Handedness of road traffic
Liechtenstein is a right-hand traffic country.
The general speed limits in Liechtenstein are presented in the table:
|Type of vehicle||Built-up areas||Other roads||Motorways[note 1]|
|Motor vehicles ≤ 3,5 t||50 (31)||80 (49)||-|
- There are no motorways in Liechtenstein.
- Driver's license. You have to be at least 18 years old holding a full valid driver's license in order to drive in Liechtenstein. EU/EEA citizens can use the license issued by their countries' authorities. For citizens of other countries International Driving Permits are needed only if their license is not in any of the official languages of the Swiss Confederation (French, German, Italian) or in English.
- Registration certificate.
- Certificate of Motor Insurance. If your vehicle is not insured in an EU/EEA country you should carry an International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card).
- All foreign-registered vehicles in Liechtenstein must display a nationality sticker at the rear.
Items required in cars or with motorcycles
- Emergency warning triangle is compulsory for car drivers.
There is no legal obligation to install winter tires in Liechtenstein. In the case of an accident though, the driver may be found liable if the car is not properly equipped for wintry conditions. The insurance company may not cover the full cost of the damage or may even take action against the insured person for negligence.
Snow chains required (metal snow chains must be applied to at least two wheels of the same axle; also applies to three-wheelers) when authorities make their use mandatory or when indicated by road sign 2.48.
Studded tires may be fitted to motor vehicles, the total weight of which does not exceed 3.5 t. They can only be used between 1 November and 30 April and outside of this period, in the presence of winter conditions and must be fitted on all wheels.
A sign indicating the maximum authorized speed of 80 km/h, should be attached to the rear of vehicles fitted with studded tires.
During the day there is no obligation to have low-beam lights turned on, except in low visibility conditions (in fog, when snowing or during heavy rain) the fog or the low-beams should be activated.
Parked motor vehicles must be illuminated with their parking lights and tail lights if they are parked at an unlit road, with the exception of single-track vehicles.
Many stations have pay at the pump systems accepting debit and credit cards like Mastercard and Visa. In larger stations you can also pay in the shop after filling up the tank of your vehicle.
- Unleaded petrol / gasoline – (German: Bleifrei benzin). Octane ratings of 95 RON and 98 RON are common at fuel stations. Big suppliers like Shell offer 100 RON petrol.
- Diesel (which has the same name in all over Switzerland).
- LPG. It's also called: Autogas.
- CNG. A list of CNG stations can be found by following the previous link.
A website that provides current fuel prices in Liechtenstein as well as the locations of the fuel stations is benzin-preis.ch.
Electric vehicle chargers
Road user charges
There are no any charging schemes for road use in Liechtenstein, neither tolls nor a toll sticker (vignette). Be aware that both bordering countries have their own road use charging schemes:
|Road user charges in Austria|
|Road user charges in Switzerland|
with motorway A13 in Switzerland running along the Liechtenstein–Switzerland border and motorway A14 (Rheintal/Walgau Autobahn) in Austria being close to Liechtenstein's east border, with both motorways requiring each country's respective vignette installed before driving on them.
Urban Access Regulations
There are no restrictions for traffic based on vehicles' emissions level, air pollution level or any other restrictions in general.
- Landesverwaltung Fürstentum Liechtenstein, "Verkehrsregelnverordnung (VRV) vom 1. August 1978", I. Teil Regeln für den Fahrverkehr, 1. Abschnitt Allgemeine Fahrregeln, Art. 6 Allgemeine Höchstgeschwindigkeiten; Grundregel & Art. 7 Höchstgeschwindigkeit für einzelne Fahrzeugarten, 1978 (Fassung 1.10.2019)
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UN Regulation No. 127, Revision 3, including the amendments which entered into force on 14September2017, 23 May 2018
- Landesverwaltung Fürstentum Liechtenstein, "Verkehrsregelnverordnung (VRV) vom 1. August 1978", I. Teil Regeln für den Fahrverkehr, 3. Abschnitt Sicherungsvorkehren, Art. 32 Verwendung der Lichter bei Motorfahrzeugen, 1978 (Fassung 1.10.2019)