Local bus services operating costs in Great Britain 2004-2019

This statistic represents the operating costs of the public bus service in Great Britain, excluding London, between the financial years of 2004/05 and 2018/19. In the period of consideration, buses operating costs presented a trend of growth, achieving its peak in 2014/15, with operating costs amounting to over 3.84 billion British pounds. In the financial year of 2018/19, the operating cost on local bus services was 3.77 billion British pounds, a decline of roughly two percent in comparison with the peak year.

Operating costs for buses in Great Britain excluding London from 2004/05 to 2018/19 (in million GBP)**

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2004 to 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Financial year ending March 31.
** Buses in London operate under a different regulatory model to the rest of the country, and comparisons on an operating costs basis between London and the rest of the country would have little meaning. London figures are therefore excluded from this table.
*** At current prices.

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