What is the BPT license and how do I do it?

To be able to transport people professionally, you need entry 121. With this test, you show that you drive particularly well and that you are familiar with the provisions of the Working and Rest Hours Ordinance 2 (ARV2). With the code 121 you can then drive a taxi, Uber or with the C1 test also heavy passenger cars (e.g. limousines).

Prerequisite: You must have had at least one year of problem-free driving experience.

To get the driver’s license, do the following:

Fill out your learner's request

For the BPT taxi exam in the canton of Zurich or in the canton of Zug, you can download the form here.

Go to the doctor

After submitting the learner's request, you will receive a list of doctors. You can only register for the theory test after the successful examination.

Go to the theory test

You can now register for the theory test. This mainly revolves around the Working and Rest Time Ordinance 2 (ARV2). You can download an app for studying here. Be aware that these are not the official exam questions and that you will need a deeper understanding of the ARV2.

Go to the practical driving test

You can register for the taxi exam as soon as you have passed the theory test. We recommend that you book some driving lessons beforehand in preparation. You can take the driving test with your private car or book the test module from DriveLab.

If you have passed the practical test for professional passenger transport, you will receive your driver’s license in the mail. Now you can take a local knowledge test in your canton if you want to apply for a taxi license. This is necessary if you want to use one of the city taxi stands. However, we recommend looking for a job first.

How much does the taxi exam (BPT 121) cost in Switzerland?

A visit to the doctor for approval level 2 usually costs around CHF 120.-
The app for learning the theory costs CHF 19.-
The additional theory test for taxi in the canton of Zurich costs CHF 45.-
5 driving lessons (recommended) cost around CHF 490 at DriveLab.
The practical driving test in Zurich costs CHF 134.-
The driver’s license costs CHF 15.- in the event of a change.

Thus the total costs amount to around CHF 823.-

Here you can book a driving lesson for the taxi exam in Zug or Zurich

Taxi driving lesson Zurich

From CHF 83 - 50 minutes

Taxi driving lesson train

From CHF 83 - 50 minutes