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It's better to fly from Copiague to Benicia

The fly or drive score is:

1066  /  2406

You can't really drive from Copiague to Benicia, so we're pretty sure it's better to fly. These calculations show the comparison just for fun if you could drive. The assumptions are that a road trip is roughly 20% more distance than a straight line flight, and you drive at an average of 60 mph on the highways.

What is the fly or drive score?

The fly or drive score is an estimate of the true cost of travel. A lower score is better. Our score includes factors like airline prices and fuel costs, but it also takes into account the value of your time spent traveling. If you're taking time off work because you have to drive an extra day, it might be better to fly even if driving is technically cheaper. Tap on a blue or green value to customize it.

flying is cheaper
Number of travelers = 1 person
Cheapest airfare = $966.00 round trip
Total airfare for all travelers = $966.00
Extra costs (transportation) = $0.00
Number of passengers = 1 person
Number of cars = 1 car
Gas for each car = $968.83 round trip
Fuel efficiency = 25 mpg
Current gas price = $3.91
Total fuel costs for all cars = $968.83

flying is shorter
Flight distance = 2,584 miles one-way
Driving distance = 3,100 miles one-way

flying is faster
Getting to JFK airport = 61 minutes
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Check-in/wait at the airport = 60 minutes
Flight time = 5 hours, 47 minutes
San Francisco International Airport
Leaving SFO airport = 96 minutes
Total travel time = 10 hours, 2 minutes
Driving time = 51 hours, 40 minutes
4 hotel nights = $300.00
Extra time for stops = 0 minutes
Extra costs (tolls, rental car) = $0.00
Wear and tear cost = $0.10 per mile
Total wear and tear = $620.09

flying is better
Value of time factor = $100.30
Value of time factor = $516.74

flying is the winner
Fly Score = 1066
Drive Score = 2406




Cost to fly or drive

You can adjust any of the settings above to customize the calculation for your exact trip. We assume some simple default values to get a quick answer to start.

The Fly Score is an estimate of how much it would cost you to take a flight, including factors to account for the value of your time getting to the airport, checking in, and waiting for the plane to take off and land. The default fly score is 1066 from Copiague to Benicia.

The Drive Score is a comparable calculation that estimates the total cost of doing a road trip. You might spend less on gas than the price of airfare, but it could take you longer to get there if you're driving. So we include the value of your time spent in the car, as well as additional costs for things like hotel, tolls, food, and whatever else you want to include. The default drive score from Copiague to Benicia is 2406.

So in this case, it's better to fly from Copiague to Benicia. It's significantly cheaper to fly on this trip, unless you made adjustments to the numbers above to alter the calculation.

You can't really drive from Copiague to Benicia, so we're pretty sure it's better to fly. These calculations show the comparison just for fun if you could drive.

These results are based on the straight line distance from Copiague to Benicia, which is 3,100 miles or 4 990 kilometers.

 
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