Bus statistics

Statistics and data about the local bus sector in Great Britain.

Latest bus statistics

Bus statistics

Statistics on the local bus sector in Great Britain, presenting information on passenger journeys, vehicle miles, levels of revenue, costs and government support, the vehicle fleet, staff employed and other indicators including punctuality. The department also collects statistics on concessionary travel, covering pass holders, journeys, expenditure and reimbursement to operators.

The majority of these statistics are updated annually, with information on passenger journeys and fares available quarterly.

Guidance on current and previous annual bus, quarterly bus and concessionary travel statistics are available.

Data tables

About the bus statistics data and reports

Most of the statistics are from an annual survey of over 500 bus operators. Some figures are from smaller surveys of local authorities (e.g. concessionary travel), the larger bus operators or other sources. London figures are provided by Transport for London.

Concessionary travel statistics tables containing data supplied by local authorities and industry bodies and those relating to bus service provision are outside the scope of National Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.

Full details of the data sources and methods used can be found in the guidance.

Other information on buses is available from these external sources:

Published 24 September 2013
Last updated 28 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Annual bus statistics report for the year ending March 2020, added to the collection of latest bus statistics.

  2. Bus statistics report for the quarterly period of April to June 2020 added to collection.

  3. Collection page updated for the latest bus statistics quarterly for the January to March 2020 report.

  4. Collection page updated for the latest bus statistics quarterly for the October to December 2019 report.

  5. Quarterly bus statistics: July to September 2019 report added to the collection page.

  6. Collection page updated for annual bus and concessionary travel statistics reports, year ending March 2019.

  7. Collection updated for 'Quarterly bus statistics: April to June 2019'.

  8. New release published - Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2019.

  9. New release published on quarterly bus statistics for the period, October to December 2018.

  10. New releases published.

  11. New bus statistics release published.

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  15. Quarterly bus statistics, July to September 2017.

  16. Bus and concessionary travel statistics for the year ending March 2017.

  17. New release published.

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  20. New release published.

  21. New releases published and latest bus and concessionary travel statistics updated.

  22. New bus quarterly release published.

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  25. Latest quarterly bus statistics.

  26. First published.