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

Greek police evacuate hundreds from country's largest informal refugee camp
FOX News - 5/24/2016 1:05:52 PM
An estimated 700 police were participating in the operation. Greek authorities are also eager to reopen a railway line — the country's main freight train line to the Balkans — that runs through the camp and has been blocked by protesting camp residents ...

CPEC projects to make country self-sufficient in energy generation
Business Recorder - 5/24/2016 10:49:51 AM
Both the countries have similar stances regarding international relations, peace and mutual respect. Due to the prudent economic policies, China has become an economic power in the world and the ... a network of highways, railways And pipelines spread ...

Switzerland's Gotthard Train Tunnel Will Be World's Longest, Deepest
NBC News - 5/22/2016 3:35:34 AM
The world gets a little smaller next month with the unveiling of the longest and deepest railway tunnel ever constructed ... through a mountain range that lies at the crossroads of four countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President ...

China wants to extend its Nepal rail link to India
India TV - 5/24/2016 8:41:01 AM
A cross-border railroad link to the Rasuwagadhi area in Nepal has already been discussed between the two countries. China's railroad is expected to reach Nepal border by 2020, an article in the state-run Global Times said. This rail line makes it possible ...

Russia – A Country In Focus
pharmaceuticalonline.com - 5/20/2016 5:56:56 PM
The largest country in the world, Russia is bigger than Pluto at ... It spans nine time zones, has 28 official languages and has the world’s longest railway. The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov ...

Faiz Fazal: World around me seemed so beautiful after earning maiden India call-up
Firstpost - 5/23/2016 7:12:07 PM
New Delhi: Just like it happens with most of the seasoned domestic warhorses, 30-year-old Faiz Fazal had also stopped expecting anything of late but now that he has earned his maiden India call-up, "the world seemed like a much beautiful place" for the ...

Railway plans 1000 MW solar energy by 2020
Net India 123 - 5/22/2016 10:23:36 AM
Besides, the Railways has also taken up installation of 6.5 ... India will become one of the largest green energy producers in the world, surpassing several developed countries. UNI RBE SHK 1426

C-Zentrix Partners with Prestigious #IT for Parivahan to Boost Digitalization of the Indian Railway Sector
IT Business Net - 5/24/2016 6:42:18 PM
We are overwhelmed to reach out to the citizens of our country through this first of a kind ?progress through better transportation initiative. Railways network in India ... customer engagement solution in the world for over 180 concurrent agents.

Railway System: A Necessity to Nigerians and the Economy
This Day Live - 5/21/2016 10:20:37 PM
The country has lots of benefits to derive from the revival of the railway transport system ... it is important to let companies from all over the world to partake in the bidding process to run trains in Nigeria. A good example, would be to have companies ...

Free WiFi Launched at Three More Indian Railway Stations
IN - 5/21/2016 3:36:46 AM
Mumbai Central was the first railway station in the country with free WiFi facility ... San Francisco: With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down ...

Solar lighting for 17 railway stations on Kalka-Shimla link
The Tribune India - 5/18/2016 7:18:03 PM
As it is a world heritage rail track, the railway authorities are compelled to ... The 2 feet 6 inches narrow gauge draws visitors from various foreign countries, especially in during the summer, for its scenic beauty.

Switzerland to open world's longest and deepest train tunnel after 17 years
Daily News and Analysis - 5/24/2016 4:16:09 AM
Switzerland will inaugurate the opening of the world's longest and deepest train tunnel next ... in the mountains to the palms and stone dwellings in the south of the country. The rail route takes travellers over 250 bridges and seven loop tunnels.

Smaller ASEAN Countries Stand Up to China
Economy Watch - 5/23/2016 1:21:22 PM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s whirlwind tour of Brunei, Cambodia and Laos during 22–24 April 2016 courted support for his country’s territorial claims ... which proposes a China–Laos railway link, would boost Laos’ agenda of transforming ...

PM Modi hails signing of Chabahar port deal by India-Iran-Afghanistan; says its a corridor of peace, prosperity
Zee News - 5/23/2016 6:07:42 PM
Meanwhile, India and Iran also signed 12 agreements, including on science and technology, culture and railways and three ... prosperity" of the three countries, Modi said: "It is our common goal. We want to link with the world." The prime minister said ...

Switzerland opens the world's longest train tunnel
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 5/23/2016 7:26:26 PM
The tunnel will bring Switzerland's neighboring countries ... tunnel to the Swiss Federal Railways on time and on budget. Switzerland's internationally acclaimed public transport system - already the densest in the world - has perfected another pioneering ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview