6. Alternative Route: Gotthard Pass or San Bernardino A13
Comparison between Gotthardtunnel and San Bernardino Pass. If you drive via Basel and you have to decide to go via Luzern / Gotthard or via Zürich and San Bernardino the differences are as follows: (Remark: Both routes will join in Bellinzona.)
Via Gotthardtunnel: 285 km to Chiasso the border town to Italy. Driving time when no traffic: 2h 55 Minutes
Via San Bernardino Pass: 368 km and driving time when no traffic 3h 52 Minutes
On a good day you can save 57 Minutes and 83 km if you go via the St. #Gotthard tunnel.
If there is a traffic jam before the Gotthard Road tunnel the average waiting time is 10 minutes per kilometer.
Compare the situation with Live TomTom:
Pratteln to Bellinzona through the Gotthard Tunnel (228 km)
Pratteln to Splügen and Splügen to Bellinzona via A13 San Bernardino (311km)
Gotthard Pass is open since May 21.
Webcam in Andermatt (Gotthard Pass). Source Hotel Metropol
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