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French Guiana Transportations

French Guiana has 1,200 km of navigable waterways. A ferry service across the Corantijn River to Guyana began operating in 1990. In 2007, there are 166 km of single-track railway, 86 km government owned and the rest industrial. Cayenne can be reached from any town or village on the coastal plain by good all-weather roads. In 1999, the first of two new bridges connecting the country from east to west along the coast was opened. As of 2003, there were 4,304 km of roadways. State-owned and private companies operate regular bus services, both local and long distance. In 2000, there were 34,900 passenger cars and 45,700 commercial vehicles.

Total number of airports stood at 50 in 2007, 5 of which had paved runways. Zanderij International Airport near Cayenne can handle jet aircraft, and there are small airstrips throughout the interior. The government-owned French Guiana Airways offers regularly scheduled service to the Netherlands and Curaçao. In 2001, it carried 202,900 passengers.

Military operations involving the Jungle Commando and the national army badly damaged Albina and the road connecting Moengo to the eastern border. Overall lack of proper maintenance on roads, canals and port facilities has resulted in a degraded infrastructure and higher local transportation costs.


50 (2007)

Airports - with paved runways
total: 5
over 3,047 m: 1
under 914 m: 4 (2007)

Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 45
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 40 (2007)

oil 50 km (2007)

total: 166 km single track (2007)

total: 4,304 km
paved: 1,130 km
unpaved: 3,174 km (2003)

1,200 km (most navigable by ships with drafts up to 7 m) (2005)

Merchant marine
total: 1
by type: cargo 1 (2008)

Ports and terminals
Cayenne, Wageningen





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