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Transport in Guinea-Bissau

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Transport in Guinea-Bissau

Trucks on a rural road in Guinea-Bissau.

Transport infrastructure in Guinea-Bissau is basic, with most roads outside the capital being unpaved.


  • Railways 1
  • Roads 2
  • Waterways 3
  • Seaports and harbours 4
    • Merchant Marine 4.1
  • Airports 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7


There are no railways in Guinea-Bissau. In 1998 an agreement was signed between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau for construction of railway to Guinea.[1][2]


  • Total: 4,400 km
  • Paved: 453 km
  • Unpaved: 3,947 km (1996 est.)

The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Guinea-Bissau, connecting it to Banjul (the Gambia), Conakry (Guinea), and eventually to 11 other nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).


Several rivers are accessible to coastal shipping

Seaports and harbours

Merchant Marine

In 1999 no merchant vessels were operating.


The main airport serving the country, and the only one with scheduled commercial service, is Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau.

  • 30 (1999 est.)

Paved runways:

Over 3, 047 m:

  • 1

1,524 to 2,437 m:

  • 1

914 to 1,523 m:

  • 1

Unpaved runways:

  • 27

1,524 to 2,437 m:

  • 1

914 to 1,523 m:

  • 4

under 914 m:

  • 22 (1999 est.)

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^
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