Transport and infrastructure in Costa Rica

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Costa Rica with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 39,018 km. Theoretically, this is 8.03 meter for each of the 5 millions inhabitants of the country. Costa Rica hereby ranks 64th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.06 meters of railway tracks per person Costa Rica come 104th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 1,290 km long coastline.

Airports in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 39,000 km8,032.90 km763.56 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 300 km57.23 km5.44 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 700 km150.29 km14.29 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 10.210.000 8,32813.860.001
Airports 16133.153.151 3,7556.250.001