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When one arrives in Cuba, one notices the antiquated means of transportation in the railways, airports and highways of Cuba. The means of transportation in Cuba is "time warped" back to the mid-1950s. People walk, ride horses, share motorcycles (Harleys) and bicycles in many creative way. "Hitch-hiking" is very unpredictable and not recommended for foreign travelers in Cuba.

The transportation infrastructure in Cuba is:

Railroads: total: 4,807 km
standard gauge: 4,807 km
In addition to the 4,807 km of standard-gauge track in public use, 7,162 km of track is in private use by sugar plantations; about 90% of the private use track is standard gauge and the rest is narrow gauge

Highways: total: 60,858 km
paved: 29,820 km (including 638 km of expressway)
unpaved: 31,038 km

Navigitable Waterways: 240 km

Ports and Harbors: Cienfuegos, Havana, Manzanillo, Mariel, Matanzas, Nuevitas, Santiago de Cuba

Merchant Marine: total: 14 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 44,187 GRT/63,416 DWT
ships by type: bulk 3, cargo 6, liquefied gas 1, petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 3

Airports: 78 with paved runways, 94 with unpaved runways; total of 172 airports in Cuba

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