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Malawi Transport System

Malawi’s transport system currently includes about 15, 451 kilometers of roads, 797 kilometers of railway track, 4 major lake harbours and 5 commercial airports.

As a landlocked country, Malawi depends on her road and rail systems and those of the neighbouring States for the transportation of the bulk of her exports and imports to sea ports.The international routes are by rail through Mozambique to the port of Nacala, covering a distance of 799 kilometers from Blantyre; 807 Kilometers from Limbe; and 988 kilometers from Lilongwe;by rail to the port of Baira covering a distance of 568 Kilometers from Blantyre and 934 Kilometers from Lilongwe;

By road to the port of Beira covering a distance of 800 kilometers from Blantyre and 996 kilometers from Lilongwe; to the port of Dar-es-Salaam by road covering a distance of 1 905 Kilometers from Blantyre and 1 660 kilometers from Lilongwe; by road to the port of Durban covering a distance of 2 661 Kilometers from Blantyre via Mwanza and 2 911 Kilometers from Lilongwe via Mwanza; and by air to the outside world.


"To ensure the provision of effective and sustainable transport system."


"A sustainable, safe, efficient and reliable transport system."


To establish a safe and sustainable transport system that can foster a competitive operation of commercially viable, financially sustainable and environmentally friendly services.

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