FLY OR DRIVE

It's better to fly from Opelika to Northbridge

The fly or drive score is:

435  /  798

You can't really drive from Opelika to Northbridge, 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.

driving is cheaper
Number of travelers = 1 person
Cheapest airfare = $374.00 round trip
Total airfare for all travelers = $374.00
Extra costs (transportation) = $0.00
Number of passengers = 1 person
Number of cars = 1 car
Gas for each car = $283.65 round trip
Fuel efficiency = 25 mpg
Current gas price = $2.96
Total fuel costs for all cars = $283.65

flying is shorter
Flight distance = 998 miles one-way
Driving distance = 1,197 miles one-way

flying is faster
Getting to CSG airport = 81 minutes
Columbus Metropolitan Airport
Check-in/wait at the airport = 60 minutes
Flight time = 2 hours, 30 minutes
Boston Logan International Airport
Leaving BOS airport = 107 minutes
Total travel time = 6 hours, 8 minutes
Driving time = 19 hours, 57 minutes
1 hotel night = $75.00
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 = $239.49

flying is better
Value of time factor = $61.41
Value of time factor = $199.57

flying is the winner
Fly Score = 435
Drive Score = 798




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 435 from Opelika to Northbridge.

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 Opelika to Northbridge is 798.

So in this case, it's better to fly from Opelika to Northbridge.

You can't really drive from Opelika to Northbridge, 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 Opelika to Northbridge, which is 1,197 miles or 1 927 kilometers.

 
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 Opelika, Alabama

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 Northbridge, Massachusetts

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