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 5.52 meter for each of the 7.2 millions inhabitants of the country. Laos hereby ranks 102nd 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.

Airports in Laos

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 39,600 km5,521.48 km167.17 m 14,699,500 km3,219.33 km459.66 m
Railroads 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 345,900 km75.76 km10.82 m
Waterways 4,600 km641.61 km19.43 m 260,300 km57.01 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 10.140.000 43,8729.610.001
Airports 415.720.173 4,3490.950.000