Transportation used to selected airports in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This graph shows the different modes of transport that people used to get to selected airports in the UK in 2017. Gatwick had the highest percentage of people using rail to get to the airport while Stansted had the highest percentage of people arriving by bus or coach. Heathrow was the only airport with underground connections, and that made up 16.7 percent of all travel to the airport that year. Manchester had the highest percentage of people travelling by private car and, like Birmingham, had quite a high percentage of passengers arriving by taxi or minicab.

Modes of transport used by passengers for travelling to selected airports in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

Private car**Taxi/minicabRailBus/coachTram/tubeOther
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Release date

April 2018


United Kingdom

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Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source states: "These results are based on the CAA passenger survey, which surveys departing passengers only. The assumption, for weighting purposes, is that arriving and departing passengers share the same model characteristics. Where more than one mode of transport is used, the final mode is presented in this table."

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