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Mon., Oct. 6, 2008

Trips to Seattle can be less costly depending on travel method

A trip to Seattle – whether it’s for a Seahawks game or a film festival – is a pretty common weekend escape.

But depending on how you get there and how many people go along, the price tag for travel can range from less than $100 to more than $1,000.

We did some comparisons to find the best deal for getting to and from the Emerald City, and found that unless you’re driving a Hummer or a Lamborghini – in which case you might not be worried about the cost anyway – it’s still a better bet to drive, in terms of cost. And that’s especially true if you’re taking the family.

But what’s your time worth? You can save several hours by flying instead of driving, and the earlier you buy your ticket, of course, the cheaper it is.

Here are seven scenarios for traveling to Seattle on a Friday night and returning on a Sunday.


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