Factors influencing prices and frequencies in the interurban bus market: Evidence from Europe

The authors analyze the determinants of prices and frequencies in the interurban bus services (IBS) market. Drawing on data collected from a sample of routes in six large European countries, the authors find that intramodal competition is based on frequencies while intermodal competition is based on prices. Furthermore, the authors provide evidence of the regressive nature of the IBS in Europe by showing that routes with low-income endpoints face higher prices. They also find significant price differences between countries, which can be attributed to differences in their respective regulatory systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01669178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2018 3:44PM