Our customers often ask about the cost of commuting with Boxcar, and we thought it's essential for our valued customers to have a transparent breakdown. Let's dive into the numbers and see how Boxcar stacks up against other commuting options.
1 - Driving into the City:
- Tolls (GSP, NJ TPK, Lincoln Tunnel): $21.71
- Parking in the city: $35.00
- Gas (based on 26.7 miles one way at 25 mpg and $3.439 per gallon): $7.35
- Total: $64.06 for a single day's commute.
2 - Train + Subway
- Train fare: $8 - $12.50 (monthly rates bring it down to $7-$8 each way if used 5 days a week)
- Subway: $2.90 each way
- Total: A daily round trip will cost you between $23-$26.
3 - Taking Uber: A whopping $200-$300 for a daily round trip.
Boxcar: Yes, we're slightly pricier. But with our Commuter membership, ticket prices drop by 33%. Even our premium buses will only set you back $28-$30 for a round trip.
Our runs adjust price based on demand, but our median round-trip cost is $38 and 95% of our tickets are sold to members, who receive a 33.3% discount, meaning that Boxcar is $26-$28 round trip for most of our customers, or roughly $3-$4 more than Train + Subway for our members.
While these numbers tell a story, there's more to commuting than just dollars. How do you measure the aggravation of waiting for delayed trains or navigating through traffic? At Boxcar, we're dedicated to restoring dignity to your commute, offering a seamless, comfortable experience that evokes the midcentury travel aesthetic.
Moreover, it's crucial to note that many transit options, like NJ Transit, are not reflecting the real cost of transportation in their fares. They've kept prices stagnant for seven years, even as costs have risen by approximately 35%. Unlike them, Boxcar operates without subsidies. While we might be a tad more expensive, we believe in charging a genuine price that ensures quality, reliability, and sustainability.
In conclusion, when you choose Boxcar, you're not just selecting a mode of transportation. You're choosing peace of mind, comfort, and a touch of nostalgia. We sincerely thank you for being part of our journey and hope you continue to ride with us.