Mobility and transport

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Transport in Switzerland costs CHF 90 billion

The total cost for transport by land, air and water was CHF 89.7 billion in Switzerland in 2015. This was 4% more than in 2010.

Mobility and transport – Statistical report 2018

The FSO’s transport statistics overview provides key figures and facts on all aspects of mobility in Switzerland across 60 pages (available in French and German).

At a glance

Key figures on mobility and transport
Change from 2000
Total costs1 of transport
CHF 89.7 billion
2015 ...
National road network length 1 855 km 2017 +13%
Stock of passenger cars
4 602 688 2018 +30%
Average daily distance per person2 36.8 km
2015 +5%
Passenger transport performance3
134.6 billion person-km 2017 +32%
    Public transport share 19% 2017 +3 pp
Goods transport performance4
27.3 billion tonnes-km 2017 +16%
    Rail share 37%
2017 –5 pp
Persons killed in road traffic 233 2018 –61%
Transport's5 share of CO2 emissions 39% 2017 +3 pp
1) Road, rail, air and inland waterways transport. Including non-material costs due to damage to environment and health as well as accidents
2) Distances inside Switzerland
3) Rail and road incl. human-powered mobility (on foot, by bike)
4) Rail and road. In combined transport calculated without the tare weight of the loaded road vehicles, containers and swap bodies (i.e. for rail: net tonne-kilometres)
5) Excl. international aviation
pp = percentage points
Sources: FSO – Goods transport statistics (GTS), Costs and funding of transport (CFT), Passenger transport performance (PV-L); FSO, ARE – Mobility and transport microcensus (MTMC); FSO, FEDRO – Stock of road motor vehicles (MFZ); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FEDRO – Length of Swiss motorway network; FOEN – Greenhouse gas inventory

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Costs and funding of transport

Key figures on nature of costs and cost bearers in passenger and goods transport

Transport infrastructure and vehicles

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicle stocks for road, rail and air transport

Passenger transport

Key figures on transport performance in passenger transport, the population's travel behaviour and commuting

Goods transport

Key figures on goods transport performance by road and rail (including transalpine goods transport)

Transport accidents and environmental impact

Key figures on the negative impact of transport: accidents, consumption of resources, noise and air pollutants

Cross sectional topics (Public transport, aviation)

Home page on the separate data packets "public transport" and "civil aviation"


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