The number of travelers who used public transport in Spain grows by 18.2% in 2023

He The number of travelers who used public transport in the whole of 2023 exceeded 5,188.4 millionwhich represented an increase of 18.2% compared to 2022, according to the passenger transport statistics published this Friday by the Statistics National Institute (INE).

More than 429.8 million passengers used the public transport in Spain last December, 12% more than in the same month of 2022.

Urban transportation increasedn 15.4% in annual rate, while the interurban did 9.5%. Within the intercity, the 15.6% increase in bus transportation stood out.

Urban transport was used by more than 272.5 million travelers in December, 15.4% more than in the same month of 2022.

For your part Metro transport increased by 11.8% in annual rate and urban bus transport increased by 18.2%.

The air falls in December

As far as intercity transport is concerned, more than 122.7 million travelers chose this modality in Decemberwhich represented an increase of 9.5% compared to the same month in 2022.

By type of transport, by bus grew by 15.6%, exceeding 63.8 million, the maritime 7.2% with 785,000 and by railway 4.6% above 54.6 million. For its part, air transport fell by 11.5%, placing the number of travelers at 3.4 million last December.

According to data from the statistical institute, a total of 34.5 million users used special and discretionary transport in Spain last December, which represented a decrease of 2.9% in the annual rate.

The number of passengers Special transport fell by 8.7% and exceeded 22.1 million. Within this, the school one fell by 7.4% and the work one fell by 12.2%. For its part, discretionary transportation grew by 9.6% compared to the same month in 2022, with more than 12.4 million travelers.

Growth in all communities

All the autonomous communities presented positive annual rates in bus transportation last December. The biggest increases occurred in Murcia Region (57.2%), Canary Islands (35.9%) and Estremadura (27.1%).

For their part, Galicia (6.5%), the Basque Country (8.4%) and Catalonia (14.5%) registered the smallest increases in bus transportation, according to INE data.

Metro transportation increased in all cities that have this type of transportation compared to the same month of the previous year. The Málaga metro presented the greatest increase, of 139.4%, and the Bilbao metro the smallest, of 9.1%.

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