Stat: The Price of Travel Around the World


GoEuro has revealed its Worldwide Transportation Price Index which is based on the train, bus and flight information across five continents. 

Taking into account factors such as distance, scheduling and taxes, GoEuro compared the cheapest bus, train and flight connections between the two most populous cities in each of the countries, among other routes, and analyzed the data in the Price Index. Countries were then rated according to average price per 100km for each transportation type.

The US ranked 22nd least expensive out of the 52 countries assessed, with on average a bus journey costing $7.92/100km; train journeys $18.61/100km; and flights $10.36/100km.

The most expensive country for transport overall is Switzerland, where bus journeys cost $18.67/100km; train journeys $38.28/100km; and flights cost $125.07/100km. 

The cheapest country for transport overall is South Africa, where an average bus journey costs $3.67/100km; train journeys cost $1.88/100km; and flights cost just $11.63/100km.