Transport and infrastructure in Uzbekistan

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Uzbekistan 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, Uzbekistan ranks 76th in the world with 0.13 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 4,642 kilometers long. Freight traffic on the rails most recently totaled 22.86 billion tons and kilometers traveled. Passenger traffic reached 4.33 billion passenger-kilometers in 2018.

Airports in Uzbekistan

Back to overview: Uzbekistan

Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 86,496 km. For each of the country's 34.92 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 2.48 meters. This puts Uzbekistan in 159th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 78 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants in 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 3664 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Uzbekistan is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to 11.3 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.

In Uzbekistan, 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
Roadways86,500 km2,477.32 km193.33 m
Railroads4,600 km132.95 km10.38 m
Waterways1,100 km31.50 km2.46 m
Commercial harbors00.000.000


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways16,613,000 km3,547.96 km519.50 m
Railroads280,000 km59.81 km8.76 m
Waterways260,300 km55.59 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,9989.820.001

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Uzbekistan: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in UzbekistanThe 10 biggest airports and in Uzbekistan with further information and data with further information on airlines and destinations
Uzbekistan: ClimateClimate and temperature development in UzbekistanA climate analysis for Uzbekistan incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing