U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 08-18-2011, 11:07 AM
 
2 posts, read 6,626 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Hi!

I am new to Arizona. I am planning for San Diego on Labor Day long weekend but confuse which route to choose I-8 or I-10... Also when is the best time to leave from Scottsdale? and how much time will it take to reach in San Diego Downtown?

Thanks
Rate this post positively

 
Old 08-18-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Ahwatukee
32 posts, read 44,949 times
Reputation: 56
I would take I-10. Time wise, depends on how fast you drive. Google your address to the address you are heading. That will give you miles, then you can estimate the time by how fast you drive and how often you would need to make stops.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-18-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: USA
3,966 posts, read 9,996,549 times
Reputation: 2217
I-10 E to I-8 for the win. Moderator cut: snip The 8 on-ramps to get to specific areas of SD are annoying

Last edited by Kimballette; 08-18-2011 at 03:44 PM.. Reason: crude
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-18-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley, Az
444 posts, read 1,309,389 times
Reputation: 592
As a former resident of Yuma, I had the pleasure of driving both to San Diego and the Phx area via I-8 for many years. IMO the best route is I10 to Buckeye, 85 South to Gila Bend, then I-8 all the way to San Diego. You will find that there is little to no traffic on I-8 most times, labor day would be an exception, but certainly not as crowded as I-10.
Before someone else says it....... yeah, yeah, the scenery is monotonous.

Curly
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-19-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Eugenius
593 posts, read 1,329,637 times
Reputation: 580
I-8 is definitely the fastest way to go. If you take the I-10 and go south on the 15, you will hit traffic and it's just a longer route and could add a couple hours to your trip depending on what time of day you hit that portion of your trip. I've taken both routes & I-8 is the way to go. You would take I-10 to 85/Gila Bend and catch the 8 West in Gila Bend. Truly it's a boring drive and there are a couple border patrol checkpoints, but you get to go thru the Imperial Dunes which is where they shot some scenes from the original Star Wars. The mountains just outside of San Diego are a bit curvy and kinda fun to drive through. It will only take you 5-6 hours, but leave as early as possible, try not to hit SD around rush hour.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-19-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
3,063 posts, read 5,907,812 times
Reputation: 2418
Yep take 8, much less traffic that way.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-19-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
7,285 posts, read 15,004,524 times
Reputation: 11636
Depending on what time you are leaving, I'd either take the 10 to AZ85, to I-8, or take 10 to the Maricopa exit, then follow the Google Maps directions to go through Maricopa. Taking the 10 to the 8 directly adds 40 miles on top of both of the above routes.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-19-2011, 08:16 PM
 
3,352 posts, read 4,776,094 times
Reputation: 4403
I sure wish AZ 85 was divided to connect both Interstates. Or, at least, 4 lanes all the way to Gila Bend.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-20-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
9,526 posts, read 28,979,293 times
Reputation: 11432
My recommendation, gauravsh . . . I-10 down to I-8 (Casa Grande) and then head West.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 08-20-2011, 05:41 PM
 
4,201 posts, read 12,961,424 times
Reputation: 4178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogarven View Post
I sure wish AZ 85 was divided to connect both Interstates. Or, at least, 4 lanes all the way to Gila Bend.
I'd heard that they finished the four-lane-divided project on 85 now all the way from I-10 to I-8......is it still two-lane-non-divided in stretches?......thanks
Rate this post positively
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top