Transport and infrastructure in Tuvalu

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

Airports in Tuvalu

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of eight km. For each of the country's 11,204 inhabitants, this corresponds to 0.71 meters. This puts Tuvalu in 218th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 431 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled. In Tuvalu, 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.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways0 km714.03 km307.69 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors24521,867.199.423


 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)
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