Transport and infrastructure in Belize

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Belize with the average of all countries in America. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 386 km of coastline. In 2019, about 44,510 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Belize

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 3,281 km. For each of the country's 404,915 inhabitants, this corresponds to 8.10 meters. This puts Belize in 65th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 18 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 86 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Belize is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 23.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Belize, 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
Roadways3,300 km8,102.94 km142.84 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways825 km2,037.46 km35.92 m
Commercial harbors8132,007.830.035

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)
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