South Korea

South Korea Transport Stats


  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Commute > Distance: Distance. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Distance".
  • Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motorway density: Meters of motorway per square kilometer.
  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Road > Motorway length per capita: Length of motorways per capita (mm).
  • Road > Road density: Road density (m of road per square km).
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars (per 1,000 people). Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Airports 111 2013 53th out of 235
Commute > Distance 3 km 2013 3rd out of 3
Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 71.96 billion 2012 15th out of 204
Highways > Total > Per capita 1.87 km per 1,000 people 1999 85th out of 111
Ports and terminals major ports: Incheon, Pohang, Busan, Ulsan, Yeosu
container ports: Busan (16,163,842), Kwangyang (2,061,958), Incheon (1,924,644)
Rail > Railway length 3,637 km 2014 45th out of 147
Road > Expressway length 4,044 km 2014 11th out of 59
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 376 2014 44th out of 191
Road > Motorway density 40.36 m of motorway per square km 2014 4th out of 25
Road > Motorway length 4,044 km 2014 8th out of 25
Road > Motorway length per capita 80.88 mm 2014 20th out of 25
Road > Road density 1,055 m of road per square km 2014 15th out of 28
Road network length > Km 2014 42nd out of 219
Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 275.89 2010 41st out of 93
Waterways 1,600 km 2011 24th out of 50


South Korea Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 46 Rail 5
Commute 3 Railways 13
Highways 9 Road 10
Maritime 138 Roads 12
Merchant marine 19 Roadways 6
Pipelines 9 Space 3

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