Transport infrastructure and vehicles

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6.1 million motorised motor vehicles

New registrations of road motor vehicles fell by 4.2% compared with 2017 and reached a total of 395 400 in 2018. The total stock (without trailers) amounted to 6.1 million units, representing an increase of 60 500 or 1.0% compared with 2017.

STAT-TAB on the number of road motor vehicles

You can use the STAT-TAB interactive database to search online for information on the road motor vehicle stock and new registrations.

At a glance

The Swiss transport infrastructure includes 1855 km of national highways, 5200 km of railway tracks plus 14 national and regional airports. It is used by a wide variety of vehicles. In 2018, over 6.1 million motor vehicles travelled on the roads, 4.6 million of which were cars.

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicles
Infrastructure and network length
Rail network length1 5 177 km 2015
National road network length 1 855 km 2017
    Change +13% 2000–2017
National and regional airports 14 2017
Vehicles
Tractive railway vehicles 3 238 2015
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 6 113 791 2018
    Change +33% 2000–2018
    Passenger cars 4 602 688 2018
        New registrations of passenger cars 310 887
2018
Aircraft2 3 333 2017
Private passenger vessels3 96 466 2018
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; 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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