The government of Zimbabwe is the main provider of air, rail and road services; historically, there has been little participation of private investors in transport infrastructure.[1]

## Railways

The railway operator is National Railways of Zimbabwe.

total: 3,427 km (2012), 2,759 km (1995)
narrow gauge: 3,427 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified - de-energized 2008) (2002), 2,759 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified; 42  km double track) (1995 est.) (Because of unreliable power, the electrified section has been turned off in January 2008)
note: Note: that includes the 318 km Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway Company line (2002).

• South Africa - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
• Botswana - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
• Zambia - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
• Mozambique - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

## Highways

There are 88,100 km of classified roads in Zimbabwe and 17,400 km of them are paved.[2][3]

Regional Road Corridors are numbered R1, R2, R3 and so on. They may also be called by their original type and route name like A1, A2, A3 etc. In some cases one type "R" road may be comprise two or more type "A" routes; e.g. R2 comprises A5 and A7 (Harare-Pluntree Road). Ordinary primary roads are numbered P1, P2, P3 etc. These are primary roads but not convenient for cross-border traffic and services.

R1 = ( A4 ) (Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge)

R2 = ( A5 + A7 ) (Harare-Bulawayo-Plumtree)

R3 = ( A1) (Harare-Chirundu)

R4 = ( A2 (Harare-Nyamapanda)

R5= (A3) (Harare-Mutare)

R6 = (Chivhu-Nyazura)

R7 = ( A17 ) (Gweru-Mvuma)

R8 = (Rutenga-Sango)

R9 = (A6 + A8 ) (Beitbridge-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls)

Source: [Map 9.2 Road Transport Network of Zimbabwe.][4]

Zimbabwe "A" classified roads as of 1975

P1 = (Harare-Mt Darwin-Mukunbura)

P2 = (Mt Darwin-Mukumbura) ? [Error on map]

P3= (Marondera-Murehwa)

• P4= (Masvingo-Mutare)
• P5= (Ngundu-Tanganda)

P6= = (Chivhu-Mutare)

P7= (Mbalabala-Masvingo)

P8= (Kwekwe-Nkayi)

P9= (Nkayi-Lupane)

P10= ( Lupane loop)

P12= ( Makuti-Kariba)

P13=( Chegutu-Chinhoyi )

P14= ( Victoria Falls-Kazingula)

(Source: [Map 9.2 Road Transport Network of Zimbabwe.])[5]

Secondary roads make up 14% of the network in Zimbabwe. Secondary roads link the major centers within the country. These form a dependable network for the movement of both the people and goods. Some secondary roads are paved and some are gravel unlike primary roads which are all paved.

The primary and secondary roads are collectively the trunk road system. The trunk road system carries 70% of the vehicular traffic. Traffic in question here is measured in vehicle kilometers. The trunk road system is managed by the Department of Roads.

### Tertiary Feeder and Access Roads

The roads that link rural areas to the secondary road network are called tertiary feeder and access road. These roads are managed by the District Development Fund (DDF) and by the Rural District Councils (RDC). These roads usually have traffic columes less than 50 vehicles per day. Together with the unclassified roads and tracks they link rural communities to service centers, schools and health centers. These roads also provide government services to reach rural areas.

Urban roads make 9% of the road network. Urban roads are managed by urban councils and municipalities.

About 0.23 km per square kilometre is the road density in Zimbabwe. This is high compared with many developing countries. Only OECD countries have a substantially higher road density than Zimbabwe.[6]

## Waterways

Waterways are not used for commercial transport; though some navigation is possible on Lake Kariba.

## Pipelines

There is a pipeline for petroleum products 270 km long. (2013)

## Ports and harbours

Binga, Chalala, and Kariba are on Lake Kariba.

## Airports

196 (2013)

### Airports - with paved runways

• total: 17
• Over 3,047 m: 3
• 2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
• 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
• 914 to 1,523 m: 6 (2013)

### Airports - with unpaved runways

• total: 179
• 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
• 914 to 1,523 m: 104
• under 914 m: 72 (2013)