Transport infrastructure and vehicles

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In focus

Strassenlängen

How long are Switzerland’s roads?

The length of the Swiss road network has been recalculated using swisstopo’s topographical landscape modules. Discover here the exact figures for the whole of Switzerland, your canton or commune (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

The Swiss transport infrastructure encompasses 84 114 km of road, 5317 km of railway track plus 14 national and regional airports. It is used by a wide variety of vehicles. In 2021, over 6.3 million motor vehicles travelled on the roads, 4.7 million of which were cars.

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicles
Infrastructure and network length
Rail network length 5 317 km 2020
Road network length 84 114 km 2021
    of which motorways
1 544 km 2021
National and regional airports 14 2020
Vehicles
Tractive railway vehicles 3 426 2020
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 6 312 055 2021
    Change +38% 2000–2021
    Passenger cars 4 688 235 2021
        New registrations of passenger cars 242 263 2021
Aircraft1 3 181 2020
Private passenger vessels2 97 795 2021
1) Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders, free balloons, airships
2) 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 (STL); FSO, FOCA – Civil aviation statistics (AVIA_ZL); Swiss association of the registration offices – Number of vessels

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On this topic

Vehicles

Data on rail, road and air transport vehicle stocks

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Mobility
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
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