Bus vs. Automobile

Transit vs. Automobile Costs
The following costs are for a round-trip.

 Walking to Transit Stop and Taking Transit

Driving Alone 


 $1.50 each way

Gasoline and oil

$.06 / mile

    Maintenance and tires

$.04 / mile




Total: $3


Total: $7

These amounts don't include the fixed cost to own a car. AAA estimates the cost at $12.34 to $17.06 per day (based on 15,000 miles per year). Fixed costs include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges.