License Plate Code CH
Max Height 4M
Max Width 2.55M (Fridge 2.6M)
Max Length Arctic - 16.5M
Road Train - 18.75M
Max Weight 40000kg
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Vignette Identification Switzerland Vignettes


Vehicles Less Than 3500kg

Cars, Motorbikes etc...


To travel on Swiss motorways, road users must purchase and display a vignette (sticker) or face large on the spot fines. You can buy a vignette at most border crossings, petrol stations, post offices and even online. The vignette is valid for the calendar year in which it is purchased.

Winter Driving

In Switzerland, there is no legal obligation to fit your vehicle with winter tyres, however they are recommended as they help to prevent accidents in wintery conditions.

Vehicles More Than 7500kg

LGV, HGV, Trucks etc...


The LSVA/ID card is needed to pay Swiss toll can be picked up at the border when entering Switzerland for the first time (with a registration document). You can then use the card to pay for a KM based tolling system at any LSVA terminal.

How to pay the Swiss HGV Toll

Winter Driving

Snow chains must be carried during winter months, and where there is any possibility of snow. Snow chain use is mandatory on certain sections of road when signposted "Chaines a Neige Obligatoires." No specified time period, as some of the mountain roads can have snowfall during the summer.

Driving Restrictions

There are driving restrictions applicable throughout Switzerland for vehicles with a maximum authorised weight of more than 3500kg ; industrial tractors and machines; articulated vehicles and road trains over 5000kg which are:

  • Sundays and public holidays from 00:00 to 24:00
  • Nightly from 22:00 to 05:00

More info can be found at Truck Info - Bans

Required Equipment