Transport and infrastructure in Barbados

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Barbados 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 Barbados

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,700 km. For each of the country's 287,708 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.91 meters. This puts Barbados in 94th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 669 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled.

With an average of 29 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Barbados is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 10.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Barbados, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways1,700 km5,908.77 km3,953.49 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors165573.500.384

Central America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways644,200 km2,865.26 km236.78 m
Railroads31,600 km140.56 km11.62 m
Waterways9,200 km40.78 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors15,67269.700.006

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Barbados: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in BarbadosThe biggest airports and CARICOM AIRWAYS (BARBADOS) INC. in Barbados with further information and data
Barbados: ClimateClimate details in BarbadosA climate analysis for Barbados incl. temperatures, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Rainfalls
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