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Caution to Easter: Here you pay the most Road tax

In a week's time is Easter – time to plan the holiday. Also this year, a lot of Switzerland and Swiss the holidays for a short trip abroad. Popular southern de

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Caution to Easter: Here you pay the most Road tax

In a week's time is Easter – time to plan the holiday. Also this year, a lot of Switzerland and Swiss the holidays for a short trip abroad. Popular southern destinations are, where the prospects of beautiful weather and warm temperatures are good. The next weekend it will come back to traffic jams at the Gotthard, and on other routes in Switzerland. Because the car is for many still the preferred means to escape the cold.

if you are travelling with your own car, but at the cost of focus. On many European streets, toll fees are to be paid, is the most travelers. Many countries collect, however, tunnels and bridges additional fees – including Switzerland, as an evaluation of the Sharing platform Campanda. We have these supplements and show which roads you should avoid if you want to avoid high expenditure.

Expensive Swiss Tunnel

The two most expensive tunnels in France and Italy are in our neighbouring countries. For the Mont Blanc road tunnel that passes under Europe's highest mountain, you have to try it with a Persons 44.40 euros to shell out. On the Italian side of a simple travel cost 80 cents more. Exactly the same tax of the Fréjus Tunnel is a bit further South. With the motorhome a cost of around 60 euros.

The Furka car-train there is not this difference in price. He offers the case of a traffic jam on the North-South axis through the Gotthard is a time-saving Alternative, what is the cost of something: With the equivalent of 29.34 euros (33 francs) belongs to the Tunnel between Realp in Canton Uri to Oberwald in the Canton of Valais to the most expensive in Europe. Even more costly, only the Vereina car Transporter from Prättigau to the Engadin, for you pay with a normal Persons 34.59 EUR (39 Swiss francs) in Switzerland.

Four other Swiss tunnels are among the most expensive on the European road network: the Great St. Bernard pass from Valais in the direction of Piedmont, the Lötschberg from Kandersteg to Goppenstein, the car transport Brig–Iselle and the Munt-la-Schera between Zernez and Livigno in Italy. The example on the Brig–Iselle shows that prices can fluctuate. You can buy here the ticket online, it costs 2 francs less. Some tunnels have different fees, depending on the season or the weight of the vehicle, others by category.

a Total of 38 tunnels in Europe are subject to a fee. More than half of them located in Switzerland or in neighbouring countries of Germany, France, Italy and Austria. The Arlberg tunnel, for example, the many use, when you travel to Austria or the South Tyrol, costs 10 euros.

One of the paid tunnel in Switzerland: The Great St. Bernard, between the Valais and Piedmont. (Photo: Keystone)

in addition to the numerous tunnels in Europe are far also 28 bridges for a fee. The most expensive part is the Oresund bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden: a Proud 52 euros you have to shell out here for a Crossing, for the campers it is even Double. However, it is also a Combi-Ticket, because of the Drogdentunnel is included in the price.

On the Danish suspension bridge Storebaelt motorists need to grab with 51 euros, similar to the deep pocket RV 85 Euro will be charged. All the other bridges in Europe cost significantly less. It is also striking that in France there are some paid viaducts, in the other neighboring countries of Switzerland.

in Switzerland, cost of bridges, nothing. A street fee is known: if you want to use the motorways, you must buy a vignette for 40 Swiss francs. In a European comparison, this is little. However, most other countries offer in addition to annual vignettes for a day, a weekend, a week or a month. Here always the full price must be paid.

the Swiss tax brand entire 426 day (currently from 1. December 2018 until 31. January 2020), costs only 9 cents per day. For better comparability, the price which has to be calculated the following for a period of ten days, which cost the equivalent of 80 cents. In no other country, the vignette has a duty to pay according to the ADAC data as little. For comparison: In Austria a 10-day"Pickerl" costs more than 9 euros.

Who pays is in this country without a Vignette on a motorway and the police will be caught, with 200 francs a higher fine than in some other countries. In Austria, for example, the Pass costs 120 Euro, in Hungary, only 50 euros. By far the most expensive, it is most in Slovenia, where 800 Euro penalty threaten.

In other countries, where, on the highways instead of a Vignette toll shall be demanded, cannot be avoided the Numbers. Here, too, there are big differences. Italy and France require an average of 9.50 euros per hundred kilometers of highway, and are most expensive. After that, Spain and Greece to follow. In Portugal, however, the same route with a passenger car costs just 1.60 Euro.

For drivers, it means Easter, therefore, is: route planning before you set off. The owner of a motorhome is the time to consider better still, wherever you go. Because practically anywhere, the amount of the costs for roads, bridges and tunnels is dependent on the number of axles, emission class, height, or weight of the vehicle. In some cases, the time of day is critical. So it pays, to inform yourself about the holiday destination.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 12.04.2019, 19:50 PM

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