Now it has to be understood that the town I am from, and where our parents still live, is at least two hours from anywhere, surrounded by a sea of mountains and more than one route in required a ferry. It is also not a town serviced by Greyhound. The bus will take you to one of the towns roughly two hours from Nakusp, after that getting the last hundred kilometres solved is up to you and the generosity of your friends. For this exercise I will exclude the bussing plus pick up combination and the more eccentric hitch hiking option, Those options do not reflect on the type of trip I want to have. Which is not spending 12 hours on a bus, or risking life and limb sticking a thumb out. No this trip has to be done in the only sensible way possible, with a car.
|Looking at the !, someone made an error near Deep Creek. Don't do that.|
- Car rental ~ $400.
- Round trip distance, min 1240km. Ignoring side trips that will happen
- Cost of fuel based on above estimates, ~$130. Likely an under estimate because hills.
- So there and back, approximately $530.
|Trip time, not that different, direct flight not so cheap.|
In the original discussion it was framed, could I fly to France, stay one night eat a meal and come back for a similar cost. Paris is a cosmopolitan city, and there is no real cap on how expensive a meal or hotel room could be, but wine, bread and cheese from a corner store could keep the trip budgets similar. So how much is a December return trip to Paris. According to this about $760.
|Travel Cost, not that different.|