Facts and usage statistics about public transit in London, United Kingdom

Commute patterns by Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line in London - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in London get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in London walk each day. See which Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line and stations are most popular in London, and more!

London has 7 transit type(s), including: Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line, operated by several transit agencies, including London Underground, Overground, TfL Rail, Tramlink, Dockland Light Railway, National Rail, Tfl, Emirates Air Line, Abellio, Arriva, Brighton and Hove Bus & SE Buses

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In London, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 47 min. Over 48% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in London each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within London is 7.4 km. Yet 41% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in London is 37%. On average, 36% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in London, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.61 km? Approximately, 16% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in London

How long do people usually commute in London by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in London spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 47 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in London, United Kingdom?

The percentage of transit riders in London who ride public transit, including Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line for more than 2 hours every day is 48%.

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Waiting Time in London

How long do people usually wait at a station in London every day?

The average amount of time people in London wait at a stop or station for their Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line line on a weekday is 10 min.

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How many people in London usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in London who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 29%.

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Trip Distance in London

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in London?

The average distance people in London usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Tramlink, Tube, Train, Bus, River Bus, DLR & Air Line is 7.4 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in London?

The percentage of people in London that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 41%.

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Number of Transfers in London

How many people perform single line trips in London?

The percentage of people in London who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 37%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in London?

The percentage of people in London who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 37%.

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Walking Distance in London

How far do people usually walk per trip in London?

The average distance people in London walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 7.4 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in London?

The percentage of people in London who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 41%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 123 - Wood Green - Ilford
  • 18 - Sudbury - Euston
  • 69 - Walthamstow - Canning Town

Most popular Bus stations

  • Grosvenor Gardens (Q)
  • London Bridge Borough High St (M)
  • Paddington Rail Station (H)

Most popular Tube lines

  • NORTHERN
  • PICCADILLY
  • DISTRICT

Most popular Tube stations

  • King's Cross St. Pancras
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo

Most popular Bus lines

  • 123 - Wood Green - Ilford
  • 18 - Sudbury - Euston
  • 69 - Walthamstow - Canning Town

Most popular Bus stations

  • Grosvenor Gardens (Q)
  • London Bridge Borough High St (M)
  • Paddington Rail Station (H)

Most popular Tube lines

  • NORTHERN
  • PICCADILLY
  • DISTRICT

Most popular Tube stations

  • King's Cross St. Pancras
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo

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