Transport, March 2022

In all modes of transport more passengers than a year ago

Buses and trains carried more passengers than in March 2021. Airport passenger traffic also increased. 

  • 16 May 2022 at 10:30
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  • Nataša Gostiša, Janez Čampa, Mateja Kos, Bernardka Furtula, Matej Mlakar
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Buses carried more passengers 
Buses in urban public scheduled transport carried just over 3.6 million passengers, which was 85% more than a year ago. 

About 2.1 million passengers were carried by buses in interurban and international public scheduled transport, 39% more than a year ago. About 33.2 million passenger kilometres were performed by buses, 46% more than a year ago.

Fewer road motor vehicles registered for the first time
Of the road motor vehicles registered in Slovenia in March, almost 10,600 were registered for the first time, which was 30% fewer than a year ago. Of these, about 7,200 were passenger cars or 35% fewer. Of these, around 4,500 were new, which was 36% fewer than a year ago.

Large growth of vehicle traffic across road border crossings
Almost 4.2 million passenger vehicles entered or exited Slovenia at road border crossings, almost twice as many as in the same month last year. There were almost 1.4 million goods vehicles, which was 9% more.

More passengers transported by rail 
Trains carried 1.2 million passengers, 31% more than in March 2021. About 62 million passenger kilometres were performed, which was 54% more.

Significantly more passengers in airport traffic 
In March, 50,800 passengers travelled through Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, more than six times as many as in March 2021. Freight traffic was also larger; around 1,000 tonnes of goods were handled, which was 10% more.

Also more passengers in Slovenian ports
In March, 547 passengers were recorded in Slovenian ports, significantly more than a year ago, when only three passengers came with freight vessels. As regards the traffic of vessels, the same number of ships arrived or departed as in March 2021. 
In the Port of Koper almost 1.8 million tonnes of goods were handled, 8% more than in March 2021.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Passengers in road public scheduled transport, Slovenia
Passengers in road public scheduled transport, Slovenia
Passenger-kilometres in road public scheduled transport, Slovenia
Passenger-kilometres in road public scheduled transport, Slovenia
The selected data of transport, Slovenia
III 2022I–III 2022III 2022
III 2021 
I–III 2022
I–III 2021
Road transport
Passengers in public scheduled transport (1,000)1)2)3)2,118.25,475.5138.7212.6
Passenger-km in public scheduled transport (mio)1)2)3)33.277.8146.4207.7
Passengers in urban scheduled transport (1,000)3)3,629.79,190.3185.4228.5
Road cross-border traffic of passenger vehicles (1,000)4,234.311,195.9196.8197.0
Road cross-border traffic of goods vehicle Croatia (1,000)1,367.23,504.3108.7108.2
Road motor vehicles, registered for the first time10,55327,23869.882.3
Passenger cars, registered for the first time7,19919,80364.779.9
New passenger cars, registered for the first time4,48412,50463.877.1
Railway transport
Passengers (1,000)1,241.53,384.2130.8136.2
Passenger-kilometres (mio)61.6162.2153.7152.6
Maritime transport
Goods (1,000 t)2)1,842.45,52792.2113.2
Airport traffic
Passengers (1,000)50.8126643.0686.0
Goods (1,000 t)12.9109.2111.2
1) Urban scheduled public transport is not included.
2) Data are provisional.
3) The data on passengers and passenger-km in public scheduled transport and data on passengers in urban scheduled transport from September 2016 on have been partly estimated due to the introduction of a new integrated public transport system (IJPP) and the new system of subsidised tickets for public transport (the estimates were prepared by the Ministry of Infrastructure).
4) From September 2021 on, data on passenger kilometres are partially estimated by the Statistical Office.
Data on road public scheduled transport for the last 12 months are provisional. With each release the data for the last 12 months can be corrected and supplemented with new data. They become final with an annual release.

Port traffic data for the current year are provisional. The final data will be published at the end of July 2022 with an annual release.

Data on port traffic published by SURS may differ from the data published by ports in their reports. The differences are due to the use of different methodologies (different data sources, tare consideration, etc.).
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