Transport – Facts and Figures

Whether by rail, road or air: Switzerland's dense and efficient transport network facilitates the high degree of mobility of the Swiss public. In terms of distance travelled by rail, Switzerland leads in Europe.


The reliability of Swiss railways is almost proverbial. However, the railways are only one of the pillars of Swiss mobility. As the location of major crossroads in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has a dense and reliable transport network.


Switzerland is a pivotal point in the European transport network, as a large share of international freight traffic and passenger traffic travelling from the north to the south of the continent (and vice versa) crosses the Swiss Alps.