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Swiss Gotthard Tunnel Traffic Updates

Gotthard tunnel Switzerland traffic updates for key northern and southern Alpine transit routes through Switzerland.


The driving distance from Basel to Lugano, via Luzern/Stans and then onwards through the Gotthard tunnel, is ≈ 270 km.

Como-San Bernardino-Chur-Zurich

Travelling north from Italy/Como/Gotthard Tunnel/Zurich is ≈ 239km. Going via the San Bernardino Tunnel/Chur/Zurich is ≈ 293km.

Gotthard tunnel traffic – planned maintenance closures 2023– source:

Regular Gotthard tunnel maintenance is scheduled again for 2023. Alternative routes north and south are the Gotthard pass (if open) and the San Bernardino tunnel.

  • June 19-23rd, 4 nights, between 20 PM  – 5 AM
  • June 26-30th, 4 nights, between 20 PM – 5 AM
  • Sep. 11-15th, 4 nights, between 20 PM – 5 AM
  • Sep. 18-22nd, 4 nights between 20 PM – 5AM
  • Sep 25-29th, 4 nights, between 20 PM – 5 AM
  • Oct 2-4th, 2 nights, between 20 PM- 5 AM

The San Bernardino Tunnel Alternative

The San Bernardino tunnel route is an alternative, for both northern or southern travel, if there is heavy traffic build-up at the Gotthard Tunnel. This route is very scenic and follows an eastern track along Zurich, towards Chur, and finally Belinzona.  Map source:

Gotthard Tunnel planned maintenace closures 2023.

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Gotthard Tunnel Traffic Jams expected South / North due to high holiday travel.
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