Currently Japan's fastest trains can only reach up to 320km/h.

Bullet train in Japan. Image by Simon Q / CC BY 2.0

An analysis of how much tickets will cost on California’s under-construction bullet train provides good news for paying passengers. An estimate of $86 for the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco was calculated, which would make it one of the cheapest long-distance journeys in the world. The bad news is that services aren’t expected to be running until 2028. Read more: