Country Comparison > Railways

RankCountryRailways (km)
1United States224,792
2Russia87,157
3China86,000
4India63,974
5Canada46,552
6Germany41,981
7Australia38,445
8Argentina36,966
9France29,640
10Brazil28,538
11Japan27,182
12Ukraine21,619
13Italy20,255
14South Africa20,192
15Poland19,428
16Mexico17,166
17United Kingdom16,454
18Kazakhstan15,333
19Spain15,293
20Turkey12,008
21Sweden11,633
22Romania10,777
23Czech Republic9,469
24Iran8,442
25Cuba8,203
26Hungary8,057
27Pakistan7,791
28Chile7,082
29Austria6,399
30Sudan5,978
31Finland5,944
32Belarus5,537
33Korea, North5,242
34Egypt5,083
35Indonesia5,042
36Burma5,031
37Switzerland4,876
38Mozambique4,787
39Norway4,237
40Uzbekistan4,230
41Bulgaria4,152
42New Zealand4,128
43Thailand4,071
44Congo, Democratic Republic of the4,007
45Algeria3,973
46Serbia3,809
47Tanzania3,689
48Bolivia3,652
49Slovakia3,622
50Niger3,505
51Nigeria3,505
52Zimbabwe3,427
53Korea, South3,381
54Portugal3,319
55Ireland3,237
56Belgium3,233
57Netherlands3,013
58Turkmenistan2,980
59Zambia2,922
60Azerbaijan2,918
61Angola2,764
62Croatia2,722
63Denmark2,667
64Vietnam2,632
65Namibia2,626
66Bangladesh2,622
67Greece2,548
68Iraq2,370
69Latvia2,239
70Tunisia2,165
71Morocco2,067
72Kenya2,066
73Syria2,052
74Mongolia1,908
75Peru1,907
76Malaysia1,849
77Lithuania1,767
78Uruguay1,641
79Georgia1,612
80Taiwan1,580
81Sri Lanka1,449
82Saudi Arabia1,378
83Cameroon1,245
84Uganda1,244
85Slovenia1,228
86Estonia1,196
87Moldova1,190
88Guinea1,185
89Philippines995
90Israel975
91Ecuador965
92Ghana947
93Senegal906
94Botswana888
95Congo, Republic of the886
96Colombia874
97Armenia869
98Madagascar854
99Venezuela806
100Malawi797
101Mauritania728
102Macedonia699
103Cambodia690
104Ethiopia681
105Tajikistan680
106Cote d'Ivoire660
107Gabon649
108Burkina Faso622
109Bosnia and Herzegovina601
110Fiji597
111Mali593
112Togo568
113Jordan507
114Kyrgyzstan470
115Benin438
116Kosovo430
117Liberia429
118Lebanon401
119Albania339
120Guatemala332
121Eritrea306
122Swaziland301
123El Salvador283
124Costa Rica278
125Luxembourg275
126Montenegro250
127South Sudan248
128Dominica142
129Dominican Republic142
130Djibouti100
131Panama76
132Isle of Man63
133Nepal59
134Saint Kitts and Nevis50
135Honduras44
136Paraguay36
137Christmas Island18
138Liechtenstein9

Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Railways map

Related News

Controversial Kenyan railway plan divides conservationists
FOX News - 11/28/2016 11:53:14 AM
Nairobi enjoys a reputation as the wildlife capital of the world thanks to the expansive Nairobi ... without sufficient consideration of its threat to the country's wildlife. Amid protests over the railway, a coalition of Kenyan conservationists has ...

Newport News became a springboard for WWI war horses
Free Lance-Star - 12/2/2016 2:47:27 PM
Quarstein, author of the 1998 book "World War I on the Peninsula ... It also boasted excellent rail connections to the rest of the country through the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Still, it took a city businessman named Phillip W. Hiden to provide the ...

Could a railway force Chanel No 5 out of its historic home?
BBC - 12/2/2016 6:26:22 AM
Part of Chanel's perfume production has been located in the region for decades and the town near the Cote d'Azure is often considered the world ... to the rail operator, the route from Marseilles to Nice is the most congested in the country outside of ...

Indian railways ask again for safety funds after crash kills 150
Reuters - 11/23/2016 10:33:16 AM
Built under British rule, the world's fourth largest rail network ferries 23 million people across ... a manned engine travelling slowly over the rails. Gang men who walk the country's 110,000 km of tracks daily also inspected it. Rail fractures develop ...

Global Railway Composites Market: Explores New Growth Opportunities By 2026
openpr.com - 12/2/2016 2:25:58 PM
U.S., China and India, the top three railway network countries in the world based on operating length hold around half the share in the global railway composites market. India is projected to be an important market for railway composites due to the ...

China suggests trilateral discussions over Peshawar, Kabul and Quetta railways
khybernews.tv - 12/2/2016 9:39:38 AM
The President called terrorism a serious threat for Afghanistan, China, region and the entire world and added that besides ... and Chabahar Port with Gwadar Port via railways. He added that we want to connect all countries of the region as well as China ...

China Railway Construction Corp wins Qatar World Cup stadium contract
Win 98.5 - 11/28/2016 9:51:32 AM
DOHA (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp has secured a contract to build a stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, according to a statement by the tournament's organizers. The state-owned Chinese construction enterprise will operate as part of a joint ...

The Most Railway Friendly Country In The World Is…
ecolocalizer.com - 3/19/2008 11:57:33 PM
So who are the world’s most railway friendly countries, and what can we learn from them about implementing practical rail services that people will actually want to use? Data provided by The International Union of Railways shows Japan as the world leader ...

Track Geometry Measurement System Market Expected to Reach 3.51 Billion USD by 2022
abnewswire.com - 11/29/2016 6:04:16 PM
China is the major contributor for this region. As of 2015, China has the world’s longest high-speed railway network. In addition, the rapid expansions in metro systems in the countries such as India and Australia are creating growth prospects in this ...

Southern rail pre-Christmas strike dates changed
The Guardian - 12/1/2016 4:50:19 PM
Numerous independent safety experts have confirmed this. Such trains have been operating safely on Britain’s railway for 30 years and they run in countries around the world. “If the railway is to provide the better services that passengers want and the ...

Nigeria rated third in world with unsafe private toilet
World Stage - 12/1/2016 12:01:00 AM
A latest report on State of the World Toilets for 2016 by WaterAid ... to defecate in the open using roadsides, railway tracks and even plastic bags dubbed 'flying toilets'. Nigeria also ranks top in the countries falling furthest behind in reaching ...

Commuters could see rail fares rise by average of 2.3% next year
Liverpool Echo - 12/2/2016 8:28:03 AM
... improving our railways and we need everyone in the rail industry, including the unions, to work together to deliver for passengers." Passengers on GTR's services will be the first in the country to be able to claim compensation under the separate ...

5 Highest Railway Lines In The World
worldatlas.com - 5/24/2016 11:57:16 PM
... the highest railway systems in the world allow visitors to Peru to enjoy a scenic railway ride on board its Expedition, Hiram Bingham, Belmond and Vistadome trains to this famous tourist destination in the country. The Peru Rail was founded in 1999 by ...

World road and rail meeting begins Monday
itfglobal.org - 12/2/2016 2:33:08 PM
The ITF conference lasts from 5 to 9 December and brings together 171 representatives and leaders from 84 trade unions representing road and rail workers in 42 countries. Together they will address issues and strategies on topics including: the threat of ...

Chanel threatens to pull plug on perfume over high-speed rail link
worldbulletin.net - 12/1/2016 6:09:04 PM
The luxury goods giant has threatened to quit Grasse, the luxury perfume capital of the world, if a TGV line is driven through ... the Cote d'Azur is one of the worst served by the country's high-speed rail network. The journey time from Paris to Nice ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview