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Cities (25)

Country RankWorld RankCityTime lost per yearCongestion level 2021Change from 2019Change from 2020
1Barcelona59 hours
26%
3%
10% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
4%
18% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
2Palma de Mallorca59 hours
26%
2%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
10%
63% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
3Granada50 hours
22%
3%
12% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
10% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
4Santa Cruz de Tenerife48 hours
21%
2%
9% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
17% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
5Murcia46 hours
20%
1%
5% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
4%
25% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
6A Coruna46 hours
20%
1%
5% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
5%
33% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
7Valencia43 hours
19%
1%
5% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
12% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
8Seville43 hours
19%
2%
10% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
4%
27% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
9Madrid41 hours
18%
5%
22% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
20% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
10Malaga41 hours
18%
2%
10% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
20% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
11Las Palmas41 hours
18%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
20% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
12Santander41 hours
18%
1%
6% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
13% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
13Alicante39 hours
17%
1%
6% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
21% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
14Vitoria-Gasteiz39 hours
17%
3%
21% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
21% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
15Gijon36 hours
16%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
23% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
16Pamplona36 hours
16%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
7% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
17Oviedo36 hours
16%
3%
23% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
5%
45% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
18Vigo34 hours
15%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
15% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
19Cordoba32 hours
14%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
17% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
20Zaragoza32 hours
14%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
21Valladolid32 hours
14%
1%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
22San Sebastian32 hours
14%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
27% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
23Cartagena32 hours
14%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
17% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
24Bilbao29 hours
13%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
25Cadiz25 hours
11%
1%
10% more traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
38% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020

Average number of traffic anomalies in 2021

Days with the congestion lower or higher more than two times in comparison with respective days in 2019.

32days
14 days of
high traffic
18 days of
low traffic

Day with the highest traffic congestion

Day with the highest traffic congestion

October
4
Monday
56%
Reached in
Barcelona

Changes in congestion level month on month

Explore how congestion changed across the months in 2020 and 2021 when compared to the same month in 2019. Results show the number of cities affected.

increase in congestion
no change in congestion
decrease in congestion
  • 2021 vs 2019
  • 2020 vs 2019

MONTHLY CHANGES IN CITIES

Check how the monthly congestion level changed in 2021 in comparison to 2019.

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M
A
M
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A
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N
D
increased in 2021
decreased in 2021
Barcelona
3 months
9 months
Palma de Mallorca
8 months
4 months
Granada
3 months
9 months
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2 months
10 months
Murcia
4 months
8 months
A Coruna
7 months
5 months
Valencia
5 months
7 months
Seville
2 months
10 months
Madrid
0 months
12 months
Malaga
5 months
7 months

Biggest decrease

Biggest increase

WORKING DAYS VS WEEKENDS

What did the traffic look like during the working days and weekends when compared to 2019?

working day
weekend

Shift in rush hours

What were the rush hour timings across different cities from 2019 to 2021? What changed over the years.

1 city
all cities
AM peak
PM peak

Difference in rush hours

How congested was Spain during rush hour throughout 2021 in comparison to 2020 and 2019?

AM peak
PM peak

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