$296.22 Round Trip in Gas
$388.80 Round Trip in Gas
Cheapest: $920 - $980
Most Expensive: About $3,500
WOWT 6 News discovered Monday, it will cost a pretty penny for those traveling to the NCAA tournament in San Antonio. The first round of the tournament is expected to draw a big number of Nebraskans because both Creighton and Nebraska will be there.
WOWT 6 News used the AAA Fuel Cost Calculator to punch numbers and find out the average cost for those driving the 14 hours to the tournament. We looked at costs for an average car and an average SUV.
For the average car, we chose the 2010 Honda Civic. It is a combined 1,844 miles getting to San Antonio and back to Omaha. Taking a car of this size you will use about 87.8 gallons of gas. Using the average fuel costs of $3.44 across the Midwest and $3.31 in the Southwest, you can expect to pay about $296.22. That does not include the gas you will use during your trip, driving around San Antonio.
For the average SUV, we chose the larger Honda, the 2010 Pilot. We know that many people may travel in big groups and take bigger vehicles. Using a car of this size getting to San Antonio and Back home to Omaha, you will use about 115.24 gallons of gas. That will cost you, round-trip, about $388.80.
The prices seem expensive, but they'll look better after taking a look at flight costs. Using a popular website, www.kayak.com, WOWT 6 News found as of Monday, the cheapest round-trip flights to San Antonio ranged from 920 dollars to 980 dollars. The most expensive shot up all the way to $3,500. These prices are for a Thursday through Monday to Trip, which most people will book in order to be there for both rounds.
Nebraska vs Baylor at 11:40 a.m. Thursday
Creighton vs UL Lafayette at 2:10 p.m. Thursday