In the 1960s, the world’s longest bus route ran from Kolkata to London. The double-decker bus, Albert ferried eager passengers on an over 100-day international trip between India and the UK. Imagine travelling in a bus all the way from Kolkata to London, crossing international borders and immersing in cultures of different countries along the way. It’s an adventure of a lifetime right? Well, history is about to repeat itself. You can now get the chance to be part of the longest bus journey in the world. Travel from Delhi to London on a bus, in 70 days covering 20,000 km in May 2021. Gurugram based travel company, Adventures Overland has officially launched a bus service titled Bus to London. It costs ₹15 lakhs per person to commute from Delhi to London and vice versa. It’s definitely costlier than air travel. But you’ll get to tour 18 countries, so it’s definitely worth it! Here, you can commute from Delhi to London covering 18 countries in 2 continents in a luxurious yet adventurous bus journey of a lifetime. Read on to know more.
Travel From Delhi To London In A Bus In 2021
Adventures Overland has officially launched a dream bus titled Bus to London. This covers the longest bus route in the world, spanning 18 countries in 2 continents, in 70 days spanning a distance of 20,000km. This Delhi to London, dream bus shall recreate history with utmost comfort and luxury. From exploring the pagodas in Myanmar, hiking the Great Wall of China, visiting the historic city of Tashkent, touring European Frankfurt to finally soaking in the London vibes, this truly is the journey of a lifetime. So, adventure enthusiasts, you can tour 18 countries in 70 days in one luxurious bus journey of a lifetime. The 18 countries you can tour are- India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK.
This Bus Journey Has 4 Legs Spanning 18 Countries In 2 Continents
This bus journey of a lifetime has 4 legs that span 18 countries in 2 continents. Upon reaching London the bus shall return back in the same route. This is a hop on hop off bus. So you don’t have to finish the entire journey from Delhi to London or vice-versa. You can opt for the leg-wise journeys instead. Fly to a destination of your choice then hop on the bus and finish the leg-wise journey. The price from Delhi to London per person is ₹15 lakhs . Here are the 4 legs of this bus journey.
Leg 1: India, Myanmar, Thailand ( 11 Nights & 12 Days)
This bus shall flag off in Delhi. From there it will embark on a tour around beautiful Indian cities like Lucknow, Muzaffarpur, Siliguri, Guwahati, Kohima and Imphal. It will then cross international borders to enter Myanmar where you can visit the beauty of the pagodas of Bagan. The journey then continues as you find yourself crossing the border of Myanmar into Thailand. Enjoy the vibrancy of the Thai capital of Bangkok as you cross the Mekong River into Laos and finish the first leg of your journey as you enter China.
Leg 2: China ( 15 Nights, 16 Days)
The second leg of your mesmerising journey begins at Chengdu in China. Witness cute pandas at Chengdu, the historical relics of the Great Wall and the Mogao Caves in the cities of Jiayuguan and Dunhuang in Gansu Province. You can then explore the distinctive topography of Gobi Desert, snow-capped mountains and glaciers of China. And finally, end the second leg of your journey by relishing the beauty of fascinating towns like Turpan and Kashgar amidst others.
Leg 3: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia ( 21 Nights & 22 Days)
The third leg of this epic journey begins with the Silk Orad era city of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. Stroll along lively bazaars, gorge on delicious samsas and breathe in the aromas of fresh spices. After which the bus takes you to the beautiful country of Uzbekistan. Explore the stunning city of Tashkent and historical wonders of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Post Uzbekistan, next pass through Kazakhstan and finally enter monumental Russia. Feast your eyes on the kaleidoscopic wonder of Moscow and let the World Heritage sites enthral you, as you finish the third leg of your journey.
Leg 4: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom( 15 Nights & 16 Days)
The final leg of your journey begins with the magnanimity of the Baltic countries of Latvia and Lithuania. Let the serenity and elegance of the UNESCO certified Old Town charm you. Venture out to the largest city in Poland, the breathtaking Czech capital of Prague to the German metropolis of Frankfurt. Gorge on delectable chocolates and exclusive brews of Brussels and finally step into London. Look back at your exhilarating journey with pride as you would have truly experienced something out of the ordinary.
Inclusions In This Trip
This trip includes the following facilities so you can have a comfortable and luxurious road trip from Delhi to London.
- Hotel stays on a twin basis
- Meal as per the leg-wise package
- Special luxury bus transportation
- Bus driver and helper
- CPR certified experienced coordinator
- Local English speaking guide in every country
- Visas and standard tourist fee
- Border crossing assistance
- Ministry approvals, customs, immigration clearance, inner line permits
- Fuel, servicing, toll taxes and parking fees
- Third-party insurance for the bus for every country
- Route planning and research
- Airport transfers in Imphal
- Sightseeing and walking tours at various locations
- Entrance fee at sightseeing points
- Stock of water snacks, chocolates and soft beverages throughout the journey
- Adventures Overland merchandise for each passenger
- Road book for each passenger
Exclusions In The Trip
- International and domestic flight tickets
- Meals and drinks not mentioned
- Alcoholic drinks
- Urgent tourist visa fee
- Entrance fee of sightseeing points not included
- Travel insurance
- Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances
- Additional accommodation charges due to delays in the journey
- Medical expenses incurred during the trip
- Camera and video camera charges
- Costs incurred before the official start date of the journey of end date of the journey
- Tips and gratitude to guides, porters in hotels, driver and helper
- 5% GST
Features Of The Delhi To London Bus
You will be travelling in a luxurious bus which is the first of its kind to commute from Delhi to London. So this bus shall offer amazing features like Wi-Fi and Mic and audio system. It also offers partition between seats for privacy and bottle and cup holder on every seat. It has Mobile phone charging points via plug and USB. Passengers also have private lockers with each seat to store valuable items. Foldable tray, first aid kit, emergency exit points, mini pantry, business class adjustable seat are the other interesting facilities to make lives easier and convenient.
Other Useful Information That You Must Know When You Embark On This Journey Of A Lifetime From Delhi To London In A Bus
Since this is a journey of a lifetime you must be ready for uncertainties. This includes uncertain weather conditions, route blockages, and any other possibilities. The group size is limited to a maximum of 20 people. Vegetarians can be assured that most countries offer vegetarian food, However, the package includes ready to eat Indian food with a portable stove. Adventures Overland shall process 10 visas for Indian passport holders to cover the entire journey. But make sure your passports are valid till January 2022 and has 20 empty pages. They shall help you in converting your currency and procuring international sims in every country. To know the price of this trip, pls check the website of Adventures Overland.
Well, now that all your doubts are cleared get ready to venture on a journey of a lifetime in 2021. Be part of the world’s longest ever bus route from Delhi to London just like the bus from Kolkata to London in the 1960s. So are you ready to create history?