Costs and funding of transport

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Transport costs and funding report

What are the costs generated by transport in Switzerland and who foots the bill? The new transport costs and funding report provides answers to these questions (available in French and German).

Road infrastructure account

The road infrastructure account compares public sector income from motorised road transport with road infrastructure costs (available in French and German).

At a glance

In 2020, motorised transport on road, rail and by air generated total costs of CHF 92.5 billion. This was 8% more than in 2010.

Expenditure on means of transport was the largest cost item at 61%. The maintenance and expansion of the transport infrastructure accounted for 16% of the total costs in 2020, while transport accidents made up 11% and transport-related damage to the environment and health 12%.

Key figures on costs and funding of transport, 2020
Total costs1, in CHF bn
Change since 2010 +8%
Passenger transport share 76%
Goods transport share 24%
Total costs1 by transport mode, in CHF bn
Road transport2 76.3
Rail transport 12.0
Air transport3 4.2
1) Incl. non-material costs due to damage to environment and health as well as accidents; excluding inland waterways transport (data collected only for 2015: CHF 0.3 bn)
2) Excluding walking and cycling, incl. public road transport
3) Scheduled and charter traffic incl. freight in the form of “belly cargo”
Source: FSO – Statistics on the cost and funding of transport (CFT)

Further information



Press Releases


Statistical concepts

On this topic


Data on the costs and funding of private and public road transport


Data on costs and funding of rail transport


Data on the costs and funding of civil aviation (scheduled and charter flights)


Data on the costs and funding of public passenger navigation and freight transport on water


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