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 2015 the Swiss railway network covered a length of 5 342 km and counted 1 838 stops (incl. cog railways). In the same year the public road transport network measured 21 529 km. The share of public transport in total motorised passenger transport on roads and railways increased from 17% to 20% between 2000 and 2018.

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
  Rail: Railway, rack railway
 
 
Public road transport: Tramway, trolley bus, bus
 
Cable cars: Aerial cableway, funicular
 
 
Inland waterways (public): Passenger vessel, car ferry Year
 
 
 
 
 
Network length, in km 5 3421r 21 5292 9832 5622 2015
Stations and stops 1 838 21 846 ... 328 2015
Transport enterprises 743 133 225 32
2015
Vehicle-km4 (millions) 2005
353 16 2
2018
Person-km (millions)
20 681 4 498 342 1607 2018
Persons killed (in accidents) 173 7 1 0 2019
r revised
1) Property length, passenger and goods transport, including 19km abroad
2) Operating length
3) Passenger and goods transport
4) Rail: train-km; public road transport: scheduled route-kilometres; cable cars: vehicle-km; inland waterways: ship-km
5) Only passenger transport
6) Only funiculars
7) 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 (partly still provisional data):

Performances in passenger rail transport in the last four available quarters (in brackets: Change compared to previous year)
  3rd
quarter
2019
4th
quarter
2019
1st
quarter
2020 p
2nd
quarter
2020 p
Passenger journeys (millions)

130.7
(+7.1%)

134.3
(+4.5%)

112.2
(–9.5%)

53.9
(–57.3%)
Person-km (millions)

5 218.0
(+7.4%)

5 244.1
(+4.6%)

4 397.7
(–9.7%)
1 860.1
(–63.1%)
p provisional data (situation on: September 14, 2020)

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)

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