Car travel dominates EU inland journeys

Anca Alexe 16/09/2019 | 08:32

The passenger car is the most popular form of inland transport in all the member states of the European Union, dominating over journeys by train, coach or bus, according to Eurostat data. 

In 2017, car travel accounted for 83.3 percent of passenger-kilometers across the EU, compared to just 8.8 percent for coaches, buses and trolley buses and 7.9 percent for trains.

The highest share of car travel was found in Lithuania, with 91.1 percent, while Austria had the highest proportion of travel by train (11.9 percent). For coaches, buses and trolley buses, Hungary ranked first with 21.1 percent.

Car journeys accounted for 80.3 percent of passenger kilometers in Romania, while coaches, buses and trolley buses had a share of 15 percent. Trains only made up 4.7 percent of journeys in the country. 

 

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