Mobility and transport

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Mobility and transport – Pocket Statistics 2023

The FSO’s transport statistics pocket publication offers you the most important facts and figures on mobility in Switzerland on 10 pages.

Web publication on the population's mobility behaviour

How does the Swiss population move around? Scroll through the most important results of the large population survey "Mobility and Transport Microcensus 2021".

At a glance

Key figures on mobility and transport
Change from 2000
Total costs1 of transport
CHF 92.5 billion
2020 ...
Road network length 84 868 km 2023 ...
Stock of passenger cars
4 760 948 2023 +34%
Passenger transport performance2
122.7 billion person-km 2022 +20%
    Public transport share2 20% 2022 +4 pp
Air passengers3 53.3 million 2023 +55%
Goods transport performance4
27.9 billion tonnes-km 2022 +19%
    Rail share 38%
2022 –5 pp
Persons killed in road traffic 236 2023 –60%
Transport's5 share of CO2 emissions 41% 2022 +5 pp
1) Road, rail and air transport, without active mobility (on foot, by bike). Including non-material costs due to damage to environment and health as well as accidents
2) Rail, road incl. active mobility, cable cars
3) Local and transfer passengers in scheduled and charter flights
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, FEDRO – Stock of road motor vehicles (MFZ), FSO, FEDRO, swisstopo – Road length (STL); FSO, FOCA – Aviation, scheduled and charter flights (AVIA_LC); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FOEN – Swiss emission information System (EMIS)

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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, rail, air, water and pipeline

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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