Transport and tourism

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Transport network and passenger transport

Transport network 1990 2000 2010 2020 2022
km
Length of railway line 1) 5 846 5 854 5 919 5 918 5 918
Length of tram line 88 84 91 l   2) 50 61
Length of underground line 16 21 21 36 43
Highways 3) 76 407 77 993 78 162 77 908 . .
Coastal waterways 7 690 9 261 10 073 10 442 10 455
Inland waterways 9 460 8 894 9 747 9 806 9 877
Passengers by mode of transport 1990 2000 2010 2020 2022
Million trips
Railway transport 46,0 54,8 69,0 59,5 76,1
Tramway transport 48,6 56,7 54,5 34,9 41,8
Underground transport 35,4 51,9 57,1 60,4 69,9
Bus and motor coach transport 4) . . . . 339,8 229,0 . .
Taxi traffic . . . . 57,0 38,3 . .
Water transport 5) 14,0 20,7 21,7 9,6 17,1
Air transport 5) 11,3 13,7 16,4 l    6,5 15,6

l     line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

1) State railway line
2) Change in statistics compilation. The length of line calculated in one direction.
3) Excl. ramps and ferry routes
4) Includes charter transport but not private transport
5) National and international

Registered vehicles on 31 December

  1990 2000 2010 1) 2022 1)
Passenger cars 1 938 856 2 134 728 2 877 484 3 699 634
- per thousand inhabitants 388 412 535 665
- electric cars 2) 5 4 34 46 584
- plug-in hybrids 2) . . . . . . 107 115
Vans 209 558 239 095 347 258 524 672
Lorries 54 599 65 223 117 150 173 769
Buses, coaches 9 327 9 852 13 650 19 649
Special automobiles 20 719 16 924 12 646 10 352
All automobiles 2 233 059 2 465 822 3 368 188 4 428 076
Motorcycles 60 170 90 877 226 877 292 245
Tractors 316 870 332 584 376 807 491 361
Snow mobiles 2) . . 90 511 121 976 171 868
All vehicles 3 146 308 3 697 037 5 331 582 7 142 502

1) Incl. vehicles temporarily decommissioned from traffic
2) Excl. Åland

Registered vehicles on 31 December 1922–2022

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Persons killed in road traffic accidents

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* preliminary data

Overnight stays by foreigners at accommodation establishments

Country of residence 2022 % 2023* % Change of nights spent, %
Germany 580 713 11,7 679 700 11,8 17,0
United Kingdom 507 660 10,2 566 858 9,9 11,7
Sweden 467 878 9,4 503 860 8,8 7,7
United States 271 330 5,5 382 010 6,7 40,8
France 333 250 6,7 375 828 6,5 12,8
Netherlands 247 667 5,0 278 486 4,9 12,4
Estonia 203 337 4,1 197 552 3,4 -2,8
Italy 160 258 3,2 192 496 3,4 20,1
Spain 160 344 3,2 177 992 3,1 11,0
Switzerland 146 191 2,9 161 117 2,8 10,2
Other 1 896 367 38,1 2 226 057 38,8 17,4
Total 4 974 995 100 5 741 956 100 15,4

* preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips abroad

Trips with overnight stays in destination country made by the population aged 15 to 84

Country of destination 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Estonia 1 200 000 1 090 000 480 000 330 000 900 000
Spain 820 000 670 000 250 000 210 000 570 000
Sweden 700 000 720 000 . . 150 000 440 000
Greece 250 000 250 000 . . . . 290 000
Italy 260 000 300 000 . . . . 250 000
Germany 310 000 340 000 . . . . 210 000
Norway 190 000 220 000 110 000 . . 200 000
United Kingdom 220 000 200 000 . . . . 160 000
France 140 000 160 000 . . . . 150 000
Other 2 350 000 2 310 000 . . . . 1 430 000
Total 6 440 000 6 260 000 1 660 000 1 280 000 4 600 000

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Last updated 12 Feb 2024