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Zurich traffic

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Live traffic

Local time
2:54 PM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Zurich traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in Zurich last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 1 min 50 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 28

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
23 min 30 s
1 min 50 s more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Zurich in 2023?

November 1 Wednesday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
29 min 20 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Zurich during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
217h
time spent driving
88h due to congestion
43 x
Approximately 43 books
Emissions
(yearly)
916kg
CO2 emitted
178kg due to congestion
92 x
92 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
760CHF
money spent
148CHF due to congestion
8 x
Approximately 8 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Zurich

What did travel times look like over a week in Zurich? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
12:00 AM
01:00 AM
02:00 AM
03:00 AM
04:00 AM
05:00 AM
06:00 AM
07:00 AM
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12:00 PM
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02:00 PM
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Sun
20 min 30 s21 min
18 min 40 s19 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 50 s18 min
17 min 30 s18 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 30 s18 min
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21 min 40 s22 min
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19 min 19 min
Mon
18 min 40 s19 min
17 min 10 s17 min
17 min 20 s17 min
16 min 40 s17 min
15 min 40 s16 min
15 min 50 s16 min
20 min 50 s21 min
26 min 10 s26 min
27 min 27 min
23 min 30 s24 min
22 min 40 s23 min
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21 min 50 s22 min
22 min 40 s23 min
22 min 50 s23 min
23 min 20 s23 min
26 min 26 min
27 min 10 s27 min
24 min 24 min
21 min 21 min
20 min 20 s20 min
20 min 30 s21 min
19 min 50 s20 min
19 min 10 s19 min
Tue
19 min 19 min
17 min 30 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
16 min 50 s17 min
16 min 16 min
16 min 16 min
21 min 30 s22 min
27 min 30 s28 min
29 min 20 s29 min
26 min 10 s26 min
24 min 20 s24 min
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23 min 23 min
23 min 30 s24 min
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24 min 30 s25 min
28 min 28 min
30 min 30 s31 min
27 min 20 s27 min
22 min 10 s22 min
20 min 40 s21 min
21 min 21 min
20 min 30 s21 min
19 min 40 s20 min
Wed
19 min 10 s19 min
17 min 20 s17 min
17 min 30 s18 min
16 min 50 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
16 min 16 min
21 min 10 s21 min
26 min 40 s27 min
27 min 50 s28 min
25 min 25 min
24 min 10 s24 min
24 min 10 s24 min
23 min 50 s24 min
24 min 20 s24 min
24 min 50 s25 min
25 min 30 s26 min
28 min 50 s29 min
30 min 40 s31 min
27 min 30 s28 min
22 min 30 s23 min
20 min 50 s21 min
21 min 10 s21 min
20 min 30 s21 min
19 min 40 s20 min
Thu
19 min 20 s19 min
17 min 40 s18 min
17 min 50 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
16 min 20 s16 min
16 min 16 min
21 min 21 min
26 min 30 s27 min
28 min 10 s28 min
25 min 30 s26 min
24 min 20 s24 min
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24 min 20 s24 min
25 min 10 s25 min
28 min 30 s29 min
30 min 40 s31 min
27 min 50 s28 min
22 min 40 s23 min
21 min 21 min
21 min 10 s21 min
20 min 40 s21 min
19 min 50 s20 min
Fri
19 min 30 s20 min
17 min 40 s18 min
18 min 18 min
17 min 40 s18 min
16 min 50 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
20 min 10 s20 min
24 min 24 min
24 min 40 s25 min
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24 min 10 s24 min
24 min 40 s25 min
24 min 10 s24 min
24 min 30 s25 min
25 min 20 s25 min
26 min 20 s26 min
28 min 28 min
27 min 40 s28 min
25 min 40 s26 min
22 min 50 s23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
20 min 50 s21 min
21 min 21 min
20 min 40 s21 min
Sat
20 min 20 min
18 min 10 s18 min
18 min 10 s18 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 40 s18 min
18 min 18 min
17 min 17 min
17 min 20 s17 min
18 min 40 s19 min
20 min 20 min
21 min 40 s22 min
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24 min 24 min
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25 min 25 min
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22 min 40 s23 min
21 min 30 s22 min
20 min 40 s21 min
21 min 20 s21 min
21 min 30 s22 min
Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Wednesday
5 PM - 6 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 30 min 40 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Zurich)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Wednesdays)
44 hours
150 CHF
181 kg
Three days of working from home (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Tuesdays)
135 hours
453 CHF
546 kg

How busy was Zurich during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Zurich?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 11 min
Per 10 km trip
27 min
evening rush
+ 13 min
Per 10 km trip
29 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

88 hours = 3 days, 16 hours

5 h 51 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Zurich during rush hour?

morning rush
22 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
27 min
evening rush
20 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
29 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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