Transport and infrastructure in Gibraltar

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Gibraltar with the average of all countries in Europe.

Airports in Gibraltar

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 29 km. For each of the country's 33,691 inhabitants, this corresponds to 0.86 meters. This puts Gibraltar in 213rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is extremely high at around 4955 inhabitants per km². With so many people in such a relatively small area, longer driving distances are rare. In Gibraltar, 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. This regulation was enforced on June 17th, 1929. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways0 km860.76 km4,264.71 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors2025,995.6729.706


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways6,708,300 km11,157.59 km1,111.61 m
Railroads258,600 km430.13 km42.85 m
Waterways53,100 km88.38 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors15,29125.430.003

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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