Road Signs in Switzerland
Pictorial road signs all across Europe are almost same with minute differences in color combinations and illustrations. Switzerland has four different languages, so the written parts on these road signs are different in different language region.
Danger signs (Warning signs) are generally placed 150m-250m before the approaching danger. Warning signs are triangular with thick red border and white background. The actual warning is always illustrated in black color. This page contains all the road signs in Switzerland according to their serial numbers.
Dangerous curve to right
Dangerous curve to left
Dangerous curves, first to right
Dangerous curves, first to left
Road narrows on both sides
Road narrows from right side
Road narrows from left side
Steep hill slop downwards, given with angle in degrees
Steep hill slop upwards, given with angle in degrees
Be aware of loose chippings
Danger of Falling rocks
Road works (construction works)
Level crossing with barriers
Level crossing without barriers
Be aware of tram / streetcar
Pedestrian crossing, stoping or parking with in 10 m of crosswalk is not allowed.
Be aware of children on the road
Animals may cross the road
Domestic animals may cross the road.
Traffic signals ahead
General danger / warning sign. A supplementary sign may explain the nature of danger / warning.
Be aware of cyclists
Regulatory signs can be "prohibitory signs" or "mandatory signs". Prohibitory signs are red and white circles while mandatory signs are blue circles. Both prohibitory signs and mandatory signs are canceled by black and white circular signs.
Closed to all vehicles in both directions
No entry. Bicycles can only be pushed.
No power-driven vehicles allowed except single-tracked motorcycles
No single-tracked motorcycles / mopeds allowed
No bicycles and motorbikes. Pushing the bicycles and e-bikes is permitted if there is a pavement (e.g. in a tunnel or in an underpass) and motor is turned off.
No e-bikes. Other traffic such as cars, motorcycles, etc. allowed.
No omnibuses or buses allowed
Power-driven vehicles with a trailer are not allowed
Trucks with trailers not allowed
No vehicles with dangerous cargo
No vehicles with water-polluting cargo
Illustrated kind of animals are not allowed
No motor cycles and motor cars
No motor vehicles, motorcycles and motorbikes allowed. Bicycles / E-Bikes ~ 25km/h allowed. Bigger E-Bikes are only allowed when motor is switched off.
Any kind of vehicle is not permitted. Please see the footnotes for further explanation.
Maximum allowed vehicle weight
Maximum allowed single axle weight of a vehile
Maximum allowed width of vehicle
Maximum allowed height of vehicle
Maximum allowed length of vehicle
Maximum speed limit
Maximum speed limit ("Generell" means "As a general rule" inside city limits)
Maximum speed limit (french)
Maximum speed limit (italian)
Maximum speed limit (romansh)
Minimum mandatory required speed
Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to right before the signboard
Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to left before the signboard
Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from right of the obstacle.
Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from left of the obstacle.
Mandatory driving direction. Must drive straight ahead.
Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to right after the signboard.
Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to left after the signboard.
Mandatory driving directions. Must turn to left or right.
Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn right.
Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn left.
Mandatory direction of travel for vehicles having dangerous cargo
No right turn
No left turn
No overtaking by trucks over 3.5 t
No U-turns allowed
Minimum distance between vehicles over 3.5 t
Snow chains are mandatory
No stopping or parking
No parking, short stop up to 3 minutes is allowed.
Customs department - stop
Customs department - stop (Italian)
Police - stop
End of earlier prescribed maximum speed limit, here 60 km/h
End of general speed limit of 50 km/h inside city limits.
End of minimum required speed
End of overtaking restriction
End of overtaking by trucks restriction
End of a partial driving ban
Snow chains are no more mandatory
Free drive - End of previous restrictions
Start of zone with maximum speed limit 30 km/h (Italian | Romansh)
Start of zone with maximum speed limit 30 km/h
End of 30 km/h speed zone
End of 30 km/h speed zone (Italian variation)
Start of parking management zone. Parking in these areas is permitted on all streets with parking disc or voucher as indicated by additional sign.
Start of parking management zone. (Italian | Romansh)
End of parking management zone
End of parking management zone (Italian | Romansh)
Start of no parking zone in mentioned hours
End of area with no parking restriction
Start of pedestrian only area
End of pedestrian only area
Traffic-Controlled Residential Area. Here pedestrians and playing children have priority.
End of traffic-Controlled Residential Area
Mandatory track for cyclists and E-bikes. Roller-skaters, skateboarders and pushing scooties are allowed if the sidewalk and footpath are missing.
End of cyclist,s track
Mandatory track for horse riders
Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (separate tracks). Track is separated into two halves and each must use only its own side.
Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (without separation)
Exclusive bus lane
Mandatory electric signs
Mandatory stop and yield
No priority sign (must yield)
Main road withPriority (vehicles coming from other roads must yield)
End of priority road
Main priority road crosses a non priority road
Intersection with right before left rule
Oncoming traffic has priority
Right of way over oncoming traffic
Level crossing with two flashing lights
Level crossing with a single light
St. Andrews cross showing level crossing location
St. Andrews cross (vertical) showing level crossing location
Informational / indicational signs
Autobahn (Motorway), contrary to German Autobahn, Swiss Autobahn has general speed limit of 120 km/h, applicable through out Switzerland.
End of Motorway
Two lanes expressway
End of Two lanes expressway
Mountain post road. A mountain post road is a special road in Switzerland. Swiss Post buses always have priority on these mountain post roads and may use the triad horn there.
End of mountain post road
Distance to the tunnel
One-way road / street
One-way road / street with oncoming cyclists
Dead end with passage for cyclists and pedestrians
Water protection areas. Water protection areas are areas in which special prohibitions apply to protect water bodies from pollution.
Pedestrian crossing. Posted right above a Pedestrian crossing.
Underpass for pedestrians
Overpass for pedestrians
Passing / overtaking place
Parking allowed with parking disc
Distance and direction of a parking place
Guide for certain types of vehicles (here trucks)
Emergency track / path
Park and ride (Parking lot with connection to public transport)
Indicates start of town / city / village on main road. Here, "Biel" or "Bienne" is the name of city in Switzerland.
Indicates end of town / city / village on main road. Here in this example, Lyss is a municipality in the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Bern.
Shows start of town / village on side road / secondary roads. Here, Maur is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich.
Shows end of town / village on side road / secondary roads. Here, Mönchaltorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich.
Direction sign to a destination via highway (motorway or expressway)
Direction sign to a destination via highway other than Autobahn
Direction sign to a destination via secondary road or minor route
Detour guide to a destination
Detour guide without destination name
Direction's table. Here, Zürch straight ahead via main road. Basel to left, via Autobahn, and Luzern via local secondary road.
Direction table on main roads
Direction table on secondary roads / local roads
Direction indications with lane division on main roads
Direction indications with lane division on secondary roads
Direction indications with restrictions on a specific route
Lane direction information over multiple lanes main roads. Here, this lane is the route to Bern and Lausanne via expressway then motorway.
Lane direction information over multiple lanes secondary roads. Here, this lane is the route to Kehrsatz, then take expressway for Bern.
Direction indication for certain types of vehicles (example trucks)
Local direction indication (here, parking place at 300 m)
Direction indication to park and ride facility
Camping site direction
Signpost for caravan
Direction to a company, firm, exibition or industrial facility
Direction indication - here, route for bicycles (Martigny is the capital of the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.)
Direction indication - here, route for Mountainbikes. (Alpsee is a lake in the Alpstein range of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden)
Direction indicator - here, route for roller skates, skateboards, pushing scooties and similar equipment.
Direction indicator for particular types
Indicating direction to a specific numbered route
Direction indicator for a particular type
Route confirmation for a particular type
End of route of for a particular type
Traffic management / information
Diversions / detour information
Information at the roundabout
Branch road with particular danger point or traffic restriction
Number boards for European roads
Number boards for main roads
Number boards for Motorways (Swiss-Autobahn) and expressways
Number of the particular exit
Number of the particular junction
Information of upcoming exit
Direction sign for an upcoming junction
Start of exit (here, exit to Niederbipp and Langenthal)
Exit sign in German ("Ausfahrt" means exit)
Lanes separation / junction information on motorway
Distance board on motorway
Distance to upcoming Junction (here in 1500 m)
First information about upcoming Junction
Second information about upcoming Junction
Direction to next emergency telefone
Distance to next police station ("Polizei" means police)
Kilometer board. In case of emergency, services may ask about kilometer number / kilometer location. Here, its highway 2 and kilometer 220, also they may ask about the direction of travel.
Information about road conditions to a destination. Here, this board shows condition of road to "Furka pass".
Pre-information about a road condition and special requirements for certain destinations. Here, road to Göschenen-Andermatt is open. To Gotthard, snow chains are required. Road to Furka is open and road to Oberalp is slippery.
Indicates lanes merging and separating
Indicates lanes with certain restrictions. Here, the right most lane has maximum speed limit of 80 km/h.
Indicates separation of the breakdown lane. Only to be used in emergencies.
Emergency road assistance
Gas station / petrol station
Hotel / Motel
Radio traffic information.
General maximum speed limits
Direction and distance to the nearest emergency exit
Direction and distance sign