Transport and infrastructure in Taiwan

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Taiwan with the average of all countries in Asia.

In terms of the length of its rail network, Taiwan ranks 94th in the world with 0.07 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 1,613 kilometers long.

Airports in Taiwan

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 43,206 km. For each of the country's 23.58 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.83 meters. This puts Taiwan in 179th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 655 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled. In Taiwan, 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
Roadways43,200 km1,832.26 km1,200.83 m
Railroads1,600 km68.40 km44.83 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors42918.190.012


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways16,613,000 km3,524.24 km519.50 m
Railroads280,000 km59.41 km8.76 m
Waterways260,300 km55.21 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,9989.760.001

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Taiwan: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in TaiwanThe 15 biggest airports and 7 airlines in Taiwan with further information and data with further information on airlines and destinations
Taiwan: ClimateClimate details in TaiwanA climate analysis for Taiwan 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