Transport and infrastructure in Lebanon

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Lebanon with the average of all countries in Asia. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.

In terms of the length of its rail network, Lebanon ranks 98th in the world with 0.06 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 401 kilometers long.

Airports in Lebanon

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 21,705 km. For each of the country's 6.77 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.21 meters. This puts Lebanon in 143rd place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 648 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled.

With an average of 1053 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Lebanon is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 16.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Lebanon, 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
Roadways21,700 km3,206.46 km2,077.03 m
Railroads400 km59.24 km38.37 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors487.090.005


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways14,699,500 km3,162.10 km459.66 m
Railroads280,000 km60.24 km8.76 m
Waterways260,300 km55.99 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors46,0549.910.001

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Lebanon: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in LebanonThe biggest airports and 2 airlines in Lebanon with further information and data
Lebanon: ClimateClimate details in LebanonA climate analysis for Lebanon incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing