Transport and infrastructure in Mexico

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Mexico with the average of all countries in America. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 398,148 km. Theoretically, this is 3.12 meter for each of the 127.58 millions inhabitants of the country. Mexico hereby ranks 147th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.16 meters of railway tracks per person Mexico come 70th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 9,330 km long coastline.

Airports in Mexico

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Central America

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 398,100 km3,120.88 km202.68 m 644,200 km2,924.70 km236.78 m
Railroads 20,800 km163.24 km10.60 m 31,600 km143.48 km11.62 m
Waterways 2,900 km22.73 km1.48 m 9,200 km41.63 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors 6374.990.000 15,67771.170.006
Airports 1,71413.440.873 2,99313.590.001