Transportation Price Index - GoEuro

The GoEuro Transportation Price Index 2014

The GoEuro Transportation Price Index ranks global price data based on train, bus and flight fares for 51 countries across 5 continents.

Note: As investment in infrastructure and quality of service are defining factors in the cost of transportation, it is important to note that countries with higher costs are very likely to be the ones with better service. Numbers in the index have not been weighted against GDP per capita or PPP of the countries involved, therefore these results do not reflect wages, infrastructure or quality in the transport industry.



The Transportation Price Index Ranking




At a Glance

Train



Bus



Flight






The Full Indices

Train

Prices can vary greatly depending on mode of transport and location. We took an in depth look into the price of various train options around the world to compile an ultimate price index.




Bus

Prices can vary greatly depending on mode of transport and location. We took an in depth look into the price of various bus options around the world to compile an ultimate price index.




Flight

Prices can vary greatly depending on mode of transport and location. We took an in depth look into the price of various flight options around the world to compile an ultimate price index. We found the cheapest regular flights between the most populous cities in each country and then calculated the average price per 100km.




Transportation Price Index - Plain Text Ranking

We reviewed various modes of transport to rank buses, flights, and trains in each country. We used factors such as distance, schedules, and taxes among all transport options. We graded countries based on the most commonly traveled routes both regionally and inter city by kilometer. Countries were only graded on the modes of transport available within that country.

Ranking
Country
Ranking
Country
1
South Africa
28
Croatia
2
Albania
28
Italy
3
Malaysia
30
Russia
3
Thailand
31
Estonia
5
Ukraine
33
Canada
6
Turkey
34
Hungary
7
Latvia
35
Colombia
8
Mexico
36
Czech Republic
9
Egypt
37
Greece
10
China
38
Brazil
11
Spain
39
UK
13
Bulgaria
40
Bosnia and Herzegovina
14
India
41
Portugal
15
Romania
42
Slovenia
16
Georgia
43
Finland
17
Germany
44
The Netherlands
18
Argentina
45
Japan
19
Slovakia
45
Norway
20
Macedonia
47
Denmark
21
Lithuania
48
Israel
22
United States
49
Belgium
23
France
50
Austria
24
South Korea
51
Switzerland
25
Australia
25
Ireland
25
Sweden



How We Calculated Train Price

Train prices can vary greatly depending on the type of train and the distance of the ride, we accounted for train speed, regional vs long distance, and different class services. All formulas have a per Kilometer average.



How We Calculated Bus Price

Results are based on taxes, cost per Kilometer (comparing several companies offering city to city service) and the costs of gasoline/Diesel vs other combustibles including renewables.