Transport and infrastructure in Brunei

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Brunei with the average of all countries in Asia. Overall, the main traffic and transport routes are well developed and in comparatively good condition.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 161 km of coastline. In 2019, about 282,432 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Brunei

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,976 km. For each of the country's 437,483 inhabitants, this corresponds to 6.80 meters. This puts Brunei in 82nd place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 76 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 36 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Brunei is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 8.6 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

In Brunei, 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
Roadways3,000 km6,802.55 km515.77 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways209 km477.73 km36.22 m
Commercial harbors96219.440.017


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways14,699,500 km3,186.25 km459.66 m
Railroads280,000 km60.70 km8.76 m
Waterways260,300 km56.42 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors46,0549.980.001

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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