Transport and infrastructure in the United Kingdom

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the United Kingdom with the average of all countries in Europe. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 394,428 km. Theoretically, this is 5.90 meter for each of the 66.83 millions inhabitants of the country. the United Kingdom hereby ranks 97th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.25 meters of railway tracks per person United Kingdom come 59th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 12,429 km long coastline.

Airports in the United Kingdom

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United Kingdom



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 394,400 km5,901.57 km1,619.10 m 6,708,300 km11,141.62 km1,111.61 m
Railroads 16,800 km251.92 km69.11 m 273,500 km454.23 km45.32 m
Waterways 3,200 km47.88 km13.14 m 53,100 km88.25 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 1,42621.340.006 15,03624.970.002
Airports 4606.881.888 3,7376.210.001