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Transport Statistics Great Britain: 2020

This report presents a summary of transport statistics, the majority of which relate to calendar year 2019. The 2020 release includes a condensed set of highlights, which is complemented by other Department for Transport releases presenting more detailed and more recent statistics.

 Key findings

  • Across Great Britain, 68% of workers typically travelled to work by car, though this varied by region with London having a substantially lower proportion of people commuting by car (27%).
  • In 2019/20: 4.5 billion local bus passenger journeys in Great Britain, 57% of all public transport journeys.
  • Around a quarter (26%) of all trips were for leisure purposes in 2019, that includes trips to visit friends, sports, holidays and day trips. Around 18% of trips were for commuting or business purposes.
  • Most modes of travel are used for a mixture of purposes, however over half (57%) of all trips by rail are for either commuting or business purposes.