Each year, the Swiss drive the equivalent of 150 times to the moon!
Switzerland is a small country, which has enabled it to develop a dense railway and public transport network. The distances are so short that you can cross the entire country from east to west in six hours and from north to south in less than four hours! The Swiss transport system is quite extensive and very efficient, a tribute to Switzerland’s reputation for punctuality. Switzerland has 3,170 miles of railway track and 44,430 miles of roads. Switzerland’s railways are therefore 1.3 times longer than the Mississippi River and its roads are about eleven times longer than the Amazon River.
A Swiss car travels over 6,200 miles per year, which corresponds to a trip from Geneva to Singapore, or from Oregon to Rio de Janeiro! If you consider that there are 5,7 million of these vehicles on Swiss roads, the combined total is like travelling to the moon (or vice versa) 150 times a year.
 Swiss Federal Statistical Office, ‘Mobilité et Transports’ (Mobility and Transport), 2013, www.bfs.admin.ch