Transport infrastructure and vehicles

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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).

6.2 million motorised motor vehicles

At the end of September 2020, there were 6 241 100 licensed road vehicles in Switzerland. This was 80 900 or 1.3% more than in the previous year.

At a glance

The Swiss transport infrastructure encompasses 83 274 km of road, 5196 km of railway track plus 14 national and regional airports. It is used by a wide variety of vehicles. In 2020, over 6.2 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 length1 5 196 km r 2015
Road network length 83 274 km 2020
    of which motorways
1 544 km 2020
National and regional airports 14 2019
Vehicles
Tractive railway vehicles 3 238 2015
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 6 241 142 p 2020
    Change +36% p 2000–2020
    Passenger cars 4 658 335 p 2020
        New registrations of passenger cars 312 902 2019
Aircraft2 3 211 2019
Private passenger vessels3 96 319 2019
r revised
p provisional data
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 (STL); FSO, FOCA – Civil aviation statistics (AVIA_ZL); Swiss association of the registration offices – Number of vessels

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Vehicles

Data on rail, road and air transport vehicle stocks

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