While the car was the dominant form of inland transport in all EU Member States in 2018 compared with other forms of transportation, the highest proportion (20.8%) of passenger kilometers traveled by coaches, buses and trolley buses was registered in Hungary, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.
Buses were also a popular form of transport in Cyprus (18.9%), and Malta (17.5%). Travel by coaches, buses, and trolley buses accounted for 9.3% of inland transport kilometers in the EU.
Cars accounted for 82.9% of passenger kilometers, while train-travel only made up 7.9% of kilometers across the EU.
The highest proportion of passenger kilometers traveled by car was in Lithuania (90.4 %). The proportion in Hungary stood at 70.6%, the lowest among member states.
For train travel, Austria had the highest proportion of passenger-kilometers (12.9%). In Hungary, trains accounted for 8.6% of kilometers traveled.
However, Eurostat notes that proportions may look different in 2020 as a result of confinement measures and travel restrictions as well as changes in personal preferences following the COVID-19 outbreak.