Around the world in 80 Hours charts realistic courses across the Globe.
Emulating the classic journey from the novel Around the World in Eighty Days by rail today would involve 70 train journeys over 31 days.
New guide Around the World in 80 Hours charts realistic courses across the globe for those looking to recreate the journey from the classic Jules Verne novel, travelling by either car, train, boat or plane.
It also compares the distance that would be covered and time taken with each mode of transport, while keeping as close as possible to the route taken by the inspirational book’s protagonist Phileas Fogg – almost 150 years after it was first published.
Starting and finishing in London, the extensive planner also documents the total mileage, stops and time it would take to cover each leg of the journey, along with any required deviation from the chosen travel method.
The research conducted by online casino Betway shows that the fastest way to recreate the famous route is by plane, with passengers expected to cover the 27,788 miles from London in just 3.3 days, or 80 hours. However, travellers will need to deviate from the original route due to stopovers, and will have to take three trains to complete the journey.
Boat is the slowest travel method, with sailors covering 28,413 miles in a staggering 72 days. While this is still considerably faster than Phileas’ time, it’s still 41 days slower than travelling by train and 48 days behind those crossing by car.
Opting for car or boat is best for those wanting to stick to their chosen travel method as much as possible, as they’ll only need to switch to an alternative three times. On the other hand, the restricted rail line development in the Middle East means that travellers will need to deviate from trains 21 times in order to reenact the route.
While Phileas’ original route covered an impressive 40,765 miles, the maximum distance travellers will need to cover today is 31,925 miles by car. This distance is closely followed by boat with 28,413 miles, train with 35,547 and finally plane with 27,788.