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417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

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417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Hi to anyone that can help.

Landing in Sanford on Friday at around 2.30. Picking up the hire car once we've cleared customs.

I have usually driven down the I4 but never on a Friday. I've read the horror stories about how busy it is, and I've read that the traffic moves fine (who's telling the truth here.lol).

My question is, would I be better off driving on the 417 as far as I can till I have to go on the I4 (Celebration area?). That way I will only have 4 or 5 miles to go on the I4.

My final destination is Davenport area (we have a villa booked there just off the 27, North of the I4).

I'm not bothered about driving on the I4, and I'm also not bothered by the cost of the tolls on the 417.

My aim is to get to the villa in the shortest time possible.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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1. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

No question, 417.

Edited: 01 August 2012, 21:42
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2. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Thanks Orlando Vic. I will change the directions on my map :-)

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3. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

417 x 2

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4. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Toll roads are always faster at peak times.

Or no one would pay lol

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5. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

My vote is for the 417 too. Much easier after a long haul flight. Have a look at this link to get an idea of the driving. It also has video clips which I watched that often I could have driven it in my sleep!

kissimmee-us192.com/british/sfb_via417_2.html

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6. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

417, save yourself LOADS of time :-)

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7. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Thank you to all for your replies. After numerous visits I still need help ;-)

Thanks Bunny for the second vote.

amanx, I don't mind paying for a quicker route ;-)

Deaconblue I will check out the link, thank you.

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8. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

tom h, that's another vote that I've taken note of :-)

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9. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Are you heading straight to Davenport or do you have to pick keys/info at Hotelbeds on the 192?

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10. Re: 417 or I4 in rush hour on Friday?

Hi Deaconblue, we don't have to pick keys up as we have an entry code for the key pad at the villa. Thanks.