India emerged as the least expensive country for air travel

Published on : Tuesday, August 26, 2014

airplane_xlarge1-300x240GoEuro, the online platform that compares and combine trips by train, bus and plane throughout Europe, presents its worldwide Transportation Price Index based on the train, bus and flight information for 51 countries across 5 continents. India’s internal flights ranked as the least expensive of any country in the index, costing a mere USD$10.20 per 100km.

India came in as the 14th least expensive out of 51 countries ranked in the Global Transportation Price Index. Taking into account factors including distance, scheduling and taxes, GoEuro compared the cheapest bus, train and flight connections between the 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:

(*)On average, in India, bus journeys cost $5.66 (USD)/100km, train journeys cost $11.31/100km, and flights cost $10.20/100km.

(*)The most expensive country for transport overall is Switzerland, where bus journeys cost $18.39/100km; train journeys $37.71/100km; and flights cost $123.20/100km.

(*)The cheapest country for transport overall is South Africa, where an average bus journey costs $3.62/100km; train journeys cost $1.82/100km; and flights cost just $11.46/100km.

Broken down by transportation type:

– The cheapest countries for train travel are South Africa ($1.85/100km), Georgia ($2.35/100km) and Egypt ($2.46100km), whilst the most expensive are Denmark ($39.24/100km), Switzerland ($37.71/100km) and Austria ($31.68/100km).

– The cheapest countries for bus travel are Egypt ($1.85/100km), Ukraine ($3.02/100km) and Thailand ($3.06/100km), whilst the most expensive are Netherlands ($28.16/100km), Austria ($23.10/100km) and Norway $21.29/100km).

– The cheapest countries for air travel are India ($10.20/100km), Malaysia ($11.26/100km) and South Africa ($11.46/100km), whilst the most expensive are Finland ($136.83/100km), Switzerland ($123.20/100km) and Lithuania ($114.99/100km).



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