There was a bus service from Calcutta to London. Can you believe it?
At one time there was a bus service from Calcutta to London. It was the longest bus service in the world. Launched in 1957, this bus service was called “Albert”. The bus covered a distance of 32669 km, ran through 11 countries and reached Calcutta from London in about 50 days.
The bus fare was Rs.8000. This bus service was in operation till 1976. Directed by Albert Travels, the service connects Asia and Europe.
Photos of the “Albert” bus travelling from London to Kolkata 50 years ago still amaze the internet today. Travelling too long is a favourite hobby for many. When it comes to travelling from India to the city of London who wouldn’t like that.
The photo was taken during the Albert bus ride to London on April 15, 1957, and was charged 85 85 (Rs. 8000) as a one-way fare on the bus, according to the Getty image site.
The bus will start in London and reach Kolkata via New Delhi, Agra, Allahabad and Banaras in India via Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and West Pakistan.
They have provided luxurious facilities like food, bed, fans, carpet floor, radio, music for the passengers. During the trip, travellers can spend shopping in cities including New Delhi, Tehran, Salzburg, Kabul, Istanbul, Vienna.
A photograph of Albert’s voyages for 1972 and 1973 is also available on the Internet.
At the same time, the journey from London to Australia is long. Albert’s voyage, which began in Sydney on October 8, 1968, ended in London on February 17, 1969, 132 days later, according to the hooniverse website.
The book, entitled ” Travelers Wanted…: 1968: Sydney to London in a double-decker bus “ about the journey from Sydney to London, is also available online for sale.