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Driving to France - Switzerland #613077
19/01/20 07:44 AM
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Hi folks

Few questions for our more well driven members here

Me and treacle are planning on a French Swiss driving holiday in April ( Ive got to Dijon planned so far ) Forgive my ignorance, but If I drive through France I can cross the border no probs at Switzerland, right ? Do we need anything specific to enter Switzerland ? I should know this as ive been but never driven.

As I understand it, after Brexit there is a transition period where free travel is still ok without a Visa ?

Lastly. We are getting the ferry over to France from Dover. We haven't done that crossing in a Mog, whats the ground clearance like getting on and off !!

Ta all

Bonesie


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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613080
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Never driven into Switzerland, though have heard folk talk of some sort of car tax for non citizens paid on entry... though my thinking could be well out of date..? Only ever used the Chunnel and Brittany ferries from Plymouth to Santander and had no ground clearance problems. Bound to be others who come along with more accurate and up to date info..

Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613083
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Ferry crossings are no bother, the loading Guys love the Morgs and give a little bit more attention to you than a Tin Top, last time we loaded the Aeromax one Guy even got on his hands and knee's to have a peep underneath.

France into Switzerland no bother, similar to pulling up at a Toll show them your Passport and off you go.

Forget about Brexit and Visa's...all scaremongering, nothing will change in our world other than the weather daily.

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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Luddite] #613087
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Originally Posted by Luddite
Never driven into Switzerland, though have heard folk talk of some sort of car tax for non citizens paid on entry... though my thinking could be well out of date..?

You could be thinking of the motorway vignette which they try to get you to buy at some crossings as if it's mandatory.


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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613088
19/01/20 08:39 AM
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Bonesie you will need a vignette for the main highways in Switzerland. Last I checked these were about €38.00, can be bought at the border, and cover you for one whole year. Not that tourists need a years travel but last I was there this was the only option. And a tip from an M3W owning friend: watch the speed limits as the fines will make you wallet bleed.


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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613089
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We crossed from Newcastle to Amsterdam, DFDS, no ground clearance problems. Tell them in advance you have a low ground clearance car.
I believe a permit is required to drive in Switzerland but I assume only on major roads/motorways, we crossed from Germany with no problems and no fees.
The AA website has some good advice on driving in different European countries.

Last edited by Gordon D; 19/01/20 08:45 AM.

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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613090
19/01/20 09:00 AM
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We did the Italy- Switzerland-Germany run last year, no trouble at the borders other than checking the vignette for Switzerland and they did check that,
There are web sites you can buy from in advance


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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613091
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French toll tag is a boon..

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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613096
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Nothing to add bit watch out for speed limits as there is zero tolerance as well as the thing with the bleeding wallet...
If you know someone around - they seem to know pretty well about the actual radar positions;)


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Re: Driving to France - Switzerland [Re: Bonesie] #613097
19/01/20 09:19 AM
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Ah Vignette ! I knew I had heard that in the past. Will buy prior.

Cheers folks


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