Traveling from Granby, CO to Chicago:
17 hours 21 min
$288 in gas + $32 minimum for total parking costs**
$320 for your traveling and parking expenses at the least. And I’m being really forgiving about parking prices. It will realistically be more like $32 a day not $32 for the whole week. But I’m giving LeakyCon the benefit of the doubt and sticking with their claim of an $8 a day parking lot. *I’m giving that tweet a whole lotta side eye. Just so ya know.*
**Calculated using current gas prices local in Colorado and a car that gets 25 mpg. This price may go up or down depending on your circumstance.
Starting at $270 + $92 (taxi from Chi airport to hotel for both trips) = $362
around 22 hours
$261.00 - $26.10 (LeakyCon discount)= $234.90
*parking fees unknown at this time*
*This itinerary is only an example and the times and dates can be changed. Just check out the Amtrak website and fiddle with it. If you need any help just stop by my ask!*
Although the trip is quite a bit longer it’s cheaper and you can sleep the whole time if you really wanted to. You might even be able to cut out a night of hotel expenses depending on the time of registration.The parking is honestly going to be ridiculously expensive in Chicago. You will probably be paying more than the estimated amount above. I’m guessing closer to $20 a day than $8.
If you live in or around Granby, CO…
Come ride The LeakyCon Express!!!