Starting and finishing in London, the extensive trip itinerary documents the total mileage with each stop as well as the time it would take to cover each leg of the trip, along with any required deviation from the chosen method of transit.
Based on research conducted by the online casino, Betway, the fastest way to recreate the famous route is by plane, with passengers expected to cover the 27,788 miles from London in a mere 3.3 days, or 80 hours. However, travelers will need to deviate from the original route due to stopovers, and will have to take three trains to complete the journey, which is my favorite part. When you can travel slow and get a feel for the architecture, culture and way of life of a destination, then you can take the time to gain a real sense of what it’s like, rather than skipping quickly from one iconic piece to the next with little gauge of the miles in-between.
Boat is of course the slowest way to travel with sailors covering 28,413 miles in a staggering 72 days. While this is considerably faster than Phileas’ time, it’s still 41 days slower than traveling by way of train, and 48 days behind traveling by car.
Opting for a car or boat is the best for anyone wanting to stick to their chosen travel method as much as possible, as they’ll only need to switch to an alternative a simple three times. On the other hand, the restricted rail line development in the Middle East means that travelers need to deviate from trains around 21 times in order to stay as close to the route as they can.
While Phileas’ original route covered an impressive 40,765 miles, the maximum distance travelers will need to cover today is 31,925 miles by car. This distance is narrowly followed by boat with 28,413 miles, train with 35,547, and finally plane with 27,788.