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Mobility scan: insights into costs, time and CO2
Insight into your company’s commute within 30 seconds. That’s what you'll gain from our mobility scan. Compare public transport with driving and walking & cycling. For each option, you get an overview of travel time, annual costs and CO2 emissions.
Compare your commuting options
What does a daily commute cost in terms of travel time, money and carbon emissions? Find out in 30 seconds!
Frequently asked questions about the mobility scan
How is the travel time calculated?
Cycling and walking
We use the following formula: (straight distance x factor 1.25) / 15 km per hour First, we calculate the distance as the crow flies and multiply it by 1.25. This provides a realistic estimate of the actual route you walk or cycle. Then we divide the distance by 15 kilometres per hour. This is the average speed of a cyclist. It is possible that you cycle faster or slower.
Public transport
We look at the fastest door-to-door journey by bike, bus, tram, metro and train. We use data from the NS Travel planner and
The mobility scan compares the following travel options:
  • Train + personal bicycle
  • Train + bus, tram, metro
We show the most efficient of these two as the fastest door-to-door journey.
We use the following formula:
Travel time according to satnav + 10 minutes
Sometimes you can park close by, while you may need some time to walk from your car to your destination at other times. To account for this, we add 10 minutes of parking time to your travel time.
How are the costs calculated of a journey by public transport?
We use the following formula:
45 weeks x number of travel days per week x (2 x costs of a single trip)
For the price of a one-way trip (personal bicycle, bus, tram, metro and train), we use data from NS and We calculate the costs per year for a full-time employee (45 working weeks, including statutory holiday weeks).
You will see the costs for the fastest journey, including the cheapest subscription in case you travel during rush hour. The number of days you travel determines the type of subscription: from the free Basis subscription (full fare) to a Vrij subscription if you frequently travel by public transport.
How are the costs calculated of a journey by car?
We use the following formula:
45 weeks x number of travel days per week x distance in kilometres x variable car cost
We calculate the cost per year, for a full-time employee (45 working weeks, including statutory holiday weeks) who makes the entire journey by car.
What do 'variable car costs' include?
We calculate variable costs using data from Nibud, an independent foundation that gives information and advice on financial matters of private households. According to Nibud, variable costs consist of:
  • Depreciation (excluding interest)
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Fuel: petrol
Our calculations rely on a petrol price of €2.065 per litre (average price in August 2022 according to CBS). In addition to variable costs you have to keep in mind vehicle tax and insurance. These costs are not included in the mobility scan.
We base the variable costs on a car:
  • in the compact class
  • less than 10 years old
  • which drives about 10,000 kilometres a yea
These costs may vary depending on car type.
How are CO2 emissions of a journey calculated?
Cycling and walking are obviously sustainable choices. But what about travelling by public transport and car? To calculate CO2 emissions per journey, we use data from  Milieu Centraal.
CO2 emissions per travelled kilometre (in grams)
  • Walking: 0
  • Bicycle (non-electric): 0
  • Train: 0
  • Underground: 0
  • Tram: 0
  • Bicycle (electric): 3
  • Car (electric): 85
  • Bus: 103
  • Car (hybrid): 128
  • Car (diesel): 180
  • Car (petrol): 204
Did you know that NS trains have been running on 100% wind power since 2017? As a result, train travel is carbon free.