Transport infrastructure and vehicles

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6.2 million motorised motor vehicles

New registrations of road motor vehicles increased by 3.7% compared with 2018 and reached a total of 409 876 in 2019. The total stock (without trailers) amounted to 6.2 million units, representing an increase of 46 500 or 0.8% compared with 2018.

STAT-TAB on the number of road motor vehicles

You can use the STAT-TAB interactive database to search online for information on the road motor vehicle stock and new registrations.

At a glance

The Swiss transport infrastructure includes 1859 km of national highways, 5196 km of railway tracks plus 14 national and regional airports. It is used by a wide variety of vehicles. In 2019, over 6.2 million motor vehicles travelled on the roads, 4.6 million of which were cars.

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicles
Infrastructure and network length
Rail network length1 5 196 kmr 2015
National road network length 1 859 km 2018
    Change +13% 2000–2018
National and regional airports 14 2019
Tractive railway vehicles 3 238 2015
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 6 160 262 2019
    Change +34% 2000–2019
    Passenger cars 4 623 952 2019
        New registrations of passenger cars 312 902 2019
Aircraft2 3 211 2019
Private passenger vessels3 96 319 2019
r revised
1) Property length
2) Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders, free balloons, airships
3) Motor, sailing, rowing boats etc.
Sources: FSO – Public transport statistics (TP); FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS), Stock of road vehicles (MFZ), Road length; FSO, FOCA – Civil aviation statistics (AVIA_ZL); Swiss association of the registration offices – Number of vessels

Further information



Statistical concepts

On this topic


Data on rail, road and air transport vehicle stocks


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