Transport and infrastructure on the Cook Islands

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Cook Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania.

Airports on the Cook Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 295 km. For each of the country's 8,128 inhabitants, this corresponds to 36.29 meters. This puts Cook Islands in 12th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 34 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country. On the Cook Islands, 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. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Cook Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways300 km36,294.29 km1,220.52 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors19423,868.110.803


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways30,900 km2,302.70 km55.93 m
Railroads600 km44.49 km1.08 m
Waterways11,200 km835.21 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors5,395402.030.010

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Cook Islands: AirportsLargest airports and airlines on the Cook IslandsThe 8 biggest airports and on the Cook Islands with further information and data with further information on airlines and destinations
Cook Islands: ClimateClimate details on the Cook IslandsA climate analysis for the Cook Islands incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, water temperature, rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing