Transport and infrastructure in Portugal

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Portugal with the average of all countries in Europe. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 82,900 km. Theoretically, this is 8.07 meter for each of the 10 millions inhabitants of the country. Portugal hereby ranks 67th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.30 meters of railway tracks per person Portugal come 52nd worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 1,793 km long coastline.

Airports in Portugal

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 82,900 km8,072.51 km898.88 m 6,708,300 km11,141.62 km1,111.61 m
Railroads 3,100 km299.43 km33.34 m 273,500 km454.23 km45.32 m
Waterways 210 km20.45 km2.28 m 53,100 km88.25 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 62460.760.007 15,03624.970.002
Airports 646.230.694 3,7376.210.001