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
$1.75 each way
Gasoline and oil$.06 / mile


Maintenance and tires$.04 / mile


Parking$8

Total: $3.50

Total: $10


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.

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