Finnish Road Network and Its Use


According to the latest study on passenger traffic, an average Finn makes three journeys per day, which take 66 minutes in total. The average length of these journeys is 15 kilometres. The average mileage per person is 41 kilometres per day. Of all domestic journeys, 58% are made using a passenger car. The share of public transport is 8%.

Almost Every Second Finn Has a Car

Finland is a highly motorized country, partly due to its long distances and sparse population. At the end of 2013, the total number of registered motor vehicles was 3,654,489, of which 3,105,834 were passenger cars. At the end of 2013, there were 2,572,214 passenger cars commissioned to traffic. This translates into 474 passenger cars per 1,000 people.

An average of 1,270 motor vehicles travel on minor roads in Finland each day. The corresponding figure for main roads is 5,800, and for trunk roads, 2,700 motor vehicles.

The total mileage in Finland is more than 54,000 million kilometres per year. Passenger cars account for 86% of this figure. The total mileage of passenger cars is over 46,000 million kilometres per year.