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  1. Default Vegas to San Fran...and back again!

    I'm going to Las Vegas next week and plan to drive to San Francisco on Sunday. Can anyone give me some advice on the best route to take and any indication of the weather conditions en route?

    We're more interested in getting there than sightseeing (time constraints, unfortunately), so the quickest route possible is preferred.

    Looking on Google Earth, it looks to me like our best bet is Hwy 95 north out of Vegas, to Hwy 50 and around Sacramento.

    I'm British, so these distances are going to be…..challenging.

    (Though if you've done the M25 round London in rush-hour, I think it will be a wheeze!)


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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default Quick and Dirty

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I haven't seen what the weather forecast for this weekend looks like, but unless they happen to be getting Snow on the far south end of the Sierras, the fastest and simplest route from Las Vegas to San Francisco is:

    I-15 to Barstow
    CA-58 through Bakersfield to I-5
    I-5 to I-580 into the Bay Area.

    Its a 575 mile trip and typically takes about 10 hours to drive.

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    Thanks Michael!

    Having never done this before, my head's full off the Sumner Party getting stuck up in the Sierras and stuff like that.....!

    I don't want to get caught in treacherous weather that I have no experience of dealing with. It's pretty mild here in London, but I feel its wise to check it out first.

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    BTW How much longer is the drive via Tahoe and Sacramento (Hwy 95 I think)?

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    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default We consider that route to be a two-day trip

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    BTW How much longer is the drive via Tahoe and Sacramento (Hwy 95 I think)?
    It really depends on the weather and road conditions, but that route will add at least six hours to your over-all trip.


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