Transport in Nicaragua
Transport in Nicaragua revolves around road, air and water transport modalities.
- 1 Road transport
- 2 Air transport
- 3 Water transport
- 4 Rail transport
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The road infrastructure is very well spread across the Pacific side, while the Atlantic side has less infrastructure. As of 2009, from a total of 19,137 km 2,033 km are paved and 17,104 km are unpaved.
Public transport in Nicaragua is mostly served by buses on both short and wide range distances. There are five different types, based on the size of the vehicle, target group, frequency of stops and distance.
Urban buses (Urbanos) can be found in Managua, León, Chinandega, Matagalpa and Bluefields. In most cases, passengers have to pay for each ride on a bus, with the need to pay again on switching to another. The costs differ from 2.50 C$ in Managua to 10 C$ in Bluefields.
An urban bus in Nicaragua takes the same road multiple times per day, following a more or less strict schedule. The organization of the buses in different towns differs heavily as every town is organizing it on their own behave.
Connecting two or more cities, Ruteados (also called Servicio Ordinario) are the biggest part of bus services in Nicaragua.
Express buses (Expresos) connect, like Ruteados and Interlocales, two or more cities, but with less stops, resulting in a faster travel time.
Interlocales also connect two or more cities, like Ruteados and express buses, with the main difference that they departure from the bus station once they are filled either mostly or completely with passengers. Like express buses, they nearly don't stop between start and destination.
Several airports are serving both national and international flights.
Airports - with paved runways
In total, there are 12 airports with paved runways with the following lengths:
- 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
- 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
- 914 to 1,523 m: 3
- under 914 m: 4
Airports - with unpaved runways
In total, there are 135 airports with unpaved runways with the following lengths:
- 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
- 914 to 1,523 m: 15
- under 914 m: 119
Ports and harbors
Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean)
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- Gütschow, Mikolai-Alexander (July 7, 2018). "Gestern und heute: Öffentlicher Verkehr in Nicaragua". Nico Alt. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- "Incertidumbres financieras desvanecen sueño de canal en Nicaragua". El Financiero. AFP. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
- Gautier, Charles (February 21, 2018). "Le projet de canal du Nicaragua prend l'eau". Le Figaro. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
Cropsey, Seth (April 9, 2018). "China Sets Its Sights on South America". The American Interest. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
China has abandoned its attempts to construct a Nicaraguan Canal to compete with its Panamanian counterpart.