# How much would it cost to go to Canada?

Asked by sam22 (1) August 1st, 2008

My boyfriend and I were planning a trip to Canada to watch a band that is on tour. We are leaving from Albany, NY and airfare would run us \$758.05 p/p. (this does not include costs for a hotel and car rental) Would it just be cheaper to drive there? By how much?

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Where in Canada is the show, and how good is your car’s mileage?

nikipedia (27922)

Toronto, ON, Canada and probably around 30 mpg

sam22 (1)

766 miles/30mpg=approximately 26 gallons.
+13 gallons in NY at approximately \$4.25/gallon = about \$55.

Google also tells me that gas in Toronto is 129 cents/liter and I am going to save myself a conversion and assume the dollar is still roughly at parity.
Another 13 gallons=49 liters*129 cents/liter=\$63 (right? someone check my math).

So about \$120 for gas versus \$1516 for 2 plane tickets.

I would drive.

nikipedia (27922)

Great calc’s niki. Add to that time spent getting to the airport, the means to get there, the hassle of the packing, checking in through security and food, it’s a not even a toss up. Even staying somewhere halfway through the drive would still be less hassle than flying. We drive now whenever we can do it in a day or less.

Seesul (2960)

You don’t even need to split the trip up if you take turns. it’s probably 13 hours if you stick to highways.

poofandmook (17285)

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