Important numbers

Police 117
Fire brigade 118
Ambulance 144

Rega (helicopter missions): 1414
Poisoning emergencies: 145
Emergency medical service: +41 900 144 033
Roadside assistance: 140
Road conditions, mountain passes, tunnels: 163


International driving licence

The international driving licence is a "translation" of your national licence and is therefore only valid together with it. You must therefore always be able to produce both.

Before starting your journey, find out whether an international driving licence is mandatory at your destination or whether the car rental company may require an international driving licence. You can find an overview of the countries here.

Tourist tax

The tourist tax is levied on guests staying in the area covered by Brig-Simplon Tourism. Guests receive the guest card from the accommodation provider when they pay the tourist tax.

Sales items


At the tourist office of Brig-Simplon Tourism, you will find souvenirs and products made by local artisans.

For motorists

ViaCard Italy EUR 50
Each: CHF 60

International driving licence
Each: CHF 40


Simplon Bus

Helping you get around on the most beautiful Alpine pass

The Simplon Bus can be hired by members of the Simplon Tourism Association.
If you’re not yet a member, feel free to sign up now

With the association bus, Simplon Tourism has responded to the need for greater flexibility when doing activities in the mountains. Hotels and other businesses can drive guests to the starting points for hikes and ski tours, or pick them up afterwards.

Book the Simplon Bus


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