Moovit Unveils its Post-Pandemic 2022 Global Public Transport Report

Moovit unwraps big data from millions of journey requests performed in 99 cities across 24 countries; Combined with user research, the report depicts valuable insights about the way people moved around in 2022 using public and shared transport

  • London and South East region tied with West Midlands for the longest public transport journeys in the UK — 46 minutes  
  • 28% of West Midland transport passengers wait more than 20 minutes for their ride, while 29% in London wait less than 5 minutes 
  • On average, 24% of UK respondents said that COVID-19 caused them to use public transport less frequently than they did before the pandemic 
  • The top two reasons that would encourage UK transport riders to use it more often are accurate and reliable arrival times and lower cost fares
  • World’s longest public transport commutes are in Istanbul: a whopping 77 minutes

San Francisco – December, 2022

Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the popular urban mobility app, is unveiling its end of year 2022 Global Public Transport Report. The report is composed of big data analysed from tens of millions of journey requests performed by Moovit app users, coupled with user research in 99 cities across 24 countries. The result portrays a fascinating picture of how people travelled using public and shared transport “post-pandemic”, which cities experienced the hardest impact on ridership, and global rankings for the best and worst transport experiences. 

In the United Kingdom, data was analysed in the following regions: London and South East, West Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, Scotland, and South West. 

Metrics in the report include commute duration, wait time, number of transfers, trip distance, reasons that may encourage more public transport usage, and the impact of COVID-19 on ridership. The report also examines how and how often micro-mobility (bikes and scooters) is used. 

“Almost three years ago, COVID very quickly disrupted people’s travel habits and urban congestion plunged. Moovit’s report shows that in 2022 people ventured around their cities once again, but are experiencing less efficient commutes,” said Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer. “With congestion on the rebound, Moovit’s 2022 Global Public Transport Report can be a beneficial tool for any city or transport agency looking for an updated and accurate picture of the daily travel habits of locals and may help in the decision-making process to make getting around more convenient.”

The 2022 Global Public Transport Report can be viewed here.



Average journey time using public transport: 

  • Paris — 52 minutes
  • Rome — 52 minutes
  • Los Angeles — 52 minutes
  • New York – 58 minutes
  • London and South East — 46 minutes
    • Just a minute more than the shortest transport commute in the US (Pittsburgh!)
  • Madrid – 48 minutes

The average journey time for UK regions is: 

  • London and South East — 46 minutes
  • Birmingham (West Midlands) — 46 minutes
  • Manchester & Liverpool (North West) — 43 minutes
  • Yorkshire — 43 minutes
  • Scotland — 42 minutes
  • South West — 40 minutes

Total wait time per journey: 

  • Los Angeles — 18 minutes
  • São Paulo — 18 minutes
  • Rome — 16 minutes
  • New York – 15 minutes
  • Paris — 13 minutes
  • Madrid – 12 minutes
  • London and South East — 11 minutes
  • Hong Kong — 9 minutes

Average journey distance:  

  • Paris — 12km
  • Madrid — 12km
  • Rio de Janeiro — 11.5km
  • London  — 11km
  • New York — 10km
  • Hong Kong — 10km
  • Los Angeles — 9km
  • Rome — 7.5km


Due to the extensive coverage offered by Moovit outside of the city centers, the named cities covered in Moovit’s report also include the metro areas immediately surrounding that city. 

Additional Company Information

About Moovit

Moovit (, part of Mobileye (Nasdaq: MBLY), is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Together, Moovit and Mobileye are accelerating the global adoption of autonomous transportation, bringing MoovitAV robotaxi services to cities worldwide.

Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012, it now serves over 1.5 Billion users in more than 3,500 cities across 112 countries. 

Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. 

Yovav Meydad
Chief Growth & Marketing Officer