Europe (EU-28): modal split of passenger transport on land 2017

This statistic depicts the distribution of passenger transport by land in the 28 European Union member states (EU-28) in 2017, categorized by mode of transport. Of the total passenger-kilometers travelled by land in that year, the highest share was using passenger cars, at 81.8 percent. The transport mode with the least share of the total passenger-kilometers travelled was tram and metro, with 1.8 percent.

Distribution of passenger-kilometers travelled by land in the European Union (EU-28) in 2017*, by mode of transport

Share of passenger-kilometers travelled
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date




Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* The source adds: 'If powered two-wheelers are included, they account for 2.02% of the total in EU-28'. This way the shares become: 81.8% for passenger cars. 8.4% for buses and coaches, 7.7% for railway and 1.8% for tram and metro.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Transport industry in Europe"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.