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Hello, my first adventure to the continent is proving to be a lot more expensive than I thought. I have a heavy outfit with goes over 3. 5ton (just). I knew about the Swiss vignette but now checking the weight restrictions it goes up a bit. I will be staying in Switzerland so can't avoid it, but I'm also going to Italy and Austria. Are there any other countries might charge me a like a large vehicle?

 

Hope the answer is no or guess who will be camping in Scotland this summer. .. :)

 

Thanks

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What exactly is your "outfit"? If it's a "normal" twin axle, you will probably get through Switzerland on the vignette rather than the paper variant of the toll/tax

 

Italian motorway info here - www. autostrade. it

 

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Hello, my first adventure to the continent is proving to be a lot more expensive than I thought. I have a heavy outfit with goes over 3. 5ton (just). I knew about the Swiss vignette but now checking the weight restrictions it goes up a bit. I will be staying in Switzerland so can't avoid it, but I'm also going to Italy and Austria. Are there any other countries might charge me a like a large vehicle?

 

Hope the answer is no or guess who will be camping in Scotland this summer. .. :)

 

Thanks

I thought the 3. 5 ton limit referred to the gross vehicle weight (of a car, motorhome or van) . ...not the gross TRAIN weight of the vehicle and caravan together.

 

Same applies with Austrian vignette.

 

See here. ..

 

https://www. tolltickets. com/country/swiss/vignette. aspx?lang=en-GB#se

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In most of Europe 3. 5 tons relates to gross weight of the towing vehicle.

 

The one exception I have come across is that Poland take the Maximum Train Weight to calculate tolls.

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nicoflinta, The 3. 5. tonnes in Austria only applies to Motor Homes or a single vehicle. You only buy one vignette for the car, nothing for Caravan.

Charges in Austria are 8. 58 for 10 days

24. 80 for 2 months

82. 70 for 12 months.

 

For certain tunnels and passes you pay an extra nominal charge. All money paid to the organization that collects the money, ASFINAG does into Autobahns Tunnels and Passes. You will find Austria has the best, well maintained Autobahns in Europe.

Regularly they Sweep and Pressure Wash all inside the Tunnels and they have warning signs to tell you if in operation well ahead.

 

Switzerland is a different kettle of fish where you have to pay for one Vignette for the car and one for the caravan making it very expensive. 33 per vehicle

 

If you go to my website as in link in my signature below you will find all details for each country and and link for European Tolls and Tickets. Any more help needed please contact me will be pleased to help.

Snooks

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I'm in agreement too!

 

Swiss vignette info here if you want a read

 

Russell

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Thanks Guys for your replies. Switzerland here we GO!

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