33 thoughts on “Map: How long it took to travel from London to the rest of the world in 1914, with a 2016 update

  1. Hobsbawm has a similar chart in one of his books on the effect of rail on travel within the UK from 1750 to 1850.

  2. Great charts. However, a quick look would have us severely underestimate the amount of progress, since the colors do not represent the same amount of time in both maps. Truth is, if they did, the 2016 map would be all red.