Thursday, 29 October 2015

LONDON BUSES - VALUE FOR MONEY?



London buses 'cheaper than Thailand's Tuk Tuks and Venice's gondolas'


 

London buses are cheaper than Venice’s famous gondolas and Thailand’s Tuk Tuks, new research has found. Riding on the capital's iconic red buses has been found to be cheaper per mile than Thailand’s famous Tuk Tuks and Venice’s renowned gondolas. The research by Travel Republic looked at 18 forms of transport around the world and calculated the average price per mile. 





Travelling on a red London bus will set passengers back 42p per mile while Tuk Tuks in Bangkok, thought to be an extremely cheap mode of transport, will cost an average of 94p a mile. 







Of the world’s other iconic modes of transport, gondolas in Venice were found to be the most expensive at £53 a mile and the Dhow Boats of Zanzibar, Tanzania, will set travellers back £23 a mile. New York’s famous yellow taxis were found to cost an average of £2.50 a mile and Maldivian seaplanes cost £2 a mile. The best value modes of transport worldwide was found to be Guatemala’s Chicken bus – the equivalent of 1p a mile.




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