This section contains information that can be clearly assigned to one of the modes of transport listed and its freight services. Information on topics that are important for several modes of transport is available under ‘The FOT’ – ‘Tasks’ or ‘Topics A-Z’.


The railways are the backbone of Swiss public transport.

Tram and bus

Trams and buses play an important role in cities – and beyond.


Cableways are particularly important for tourism.


Shipping – important for excursions and for transporting goods on the Rhine

10.40. Teaser Strassengüterverkehr (c) Daimler Truck AG

Goods transport by road

Haulage companies that transport goods by road require a licence to operate in Switzerland.

unterirdischer guetertransport (c) Cargo sous terrain AG

Underground freight transport

Freight will in future be transported underground in self-driving freight vehicles.