The volume of passenger transport in Hungary rose by an annual 69 percent in the first quarter, to 4.9 billion passenger-kilometres, but was still 27 percent under the volume in the same period in 2019, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday.
Bus travel accounted for 49 percent of all passenger-kilometres, while rail made up 32 percent and air travel 19 percent.
The data do not include local transport.
The number of passenger-kilometres registered for local transport in Hungary rose by 49 percent to 1.6 billion during the period.
Public transport in the city of Budapest alone accounted for close to 1.2 billion of those passenger kilometres.
Freight transport performance was 13.6 billion tonne-kilometers, down 4.6% year-on-year and 11% compared to the first quarter of 2019. Domestically, performance was 1.2% lower year-on-year, while internationally it was 7.2% lower.
Domestically, rail and inland waterway freight transport performance decreased, while other modes increased, with road freight transport accounting for the largest share (80 percent), up 1.6 percent.
Road freight transport, which also accounts for the largest share of international transport, was 4.9% down on the first quarter of last year, while rail freight was 14% down.