Gotthard Tunnel Traffic Jam Twitter Updates

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Best Time to Drive or Travel through the Gotthard Road Tunnel - Forecast

photo by geralt

Latest Update: 09.June 2015 Forecast 2015

The Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) will do a forecast on a daily and weekly basis and for the summer holiday season.

Forecast for summer 2015 now available. First Page School Holidays in Switzerland and on second page forecast of traffic - please see explanation of the colour code used below:
Color code of the forecast:
Black: extremely high traffic is expected (peak)
Red: very high traffic
Orange: Medium high traffic
White: normal traffic

Link to the daily and weekly forecast (in German):
Stauprognosen TCS

If you would like to get a sense of the traffic jam profiles from the last week-ends please see here:

Here a graph showing traffic jam lenght by day of the week. Friday and Saturday are the most busiest. Color green: Direction south to Italy Color red: Direction north to Zürich Traffic jam length during summer holidays per day of the week

General patterns:
The peak traffic times for the direction to Italy during summer holiday season will be on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of July.

Also on Eastern long traffic jams can happen.

The peak traffic times for the North direction, when travelers return from Italy will last from Mid of July till Mid of August and can vary from Friday to Sunday.

Traffic Jam Profiles by for 2014:
Friday, 04 July 2014

Saturday, 05 July 2014

Sunday,06 July 2014 to Monday,07 July 2014:

Friday, 11 July, 2014 peak traffic was 10 km at around 13:30 hrs:

Saturday, 12 July 2014

In General:
Traffic will peak most of the times between 11:00 and 14:00 hrs during such days if there is no accident. Yet this year in July 2013 the pattern has changed. Traffic peaked between 8 and 10 am in the morning and there was always a traffic jam during the night from Fridays to Saturdays averaging at around 3 km length.

Infographic on the  Gotthard and Traffic Situation in 2013.
Direction South before the north portal at Göschenen: 168 days with traffic jams
Direction North before the south portal at Airolo: 173 days with traffic
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