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It’s vacation time! And you’re going out of town. But should you fly or drive to reach your destination of choice? What’s the most cost-effective option?

Fly or Drive - How to Decide

My immediate family is spread out across the United States, so there is no dropping by on a whim, and every visit requires a planned trip. As a frugal thumb, I try to figure out the most cost-effective vacations. Should we fly or drive? What are the pros and cons of each choice?

I found this little calculator online that has simplified all of that decision-making for me.

You just plug in various options and it compares pricing for you! It is handy if you need help deciding to fly or drive on your next trip to anywhere.

It is Be Frugal’s Fly Or Drive Calculator: https://www.befrugal.com/tools/fly-or-drive-calculator/

I used it to decide that flying to visit my family really was the cost effective option. Then I could rest easy that I was making the best choice.

If traveling out-of-town isn’t in the budget this vacation, consider these staycation ideas: How to plan an awesome staycation on a next-to-nothing budget