Depends on where you are and where you're going. I've ridden the Crescent from New Orleans to NYC, and it took less time than driving (counting a nap because I'm not driving 20hrs straight each way) and cost a good bit less in gas, food, and lodging. I also got to get drunk, walk around to keep my legs limber, drink a little more, watch the countryside go by, see a beautiful sunrise, talk on my cellphone, bring 4 LARGE bags and not get charged a dime, and sit in an airline first class sized seat with multiple 120v outlets at it. Twice. All without getting fondled once, overcharged because my bag was 3 square inches too large, or sitting on a tarmac for hours; AND I got to keep my bottle opener, lighter, pocket knife and growler of great beer.