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Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

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Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

I'm getting mixed drive times from Google and MapQuest from Dallas to Santa Fe. Google is saying the drive is 12 hours and MapQuest is around 10. Can someone who has driven this route confirm the drive time?

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1. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

Are they both using the same route--that is quite a time difference.

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2. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

No, but when I make the routes identical, there is still a big variance. It's quite strange...

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3. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

I think it depends on WHO you are, not map directions. This gal did it in 12, a male friend did it in 10, so average it to 11 and you're here!

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4. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

I think each mapping software bases their trip times on different mph estimates. If you drive an average of 70mph, you will drive the 750 miles in about 10 hours. If you average 60mph, then closer to 12 hours.

I guess it just depends on how fast you drive, how many stops you make.

Enjoy your trip.

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5. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

It took us 12 hours door to door from Austin to SF with stops for breakfast (Amarillo) and lunch (Clovis).

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6. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

Is it better to get to 40 through Amarillo or Oklahoma City?

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7. Re: Drive from Dallas to Santa Fe

Our friends take 287 to Amarillo/I-40. Once there, it's only 3 1/2- 4 hours for us, depending on road conditions.

Going to OKC to get to Santa Fe is out of the way.

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