Public transport savings estimator

If you drive your car to and from a common destination most days each week, such as work, university or school, the costs quickly add up.

Use our savings estimator to work out how much money and carbon emissions you could save by using public transport instead of driving your car.

How much could you save?


Disclaimer: The results of the estimator are only for guidance. To get the best results from the estimator, make sure you provide accurate information, including which metroCARD is the best for your needs. Your actual savings may vary, based on your travel patterns and specific car type and fuel use.

Assumptions: Cost and CO2 emissions are based on averages for the following vehicles; Small Cars: 2017 Hyundai i30 Active 1.6 CRDI GD4 hatchback, 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i (AWD) MY17 hatchback and 2017 Hyundai Elantra Active 2.0 MPI AD Sedan. Medium Cars: 2017 Hyundai I40 Active VF4 Series II MY17 Sedan, 2017 Subaru Liberty 2.5i MY17 Sedan and 2017 Ford Mondeo Ambiente MD Hatchback. Large Cars: 2017 Skoda Superb 162 TSI NP MY17 Sedan, 2017 Hyundai Genesis DH MY16.5 Sedan and 2017 Audi A6 1.8 TFSI 4GL MY17 Sedan. Calculations are based on Vehicle Running Costs Survey published by RAA and include insurance, wear-and-tear and general running costs. CO2 emissions are calculated based on figures published by Green Vehicle Guide. Fuel cost is based on the average price of unleaded fuel in Adelaide in May 2020 (AU$125.3 cents per litre). Public Transport Fares are calculated based on pricing effective from July 2021.

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