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

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry in Scotland - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Scotland 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 Scotland walk each day. See which Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry and stations are most popular in Scotland, and more!
Scotland has 4 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry, operated by several transit agencies, including SPT Subway, Edinburgh Trams, National Rail, Lothian Buses, First Glasgow, First Scotland East, Stagecoach, McGills Bus Service & Stagecoach
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In Scotland, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 60 min. Over 61% 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 Scotland each day? Commuters wait on average 14 min, but over 40% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Scotland is 9.4 km. Yet 62% 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 Scotland is 34%. On average, 12% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Scotland, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.71 km? Approximately, 20% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Scotland by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
60 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Scotland, United Kingdom?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry.
20%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Scotland every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry line on a weekday.
14 min
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How many people in Scotland usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
19%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Scotland?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry.
9.4 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Scotland?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
20%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Scotland?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
34%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Scotland?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
12%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Scotland?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.71 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Scotland?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
20%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 16 - Colinton - Silverknowes
  • 37 - Deanburn - Silverknowes
  • 33 - Birkenside - Wester Hailes
Most popular Bus stations
  • Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow
  • Central Station, Glasgow
  • Argyle Street, Glasgow
Most popular Train lines
  • ScotRail
Most popular Train stations
  • Glasgow Central
  • Glasgow Queen Street
  • Edinburgh
Most popular Bus lines
  • 16 - Colinton - Silverknowes
  • 37 - Deanburn - Silverknowes
  • 33 - Birkenside - Wester Hailes
Most popular Bus stations
  • Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow
  • Central Station, Glasgow
  • Argyle Street, Glasgow
Most popular Train lines
  • ScotRail
Most popular Train stations
  • Glasgow Central
  • Glasgow Queen Street
  • Edinburgh
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