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Are you in need of professional, next day delivery to Switzerland? Then you need look no further than ourselves here at Barrington Freight, lead freight forwarders to Europe and back. Barrington Freight have been carrying out delivery services to Switzerland for quite some time now and as a result, have become very knowledgeable when it comes to travelling in and out of Switzerland.
Known as Autobahns in Germany, AutoRoutes in France and Autostrades in Italy; however, all of these names in addition to Autostradas make up the names used nationally for freeways or motorways in Switzerland. Two of the most important and perhaps densely used freeways are the A1 which runs from St Margrethen in the north east of Switzerland through to Geneva in the south west as well as the A2, running from Basel in the north west part of Switzerland through to Chiasso in the very south of Switzerland which borders Italy.
Swiss motorways have a general speed limit of around 120km/h or 75mph and if your vehicle is unable to reach a minimum of 80km/h or 50mph then you’re banned from using them.
In total, the Swiss autobahn or AutoRoute as they’re sometimes known are made of a whopping 1,763 kilometres, that’s roughly 1,095 miles. Switzerland is also home of one of the highest motorway densities in the entire world, with a huge number of tunnels amongst it’s motorway network, totalling around 200 tunnels, of which make up roughly 220 kilometres, or 140 miles.
Despite its immense size, the Swiss Autobahn/AutoRoute network is yet to be completed which means they’ll soon be further freeways for us to travel upon, no doubt lowering travel time even further. In order to travel within the Swiss road network, we also require vignette, which is a toll sticker. Trucks such as our larger 18 tonne lorries however, have to pay a toll based on tonnage and distance also.
First time we have used Barrington. We had a minor problem (which wasn't Barrington's fault) that was cleared without panic. Good service, fair price - we will use again Halmstad, Sweden.
We ship large heavy metal screens on pallets to various locations in Europe and further afield. We have always had great service from Barrington Freight right from the initial quotes and customer service through to safe, on time deliveries and keeping us informed throughout the process.
Great service. Even after confirming the collection at 2pm it arrived in Germany the next morning. One happy end user
The chipper arrived first thing this morning exactly on time as arranged. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service. I will definitely call on you again if I need anything shifted!
Excellent freight service which got us out of a tight corner when we needed some goods from Switzerland in a hurry. Special thanks to Simon for being right on top of everything.
Simon, thank you for taking care of our shipment - we appreciate your efforts and professional attitude.