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Yemen Road Network


For further information on contacts and for information on Bridges, International Corridors leading to the country, main corridors within the country and road corridors, please select the following document:

Yemen Road Assessment Additional Information

4.2.1 Yemen Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Yemen Road Distance Matix by km and hours (as of April 2015)

Please note: Figures in brackets represent the number of hours

CitySana'aAdenTaizAl-MukallaHodeidahZinjubarAtaqSayunSa'adahAl-BaydaAl-Mahwit MaribAl-GhaydahIbbDhamarAl-JawfLahejHaradhHajjaAl-BuqaCity
Sana'a 363         (8)256         (7)794    (10)226           (6)472      (6)474 (6)1,115 (14)242       (6)267     (4)113      (2)173    (3)1,318     (15)193  (3)100        (2)143  (3)337    (4)422      (5)123  (3)382    (5)Sana'a
Aden363         (8) 158   (2)620       (8)430           (6)55         (1)371 (4)941 (10)605        (7)222     (3)482     (6)536   (6)1,145     (12)210 (3)263       (4)511  (6)27      (1)626      (7)496  (5)745    (8)Aden
Taiz256         (7)158   (2) 787       (9)272           (3)222       (3)538  (6)1,108 (12)498       (6)322    (4)375     (4)429   (5)1,311    (14)63   (1)156       (2)404 (5)132    (2)468      (5)389 (4)647   (7)Taiz
Al-Mukalla794    (10)620       (8)787       (9) 1,059    (11)565       (6)320 (4)321     (4)1,032   (11)520     (6)911    (10)626  (7)524          (6)780 (8)687      (7)762 (8)653    (7)1,219 (13)913 (10)1,172 (12)Al-mukalla
Hodeidah226           (6)430           (6)272           (3)1,059    (11) 494      (5)810 (9)333    (4)468       (5)492     (5)337      (4)398    (4)1,536     (16)226  (3)248        (3)373   (4)404     (4)196      (3)160  (2)608    (7)Hodeidah
Zinjubar472      (6)55         (1)222       (3)565       (6)494          (5) 316  (3)886     (9)678        (7)168     (2)547      (6)600   (7)1,089     (11)274 (3)324        (4)575 (6)89      (1)847      (9)560 (6)818    (9)Zinjubar
Ataq474     (6)371 (4)538  (6)320       (4)810           (9)316       (3) 641     (7)713        (8)270     (3)591      (6)306   (3)845          (9)530 (6)438        (5)442  (5)404    (4)900    (10)594 (6) 853    (9)Ataq
Sayun1,115 (14)941 (10)1,108 (12)321        (4)333          (4)886       (9)641     (7) 352        (4)841     (9)227      (3)947 (10)451          (5)1,100 (12)1,007 (11)1,084 (11)974  (10)1,528 (16)1,233 (13)1,492 (15)Sayun
Sa'adah242       (6)605        (7)498       (6)1,032   (11)468          (5)678        (7)713        (8)352        (4) 512     (5)357      (4)405   (4)1,555     (16)442   (5)345        (4)381 (4)583    (6)254      (3)265 (3)140    (2)Sadah
Al-Bayda267     (4)222     (3)322    (4)520       (6)492           (5)168       (2)270     (3)841     (9)512        (5) 386      (4)439   (5)1,045     (11)259 (3)166        (2)415 (4)255   (3)686      (7)398 (4)652    (7)Al-Baida
Al-Mahwit 113      (2)482     (6)375     (4)911    (10)337           (4)547      (6)591      (6)227      (3)357        (4)386      (4) 286   (3)1,436     (15)316 (3)218        (2)262 (3)457    (5)532      (6)238   (3)496    (5)Al-Mahweet 
Marib173    (3)536   (6)429   (5)626       (7)398           (4)600       (7)306   (3)947 (10)405        (4)439   (5)286       (3) 1,151     (12)368 (4)272        (3)137 (2)510    (6)593      (6)287 (3)545    (6)Marib
Al-Ghaydah1,318     (15)1,145     (12)1,311    (14)524          (6)1,536     (16)1,089     (11)845          (9)451          (5)1,555     (16)1,045     (11)1,436     (15)1,151     (12) 1,303 (14)1,211   (13)1,287 (14)1,178 (13)1,743 (19)1,437 (16)1,695 (18)Al-Ghaydah
Ibb193     (3)210    (3)63   (1)780       (8)226           (3)274       (3)530 (6)1,100 (12)442        (5)259     (3)316      (3)368   (4)1,303     (14) 93          (1)342 (4)185   (2)615      (6)328   (3)581    (6)Ibb
Dhamar100        (2)263       (4)156       (2)687      (7)248           (3)324        (4)438        (5)1,007 (11)345        (4)166        (2)218        (2)272        (3)1,211   (13)93          (1) 247 (3)238    (3)518      (5)232  (2)485    (5)Dhamar
Al-Jawf143     (3)511  (6)404 (5)762       (8)373           (4)575       (6)442  (5)1,084 (11)381        (4)415     (4)262      (3)137   (2)1,287     (14)342 (4)247        (3) 486    (5)570       (6)263 (3)521   (6)Al-jawf
Lahej337    (4)27      (1)132    (2)653       (7)404           (4)89         (1)404    (4)974  (10)583        (6)255   (3)457      (5)510    (6)1,178     (13)185   (2)238        (3)486    (5) 757      (8)470 (5)723    (8)Lahej
Haradh422      (5)626      (7)468      (5)1,219 (13)196           (2)847      (9)900    (10)1,528 (16)254        (3)686      (7)532      (6)593      (6)1,743     (19)615      (6)518      (5)570       (6)757      (8) 155 (2)392    (4)Harad
Hajja123     (3)496  (5)389 (4)913     (10)160           (2)560       (6)594 (6) 1,233 (13)265        (3)398     (4)238      (3)287   (3)1,437     (16)328   (3)232        (2)263 (3)470    (5)155      (2) 405    (4)Hajjah
Al-Buqa382    (5)745    (8)647   (7)1,172 (12)608          (7)818       (9)853    (9)1,492 (15)140        (2)652    (7)496      (5)545    (6)1,695     (18)581    (6)485    (5)521   (6)723    (8)392      (4)405 (4) Al-Buqa

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Sana'a

Aden

Taiz

Al Mukalla

Hodeidah

Sadaa

Al Ghayda

Sayon

Makha

Sana'a

 

365

256

800

226

242

990

609

364

Aden

 

 

169

621

441

607

1122

942

277

Taiz

 

 

 

790

272

498

1247

865

108

Al Mukalla

 

 

 

 

1062

1042

501

321

898

Hodeidah

 

 

 

 

 

429

1217

835

252

`Sadaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

1233

851

606

Al Ghaydha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

381

1355

Sayon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

973
Makha         

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (hours)

 

Sana'a

Aden

Taiz

Al Mukalla

Hodeidah

Sadaa

Al Ghaydha

Sayon

Makha

Sana'a

 

12

8

20

11

12

30

18

16

Aden

 

 

6

17

13

24

48

18

8

Taiz

 

 

 

22

8

22

48

28

4

Al Mukalla

 

 

 

 

36

34

18

16

28

Hodeidah

 

 

 

 

 

18

56

29

8

Sadaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

30

26

Al Ghaydha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

56

Sayon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30
Makha         

Road Security

Level of Road Security: Bad

In the region of the Sada'a conflict insecurity is rife, transporters are taking lengthy diversions through mountainous areas following dirt tacks in order to avoid the conflict.

In other regions which tribal tensions are high trucks can be hijacked for ransom or to pressurize tribal/political negotiations.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

Weighbridges do exist in strategic locations throughout Yemen; however they seam to be rarely utilized – to the extent that many transporters were unaware of their locations or the legal axle limitations.

There are two weighbridges functioning in Hodeidah; one inside and one outside of the port, the weighbridge in Aden is reportedly not functioning.

Axle load limits

LCA Country

Truck with 2 axles

20 MT

Truck with 3 axles

28 MT

Truck with 4 axles

41 MT

Semi-trailer with 3 axles

28 MT

Semi-trailer with 4 axles

41 MT

Semi-trailer with 5 axles

49 MT

Semi-trailer with 6 axles

57 MT

Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles

n/a

Road Class and Surface Conditions

For information on Road Classification, please select the document below:

Yemen Road Assessment Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.