Transport and infrastructure in Guyana

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Guyana with the average of all countries in America. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 459 km of coastline. In 2020, about 58,376.50 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Guyana

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 3,995 km. For each of the country's 790,329 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.05 meters. This puts Guyana in 110th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 4 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 179 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Guyana 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 Guyana, 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
Roadways4,000 km5,054.86 km18.58 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways330 km417.55 km1.54 m
Commercial harbors5670.860.000

South America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,097,400 km7,131.28 km173.93 m
Railroads85,100 km195.97 km4.78 m
Waterways119,400 km274.82 km6.70 m
Commercial harbors2,2275.130.000

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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