Bus vs. Automobile

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

 Walking to Transit Stop and Taking Transit

Driving Alone 

Fare

 $1.50 each way

Gasoline and oil

$.06 / mile

    Maintenance and tires

$.04 / mile

    Parking

$5

 

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.