Best Route From NE To SE?

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Andrey's Comment
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I usually take 84 to Scranton, PA, then 81 when I drive between home in New Hampshire and Tennessee or Virginia. Is 95 via NYC a good alternative? Is it better than 84/81?

Navypoppop's Comment
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I will say no because of more traffic in the large metro areas like NY, Phila., Baltimore and Washington. I always ran the 84/81 route and enjoyed it.

Banks's Comment
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No, it's not. On 84, you may hit some traffic in Hartford. 95 can be bumper to bumper from Fort Lee to New Haven. 84 is more miles, but way faster.

Another route that may work is 80 to 287 to the tappan zee to 95.

Turtle's Comment
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I'll always go 84/81/77. Every single time. Depending on where you're going, you can miss NYC, Jersey, Philly, Baltimore, D.C., Richmond etc. all the way down the coast. And it's always easy to just shoot back over to 95 when you need to.

Daniel 's Comment
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It would depend on the time of day.

The George Washington Bridge/Cross Bronx Express Way (I-95) can be extremely congested at times.

To get to Philadelphia from New Hampshire I go I-91 to I-90, then I-87 to I-287 and then get on I-95 in New Jersey. A little longer that way but avoids I-84 in Connecticut.

Andrey's Comment
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Thank you! I appreciate the advice.

Phillip W.'s Comment
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I usually take 84 to Scranton, PA, then 81 when I drive between home in New Hampshire and Tennessee or Virginia. Is 95 via NYC a good alternative? Is it better than 84/81?

If you don't want to drive in NYC traffic, you really don't want to drive in Boston traffic. And there's no way I know of to avoid hideous traffic when going to Cape Cod.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The best way, hands down is don’t go lol

In all seriousness though, the route Turtle mentioned is consistently the easiest.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I usually take 84 to Scranton, PA, then 81 when I drive between home in New Hampshire and Tennessee or Virginia. Is 95 via NYC a good alternative? Is it better than 84/81?

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If you don't want to drive in NYC traffic, you really don't want to drive in Boston traffic. And there's no way I know of to avoid hideous traffic when going to Cape Cod.

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Andrey's Comment
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Another route that may work is 80 to 287 to the tappan zee to 95.

How much does it cost to cross this bridge with a 53' trailer eastbound?

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