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Driving from Munich to Mayrhofen in August 2012

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Driving from Munich to Mayrhofen in August 2012

Hi can anyone please provide me with detailed information of things i need to know driving from Munich to Mayrhofen, as well as driving from Austria to Switzerland please. I'm planning on renting a car at Munich airport.

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1. Re: Driving from Munich to Mayrhofen in August 2012


You will need a Vignette for the Austrian Autobahns. Costs €8 for 10 days.



You can purchase these already in Germany from most Autobahn services. You can get it on the A8 South at Holzkirchen services or later on on the A8 south or A93 Inntal Autobahn.

However exactly what your itinerary is (EXACT dates) and exactly what time and from where you are starting may determine which route/vignettes etc.


The standard route most people take to Mayrhofen (me also when I go skiing there) is the A8 Salzburger Autobahn - A93 Inntal Autobahn which becomes the A12

Mayrhofen/Zillertal exit is signposted.

For this route you will require a Vignette.


The A8 south is a major commuter route so if travelling south after 4pm expect heavy traffic. If Friday expect worse. If starting from Munich Airport also expect traffic on the A99 East. I have often on a friday seen the traffic backed up the A99 interchange to the A8 Salzburg autobahn.

If travelling Saturday you may also get caught up in general holiday traffic. If a nice day this is also increased by day trip traffic.

Alternative route

Some people go from Munich itself over Tegernsee/Achensee to the Zillertal. This avoids the autobahns and also the requirement for a Vignette.

This route however can be fraught with traffic at weekends.


You will need a valid Austrian Vignette to continue your journey (either your original is still within the 10 day period or if you came over Achensee you will have to purchase one)

There is an additional toll for the Arlberg tunnel on the A12/S16



For Switzerland you will also require a Vignette. Only available annually and costs 40CHF


Can we assume at some point you are returning to Munich airport. If not a one way car rental will incur a large penalty.

Depending where you go in Switzerland and how you will return (by which route) will also determine traffic issues and possible additional Vignette requirements - especially if over the 10 day limit.

If you go back to Munich over Bregenz and utilise the A14 (e.g. just from Dornbirn) you will still require an Austrian Vignette. This short stretch of Autobahn is a favourite with the Austrian police to catch people trying to "sneak" along the short stretch to Germany.

You do not hoever require a full Vignette for this stretch. There is a "Korridor Vignette"



Costs €2

Don't try to drive through Bregenz it can be a nightmare.

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