Transport and infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Trinidad and Tobago 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.

Airports in Trinidad and Tobago

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 9,592 km. For each of the country's 1.40 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 6.83 meters. This puts Trinidad and Tobago in 80th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 274 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.

With an average of 176 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Trinidad and Tobago is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 12.8 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Trinidad and Tobago, 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.


Trinidad and Tobago

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways9,600 km6,834.96 km1,869.79 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors10574.820.020

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)
Trinidad and Tobago: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in Trinidad and TobagoThe 2 biggest airports and Caribbean Airlines in Trinidad and Tobago with further information and data (Piarco Int'l. and Tobago-Crown Point)
Trinidad and Tobago: ClimateClimate and temperature development in Trinidad and TobagoA climate analysis for Trinidad and Tobago incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls
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