It's better to fly from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY. The fly or drive score is:

1476 / 3682

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Fly or Drive Score

You can't really drive from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY, so we're pretty sure it's better to fly. These calculations show the comparison just for fun if you could drive. The assumptions are that a road trip is roughly 20% more distance than a straight line flight, and you drive at an average of 60 mph on the highways.


What is the fly or drive score?

The fly or drive score is an estimate of the true cost of travel. A lower score is better. Our score includes factors like airline prices and fuel costs, but it also takes into account the value of your time spent traveling. If you're taking time off work because you have to drive an extra day, it might be better to fly even if driving is technically cheaper. You can adjust any of the variables below to your particular trip, just click on any blue values and you'll be able to type in your own numbers or calculate other data.

FLYING   DRIVING
Number of travelers = 1 person
Cheapest airfare = $1,314.00 round trip
Total airfare for all travelers = $1,314.00
Extra costs (local transportation) = $0.00
⇐ cheaper Number of passengers = 1 person
Number of cars = 1 car
Cost of gas for each car = $1,761.17 round trip
Fuel efficiency = 25 mpg
Current gas price = $5.22
Total fuel costs for all cars = $1,761.17
 
Total Flight distance = 4,236 miles one-way shorter ⇒ Driving distance = 4,215 miles one-way
 
Getting to LCY airport = 142 minutes
London City Airport
Check-in and wait time at the airport = 60 minutes
Flight time = 1 hour, 6 minutes
Dublin Airport
DUB connection layover time = 60 minutes
Connecting flight time = 8 hours, 23 minutes
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATL second connection layover time = 60 minutes
Second connecting flight time = 2 hours, 9 minutes
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Getting from SYR airport to your destination = 14 minutes
Total travel time = 16 hours, 14 minutes
⇐ faster Driving time = 70 hours, 14 minutes
5 hotel nights = $375.00
Extra costs (tolls, food, rental car) = $0.00
Wear and tear cost = $0.10 per mile
Total wear and tear on your car = $842.91
 
Value of time factor = $162.29 ⇐ better Value of time factor = $702.42
 
Fly Score = 1476 ⇐ winner Drive Score = 3682

Enter the total number of travelers. This will be used to calculate the sum of plane tickets for everyone, as well as the number of cars you need if you're planning a road trip. We assume a max of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars if your situation is different.

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We estimated the cheapest price for a round trip plane ticket from LCY to SYR at $1,314. Want to search for a better deal?

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Airfare price: $

The total airfare is calculated automatically. To change this number, adjust the number of travelers or the cheapest airfare.

Enter the total amount you're planning to spend on extra costs for local transportation at your destination. This might include a rental car to drive around the area, or the cost of a cab or airport shuttle to get to your hotel. You could also include an extra cost for food at the airport, and any other miscellaneous spending along the way. Enter your total estimate below.

Total extra costs: $

Enter the total number of cars you'll be taking on the road trip. This will be used to calculate the total cost of driving for everyone. The default is a max of 4 passengers per car, but you can adjust the number of cars to fit your situation.

Number of cars:

The total fuel cost is calculated automatically based on the other variables. To change this number, adjust the fuel efficiency for your car's make and model, or change the gas price based on the route.

Enter the fuel efficiency of your vehicle in miles per gallon (mpg). If you're unsure of the exact number, you can look it up on the fueleconomy.gov site.

Vehicle fuel efficiency: mpg

Enter the average fuel price for your trip in U.S. dollars. If you're taking a long road trip, the gas price in each state may vary. Remember to adjust for premium or diesel fuel prices.

Average gas price: $

The total fuel cost is calculated automatically. To change this number, adjust the number of passengers, number of cars, fuel efficiency, or current gas price.

The flight distance is calculated automatically based on your locations. To change this number, enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

The driving distance is calculated automatically based on your locations. To change this number, enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

The second connecting flight time is calculated automatically based on the second connection airport with an hour layover. To change this number, select a different airport or enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

The flight time is calculated automatically based on your locations. To change this number, enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

The connecting flight time is calculated automatically based on the connection airport with an hour layover. To change this number, select a different airport or enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

The total travel time is calculated automatically based on the other variables. To change this number, adjust the time spent getting to the departure airport, checking in, or reaching your destination from the arrival airport.

The driving time is calculated automatically based on your locations. To change this number, enter new "From" and "To" locations to get the fly or drive score for that trip.

Enter the total amount you're planning to spend on hotel nights. We estimate you'll need to stay at a hotel for every 12 hours of driving, and the average cost of a hotel will be around $75. It doesn't really matter how many times you stay overnight, the important thing is the total sum of all of your hotel costs. Enter that number below.

Total hotel costs: $

Enter the total amount you're planning to spend on extra costs for the road trip. Think about the cost of tolls, food or snacks if you're bringing groceries or stopping at restaurants, and any other miscellaneous spending along the way. You can also include the cost of a rental car here. Enter your total estimate below.

Total extra costs: $

Enter the amount per mile you want to use to estimate the wear and tear on your car. This can vary depending on your preference. Some companies might pay 50 cents per mile for business travel, and the IRS has various rules for standard mileage rates. On the other hand, you may want to focus more on typical maintenance costs and depreciation, which might be closer to 10 cents per mile. Set this to zero if you're renting a car. Enter your wear and tear cost per mile below.

Wear and tear: cents per mile

The total wear and tear cost is calculated automatically. To change this number, adjust the wear and tear cost per mile, or the number of cars.

We chose London City Airport (LCY) as your departure airport. You can change it to another nearby airport by selecting one below. If the airport you want isn't listed, enter a new "From" location in the main search.

Departure airport:

Enter the amount of time it takes you to get to the departure airport. This can vary depending on whether you take a cab, get a ride from a friend, or drive your own car. Make sure you include extra time for parking if you are driving yourself.

Time to get to the airport: minutes

Enter the amount of time you plan to allow for check-in at the airport. Some airlines require you to check-in by a certain time if you haven't done it online beforehand. Remember to leave enough time to get through security lines.

Check-in and wait time: minutes

We chose Dublin Airport (DUB) as your connecting airport. You can change it to another connecting airport by selecting one below. If the airport you want isn't listed, enter a new "From" location in the main search.

Connecting airport:

Enter the amount of time you plan to allow for your layover at the connecting airport. Most people recommend a minimum of an hour, but it might be better to increase this time to allow for the distance between gates.

Connection layover time: minutes

We chose Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) as your second connecting airport. For your current route, this is the only major connecting airport. If you are looking for another airport, enter new "From" and "To" locations in the main search.

Enter the amount of time you plan to allow for your layover at the second connecting airport. Most people recommend a minimum of an hour, but it might be better to increase this time to allow for the distance between gates.

Second connection layover time: minutes

We chose Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) as your arrival airport. You can change it to another nearby airport by selecting one below. If the airport you want isn't listed, try changing your destination in the main search.

Arrival airport:

Enter the amount of time it takes you to get to your destination after you've landed at the arrival airport. This can vary depending on whether you take a cab, get a ride from a friend, or drive a rental car. Make sure you include extra time to get to the rental agency and pick up the rental car if you are choosing that option.

Time to get to your destination: minutes

Driving is usually cheaper, but it takes a lot longer. So in order to get a better comparison, we include a special "value of time factor" that estimates how much your time is worth. If you take a day off work for a long road trip instead of a quick flight, you might add up your lost earnings. The default we use is $10/hr but you can enter any value you want below. If there are multiple travelers, you can enter the sum of everyone's value.

Value of time factor: $ per hour

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Cost to fly or drive

You can adjust any of the settings above to customize the calculation for your exact trip. We assume some simple default values to get a quick answer to start.

The Fly Score is an estimate of how much it would cost you to take a flight, including factors to account for the value of your time getting to the airport, checking in, and waiting for the plane to take off and land. The default fly score is 1476 from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY.

The Drive Score is a comparable calculation that estimates the total cost of doing a road trip. You might spend less on gas than the price of airfare, but it could take you longer to get there if you're driving. So we include the value of your time spent in the car, as well as additional costs for things like hotel, tolls, food, and whatever else you want to include. The default drive score from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY is 3682.

So in this case, it's better to fly from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY. It's significantly cheaper to fly on this trip, unless you made adjustments to the numbers above to alter the calculation.

You can't really drive from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY, so we're pretty sure it's better to fly. These calculations show the comparison just for fun if you could drive.

If you end up driving, you'll go through about 168.6 gallons of gas during this trip. This is equal to 638.1 litres.

If you fill your tank with unleaded gasoline, the carbon emissions will be around 3,298 lbs CO2. This is equivalent to 1,496 kg CO2e or 1.50 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. These numbers may change depending on the exact make and model of your car. If your vehicle uses diesel instead, the CO2 emissions will be around 3,862 lbs CO2, which is equivalent to 1,752 kg CO2e or 1.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents.

These results are based on the straight line distance from Canterbury, United Kingdom to Syracuse, NY, which is 4,215 miles or 6 783 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Canterbury, United Kingdom. Our data is primarily for U.S. gas prices, but rough estimates show that fuel prices in United Kingdom are around 2.6 times U.S. prices, so we estimated an average gas price of $7.45 in United Kingdom.

Your trip ends in Syracuse, New York. The price of regular gas is around $3.00 in New York.

Gas prices were last updated on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018. Currently, we only have exact data for locations in the United States. To improve the accuracy of your fuel cost estimate, you can enter the actual price you pay for gas or petrol at the local pump in the table above.

Canterbury, United Kingdom

City: Canterbury
County: Kent
Country: United Kingdom
Category: cities

Syracuse, New York

City: Syracuse
State: New York
Country: United States
Category: cities

Fly or drive

Travelmath provides an online cost calculator to help you determine whether it's better to fly or drive to your destination. You can calculate the cost of getting to the airport and booking a flight versus paying for gas and driving your own car or a rental car. There are lots of other factors, like travel time, number of passengers, hotel stops, and other details that can affect your decision. So while we offer a quick "best case scenario" that is completely automated, you also have the option to customize every detail to your particular needs. Use this tool to find out if it's cheaper to fly or drive to your destination!