Trains, Buses, Rideshare, Shuttles, Drive
|Bus$13 | 1h 2min||Train$24 | 26min||Train5 lb of CO2|
It's 20 miles between RAT to TRI. On a typical day, it might take between 28min and 30min from RAT to TRI under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 31min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to TRI by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.
Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!
There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from RAT to TRI in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to TRI is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the RAT/TRI buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from RAT is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between RAT NM and TRI during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from RAT to TRI? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of TRI traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to TRI is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.