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Bon Voyage: 8 of the Longest Away Days in World Football

347 miles of road separates Carlisle's Brunton Park from Exeter's St James' Park in the depths of League Two and is the most brutal away day journey currently on offer in England.


But that is nothing compared to some of the immense travelling that has to be done in various leagues elsewhere in the world.


Here's a look at eight of the longest on the planet...


All inclusions are games played in ongoing 2017/18 season or upcoming 2018 season, with only one chosen per league/country. Road journeys and flight times sourced from Google Maps

8. Atletico Tucuman/Olimpo - 1,874 mile round trip

937 miles by road, 4 hr 15 flight


There are no Primera Division clubs in the far south of Argentina, with the vast majority clustered towards the north east of the country.


That does serve to cut down the travelling time. But given the sheer size of the country, there are still some lengthy journeys, especially when Olimpo (pictured) on the Atlantic coast and Atletico Tucuman in the far north are tasked with visiting each other.


7. Start/Tromso - 2,562 mile round trip

1,281 miles by road, 3 hr 15 flight


There aren't many super long away trips in Europe given that most countries are relatively compact, but the long and thin nature of Norway means that it is an exception.


Tromso in the Arctic north and Start, from Kristiansand on the south coast, must travel over 2,500 miles there and back when visiting each other during the Eliteserien season.

6. Delhi Dynamos/Kerala Blasters - 3,326 mile round trip

1,663 miles by road, 2 hr 50 flight


Delhi Dynamos from the north and Kerala Blasters from the south are separated by well over 1,000 miles, but the Indian Super League clubs both play at a Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.


They are named in honour of the first Indian Prime Minister, with another ISL club, Chennaiyin, playing at a third Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on the east coast by the Bay of Bengal.

5. Guangzhou Evergrande/Changchun Yatai - 3,838 mile round trip

1,919 miles by road, 4 hr 15 flight


While a handful of Chinese Super League clubs are clustered in a relatively small area around Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin, the majority of away trips are quite long.


But none are further than when Guangzhou Evergrande (pictured) travel north to face Changchun Yatai near the Russian border and vice versa. It is similar for Guangzhou R&F, who are marginally closer - we're talking about five miles.

4. Internactional/Ceará - 5,234 mile round trip

2,617 miles by road, 3 hr 30 flight


Internacional (pictured) have slightly further to travel than city rivals Gremio when it comes to visiting Fortaleza-based Ceará in the Brasilleiro this year.


Although both near Brazil's Atlantic coast, Internacional's home in Porto Alegre is in the far south of the country, while Fortaleza in located thousands of miles away in the north.


The home stadiums of both teams staged games during the 2014 World Cup.

3. Orlando City/Vancouver Whitecaps - 6,418 mile round trip

3,209 miles by road, 6 hr flight


It's a case of international travel when Orlando City and Vancouver Whitecaps meet in North America's Major League Soccer, with the latter calling Canada's third largest city home.


There are lot of huge journeys in MLS, but diagonally across the continent from the south east corner in Florida to beyond the Canadian border in the north west is the biggest.

2. Perth Glory/Wellington Phoenix - 6,542 mile round trip

3,271 miles*, 6 hr 30 flight


Another case of international travel, any A-League team facing Wellington Phoenix (pictured) must travel overseas, literally, as the club is based in New Zealand. Of course, Wellington face a guaranteed long trip every time they play away.


The Kiwis are the only non-Australian club in the division, with Perth Glory on Australia's west coast having to travel the furthest out of anyone to get there and back.


*impossible to drive for obvious reason

1. Zenit St Petersburg/SKA-Khabarovsk - 10,906 mile round trip

5,453 miles by road, 10 hr 15 flight


Russia is by far the biggest country in the world and as of 2017/18 there is an away day journey in the Russian Premier League that spans almost the entire width of this vast land.


Hailing from the east not all that far from Japan and the Korean peninsula, SKA-Khabarovsk (pictured) were promoted to the top flight for the first time ahead of the current season. A trip to/from St Petersburg on the west coast by Scandinavia is almost half a world away.