If you want to drive through Switzerland, you need to have it: The motorway toll sticker (vignette). Now you can also get one in digital form. The most important questions and answers on the e-vignette.
The same as the original motorway toll sticker, just digital. If you have a valid vignette, you can use all Swiss national motorways during the calendar year without restriction.
The Swiss e-vignette is linked to the license plate – and not to the vehicle like the usual motorway vignette is. After buying an e-vignette online, it can be saved electronically to your license plate. To register, you just need the vehicle category, registration country, and license plate number. Additional information such as name, email address, etc. are voluntary.
The digital vignette was launched on August 1, 2023. For everyone who already has a 2023 vignette in physical form, nothing has changed. There is now simply an additional option: You decide for future years whether you want to buy the sticker vignette or switch to the digital one. The sticker will continue to be available at the usual points of sale: At gas stations, post office counters, repair shops, and road traffic offices, as well as from customs offices.
You can buy the e-vignette in the online shop of the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS). You can pay with credit card or TWINT.
No. The electronic version also costs CHF 40 and is – exactly like the old vignette – valid for 14 months: From December 1 of the prior year to January 31 of the year after.
As soon as you buy the e-vignette, you don't have to do anything else. With immediate effect until the end of its term of validity (January 31), you have unrestricted access to Swiss motorways. The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) provides comprehensive information on its website regarding the new e-vignette as well as general information on the subject of the vignette (motorway toll).
It is planned to install automatic controls at fixed points and on mobile devices. However, the vignette will only be checked on motorways at random by border security staff and cantonal police.