Transport and infrastructure on the Marshall Islands

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Marshall Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.

Airports on the Marshall Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,028 km. For each of the country's 59,618 inhabitants, this corresponds to 34.02 meters. This puts Marshall Islands in 13th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 329 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled.

With an average of 3 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2013), road traffic on the Marshall Islands is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 5.7 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

On the Marshall Islands, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Marshall Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways2,000 km34,016.57 km11,178.48 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors3,81764,024.2921.040


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways30,900 km2,461.92 km55.93 m
Railroads600 km47.56 km1.08 m
Waterways11,200 km892.96 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors5,397429.990.010

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Marshall Islands: AirportsThe 24 airports on the Marshall IslandsThe 24 biggest airports on the Marshall Islands with further information on airlines and destinations
Marshall Islands: ClimateClimate and temperature development on the Marshall IslandsA climate analysis for the Marshall Islands incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls
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