Transport and infrastructure in Switzerland

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Switzerland with the average of all countries in Europe. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 71,557 km. Theoretically, this is 8.29 meter for each of the 8.6 millions inhabitants of the country. Switzerland hereby ranks 63rd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.66 meters of railway tracks per person Switzerland come 24th worldwide.

The given length of waterways and number of harbours are only refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. There is no direct access to the open sea in Switzerland.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways71,600 km8,285.04 km1,733.02 m
Railroads5,700 km658.80 km137.80 m
Waterways1,292 km149.59 km31.29 m
Commercial harbors283.240.001


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways6,708,300 km11,135.99 km1,111.61 m
Railroads273,500 km454.00 km45.32 m
Waterways53,100 km88.21 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors15,35825.490.003
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