Mobility and transport

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Mobilität und Corona

Mobility Monitoring COVID-19

How mobile was the population during the lockdown and the weeks after? Here you can find data on the distances covered and people’s radius of movement (available in French and German).

Current figures on new vehicle registrations

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the new vehicle market? The monthly statistic on newly registered road vehicles shows the latest developments.

At a glance

Key figures on mobility and transport
Change from 2000
Total costs1 of transport
CHF 89.7 billion
2016 ...
National road network length 1 859 km 2018 +13%
Stock of passenger cars
4 658 335 p 2020 +31%
Average daily distance per person2 36.8 km
2015 +5%
Passenger transport performance3
135.7 billion person-km 2018 +33%
    Public transport share 19% 2018 +3 pp
Air passengers4 58.6 million 2019 +70%
Goods transport performance5
27.9 billion tonnes-km 2018 +19%
    Rail share 37%
2018 –5 pp
Persons killed in road traffic 187
2019 –68%
Transport's6 share of CO2 emissions 40% 2018 +4 pp
p provisional data
1) Road, rail and air transport, without human-powered mobility (on foot, by bike). Including non-material costs due to damage to environment and health as well as accidents
2) Distances inside Switzerland
3) Rail and road incl. human-powered mobility
4) Local and transfer passengers in scheduled and charter flights
5) Rail and road. In combined transport calculated without the tare weight of the loaded road vehicles, containers and swap bodies (i.e. for rail: net tonne-kilometres)
6) Excl. international aviation
pp = percentage points
Sources: FSO – Goods transport statistics (GTS), Costs and funding of transport (CFT), Passenger transport performance (PV-L); FSO, ARE – Mobility and transport microcensus (MTMC); FSO, FEDRO – Stock of road motor vehicles (MFZ); FSO, FOCA – Aviation, scheduled and charter flights (AVIA_LC); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FEDRO – Length of Swiss motorway network; FOEN – Greenhouse gas inventory

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On this topic

Costs and funding of transport

Key figures on nature of costs and cost bearers in passenger and goods transport

Transport infrastructure and vehicles

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicle stocks for road, rail and air transport

Passenger transport

Key figures on transport performance in passenger transport, the population's travel behaviour and commuting

Goods transport

Key figures on goods transport performance by road, rail, air, water and pipeline

Transport accidents and environmental impact

Key figures on the negative impact of transport: accidents, consumption of resources, noise and air pollutants

Cross sectional topics (Public transport, aviation)

Home page on the separate data packets "public transport" and "civil aviation"


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