In 2018, a total of 135.7 billion person-kilometres were travelled on the Swiss road and rail network. Of this, around three quarters, i.e. 102.0 billion person-kilometres, were accounted for by private motorised transport (cars, motorcycles, private buses). Thus, their transport performance was almost five times greater than that of railways (20.6 billion person-kilometres). Human-powered mobility (on foot and by bicycle) accounted for 8.1 billion person-kilometres and public road transport (trams and buses) for 4.5 billion. Since 1970, the transport performance of motorised private transport and public transport has more than doubled.
|Billion person-km (except aviation)||Year||Change from 2000, as %|
|Total land transport performance||135.7
|Private motorised road transport||103.0||2019||+30|
|of which passenger cars||97.9
|Public road transport
(tramway, trolley bus, bus)
(on foot, by bike)
|Aviation (scheduled and charter flights)
||58.6 million passengers2||2019||+70|
2) Local and transfer passengers Sources: FSO – Passenger transport performance (PV-L), Public transport statistics (TP); FSO, FOCA – Aviation, scheduled and charter flights (AVIA_LC)
In 2019, private motorised transport realised a kilometre performance of 62.0 billion vehicle-kilometres (+31% since 2000). For railways the corresponding value in 2019 was 201 million train-kilometres (+43% since 2000). In the passenger air transport segment, the use of means of transport is usually expressed in terms of the number of flight movements (take-offs and landings). In the scheduled and charter flight segment, 469 667 flight movements were registered in 2019 (–13% since 2000).
|Billion vehicle-km or train-km (except aviation)||Year||Change from 2000, as %|
|Private motorised road transport||62.0||2019||+31|
|of which passenger cars||59.8||2019||+31|
|Aviation (scheduled and charter flights)||469 667 take-offs and landings