Transport and infrastructure in Laos

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Laos with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 39,586 km. Theoretically, this is 5.44 meter for each of the 7.3 millions inhabitants of the country. Laos hereby ranks 103rd in a worldwide comparison.

The given length of waterways and number of harbours are only refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. There is no direct access to the open sea in Laos.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways39,600 km5,440.96 km167.17 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways4,600 km632.25 km19.43 m
Commercial harbors10.140.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways14,699,500 km3,192.38 km459.66 m
Railroads345,900 km75.12 km10.82 m
Waterways260,300 km56.53 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,0669.790.001
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