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Old 11-08-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Debating wether to take a train or drive from Denver to Santa Fe, NM for 4-5 days (anytime or day) either sometime this December or January. Cheapest train fare's i've found are a little over 100.00$ round trip (not including the taxes and what-not's!) I'm unsure if it would be more $ for gasoline if i were to drive there instead. I know it would be a shorter trip if I were to drive but if it's an overall better deal to take the train; i'd rather do that. I'm not too good with this sort of thing so I was wondering if someone could tell me which mode of travel seem's to be the better deal. In advance, Thank you for your answer & for your time!
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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It is about 400 miles to Santa Fe. It all depends on what you are going to drive. If you have a gas efficient vehicle I think it would be cheaper to drive. If you are driving a gas gozzeling SUV then the train might be the better option. I would take the train because you can relax while traveling.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Hi, Thanks for your responce. My car is sort-of the shape of an SUV; it's a 08' Saturn Vue AWD
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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At 25MPG, an 800 mile round trip would require 32 gallons of gas, which at $3.40 per gallon equals $108.80 for gas.

Train costs are a wash, but at least you get to enjoy the scenery, read a book, eat, talk to others, etc.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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At 25MPG, an 800 mile round trip would require 32 gallons of gas, which at $3.40 per gallon equals $108.80 for gas.

Train costs are a wash, but at least you get to enjoy the scenery, read a book, eat, talk to others, etc.
But when you get there you have to either hoof it or rent a car......
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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I don't think there IS a train that runs from Denver to Santa Fe, unless you connect in Chicago?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default You will be driving

This is hysterical. From Amtrak's website. $101 and 10 hours

8603 Bus


Departs: 5:30 AM
Wed Nov 09 2011
Denver, CO (DEN)
Arrives: 10:20 AM
Raton, NM (RAT)

Duration: 4 hr, 50 min

3 Southwest Chief


Departs: 10:56 AM
Wed Nov 09 2011
Raton, NM (RAT)

Arrives: 2:20 PM
Lamy, NM (LMY)

Duration: 3 hr, 24 min



7304 Bus


Departs: 3:15 PM
Wed Nov 09 2011
Lamy, NM (LMY)

Arrives: 3:40 PM
Santa Fe, NM (SAF)

Duration: 0 hr, 25 min
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default You might try

Surf to MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map

and then call the bus companies shown.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Yay, I get to link to this awesome site:
Distance & Cost To Drive
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default It is a useful site, but

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Originally Posted by JBPisgah View Post
Yay, I get to link to this awesome site:
Distance & Cost To Drive
Where can I buy gas in Denver for $3.20?
I am being picky.
It is a useful and fun site.
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