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Mobility

OTLE analyses the mobility of passengers and freight from a global perspective, considering all modes of transport (road, rail, air and sea) and areas (national and international).

Transport modal split chart. Chart content in Spanish

Modal distribution of national passenger and freight transport in 2019.

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All modes

  • Passengers

    Inland passenger transport accounted for 445.388 million passenger-kilometers in 2019, mostly traveled by road.

  • Freight

    2.116 million tonnes in 2019. More than 72% are of national origin and destination.

Roads

  • Passengers

    Intercity passenger transport in Spain is mainly by road: 380.500 million passenger-kilometres in 2019, representing 85% of the total.

  • Freight

    In 2019, inland freight transport accounted for 299.687 million tonne-kilometres, most of which (64%) was along Spain's State Road Network.

Rail

  • Passengers

    In 2019, 28.719 million passenger-kilometres used the Spanish rail network as a whole, 15,674 million used long-distance services, 3,224 million used medium-distance services and 9,821 million used commuter services.

  • Freight

    10.459 million net tonne-kilometres were transported by rail in 2019, of which 8,846 million were for domestic transport and 1,613 million for international transport.

Air

  • Passengers

    In 2019 231,7 million passengers travelled, of which 42.8 million flew domestically and 188.9 million flew internationally.

  • Freight

    In 2019 1.008.265 tonnes were transported, of which 58,824 tonnes were domestic and 949,440 tonnes international.

     

Sea

  • Passengers

    In 2019, there were more than 29 million passengers. Of these, 14.2 million used coastal services, 6.2 million were overseas trips and 8.8 million were cruise services.

  • Freight

    526,2 million tonnes were transported in 2019 in all Spanish ports, of which 51.5 million corresponded to coastal navigation, 461.2 million to foreign navigation, 310,675 tonnes to transhipped goods and over 13 million tonnes to fishing, provisioning and inland traffic.