Uganda Transportation - 2021


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 6 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 26

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 21,537 (2018)

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



total: 47 (2013)

country comparison to the world: 93

Airports - with paved runways

total: 5 (2019)

over 3,047 m: 3

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1

914 to 1,523 m: 1

Airports - with unpaved runways

total: 42 (2013)

over 3,047 m: 1 (2013)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 8 (2013)

914 to 1,523 m: 26 (2013)

under 914 m: 7 (2013)


total: 1,244 km (2014)

narrow gauge: 1,244 km 1.000-m gauge (2014)

country comparison to the world: 85


total: 20,544 km (excludes local roads) (2017)

paved: 4,257 km (2017)

unpaved: 16,287 km (2017)

country comparison to the world: 112


(there are no long navigable stretches of river in Uganda; parts of the Albert Nile that flow out of Lake Albert in the northwestern part of the country are navigable; several lakes including Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga have substantial traffic; Lake Albert is navigable along a 200-km stretch from its northern tip to its southern shores) (2011)

Merchant marine

total: 1

by type: bulk carrier 1 (2019)

country comparison to the world: 184

Ports and terminals

lake port(s): Entebbe, Jinja, Port Bell (Lake Victoria)

NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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