Transport and infrastructure in Papua New Guinea

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Papua New Guinea with the average of all countries in Oceania. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 9,349 km. Theoretically, this is 1.07 meter for each of the 8.8 millions inhabitants of the country. Papua New Guinea hereby ranks 201st in a worldwide comparison.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 5,152 km long coastline.

Airports in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 9,300 km1,065.28 km20.20 m 30,900 km2,544.37 km55.93 m
Railroads 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 600 km49.16 km1.08 m
Waterways 11,000 km1,253.40 km23.77 m 11,200 km922.86 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors 17119.480.000 5,095419.520.009
Airports 56163.921.212 81767.270.001