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 attempted to use star alliance, kayak, Travelocity, and more to get the cheapest flights, but I kept going back to using google flights. I found this website the easiest to use and the simplest way to find the cheapest flights.

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

I tried the following places and times, I tried many different places in each country, Google Flights allows you to search by continent and find the cheapest cities to fly to easier than other websites. It makes it so you can see the cheapest times and dates to fly, and compare multiple cities at a time

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









Omaha, Nebraska – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

4:20 PM OMA – 11:15 PM POS





Port of Spain – London, England

5:30 PM POS – 6:20AM LGW 





London – Goa, India 

9:00 AM LGW – 10:50 PM GOI





Goa – Guangzhou, China 

2:25PM GOI – 12:20 PM CAN





Guangzhou – Perth, Australia

3:45 AM CAN – 8:00 PM PER





Perth – Cairo, Egypt

2:10 AM PER – 5:00 PM CAI





Cairo – Omaha, Nebraska

8:45 AM CAI – 9:22 PM OMA







Sum: $2447



The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs, is $2447

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By Air and Bus

By taking a bus to Fort Lauderdale, Florida I was unable to save money using this same route, the trip from Florida made the same trip $164 cheaper, but with the bus ticket costing $263 it made the trip $99 more. I also tried Miami, Los Angeles, and New York and received success with only New York. The bus trip to New York was $180 on March 21st, and the flight to Port of Spain was $41 cheaper, while the flight from Cairo to New York was $294 cheaper. This brings the final total to $2292 which was $155 cheaper. All the flights remained the same except the two images below.

Bus Graphic

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. What is the point of this story? 2) Comment on some of the lodging presented to the main character in his trip to India.

Submitted by Noah DeMaria on March 13, 2019.