Promotion économique de la République et Canton du Jura




Switzerland has extremely well developed rail, road and air infrastructures.It thus represents an excellent platform for companies active on an international level.

As frontier canton, Jura is connected to all of the regions of Switzerland, Europe and the wider world.

Currently under construction, the Transjurane motorway will provide a link between the Swiss and French motorway networks, improving accessibility still further.

Our near neighbour Basel (40 minutes) enjoys key infrastructures: the country’s only port, the river link to Rotterdam and Antwerp via the Rhine, as well as the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport. Its network of regular flights fly directly to 50 airports in about 20 countries at least once a day, while Paris, London and Berlin are serviced 20 times a day.

Integrated in the main national railway system, the canton of Jura is on the doorstep of the European network, the TGV to France, the ICE to Germany and the Cisalpino to Italy. And from 2012, Porrentruy is be the Swiss town closest to Paris – thanks to the TGV, in less than three hours!

  By road By train
Basel 40 min 30 minutes
Berne 1 1/2 hours 1 hour
Zurich 1 1/2 hours 1 1/2 hour
Lausanne 2 hours 1 1/2 hours
Genève 2 1/2 hours 2 hours



Switzerland’s energy needs are covered through a dense network of power plants (mainly hydraulic and nuclear) located throughout the country. Inclusion in the European network guarantees uninterrupted supply of energy, even during peak consumption periods.This stability also applies to other energies such as gas and oil.

The market of electricity for companies has been liberalised in Switzerland since 2009. In the canton of Jura, the company FMB SA is the largest supplier. Active in the production of energy (nuclear, hydraulic, wind-powered and solar), the transport of high and very high tension and the marketing of electricity, its market extends from the Alps to the French border and covers about 1 million consumers.

Compared to other European countries oil is cheaper in Switzerland as it is taxed at a lower rate. Fuel for vehicles is also cheaper.  


Mobile phone

In the canton of Jura, companies and private clients can benefit from the latest technological standards in telecommunications, including the RNIS telephony networks and other broadband connections. ADSL is available for over 98% of telephone calls. The coverage of mobile phones is very high in all regions despite the country’s topography: the networks of the three main providers (Swisscom, Orange and Sunrise) cover 99% of the Swiss population