In 2017, a total of 134.6 billion person-kilometres were travelled on the Swiss road and rail network. Of this, around three quarters, i.e. 100.8 billion person-kilometres, were accounted for by private motorised transport (cars, motorcycles, private buses). Thus, their transport performance was almost five times greater than that of railways (20.9 billion person-kilometres). Human-powered mobility (on foot and by bicycle) accounted for 8.1 billion person-kilometres and public road transport (trams and buses) for 4.5 billion. Since 1970, the transport performance of motorised private transport and public transport has more than doubled.
|Billion person-km (except aviation)||Year||Change from 2000, as %|
|Total land transport performance||134.6
|Private motorised road transport||102.0||2018||+29|
|of which passenger cars||96.9
|Public road transport
(tramway, trolley bus, bus)
(on foot, by bike)
|Aviation (scheduled and charter flights)
||57.6 million passengers2||2018||+67|
2) Local and transfer passengers Sources: FSO – Passenger transport performance (PV-L), Public transport statistics (TP); FSO, FOCA – Aviation, scheduled and charter flights (AVIA_LC)
In 2018, private motorised transport realised a kilometre performance of 61.5 billion vehicle-kilometres (+30% since 2000). For railways the corresponding value in 2018 was 198 million train-kilometres (+41% since 2000). In the passenger air transport segment, the use of means of transport is usually expressed in terms of the number of flight movements (take-offs and landings). In the scheduled and charter flight segment, 471 872 flight movements were registered in 2018 (–12% since 2000).
|Billion vehicle-km or train-km (except aviation)||Change from 2000, as %|
|Private motorised road transport||61.5||+30|
|of which passenger cars||59.3||+30|
|Aviation (scheduled and charter flights)||471 872 take-offs and landings