Get Me to the Wedding On Tiiiiiime (DC to NYC edition)
May 14, 2014 5:14 PM Subscribe
Hi, wonderful Mefites! I am thinking of driving from DC to New York City for a wedding next Thursday (the 22nd). Google tells me that driving time (from DC to an address on W 159th) is just shy of 4 hours. Considering that this will be a weekend, and holiday weekend, what is a more realistic driving time? (extra driver snowflakes inside)
posted by warm_planet to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total)
I am especially concerned about the quality (speed and stop and go) of traffic coming into New York. While I'm a good long-distance driver on highways, due to disability, if I have 1 or 2 hours driving up 95 and THEN ALSO stop and go traffic going into the city, fatigue takes a toll on my endurance and reaction time. I have not been able to find another driver to share the trip. My alternative is to take a bus into the city, which I know traffic time will also affect.
Any of your thoughts on
(1) the realistic time for this trip
(2) the nature of traffic going into NYC and over the GW bridge
(3) if I am driving, best routes
would be much appreciated. Thanks!