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Old 11-21-2008, 04:12 AM
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Could someone give me a general idea of how long it takes to drive from Raleigh to Durham (or vice versa)? In both rush hour and non-rush hour.

Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:41 AM
 
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Can you be more specific? East Raleigh to West Durham? West Raleigh to East Durham?
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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The drive time could be anywhere from 1 second to an hour! Raleigh and Durham actually do border each other in certain sections.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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31 minutes
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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From South of downtown I get to Durham in about 35 or so minutes in the morning.

Coming back from Durham at 4, it could take anywhere between 50-90 minutes
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I can actually stand with one foot in Raleigh and one foot in Durham, so I guess that means the commute time is zero?
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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31 minutes
I think it's more like 32 minutes. Let's not be misleading here!
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Last week, I had to drive to the Embassy Suites in Cary across from SAS. I live in northern Durham near Riverside High School--Rose of Sharon Rd. I was making the drive in rush hour and took 147S to 40E, so I was going mostly against the flow of traffic and the cars were moving quickly. I made that drive in 25 minutes each way.

From there to downtown Raleigh is just under 10 miles and would probably take another 15-20 minutes in rush hour traffic. From my house to downtown Durham is about 8 minutes, so I would guesstimate that it would take about 35 minutes downtown Durham to downtown Raleigh in the AM and the reverse in the PM. However, if you were to do that in the opposite direction (i.e. - Raleigh-Durham in the AM), you'd be going with the flow on I-40 and it would very likely take you between 45-60 minutes. I would not want to make that drive every day, but I could tolerate the Durham to Raleigh drive if I had to do it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh NC
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Mapquest and googlemaps can probably give you a good estimate. Add a few minutes for rush hours, which are not as bad as they used to be.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Add a few minutes for rush hours, which are not as bad as they used to be.
What? The way the population here is exploding, the traffic gets thicker with each passing year, unless a new road is built. I would add at least 15 minutes for a "Rush hour" commute between the two cities, possibly more.
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