The BEST episodes of Race Across the World

Every episode of Race Across the World ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Race Across the World!

In a frenetic race across the world, travellers can choose any route they like - but no flights or phones are allowed. On the trip of a lifetime, which pair will finish first?

Last Updated: 7/3/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Continuing
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Episode 7
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7.89
37 votes

#1 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/3/2023

41 days since the start on Canada's Pacific coast, the teams now have the Atlantic within their reach, lapping the shores of the seventh checkpoint at the seaside town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

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The Final
star
7.88
32 votes

#2 - The Final

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/29/2024

Twelve minutes is all that separates the first two teams as they embark on the final leg of their Race Across the World from Jakarta to Lombok.

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Episode 8
star
7.83
46 votes

#3 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/26/2020

The teams embark on the final leg of their journey, heading off on the 4,800 kilometre trek to the finish line in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world. However, as they prepare to leave the last checkpoint, one of the teams reveals that they have run out of money and will not be completing the challenge. The three remaining pairs rely on different tactics to get ahead, benefiting from risky gambles, lucky opportunities and the kindness of strangers.

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Episode 6
star
7.78
32 votes

#4 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/2024

After the tranquillity of the islands of Koh Phi Phi, the teams now face a giant leap into the unknown, leaving Thailand behind to embark on a 2,000km journey to the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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Episode 7
star
7.76
42 votes

#5 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/19/2020

With two teams at the checkpoint – Ilha Grande in Brazil – the remaining teams are engaged in a frantic race to avoid finishing the leg in last place. Dom and Lizzie are on foot running through the jungle, whilst Jo and Sam are paddling furiously in a canoe across the bay. It is a nail-biting ending, and the siblings just manage to edge out their rivals and sign into the book.

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The Final
star
7.76
37 votes

#6 - The Final

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/10/2023

The third series of Race Across the World reaches its epic climax as the pairs complete their gruelling journey across Canada. Which team will triumph?

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Episode 7
star
7.73
30 votes

#7 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2024

The teams must travel through the populous Indonesian island of Sumatra, where they will endure an ad-hoc transport system, limited accommodation options and virtually zero English spoken.

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Episode 6
star
7.73
37 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/26/2023

In the sixth leg of the race, the pairs must brush up on their language skills, as the next stop is in Quebec. To get there, the teams must navigate Canada’s most densely inhabited region.

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Episode 1
star
7.72
40 votes

#9 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/22/2023

Five teams set off from Vancouver on a race across Canada. Without smartphones, internet access or credit cards, they will need plenty of ingenuity to make it to the finish line in Newfoundland.

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Episode 3
star
7.71
41 votes

#10 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/5/2023

The five pairs leave Dawson City and head south to the third checkpoint, the Rocky Mountain resort town of Banff. This time, the team arriving in last place will be eliminated from the race.

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Episode 5
star
7.67
30 votes

#11 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/8/2024

The teams must navigate the full length of Thailand to reach the next checkpoint - Koh Phi Phi - an archipelago of islands immortalised by the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Beach.

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Episode 1
star
7.66
38 votes

#12 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/2024

In a frenetic race across the world, travellers can choose any route they like - but no flights or phones are allowed. On the trip of a lifetime, which pair will finish first?

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Episode 6
star
7.64
42 votes

#13 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/7/2019

The teams face the final leg of their journey, travelling 1500 miles down the Malaysian Peninsula to Singapore. However, seven weeks on the road is starting to take its toll. Josh and Felix are reliant on the kindness of strangers, Natalie and Shameema make a desperate gamble, Tony collapses with back pain, and Darron is forced to face his fear of dogs. Last in the series.

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The Reunion
star
7.62
21 votes

#14 - The Reunion

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/29/2024

The five intrepid teams reunite in London to look back at their 51-day thrilling adventure through some of the most beautiful, populous and remote places on the planet.

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Episode 3
star
7.61
44 votes

#15 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2020

Setting off from Panama City, the remaining four teams take to the Caribbean Sea, but there are complications when a state of emergency is declared in the destination of their next checkpoint.

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Episode 5
star
7.58
45 votes

#16 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2020

The four teams have reached the halfway mark in the 25,000km race to Ushuaia, and with only eight and a half hours between them, the race is on. To reach the next checkpoint - Cafayate in Argentina - teams must choose to travel through either Bolivia or Chile, but an unstable political climate in both countries puts everyone’s journeys at risk. With half the race still to complete, emotions are pushed to breaking point.

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Episode 5
star
7.56
36 votes

#17 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2019

It is the penultimate leg of BBC Two’s unrivalled travel series, that has taken viewers on a journey through the wilds of Kazakhstan to ancient villages in China. This leg sees the remaining four teams head through the dense forests and bustling metropolises of Cambodia and Vietnam, and the final checkpoint before Singapore – the island paradise of Koh Rong.

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Episode 4
star
7.53
34 votes

#18 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/12/2023

The teams head for the fourth checkpoint, the remote outpost of Churchill, on Hudson Bay. The only transport is a twice-weekly train, and they have just three days to catch it.

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Episode 1
star
7.49
55 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/3/2019

Five pairs of travellers travel from Greenwich to Singapore without getting on a plane or using mobile phones or credit cards. Their first port of call is Delphi.

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Episode 5
star
7.48
33 votes

#20 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/19/2023

The teams head for Lake Huron, a 3,000-kilometre journey, but the pairs only have one way out of Churchill – a noisy overnight train south.

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Episode 2
star
7.48
33 votes

#21 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2024

The race to Lombok is well underway and less than five hours separate the teams. Leaving Nara City, they must cross their first border into South Korea to reach the second checkpoint in Sokcho.

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Episode 6
star
7.47
40 votes

#22 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/12/2020

With three teams at the checkpoint at Cafayate in Argentina, one team is yet to arrive. Dom and Lizzie are over 24 hours behind their competitors and after a disastrous last leg, they must rely on all their ingenuity to claw their way back into the race.

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Episode 2
star
7.46
41 votes

#23 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/29/2023

The race to St John’s continues as the five teams leave Haida Gwaii and head into the heart of the Yukon towards the second checkpoint, the former gold rush boom town Dawson City.

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Episode 3
star
7.45
44 votes

#24 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/17/2019

The four remaining teams leave Azerbaijan and head across the deserts, mountains and Silk Road cities of Central Asia in the third leg of the challenge. Along the way, they meet a stuntman with a high-octane car, get the chance to watch a grisly 13th-century Kazakh sport played between horse riders and using the carcass of a dead goat, and brave a storm on the Caspian sea.

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Episode 4
star
7.45
44 votes

#25 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2020

As the 25,000-km race to Ushuaia approaches the half-way mark, the four teams compete not just with each other but with the extreme altitudes of Peru.

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