# Drive Time Calculator

Drive time calculator - also known as travel time calculator, is our smart tool created exclusively for drivers. It helps you find out the estimated time of arrival (ETA) at your car trip destination and determine the fuel costs of the journey. So, if you are planning a vacation trip with friends in a seaside resort or would like to estimate the travel time to home by car, check out our drive time calculator!

## Estimated time of arrival

Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the time when a vehicle, ship, aircraft or cargo is expected to arrive at a certain place.

For example, a certain cruise bus may have an ETA calculated based on the expected average speed on the particular road. The travel distance is simply divided by the speed to roughly estimate the arrival time. This method does not take into account any unexpected events (such as car accidents on the road or bad weather conditions) which may occur on the way to the drive destination.

## Drive time calculator - how to use it?

Our travel time calculator assesses your **total car drive time and estimated time of arrival (date & time)**. Also, in the "Money" section, you find out the **total cost of a drive and exact cost per person**.

First, you need to type in the following values:

- Trip distance (km or miles)
- Average drive speed (km/h or mph)
- Total breaks time during the drive
- Departure time

In the "Money" section, to obtain information about costs (total & per person), you need to fill in some more data:

- Car fuel consumption (L/100km; MPG - both UK&USA)
- Fuel price
- Number of traveling passengers

## Travel time to home

Let's assume that we are driving back home with friends from winter vacation in the mountains.

- The distance to our home city is
`850 km`

- We are driving with an average speed
`110 km/h`

- We will make three short 15 minute breaks and 1-hour long dinner break, what gives:

`Total time of breaks = 3*15 min + 1h = 1h 45min`

- We will start the trip on the
`21 February 2018 at 10:00 am`

Now, the most interesting question - when will we be at home? Let's calculate the total drive time:

`Total drive time = (distance/average drive speed) + total breaks time = 9h 28min`

`Arrival time: 21 February 2018 at 07:28 pm`

Now, we want to know, how much this journey will cost us? With our drive time calculator, the answer to this question is very simple!

- Let's assume that our SUV car takes
`9.5 liters of fuel per 100 km`

- The gasoline price is
`€1.22 per liter`

- We are traveling as a group of 4 friends ->
`Number of passengers = 4`

Asnwer to the question is below:

`Total drive cost = (distance/100)*car fuel consumption*fuel price = €98.52`

`Drive cost per person = total drive cost/number of passengers = €24.63`

Super! Now, we know all we need - the exact travel time to home with an estimated time of arrival and how much each passenger needs to pay for that journey. Let's start the engine! 🙂

We have also a great tool called traffic density calculator that helps you analyze the traffic on any road.

Check out the gas calculator too, if you need to estimate only just cost of fuel for a drive.