For the first time I'll have to commute to Sacramento during rush hour.
October 17, 2013 4:54 PM Subscribe
I will probably have to spend the entire month of November commuting into Sacramento from Davis. I will DEFINITELY have to travel during rush hour periods. I only got a car a few months ago and I've never had to do the job-type-commute-out-of-town thing before. What do I need to know?
posted by jenfullmoon to travel & transportation around Sacramento, CA (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
All I know about commuting into Sac during rush hour is trying to go over there between 5:30-6:30 for meetings, which usually takes about 45 minutes with the intermittent crawling traffic. I'm assuming going during REAL rush hour is going to be even worse, right?
* will be spending the day in the downtown area.
* have to be there from 8-4:30, so I MIGHT get to leave slightly earlier (hah).
* Two days a week I already have obligations in Davis that start at 5 p.m. and one on a third day that starts at 6. I'm assuming I just have to be late on those days?
So what I need to know is:
(a) How early do I have to leave in the mornings? Is 7 a.m. okay? Do I need to leave by 6 a.m.? Or 5?
(b) How long is the trip likely to be both ways? At least an hour to get there and home?
(c) Is it any advantage to me to not take 80 and drive into Woodland first and then go on I-5 instead at either time of the day? I know it's technically longer, but if the traffic is always going to crawl on 80 it might be slightly preferable.
(d) Would it be any advantage to me to just hang around Sacramento and not leave to go home (on the days I have nothing official going on at 5 or 6, hah) until a certain point in time?
Thanks in advance.