Libya has a railway parallel to the coast from the Tunisian border at Ras Ajdir to Tripoli, and on to Misrata, Sirte, Benghazi and Bayda.
Total km of roads: 83,200 km
The best roads run along the coast between Tripoli and Tunis in Tunisia and between Benghazi and Tobruk, connecting with Alexandria in Egypt.
Paved roads: 47,590 km
Unpaved roads: 35,610 km (1996 est.)
Libya has two routes in the Trans-African Highway network, but only one currently functions as such, the Cairo-Dakar Highway.
A fairly efficient bus service operates along the above routes, with two main bus transport companies. One covers long-distance, international routes, while the other is mainly engaged in shorter trips between towns. Bus fares are low and the standard of comfort, especially on international routes is good, with air-conditioned vehicles and good service.
Taxis are available in larger towns, and are usually hired on a shared basis, although individual hire can be negotiated. Taxis may have meters, but these are rarely in use.
Car hire for self-drive is not recommended in Libya, although it is possible to hire a vehicle from car rental companies in larger hotels. Vehicles are often old and poorly maintained. Driving itself can be hazardous and there is a high rate of road accidents.