Driving test

Driving test

How do I take the Swiss driving test?

There are some conditions for registering to take the driving test:


  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have attended an officially recognised emergency first aid course (course on emergency life-saving measures) and passed a sight test conducted by an authorised optician.
  • You must complete a traffic skills course with an authorised driving instructor.
  • You must have passed a written theory test, in which you answer questions about traffic regulations.
  • You must have completed a certain number of practical driving lessons. Driving schools in Switzerland are quite expensive; an hour’s lesson costs around CHF 100.
  • It is usually the driving school or driving instructor which registers you to take your test.


Once you have passed your driving test you will be given a provisional licence. The probationary period lasts three years. During this time you must attend two additional training days with a recognised course provider. You can only apply for a full driving licence when the probationary period has expired and you have attended the two-day, compulsory additional training. Different rules apply to people who acquired a category A (motor vehicle) or B (passenger vehicle) driving licence abroad before 1 December 2005.


Contact the Road Traffic Licensing Department or speak to a driving school or driving instructor for information.


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  • Strassenverkehrsamt des Kantons Graubünden

    Road Traffic Licensing Department of the Canton of GrisonsRingstrasse 27001 Chur081 257 80 00www.stva.gr.ch