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It's better to fly from Washington to Meerut

The fly or drive score is:

2994  /  7215

You can't really drive from Washington to Meerut, 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 = $2,800.00 round trip
Total airfare for all travelers = $2,800.00
Extra costs (transportation) = $0.00
Number of passengers = 1 person
Number of cars = 1 car
Gas for each car = $3,021.85 round trip
Fuel efficiency = 25 mpg
Current gas price = $4.21
Total fuel costs for all cars = $3,021.85

flying is shorter
Flight distance = 7,485 miles one-way
Driving distance = 8,982 miles one-way

flying is faster
Getting to IAD airport = 67 minutes
Washington Dulles International Airport
Check-in/wait at the airport = 60 minutes
Flight time = 15 hours, 28 minutes
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Leaving DEL airport = 141 minutes
Total travel time = 19 hours, 27 minutes
Driving time = 149 hours, 41 minutes
12 hotel nights = $900.00
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 = $1,796.38

flying is better
Value of time factor = $194.43
Value of time factor = $1,496.98

flying is the winner
Fly Score = 2994
Drive Score = 7215




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 2994 from Washington to Meerut.

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 Washington to Meerut is 7215.

So in this case, it's better to fly from Washington to Meerut. 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 Washington to Meerut, 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 Washington to Meerut, which is 8,982 miles or 14 455 kilometers.

 
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