Avoiding toll of 40 Euros to enter Switzerland

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Hallo all,

 

I would be travelling to rhinefalls from stuttgart in a car. It would be a small day trip. Is a day trip possible and should we pay the toll of 40 euros to enter switzerland although we will be travelling only to rhinefalls and not going any further to zurich and heading back to stuttgart. please advice.

Really appreciate your time and advice.

 

Thanks and Regards

sam

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Thanks a lot for your advice. We did visit rhinefalls last saturday. we didnt have to pay the toll as we stayed out of motorways!!

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Umm, no. You don't need to take local roads to Thayngen, because the problem is the motorway toll *in Switzerland* - not in Germany. So take the 81 down from Stuttgart to the border, then after the border (Thayngen), when you drive direction Schaffhausen, you will see the signs at Herblingen (about 1.5 km) - there you need to get off and take local roads. If you continue on from Herblingen without exiting, you will be on the Swiss motorway, and trust me, there is a good chance you will get caught, and the fine will make you wince. I'm assuming you have SAT-nav, so all you need to do is exit at Herblingen, and then program your SAT-nav to guide you, not using the motorway.

 

Having said that, if you are at all interested in seeing more of Switzerland - and yes, it's beautiful and well worth it! :) - then 40 SFr is not a lot of money to pay for a 2012 sticker that will allow you to use the Swiss motorway until 31 January 2013.

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This does not directly answer the OPs question but could be useful for some: there's a "Corridor" pass that you can buy for the small stretch of toll highway between Germany (A 96) and Switzerland that costs €2 - much better than spending up to an hour waiting in traffic in Bregenz. We only just dicovered this last year.

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This does not directly answer the OPs question but could be useful for some: there's a "Corridor" pass that you can buy for the small stretch of toll highway between Germany (A 96) and Switzerland...

 

This doesn't answer any part of the OP's question, it only confuses things further - as what you are referring to is the *Austrian* motorway toll, and this is only valid in Austria.

 

However, you're right and it could be useful for others trying to drive from Germany to Switzerland via Lindau/Bregenz.

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We had a navigation system. We went via stuttgart and followed E41 and entered Switzerland. After entering switzerland we changed the navigation setting to NO TOLLS. And from the border the Rhine falls is hardly 10 or 15 mins. In fact we asked a Police whether we need to buy the vignette, he said we didnt have to if we were only going to rhinefalls as it was easily accessible without motorways.

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