Transport and infrastructure in the Bahamas

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Bahamas with the average of all countries in America. Overall, the main traffic and transport routes are well developed and in comparatively good condition.

Airports in the Bahamas

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,700 km. For each of the country's 393,248 inhabitants, this corresponds to 6.87 meters. This puts Bahamas in 79th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 28 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 36 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in the Bahamas is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 9.5 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

In the Bahamas, 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
Roadways2,700 km6,865.90 km194.55 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors1,3233,364.290.095

Central America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways644,200 km2,893.70 km236.78 m
Railroads31,600 km141.96 km11.62 m
Waterways9,200 km41.19 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors15,67270.390.006

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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