How to calculate travel costs

If you’re planning a complex holiday, being able to calculate how long you have, how much you can afford and the distances between points can save you heaps of time and money.

Meet Travelmath. It’s an online travel calculator that helps you work out travel distance and travel time. It’s even got a handy tool to help you figure out your travel costs.

But wait, there’s more. You can browse flight information and even work out flight distance and times. Or, if you’re planning a road trip, you can check out how far you’ll be driving, how much fuel will cost and how many stops you’ll need to take along the way – you can even check out available accommodation on your journey.

And for the more ‘geographically minded’, there’s a feature that shows you the latitude and longitude of any airport, accommodation, city, state, landmark or country.

Even if you don’t want to use it for travel planning it can be a lot of fun.

Interested? Then head to to have a play!

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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