Public transport


Overview

In hardly any other place in the world the range of public transport services is as dense and well-developed as in Switzerland. In 2020 the Swiss railway network covered a length of 5 443 km and counted 1 772 stops (incl. cog railways). In the same year the public road transport network measured 21 190 km. However, the share of public transport in total motorised land transport has fallen to 17% in the "Corona Year" 2020, which is the same level as in 2000 (2019: 21%).

Information on this page focuses on public passenger transport. For data and explanations about rail goods transport, please switch to the following page:

Key figures on public transport, 2020
  Rail: Railway, rack railway
 
 
Public road transport: Tramway, trolley bus, bus
 
Cable cars: Aerial cableway, funicular
 
 
Inland waterways (public): Passenger vessel, car ferry
Network length, in km 5 443 21 1901 1 0371 5141
Stations and stops 1 772 23 080 ... 337
Transport enterprises 802 140 210 28
Vehicle-km4 (millions) 1964 356 15 2
Person-km (millions)
13 384 3 438 294 806
Persons killed (in accidents) 172 9 1 0
1) Operating length
2) Passenger and goods transport
3) Rail: train-km; public road transport: scheduled route-kilometres; cable cars: vehicle-km; inland waterways: ship-km
4) Only passenger transport
5) Only funiculars
6) Excluding car ferries
Source: FSO – Public transport statistics (TP)

Current quarterly data on railway transport

The key figures for rail transport are published every quarter:

Performances in passenger rail transport in the last four available quarters (in brackets: Change compared to previous year)
  4th
quarter
2020
1st
quarter
2021 p
2nd
quarter
2021 p
3rd
quarter
2021 p
Passenger journeys (millions) 77.8
(–42.0%)
67.7
(–39.7%)
78.6
(+45.9%)
93.4
(–2.8%)
Person-km (millions) 2 818.0
(–46.3%)
2 482.4
(–43.6%)
3 017.5
(+62.2%)
3 798.1
(+6.5%)
p provisional data (situation on: December 14, 2021)

Note: Analogous to Ordinance (EU) No 2018/643 only enterprises with an annual transport performance of at least 200 million person-km.
Source: FSO – Public transport statistics (TP)

Further information

Tables

Links

Statistical concepts

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Mobility
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 463 64 68

Monday - Friday:
09.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 16.30

Contact

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/mobility-transport/cross-sectional-topics/public-transport.html