Switzerland Insider

Switzerland Insider

When you drive in Switzerland, eventually you will need gas. Filling up your car or rental car at a gas station in Switzerland can be tricky, but it’s easy if you know your petrol. Although Switzerland is a small country, and you might think you won’t have to fill up, you most probably will. So, here you will find out how to use a gas station in Switzerland!

Most common fuel types in Switzerland

  • Unleaded, the pump is dark green: ROZ 95 (Unleaded 95) = Bleifrei 95, Sans Plomb 95, Senza Piombo 95

  • Unleaded with higher octane, the pump is light green: ROZ 98 (Unleaded 98) = Bleifrei 98, Super Plus, Sans Plomb 98, Senza Piombo 98

  • Diesel pumps are black.

Most rental cars do have a sticker above the tank indicating the right type of fuel.

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Pumping fuel with a self-service pump

Either you put in a bank note and use the pump until the banknotes’ value is used up, or you put in a credit card where the machine will authorise enough credit for you to fill up. This all happens before you use the pump. When you’re done you put the hose back where you took it from and you will hear that pump shutting off.


Pumping fuel at a gas station with a shop

You fill up your car at the pump and pay later at the shop. Some of these shops are not open 24/7 which means that the pumps will turn into self-service pumps for the time being.

Insider Tip

Gas stations in less populated areas and off of highways are often cheaper!

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