Cars lining up for the Lötschberg car train departing from Kandersteg.
Switzerland has a high-quality road network. Most places can be reached by car as you can see on the map of Switzerland. There are some towns and regions in which cars are prohibited or that simply can be reached by mountain transportation or train only. Before hitting the road with your own car or a rental car, please read about the basic traffic rules and be sure that you know how to drive in the mountains.
Even if you travel to Switzerland by car, the train is still a great option for day trips: you'll have no parking issues and there's more time for the driver to admire the scenery. It's worth looking into the rail passes, even if you plan to use a car. Learn more about the advantages of combining car and train here.
A safe trip starts with the essentials. Learn about the must knows of driving in the Swiss Alps.
Note sure whether to drive or take the trains? Read about the pros and cons here.
Be sure to know about the basic rules before hitting the road.
The mountain roads are very different from the motorways and roads in the valley. See what skills you need for a safe trip.
Be ready when you arrive in Switzerland, and arrange for your motorway vignette, rental car and more.
The vignette is required to use the motorways. See how it works and where to get it.
Rent a car and be sure to pay the best price.
A car doesn't get you to the most scenic spots in the mountains. Be sure to get discounts on cableways, cogwheel trains and boat rides.
Find scenic driving holidays in Switzerland.
Prevent surprises and find even more information about driving in Switzerland here.
Check if there are roadworks or closed passes on your route.
About parking in Switzerland.
Even a non-electric car can be climate-friendly. Simply compensate for your CO2 emission!
Driving in the mountains with a caravan or camper can be challenging. Get advice here.
Get to the other side of the mountains in a convenient way, and put your car on the train!
Find hotels near the Swiss motorways.
Detailed map of Switzerland showing towns, rail stations, roads and more.