Transport in South Sudan


Highways in South Sudan are almost entirely unpaved. Rehabilitation is underway and the first paved highway between the country's capital Juba and Nimule in the Uganda border has opened. [1]


The Nile river is navigable only on some stretches.


A single pipeline leads from South Sudan's oil fields to (north) Sudan's only seaport, Port Sudan.


Railways in South Sudan.

total: 248 km (154 mi)
narrow gauge: 248 km (154 mi) 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge.

South Sudan has 248 kilometers (154 mi) of narrow-gauge, single-track railroad that connects Babonosa (north Sudan) with Wau. The line was damaged in the civil war, in which several parts of it were mined; the line was fully rehabilitated with United Nations funds.[2]


The busiest and most developed airport in South Sudan is Juba International Airport, which has regular international connections to Entebbe, Nairobi, Cairo, Addis Ababa, and Khartoum. Juba Airport is also the home base of Feeder Airlines Company. Other international airports include Malakal, with international flights to Addis Ababa and Khartoum; Wau, with weekly service to Khartoum; and Rumbek, also with weekly flights to Khartoum.

Southern Sudan Airlines also serves Nimule and Akobo, the airstrips of which are unpaved. There are several smaller airports throughout South Sudan, the majority of which consist of little more than dirt airstrips.

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