Fact sheet: buses

Buses are the most widely used means of public transport in the EU. Buses improve social inclusion, by providing access to education, employment, and healthcare – including the elderly, disabled, and the economically disadvantaged. Buses also have the lowest carbon footprint per passenger of any form of motorised transport.

Top five insights 

  • Buses account for well over half of EU public transport journeys 
  • Almost 13% of EU bus sales are electrically chargeable  
  • The average age of buses on EU roads is over 12.7 years 
  • There are 71 bus assembly plants in Europe 
  • There are more than 714,000 buses on EU roads today 

Get the bigger picture on buses in our fact sheet below.  


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