Transport and infrastructure in Ireland

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Ireland with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 96,036 km. Theoretically, this is 20.12 meter for each of the 5 millions inhabitants of the country. Ireland hereby ranks 25th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.68 meters of railway tracks per person Ireland come 20th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 1,448 km long coastline.

Airports in Ireland

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 96,000 km20,120.28 km1,366.48 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 3,200 km678.18 km46.06 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 1,000 km200.29 km13.60 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 316.490.000 8,32813.860.001
Airports 408.380.569 3,7556.250.001