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Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

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Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

This will be out first trip to the OBX and we are super excited...but not excited about the drive! Google maps says 6.5 hours from Charlotte. We are leaving Saturday Aug 9. Will traffic be horrendous??? If so what is the best time to leave? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

You will be on US 64 so the traffic is not nearly so bad as it is up north so you don't really need to add time for it. Watch your speed once you are past 95 and especially beyond 17 as the limit changes in places and there is no lack of enforcement.

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2. Re: Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

Greetings, Lance is absolutely correct about driving on 17 East to 64E & watching your speed.

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3. Re: Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

Where on the Outer Banks are you heading? If you are staying anywhere from Kitty Hawk south, you have no worries, since you are coming in on US 64 as stated above. But if you are heading north to Duck or Corolla, there will still be a backup once you turn up Route 12.

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4. Re: Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

Thanks everyone! We are staying in Nags Head which is south of kitty hawk right? So I guess we'll be ok. Yay! Now I'm excited :)

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5. Re: Traffic from Charlotte to Nags Head

You didn't say what route you're taking or what time you're leaving, but you should be able to get from Charlotte to Nags Head in about 5.5 hours. You will run into some traffic in the Raleigh area if you get there during rush hour. As long as you avoid being there between 4:30 to 6:00 or so, you should have no problems.

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