll applies for particularly cost-intensive sections of the route, which is required in addition to the vignette. Separate route toll tariffs apply here:

Route toll in Switzerland

  • Großer St. Bernhard Straßentunnel (Switzerland-Italy)
  • Munt-la-Schera Straßentunnel (Switzerland-Italy)

Source: ASTRA

Digital vignettes and toll in neighboring countries

Learn more about digital vignettes and route tolls in neighboring countries of Switzerland.


Here we answer all questions about digital vignettes in Switzerland. Since when has the vignette requirement existed? What types of vignettes are there and what validity do they have? Which roads and tunnels are affected by the additional toll? We will be happy to answer any of your questions. However, if any of your questions are not answered by our FAQs, please contact customer service. We are here to assist you.

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