FLY OR DRIVE

It's better to fly from Wixom to Katy

The fly or drive score is:

486  /  893

You can't really drive from Wixom to Katy, 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 = $417.00 round trip
Total airfare for all travelers = $417.00
Extra costs (transportation) = $0.00
Number of passengers = 1 person
Number of cars = 1 car
Gas for each car = $328.81 round trip
Fuel efficiency = 25 mpg
Current gas price = $3.08
Total fuel costs for all cars = $328.81

flying is shorter
Flight distance = 1,113 miles one-way
Driving distance = 1,335 miles one-way

flying is faster
Getting to DTW airport = 71 minutes
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Check-in/wait at the airport = 60 minutes
Flight time = 2 hours, 40 minutes
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Leaving IAH airport = 96 minutes
Total travel time = 6 hours, 52 minutes
Driving time = 22 hours, 15 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 = $267.02

flying is better
Value of time factor = $68.74
Value of time factor = $222.52

flying is the winner
Fly Score = 486
Drive Score = 893




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 486 from Wixom to Katy.

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 Wixom to Katy is 893.

So in this case, it's better to fly from Wixom to Katy.

You can't really drive from Wixom to Katy, 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 Wixom to Katy, which is 1,335 miles or 2 149 kilometers.

 
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