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    Default Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    Never been to Coachella, but after looking at this years line up....I really want to go, but I dont exactly live close....so I'll have to drive or fly from Vancouver and then camp (not staying in a hotel for a festival)....but Im not sure how most people do it from long distances like this. I've been to Sasquatch Festival for the past few years which is about a 8 hour drive, and my car is usually packed to the brim with camping gear, food, beer, etc. So I google mapped how long it would take on the highways, which would be 21 hours (though Im going to add about 5 since google maps always says things should take less time than they actually do), which would be quite a trek....and Im not sure if I would be travelling with anyone else who could drive. Flying would be another option, but how would transporting all the camping gear on the plane work? Dont think I could fit it all in a few suitcases.... (Im trying to work out how much each option would cost, dont want to spend too much $$$ if I dont have to)

    Any other tips would be great

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    Stay home. WE don't want your KIND here.

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    Hey,

    I'm flying from Vancouver. I rented a car there and really all you need is a tent and a few thigns here and there. You can get whatever else you need in Palm Springs or Indio. I've done it when I went to Bonnaroo and it's totally fine

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    Fly, rent a car, go to a Walmart....youre set.
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    Not to be a jerk but why would you drive when you would be using two of the larger airports in the world; should be a lot cheaper to fly

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    Definitely fly! I'm coming from Vancouver too (this will be my third Coachella). After Sunday night, the last thing you'll want to do is get in a car and drive 30+ hours. We usually fly to LA, rent a car and drive to the Coachella valley. Bring your own GPS (saves $$$ that the car rental agencies charge) and look up addresses for Target or other supply stores prior to leaving. First year I camped - had a blast. Last year I stay in a hotel - the air conditioning was a saviour (105 degrees during the day on wknd 2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by levi760 View Post
    Not to be a jerk but why would you drive when you would be using two of the larger airports in the world; should be a lot cheaper to fly
    I could imagine the road trip experience being independently fun.

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    Fly!! The drive to Coachella may be exciting, but your drive back home will be long and painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrael View Post
    I could imagine the road trip experience being independently fun.
    Did this last year, took the Oregon coast, it was amazing. That being said, the ride back was a bitch as was mentioned above.

    Did anyone do any math as to which is actually cheaper?

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    I flew from Seattle to LAX last year (instead of flying out of Vancouver). Only paid $150 (including taxes!) roundtrip. Worth every penny - especially after a three day festival.

    Fly.
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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    yeah i've known a few people to go from vancouver and they've flown two years and drove once. flying and renting a car is best if a few of you all chip in for a rental and cheap camping gear, etc.

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    I am from Fernie BC. Fly you mother fucker....... its why we have drugs. Flying into PHX and driving thro to Indio.

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    I love Vancouver and people from there. That is all.

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Media Blitz View Post
    I love Vancouver and people from there. That is all.
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    Anyone from Surrey up in this thread? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    Anyone from Surrey up in this thread? lol
    sadly yes...

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    run

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    Default Re: Coming from Vancouver, is it better to fly or drive?

    Vancouver here and my 5th year.

    Flown every time. Weirdly it almost costs double to fly out of Vancouver than hopping down to Seattle. Those $150 return flights are tough to resist, though the greyhound/Boltbus back up can be a headache.

    Also, give yourself 3-5 hours leeway to catch your flight in Seattle as the border can be unpredictable whether bus or car.

    Driving would need a full car to make financial sense over flying given the dollar and gas price. Plus, there's balancing work schedules.

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    me and my buddies drove down from calgary, ab last year and it was a awesome adventure!!!

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