Best Route from DC area to Indianapolis?
October 5, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
Road trip with my wife next week. I'm looking for practical experience with routes from Fredericksburg VA to Indianapolis IN.
posted by COD to travel & transportation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are leaving Thursday AM, so North on I-95 to I-270N to I-70 E is not a good idea at rush hour. My usual route is to take a back route from Fredericksburg over to I-66 and then go West to I-81, then North to I-70 and take the PA Turnpike East. However, I have never gone that route without hitting a major backup somehwere on the PA Turnpike, so I'd like to avoid the PA Turnpike if possible.
Google Maps offers up an intriguing option where I take US 50 from Winchester VA all the way across WV almost to Columbus OH, before picking up I70W for the rest of the trip. Does anybody have experience with that route? It looks like it might be a little mountainous and curvy in places, which might slow us down too much. Google claims this is only 20 minutes slower than the best case Interstate route. However, I've had issues with Google Maps time estimates when you stray from the Interstates.
Picking up I-68 West to I-79 to I-70 is another option.
Has anybody done DC area to Indy via car recently?