Driving in Switzerland
We don't drive in Switzerland. Why? Because it's hardly ever necessary, and we'd rather not be burdened with a car (and the hassles of parking it) when we're enjoying Swiss cities, villages, and countryside.
Over the past 150+ years, the Swiss have spent billions of francs on the world's finest network of trains, buses, boats, funiculars, aerial cablecars, trams, and chairlifts. You can go nearly anywhere in Switzerland with a Swiss Pass in your pocket. So why view the countryside through a bug-splattered windshield like a tourist in California, New Jersey, or Texas?
Still, if you must drive, we won't throw myself in front of your car or caravan. Instead, we'll concede defeat gracefully and point you to articles and other Web resources by experts who are more willing and competent than we are to help you plan a Swiss trip by car:
The Touring Club of Switzerland's Web site is devoted mostly to sales and customer service for Swiss motorists, but it does have useful travel information for visitors.
BLS Lötschberg Car Transport
Swiss Traffic Tickets
Where's That Vehicle
Come From: Switzerland
Motorhomes (caravans) and motorcycles
Just in case you have second thoughts about driving, here are links to indexes of my articles on other forms of transportation in Switzerland and Austria:
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