Transport and infrastructure on the Solomon Islands

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Solomon Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.

Airports on the Solomon Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,390 km. For each of the country's 686,878 inhabitants, this corresponds to 2.02 meters. This puts Solomon Islands in 173rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 24 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.

With an average of 104 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic on the Solomon Islands is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 16.8 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

On the Solomon 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.


Solomon Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways1,400 km2,023.65 km48.10 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors2434.940.001


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways30,900 km2,504.49 km55.93 m
Railroads600 km48.39 km1.08 m
Waterways11,200 km908.39 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors5,397437.420.010

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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