Least Expensive Around the World Airfare

Visiting all continents in the world for at least one week, including the two most populous countries in the world (both in Asia).


  1. Method
  2. Influence of travel dates, places visited
  3. By Air
  4. By Bus and Air
  5. Bus Graphic
  6. Airfare graphic
  7. An Idiot Abroad


I used Google flights, Air Treks, and Grey Hound for my flights and buses

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

I first tried flying out of LA, but getting there was more expensive than New York, so I chose New York instead.  If prices were the same, I stayed for a week in my country, but if they were cheaper, I would stay longer to save money.  I had initially planned to fly from Mumbai to Hong Kong to Australia then South America.  However, flying over the South Pacific is much more expensive than flying out of the North.  I changed my trip to Mumbai to Sydney to Beijing then to Bogota, Colombia. 

By Air

The least expensive airfare flying from Omaha to all continents. Stay on each continent at least one week.


Origin - Destination

Departure - Arrival Time

Flight cost $

Visa cost


 April 1st

         Omaha-New York                 

    6.00 a.m.  -  10:02 a.m.          




 April 1st    

         New York – Amsterdam     

   12:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 




 April 9th – 10th

         Amsterdam - Cairo

    8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m.




 April 16th

        Cairo - Mumbai

   1:10 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.



 Visa lasts for over 10 years.

 April 23rd – 24th

        Mumbai – Sydney

   10:50 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.



 May 3rd

        Sydney – Beijing

  8:45 p.m. – 1:05 a.m.




 May 13th

        Beijing - Bogota

 3:35 p.m. – 6:04 a.m.



 Not required for Hong Kong, unless stay is over 90 days.

 May 20th

        Bogota – Denver

 6:40 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.




 May 20th

        Denver - Omaha

 8:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m.



Sum 2,313





The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs, is $2,754

By Air and Bus


Bus Graphic

From Omaha to New York


Airfare Graphic



An Idiot Abroad

Comment on two episodes of this series: 1) In the Great Wall episode, the main character talks about a toad in a well. The point of the story is that the you can only see a bit of the world from where you are, and you need to get out into the world to see the greater picture.  Karl really doesn’t want to see the world though, he’s happy with his well. 2) The lodging given to Karl is awful, but then again Ricky and Steve most likely tried to find the worst room possible for him.  Maybe for an Indian man who can’t really afford anything better, it would be nice. 

Submitted by Ryan Clarke on 3/15/19.