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Transport in Réunion

Réunion possesses a network of highways, which cover a total distance of 2,784km. Of that length, 2,187 km of the road system is paved. There are no roads going into the cirque of Mafate, thus transportation there has to take place by foot or helicopter.

Motorways

It has been possible to develop a system of motorways that run between the main cities in the country.

Sea

There are two major ports in Réunion: Le Port and Pointe des Galets. There are six marinas. Réunion possesses a merchant marine of one ship with a weight exceeding 1,000GRT, which is a chemical tanker.

Airports

There are two airports on the island, of which both have paved runways. The main airport is the international Roland Garros Airport located close to Saint Denis and the second one is the Aéroport de Pierrefond, located near Saint-Pierre in the south of the island.

Railways

There are no railways in Réunion, with the exception of a short tourist line, which was originally part of a larger rail network.

References

External links

  • Aéroport Roland Garros (Main airport)
  • Images of tourist railway

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