Busy weekend due to exodus: When is the best time to leave?

The start of the school holidays and construction leave will make it busy on European roads for the first time. Here is an overview of the busiest moments this weekend.

Those leaving today may have to deal with small traffic jams, Touring reports. Traffic is expected to be very difficult on Saturday 9 July with traffic jams heading south. There will be no problems on Sunday, except for a few areas. Traffic problems may only appear in Switzerland.

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in France School holidays begin this weekend. Saturday is a red day across the country with very difficult traffic due to long traffic jams. Avoid A10 Paris – Orléans between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and A7 Lyon and Orange between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

No problems expected on Sunday, except for the Rhone Valley (A7 Lyon-Orange).

in Germany And the Austria Slightly less traffic is expected on Saturday. Traffic is smooth on Sunday. in Switzerland Long traffic jams are expected throughout the weekend.

in Austria There will be mainly heavy traffic with slight delays on the A10 Salzburg – Villach – Slovenia, on the A9 Wels – Graz – Maribor and on the A12 / A13 Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brenner – Italia


Return problems are expected this weekend, especially in Switzerland. In Belgium it will be crowded on Saturday morning with a traffic jam towards the coast, on the E411 towards the Ardennes and on the E19 and E17 towards Paris. It can also be very crowded on the Brussels Ring Road and near Antwerp and Liege until Friday evening.

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The return on Saturday is expected to be very busy with smaller traffic jams in the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Mediterranean regions. Especially on A8 between Italian Borders and Salon-de-Provence will be very busy. There are no expected traffic problems in the rest of France.

to return from Germany And the Austria Traffic jams are expected on Saturday and Sunday. These are the busiest axes in Germany: A5 Karlsruhe – Basel, A8 Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg, A9 Nürnberg – Munich, the ring road (A99) in Munich, A3 Frankfurt – Nürnberg – Passau and the border crossings with Austria at Kufstein, Füssen and Passau.

Saturday will be waiting in the Swiss The St Gotthard Tunnel heads south and on Sundays to return.

in Italia And the Spain Don’t expect to get around except for very heavy traffic on a Saturday with a long traffic jam.

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