If you are going somewhere at how many miles do you determine you’re not driving and are taking alternative transportation like a train or plane
300 plus miles
If I can drive there in one day, I’ll drive. I will probably not drive if it involves an overnight stay along the route.
Over an ocean we would fly. Other than that we drive.
If there are no roads to there, or an ocean in-between, or if time is so critical that driving just isn’t fast enough. If I can drive, or even better realistically ride a motorcycle there, then that is what I would rather do.
Anything over 100 miles
I'll fly after the rockies but from here to Denver, i am driving.
I have driven across the country and flown over it. What determines which route is the amount of time I have available. I can drive for 6-8 hours each day.
About a ten hour drive, but really it depends on how much time I have and the reason for going.
Six hours by car is my limit.
Cost, not miles, determine transportation.
More than a 3 hour drive from DC is the cutoff, especially if parking is limited or extremely expensive in the destination city.
Daughter & I have done a bus to NYC, train to Philly, plane to Chicago and Puerto Rico.
We enjoy learning the subway systems.
For me, it’s not about miles as much as costs. Are the plane tickets and rental car more or less expensive than gas and hotels?
Let’s see, I live in northeast Florida and the last time I checked it would take me 64 hours to get to New Orleans by train. I think I would drive or fly. I would prefer to drive so I have my own car to use in the city.
That's what I do. It's cheaper for me to drive somewhere with the whole family than fly and have to rent a vehicle. That's if it's within a two day drive.
I had some friends tell me they were flying to NOLA to sightsee and I thought: Why fly??? I mean, 10 hr drive and I could be there a lot quicker!
I will drive as long as it is possible. No limit. However, most of my travel is for work and they put limits on it.
800 miles or more.