Transport and infrastructure in Isle of Man

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

In terms of the length of its rail network, Isle of Man ranks 20th in the world with 0.74 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 63 kilometers long.

Airports in Isle of Man

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 500 km. For each of the country's 85,410 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.85 meters. This puts Isle of Man in 96th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 149 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on 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. In Isle of Man, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. This rule was introduced at the end of the 18th century during the Napoleonic Wars. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Isle of Man

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways500 km5,854.12 km874.13 m
Railroads100 km737.62 km110.14 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors3213,758.340.561


 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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