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Actual driving time to Raleigh?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by DA-Bucks, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    My friend is talking about driving to the game Saturday morning leaving from Columbus. I did a mapquest and it says 8:40 from columbus to NCSU's campus. He thinks we can make the trip in 6-7 hours. He's not factoring in gameday traffic or parking.

    Anyone have a good estimate on how long it takes to get down there?

    I was thinking about driving through the night on Friday and arrive early on Saturday to leave us plenty of time to tailgate. He's talking about leaving around 6:00 AM. :ohwell:

    I might as well just take off by myself on Friday night. Someone talk some sense to this man!
     
  2. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    When I lived in Durham, NC, it took me about 7.5 hours to get to Columbus, and Raleigh is another 15-20 mins away, so I would say you're looking at about 8 hours with a good traffic situation.
     
  3. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Traffic is really horrendous around the Triad and into Raliegh on the weekends. You better leave firday night and don't forget the rain and bad storms you maybe confronting. Your buddy needs to take off the rose colored glasses.
     
  4. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I just drove back from North Carolina last week. Granted I live in Cleveland, I agree with Sushi that 8 hours is pretty realistic. If you drive during the night, you will probably do better than 8 hours, especially if you have a heavy foot.
     
  5. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    On game day, I-40 coming into Raleigh will be backed up big time. It gets backed up on a good day. Coming in overnight, 8 hrs sounds about right. Coming in on game day, make it 10 hrs.
     
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    You better leave Friday Morning.
     
  7. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I'll be surprised if it takes you more than 8 hours to get to Raleigh.

    Don't take 70 to 77 unless you just happen to live on that side of Columbus.

    Take 23S to 35S to 34E to 64E to 77S to 74E to 52E to 40E. I do it 4 times a year or more and it's about 1/2-1 hour quicker than the "mapquest" directions.

    It's all highway and the only place you can get "stuck behind a truck" is about 20 mile stretch of 35 in southern Ohio.

    It takes me 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 from Greensboro to the center of Columbus depending on stops with 3 kids. With no kids it's 6 1/2 every time. Raleigh is 1 hour and 10 minutes from the 'Boro. It just depends how much you have to stop... you'll be driving for about 7:45 going 4 mph over the posted speed limit.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2004
  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    In a hurricane? (Well... you know what I mean)
     
  9. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Depends which way the winds are blowing!

    Seriously, I don't expect the hurricane to be in play until your return trip.
     
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    its 10 hours from here :(
     
  11. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    DA,
    We're also leaving Friday night around midnightish. I'm hoping to be in a parkng spot by 9am or so. 8 hours is what I'm figuring since it's an overnighter. You'd be crazy to leave early Saturday morning.
     
  12. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    Thanks everyone for the advice!
     
  13. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    ON Bitb's Directions.... Don't take 70 to 77 PERIOD....if you're C-bus.

    The second way is just flat out better.
     
  14. horseshoe1

    horseshoe1 Newbie

    I'm leaving at 9AM today (friday) it only cost $50.00 at a red rood 3 miles from the stadium and there will no hassle on Saturday, plus there may be some beer drinking Friday night also.
     
  15. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    oops :wink2:

    You're still better than the weather man.
     

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