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Last update on December 06, 2018

These facts on Portugal outline the transportation systems in Portugal, including airports, railways, roads, waterways and ports in Portugal.

Transportation

Airports:
65 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 77  
Airports – with paved runways:

total: 43
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 13
under 914 m: 10 (2010)
Airports – with unpaved runways
:
total: 22
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 21 (2010)
Pipelines:

gas 1,098 km; oil 11 km; refined products 188 km (2009)
Railways:

total: 2,786 km
country comparison to the world: 59
broad gauge: 2,603 km 1.668-m gauge (1,351 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 183 km 1.000-m gauge (2008)
Roadways:

total: 82,900 km
country comparison to the world: 57
paved: 71,294 km (includes 2,613 km of expressways)
unpaved: 11,606 km (2008)
Waterways:

210 km (on Douro River from Porto) (2008)
country comparison to the world: 96

Merchant marine:
total: 111
country comparison to the world: 48
by type: bulk carrier 8, cargo 33, carrier 1, chemical tanker 17, container 8, liquefied gas 9, passenger 13, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 7, roll on/roll off 1, vehicle carrier 9
foreign-owned: 80 (Belgium 8, Denmark 4, Germany 13, Greece 5, Italy 10, Japan 9, Mexico 1,Netherlands 1, Norway 1, Spain 15, Sweden 6, Switzerland 3, US 4)
registered in other countries: 14 (Cyprus 2, Malta 3, Panama 9) (2010)
Ports and terminals:
Leixoes, Lisbon, Setubal, Sines

 

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