Transit vs. Automobile Costs The following costs are for a round-trip.
Walking to Transit Stop and Taking Transit
$1.50 each way
Gasoline and oil
$.06 / mile
Maintenance and tires
$.04 / mile
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.