Drive Time from Atlanta?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by mchames, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. mchames

    mchames Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Desperate times cal

    Jan 21, 2001
    This will be our first time driving to WDW. We usually fly. MapQuest lists approximate driving time as 6hrs 47min. This seems low to me, I thought the drive time was closer to 8 hours.

    How long has it taken you to drive from Atlanta? Any suggestions on best route to take? Anyone travel recently that can tell me of any road construction that needs to avoided or at least considered in calculating drive time?

    Thanks for all your help.
    Mary :)

    WE LEAVE IN SEVEN DAYS!!!!!:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc
  2. mattlm

    mattlm Earning My Ears

    Apr 7, 2001
    We live on the south side. Our record id 5 hrs 30 minutes from our house to the Downdown disney (non-stop leaving 3am with wife driving and me scanning for bogey's). That was in June with the contruction. 6.5-7 hours drive time is more realistic. Add in your stops.
  3. Kermit

    Kermit <font color=blue>New Mama to Baby Jacob!</font><br

    May 31, 2000
    I find that MapQuest always assume you drive a little slower than most people do. On a short drive, the times can be way off. On a longer drive, they can be a little closer, since all the times you'll stop for gas and food will about even it out.

    It takes us 8 hours, and we drive from Greenville, SC. We don't go through Atlanta; we take 95 instead. But I know someone who goes through Atlanta because she has family along the way, and it takes her about 9 hours. Since it takes us about 3 hours to get to the Atlanta airport from here, I think that estimate is about right.
  4. ladypoo

    ladypoo DIS Veteran

    Sep 25, 2001
    We live right off I-75 just over the GA line. there is still major construction in Tift,Turner, Crisp and Dooley counties.. That will slow you down some..

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