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Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

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Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

We will have to return to Vegas on Wensday , will afternoon , before 5 pm be ok,

don't want to get there real late ..

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1. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

Where are you driving from to Las Vegas?

We did this trip in February...but left around 2:00 from Pomona area (east side of LA) and we got to Las Vegas about 5:45.

Work traffic in LA starts by 3:00 with most intense between 4:30 and 7:00

so it will make a difference where you are driving from?

its good to get out ahead of work traffic to minimize the drive.

Once you are out of LA and through the pass area, traffic should be light all the way to Las Vegas.

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2. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

You shouldn't leave Santa Monica after about noon. Traffic is extremely heavy on the 10 going east from about 2PM on, but it's a commuter freeway so the further east you go, the worse it gets. Meaning, you don't even want to be traveling east on the 10, at any time after 3:30. You will want to hit the 15 by 3:30, if not earlier, and you don't want to hit Vegas during its rush hour, because traffic there is a nightmare.

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3. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

maybe we migrate towards E LA, and hit the hwy around 2:30 ???

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4. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

No that's not a good idea. It's terrible traffic all along the 10 until the 15, which is a few hours into the drive, and you want to arrive in Vegas about 4 to avoid traffic there.

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5. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

The window to leave Santa Monica for anywhere is between 10 am and 11 am.

Traffic TO Las Vegas is really only bad on the Thursday and Friday.

if you want to move eastward the night before I'd look around Rancho Cucamonga there are a number of hotels just before you reach the 15 so you should miss most of the commute traffic from there.

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6. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

If you migrate to east La (note many like Yogachik think its a couple of mile away from downtown LA) is getting really busy at 2:30. The reason for this is that the I-10 to Pomona route has a fair number of work employees already on it. (there are a number of blue collar and white collar workers in Pomona but many are blue collar and have earlier work hours.) Thus we tried to be closer to Pomona by 2:30 or 3:00 - and then its ok to leave that area for Las Vegas then.

Once you get to Pomona - traffic to Las Vegas will be light. As mentioned, you are just trying to get out of the work snarl....which can be yucky.....

The drive itself to Las Vegas is easy once you are beyond LA area on a Wednesday. If you get hungry on the route, Barstow is really your last stop to get something to eat prior to getting to Las Vegas. (Note: You will see signs for other places - but some of those are somewhat "interesting". )

Just mentioning this in case you opt to be in work traffic and find yourself in Barstow at 7:00. Get a light bite to eat and then continue to Las Vegas (they have the usually drive through places to family restuarants like Chilis and Dennys).

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7. Re: Best time to drive to LV , on a Wensday ?

Mini, don't post what you think I think, leave my name off of your posts.

As I've said, and also mlgb, you really don't want to get caught on the 10 and you certainly don't want to arrive in Vegas during their rush hour. It can take 30 minutes to go one mile.

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