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Geneva Airport to Chamonix...vignettte needed??

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hi

I am hiring a car from Geneva airport (swiss side) and plan on driving to Chamonix via the autoroute (i.e. E62, A1-E25)

My question is: will I have to buy a swiss vignette (CHF40)?

Or will the car come with one as its hired from the swiss side?
Or do I not need one at all?

Not done the journey for a few years so I couldn’t remember...but if I did buy a vignette previously I’m pretty sure it didn’t used to cost CHF40 or I would have remembered!

Thanks
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Cars hired from Swiss side usually (always?) have one, and yes you need one for that route.
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and it's cost 40 francs for yonks
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thanks, if the car already has one then i wont have to pay for it then?
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if the car is from the swiss side it will have a vignette and you wont have to pay!!!
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great, thanks Brock, thats what i thought, just wanted to check.

Only going for a weekend so all in all it would have been better to pay for a transfer than hire a car if I did have to pay the CHF40!
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If from the swiss side then it will also have winter tyres, although last year they gave me one without and I only found out on a roundabout in the snow!
Look on the side of the tyre for a snowflake or the letters S+M (Snow and Mud) Complain if it doesn't as around this time of year they get new cars in with the "summer spec".

Make sure you know how to get onto the autoroute from the airport, it's easy to get lost, check it out on google streetview first and even then you feel like you are driving into a block of flats!
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millerzone wrote:
If from the swiss side then it will also have winter tyres, although last year they gave me one without and I only found out on a roundabout in the snow!
Look on the side of the tyre for a snowflake or the letters S+M (Snow and Mud) Complain if it doesn't as around this time of year they get new cars in with the "summer spec".

Make sure you know how to get onto the autoroute from the airport, it's easy to get lost, check it out on google streetview first and even then you feel like you are driving into a block of flats!


That's the sneaky left hander at the lights which says "<- Police" isn't it. You have to be very careful to take the immediate next right, or go the wrong way for AGES.

Easier is to come out of the airport, go all the way to the end of the main road to Ikea, turn left, and join the motorway there. It's a tiny bit further but harder to mess up.

There's also a really good way to France avoiding the motorways altogether, through the city centre, which is sometimes faster than going on the motorway - at peak times when the border crossing gets clogged up. Sat nav to Annecy, tell it to avoid tolls, and pay attention! You come out through a different border crossing that hardly anyone uses, and is never manned.


Last edited by After all it is free Go on u know u want to! on Thu 27-02-14 14:21; edited 1 time in total
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Make sure you know how to get onto the autoroute from the airport

just follow the green signs for FRANCE.

alex99, you can drive through Geneva and then you don't need a vignette (for future reference).

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this time of year they get new cars in with the "summer spec".


that's worth knowing, millerzone - important to check!
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thanks guys, yes i can remember the route.

Car hire said full winterisation package so hopefully no dancing on ice! off this weekend....
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