mapquest says its like 486 miles from los angeles, but also says it will take 7 hours and 20 minutes? seeing as how so much of it is the 5 fwy...can it REALLY take that long? is that last part of this drive all windy, mountains, slow, etc.?
i was thinking if you could do around 70 the whole time til the end you could def do it in under 7 hrs, not to mention if you leave at that time (read: like 5am) you can prob do 80 for the first 3-4 hours easy. I wouldn't go any faster than that, but if you do 240 miles in the first 3 hours, theres no way it will take you FOUR hours to do the other 200 miles, again unless for like 100 miles it's super slow, windy, mountain driving, etc.?
thanks for any help on this, never driven it and am trying to negotiate the drive vs just flying to reno + rental car costs, but I am finding flights LAX - RNO nonstop surprisingly expensive for such a short flight.
Thanks everyone!Edited: 12:42 am, April 02, 2013