21 August 2014

Survey: South Africa offers cheapest transport options!

According to GoEuro's Worldwide Transportation Price Index, South Africa is currently the cheapest country for transport. The online plattform compared the cheapest bus, train and flight connections between the two most populous cities in 51 countries across five continents, taking into account factors such as distance, scheduling and taxes. Countries were rated according to average price per 100km for each transportation type.

South Africa:
  • bus journey US$3.67/100km (~R39/100km) > 5th cheapest in the survey
  • train journeys  US$1.88/100km (~R20/100km) > cheapest in the survey
  • flights US$11.63/100km (~R124/100km) > 3rd cheapest in the survey

The most expensive country for transport is Switzerland, where bus journeys cost on average $18,67/100km; train journeys $38,28/100km; and flights $125,07/100km. The United States placed 22nd least expensive out of the 51 countries evaluated, with an average bus journey costing $7.92/100km; train journeys $18.61/100km; and flights $10.36/100km. Germany came out as the 17th cheapest country for transport, while Australia was ranked 25th, United Kingdom 39th and the Netherlands 44th!

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