Transport and infrastructure in Guinea

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Guinea with the average of all countries in Africa. In many places, the traffic routes show considerable deficiencies and are often not in a particularly good condition.

In terms of the length of its rail network, Guinea ranks 87th in the world with 0.08 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 1,086 kilometers long.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 320 km of coastline. In 2019, about 197,739.40 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Guinea

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 44,301 km. For each of the country's 13.50 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.28 meters. This puts Guinea in 140th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 55 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.

With an average of 3555 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Guinea is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 29.7 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Guinea, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways44,300 km3,282.23 km180.19 m
Railroads1,100 km80.46 km4.42 m
Waterways1,300 km96.32 km5.29 m
Commercial harbors20.150.000


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,002,100 km2,186.19 km99.00 m
Railroads88,600 km64.51 km2.92 m
Waterways50,100 km36.46 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,8295.700.000

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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