WCCO’s Terri Gruca ran the numbers of flying vs driving to some popular destinations from the Twin Cities (and Omaha) to see whether it’s cheaper to drive or fly. For example, here are the numbers for Chicago based on the current cost per mile driving reimbursement from the IRS vs flights she could find:
806 miles x 48.5 cents= $390.91
One person–$123 + $60= $183
Two people–$246 + $60= $306
Three people–$369 + $60= $429
Four people–$492 + $60= $552
So in this case, if you’re not rolling 3+ deep, you’ll come out ahead flying over driving.
Chances are pretty good that you can get to Chicago faster by plane than car, but that depends how close your final destination is to the airport, flight delays, etc.
And flying eliminates any chance of spending a few $hundy$ on waterparks and go-carts in the Dells.