Longest Highway in World: Check Length Wise Longest Highway

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 6, 2022, 8:19

A highway is a common sight in almost all parts of the world. Besides making travel easier and more convenient, highways often offer spectacular views. An excellent highway network can make almost every location in a country accessible through roadways. Sometimes, highways become the only means to approach remote rural locations. But which is the longest highway in the world? How far does it stretch? Here, in this article, we will talk about the top 10 highways in the world based on length.

Highways are often officially numbered or given a specific name to distinguish them easily. At the same time, some highways are located within a country, some stretch beyond the borders. That is why we shall take a look at the longest national highway in the world as well. Also, note that some highways are still under construction or partially planned.  

Which Is the Longest Highway in the World?

Here is the list of the top 10 highways in terms of length, starting with the longest highway in the world in 2022.

Longest Highway in World List

Highway Name

Length

Location

From

To

Pan-American Highway

30,000 km (19,000 mi)

Americas

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, United States

Puerto Montt or Quellón, Chile, or Ushuaia, Argentina

Asian Highway 1

20,557 km (12,774 mi)

Eurasia

Kapikule, Turkey

Tokyo, Japan

Highway 1

14,500 km (9,000 mi)

Australia

loop route

Asian Highway 2

13,177 km (8,188 mi)

Asia

Denpasar, Indonesia

Khosravi, Iran

Trans-Siberian Highway

11,000 km (6,800 mi)

Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Vladivostok, Russia

Asian Highway 6

10,475 km (6,509 mi)

Eurasia

Busan, South Korea

Belarussian border, Russia

Asian Highway 5

10,380 km (6,450 mi)

Eurasia

Shanghai, China

Bulgarian border, Turkey

National Highway 219

10,000 km (6,200 mi)

China

Kom-Kanas, Xinjiang, China

Dongxing, Guangxi, China

Asian Highway 9

10,000 km (6,200 mi)

Eurasia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Lianyungang, China

National Highway 331

9,200 km (5,700 mi)

China

Dandong, Liaoning, China

Altay, Xinjiang, China

Longest Highways in the World

  • Pan-American Highway: The longest highway in the world has a length of 30,000 km. The Guinness Book of Records has recognized this highway as the longest road in the world. This highway has a rainforest break of 106 km at the Darien Gap in Central America.
  • Asian Highway 1: It is the longest Asian highway and a part of the Asian Highway Network (AH), also known as the Great Asian Highway. It extends from Turkey to Japan.
  • Highway 1: This Australian highway is the longest national highway in the world. It circumnavigates the country and connects all the mainland state capitals and Darwin.
  • Asian Highway 2: This highway is also part of the Asian Highway Network (AH) and extends from Indonesia to Iran.
  • Trans-Siberian Highway: This highway is the longest non-loop road within a single country.
  • Asian Highway 6: It is yet another highway that forms a part of the Asian Highway Network (AH). It runs from South Korea to Russia.
  • Asian Highway 5: Like the previous one, even this highway is a part of the Asian Highway Network (AH). It connects China to Turkey.
  • National Highway 219: It is the longest road in China and part of the China National Highway Network. Some parts of the highway are still under construction.
  • Asian Highway 9: This segment of the Asian Highway Network (AH) extends from Russia to China.
  • National Highway 331: This highway is a part of the China National Highway Network and runs along the northern Chinese border. Parts of this road are yet to be completed.     

Every country needs a good highway system for infrastructural growth and development. The National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest road in India that extends from Srinagar in the north to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu in the south.

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FAQs about Longest Highways in the World

  • What is the length of the longest highway in the world?

The longest highway in the world has a length of 30,000 km.

  • Which is the longest national highway in the world?

Highway 1 in Australia is the longest national highway in the world.

  • Which is the longest highway in India?

The National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest highway in India.