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.
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 291 from New York to Bay City.
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 New York to Bay City is 415.
So in this case, it's better to fly from New York to Bay City.
These results are based on the actual driving distance from New York to Bay City, which is 710 miles or 1 143 kilometers.
New York, New York
Is it better to fly or drive to New York, NY from where I am now?
Bay City, Michigan
Should I fly or drive to Bay City, MI?